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Old 12-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #276
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That Inno fairing is sweet. Going to get the Aero bars next, prob gonna have scoop up one of those Inno's too.
You any where near Connecticut? I am selling mine, it is brand new.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #277
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Did the Inno fairing come with the Subaru lettering on it, or was that something you did? It looks awesome. I did the carbon fiber look too. Which model Inno fairing is that?

And hey, where in NY are you? I'm down on Long Island.

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Here are some pics of my roof rack finally complete. Thanks to @kylepreza for the tips of the longer bolts, definitely the way to go.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #278
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I got the Subaru letters on eBay. About 8 bucks. Here's one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUBARU-3D-Ch...e57a20&vxp=mtr The carbon fiber is just a vinyl overlay. This is a Medium Inno fairing.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #279
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Here's my contribution.

Equipped with Yakima tower, fairing, bike holder, and basket.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #280
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You any where near Connecticut? I am selling mine, it is brand new.
Yeah, I'm in NY on Long Island. What size fairing is it? How much you looking to get for it? I plan on getting the factory crossbars, do you know if it will fit?

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I got the Subaru letters on eBay. About 8 bucks. Here's one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUBARU-3D-Ch...e57a20&vxp=mtr The carbon fiber is just a vinyl overlay. This is a Medium Inno fairing.
Sweet. Thanks for the link.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:39 PM   #281
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Hello! We just put a deposit down on an incoming 2013 that is just about perfect, my only concern is that it has the rear spoiler. Does anybody have issues with additional size of the spoiler rubbing on racks, boxes, ect when the hatch is open? I would love to just move our Thule Ascent 1600 box onto the Impreza from our 4runner but I am afraid I might run into trouble.

Anybody using longer cargo boxes? We specifically use it for skis & snowboards. Luggage in the summer if we are taking a longer road trip with the dog.

Can the rear spoiler be taken off? Dealer is saying no......
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #282
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Hello! We just put a deposit down on an incoming 2013 that is just about perfect, my only concern is that it has the rear spoiler. Does anybody have issues with additional size of the spoiler rubbing on racks, boxes, ect when the hatch is open? I would love to just move our Thule Ascent 1600 box onto the Impreza from our 4runner but I am afraid I might run into trouble.

Anybody using longer cargo boxes? We specifically use it for skis & snowboards. Luggage in the summer if we are taking a longer road trip with the dog.

Can the rear spoiler be taken off? Dealer is saying no......

I use a SportRack Aero 1300 which is the same length as your Ascent 1600 and I have no issues with my hatch open. I do not have the spoiler but there is so much room behind the box that I doubt it would be an issue with a spoiler.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #283
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Mine does not.....I have the Rockymounts rack, and even with my 29" wheel bike on it, factory base rack, not rails, there is no touching.



on a side note, here is one of my inno fairings...I have the same one, medium, on both cars. This one pictured is from the WRX, but it is the exact same fitment on the 2012 2.0i

Which specific rockymounts rack did you put on your impreza?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #284
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+1 for Rockymount Tie Rods! They work great and the low profile looks awesome. (probably less noisy and better for MPG as well)

I'll take some pics of my setup and post tomorrow.

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I have the factory crossbars with a pair of Rocky Mount Tie Rods. They fit the aero factory bars, are lockable, and IMHO are much better looking than the usual (and boring) Yakima/Thule designs. Plus you can get an array of colors.

http://www.rockymounts.com/car_racks_s/171.htm

I was concerned about the ease of removing the crossbars with a Torx wrench but the solder idea is BRILLIANT. I'm doing this tomorrow.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #285
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I have the exact same setup (minus the fairing)

Can you post some close up shots of the fairing? I am thinking of adding one to mine.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #286
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So that beautiful Thule rack I posted about earlier on this thread was stolen from my carport. I woke up on the 31st of December, my birthday no less, to find my roof bare. The bastards didn't even bother with the locks and pried up on the hooks on one side of the car enough to get them to pop out. This left nice dimples in the roof line of the car and some pretty big scratches on both sides. So now I'm out a brand new rack and my two Yakima front loader bike carriers. $$$$ down the drain. So careful out there gents, if they want it, they will take it. -___-



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Old 01-04-2013, 02:14 AM   #287
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Bummer! Sorry to hear about that!

Keep your eyes on Craigslists and see if it pops up for sale. If so call the police!

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So that beautiful Thule rack I posted about earlier on this thread was stolen from my carport. I woke up on the 31st of December, my birthday no less, to find my roof bare. The bastards didn't even bother with the locks and pried up on the hooks on one side of the car enough to get them to pop out. This left nice dimples in the roof line of the car and some pretty big scratches on both sides. So now I'm out a brand new rack and my two Yakima front loader bike carriers. $$$$ down the drain. So careful out there gents, if they want it, they will take it. -___-



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Old 01-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #288
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So that beautiful Thule rack I posted about earlier on this thread was stolen from my carport.

Oh man... what a d i c k move. It's bad enough they steal your stuff, but to damage the car in the process takes a special kind of a-hole.

