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Old 12-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #1526
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Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #1527
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More new parts I just found. Who wants to spend 2 grand for a jdm exhaust?

I was more excited about the suspension parts myself. and the JDM STi side skirts.


http://autostyle-usa.com//?pkey=&inf...rl=imprezagpgj

http://autostyle-usa.com//?pkey=&inf...rl=imprezagpgj

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For that price you can get some UEL headers and a catback exhaust?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #1528
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Hey guys, I'm seriously considering picking this car up soon. I was wondering if I could get a quick sum up by you guys of what I can and cannot do to it to make it perform better without voiding any warranties? I was looking at better rear sway bars, a front strut stiffener, and maybe long term swapping out some exhaust and intake parts, though if I do that specifically it would be a very much long term upgrade from right now. Any other upgrades that make the car noticeably better without messing up any warranty issues? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #1529
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Hey guys, I'm seriously considering picking this car up soon. I was wondering if I could get a quick sum up by you guys of what I can and cannot do to it to make it perform better without voiding any warranties? I was looking at better rear sway bars, a front strut stiffener, and maybe long term swapping out some exhaust and intake parts, though if I do that specifically it would be a very much long term upgrade from right now. Any other upgrades that make the car noticeably better without messing up any warranty issues? Thanks!
Any and all of that will void your warranty. If its not stock or OEM its void. However they must prove that the aftermarket part caused the failure.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #1530
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buy a wrx or sti, we drive econoboxes damn it
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:32 AM   #1531
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Any and all of that will void your warranty. If its not stock or OEM its void. However they must prove that the aftermarket part caused the failure.
How about hitches for bike racks? Are those considered warranty voiding as well?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #1532
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How about hitches for bike racks? Are those considered warranty voiding as well?
Give soa a call and ask
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #1533
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and don't come back without an impreza.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #1534
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WRONG aftermarket parts ONLY void the warranty IF the issue that is being claimed if the warranty issue was affected by the after market parts. So if you install exhaust, and your power windows quick working, warranty will cover your window. If you install cat back exhaust and a head gasket blows, or a bearing gets spun, warranty will cover it. If you install cat back exhaust, and 02 sensors show that it went lean long term and the ECU coldn't compensate the manufacturer MAY have an arguement that lets them void the warranty.

Of course manufacturer will try to void the warranty for anything, but that doesn't give them the right to. They have to prove that the aftermarket part caused the issue in order for them to void that specific issue.

Even if the exhaust does cause a lean condition and destroy the engine, warranty still covers all of the power windows, gauge cluster, and all the other stuff that is unreleated to the exhaust.

Same thing with bike racks, it will void the warranty IF the issue being claimed has to do with the rack. So say the driver side door starts leaking. they might be able to make the arguement that you put too much weight on the top of the car because of your roof rack. But if your engine blows they can't blame that on a roof rack and void the warranty.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #1535
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Just ordered a new rear sway bar, end links, short throw shifter, and shifter bushings! I can't wait!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #1536
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Just ordered a new rear sway bar, end links, short throw shifter, and shifter bushings! I can't wait!
which shifter?

i'm pretty sure i am getting a COBB for christmas
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #1537
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which shifter?

i'm pretty sure i am getting a COBB for christmas
The kartboy one. I didn't realize Cobb makes one for our car. Unless the 06 Forrester xt one fits
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #1538
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The kartboy one. I didn't realize Cobb makes one for our car. Unless the 06 Forrester xt one fits
I don't think so. Any 5sp shifter for the wrx will fit. I was going to get the kart boy but my shift knob lowers the height by .5", I didn't want to go another 1" lower, hence the cobb option

edit: it looks like the 06 XT would fit...
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/COBB...-Throw-Shifter

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #1539
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Just ordered a new rear sway bar, end links, short throw shifter, and shifter bushings! I can't wait!
Where did you order your parts from? Is the short throw shifter an easy install?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #1540
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Where did you order your parts from? Is the short throw shifter an easy install?
Bushings from perrin, shifter from rally sport. Ill let you know how the install is when I get the parts. To do the bushings I believe you need to drop the tranny
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #1541
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Bushings from perrin, shifter from rally sport. Ill let you know how the install is when I get the parts. To do the bushings I believe you need to drop the tranny
If you can a write up with pictures and write up on how to install would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #1542
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If you can a write up with pictures and write up on how to install would be much appreciated.

Thanks
I'll try and take pictures along the way but no promises. I tend to get excited and forget. The videos and guides online for all other imprezas are the same for the 12+
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #1543
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Just ordered a new rear sway bar, end links, short throw shifter, and shifter bushings! I can't wait!
Kartboy endlinks? I plan on adding an sti rear sway bar to the wife's '12 Impreza when I do bigger sways on my sti. Just wondering if I should invest in a couple sets of endlinks. They are truly pathetic looking.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #1544
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Kartboy endlinks? I plan on adding an sti rear sway bar to the wife's '12 Impreza when I do bigger sways on my sti. Just wondering if I should invest in a couple sets of endlinks. They are truly pathetic looking.
I got perrin polyurethane ones. If its the base model it does not come with a sway bar so I had to buy endlinks, bushings, and the bracket to hold the bushings. My friend is giving me his sti sway bar since he is upgrading his. I'm so excited to be working on the car!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #1545
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hey guys I'm looking for some opinions... I plan to install some headlight armor to my fog lights but I am not sure whether I want yellow covers or smoked... Tell me what you think!!


http://www.headlightarmor.com/12-13-...ction-kit.aspx


Here is my car...

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #1546
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Here's what my car looks like with yellow Lamin-X:

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #1547
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GT yellow, then again I am bias

these are headlight armour


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Old 12-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #1548
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^^Looks good guys!! Think I'm gunna have to go with the yellow
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:36 AM   #1549
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^^Looks good guys!! Think I'm gunna have to go with the yellow
I'm gonna go ahead and ask the question that you guys already seem to know the answer to.

Why put yellow film over the fog lights? What's the point/advantage?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #1550
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Yellow "cuts" through the fog better so you can see further and with more clarity.
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