I hope you can find it, or better yet, find them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:51 AM   #289
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Sorry to hear this, it sucks big time. You really have to have a dark soul to pull this through.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #290
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So that beautiful Thule rack I posted about earlier on this thread was stolen from my carport. I woke up on the 31st of December, my birthday no less, to find my roof bare. The bastards didn't even bother with the locks and pried up on the hooks on one side of the car enough to get them to pop out. This left nice dimples in the roof line of the car and some pretty big scratches on both sides. So now I'm out a brand new rack and my two Yakima front loader bike carriers. $$$$ down the drain. So careful out there gents, if they want it, they will take it. -___-



Sorry to hear about it. Whereabouts do you live? It seems pretty ballsy on their part to do it right on your property. Around where I live a neighbor probably would have held them at gun point or given me a call so I could confront them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #291
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this is actually quite common in nj, in the last 3 weeks we have had about 4/5 sti/wrx stolen. The roof rack thing is very very common. If i left my oem cross bars, fairing, and tie rod, it would be gone by morning. the only time they won't touch the car is if it only had the oem cross bars but even then its a risk. I use the roof rack occasionally so I put on and take off the same day, never let it sit when its dark out. I tend to stick with my hitch mount rack which they would also steal in a second eventhough it is locked. Based on the bikes that I have, I have had ppl try to steal them before or try to strike up conversation with you to get info to them come to your place and jack your ride. Paranoia is your best friend here. You are lucky they did not do more usually they pry the thing off so forcefully that it takes out part of the roof as they did with my friends vw. All for a stupid jdm look eventhough they don't own any bikes, skis, snowboards or etc. ********
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #292
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Sorry to hear about it. Whereabouts do you live? It seems pretty ballsy on their part to do it right on your property. Around where I live a neighbor probably would have held them at gun point or given me a call so I could confront them.
I live in socal, in the Inland Empire. It definitely sucks the big one, we have a night watch but pretty useless, I guess. I already bought another rack, used this time. I don't plan on mounting it until I beef up my alarm.

Has anyone attempted to add motion/proximity and tilt sensors to the factory alarm? I basically don't want anyone to be able to touch the car and keep the same alarm/remote and maybe remote monitoring via smartphone?!!

If anyone comes across a Thule fairing with a 'Simply Clean' decal, a "NY" ny giants decal and a yellow "W" Wutang decal or two yakima front loader bike racks, let them know that I miss them dearly and wished they'd come on back home.

@aeoporta I know what you mean, I moved out to cali from NJ 6 months ago. I didn't know cali got down like jersey. Now I'm back on alert
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:23 AM   #293
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Is there a way to lock the subaru oem crossbars to the roof? I know yakima options have that ability.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:57 AM   #294
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Is there a way to lock the subaru oem crossbars to the roof? I know yakima options have that ability.
Whether your crossbars lock or not, if a thief wants them, he will get them. Instead of using the OEM crossbars, I use the Thule crossbars with the rubber-coated steel straps that wrap around and clench my rails. I have the lock cores in these Thule bars.



So there's no prying the crossbars free; if the thief wants my rack and cargo box (which also locks), he's going to have to cut something, which could still happen.
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Goosetavi,
From my friends in cali you have to be on guard just like in jersey. They also like to pinch oem rims but more so from teh 7.5 gen accord coupes. I can't wait to move somewhere where I won't have to worry so much about my vehicle. I believe you can add the additional alarms a car audio shop should be able to see about that, not certain about keeping the remote though. Either way if the ******** want it for their jdm look they will come and take it. I even came out one morning to find my neighbors car on blocks, damn pricks.
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Whether your crossbars lock or not, if a thief wants them, he will get them. Instead of using the OEM crossbars, I use the Thule crossbars with the rubber-coated steel straps that wrap around and clench my rails. I have the lock cores in these Thule bars.



So there's no prying the crossbars free; if the thief wants my rack and cargo box (which also locks), he's going to have to cut something, which could still happen.
I was referring to the fixed crossbars that attach to the roof as I have the premium, not the sport premium. I really want those rails, they look awesome, but oh well, too expensive to add them...
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:45 AM   #297
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I was wondering if anybody has experience with putting a Jon boat on top of their Impreza hatch? I've been searching every thread I can find on various forums. No luck. But from the looks of some of these racks I think it might be doable. Some of the bars extended out beyond the sides of the car which might be wide enough for the boat to lay down on?

The boat I'm looking at is 10ft long, bottom width 32 inches, Beam 46 inches and a weight of 80 pounds - http://www.trackerboats.com/boat/specs.cfm?boat=3417

Although if I could get away with it I'd prefer the 13ft long, 36 inch bottom width, Beam 53 inches, 113 pound version - http://www.trackerboats.com/boat/specs.cfm?boat=3419
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[Edit: Scratch my other question. Better one.]

W-o-w. I just checked the prices for Yakima racks (I have a '13 Impreza Sport Limited), and I was blown away by the prices. Then I checked the OEM prices, and I saw that Aero bars are only $200, while the round bars are $340!

Can anyone help me understand why I should pay so much more for the round bars?

Or, for that matter, why I should go for Yakima or Thule instead of OEM? Is it just because OEM bars don't lock?

thx!

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #299
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[Edit: Scratch my other question. Better one.]

W-o-w. I just checked the prices for Yakima racks (I have a '13 Impreza Sport Limited), and I was blown away by the prices. Then I checked the OEM prices, and I saw that Aero bars are only $200, while the round bars are $340!

Can anyone help me understand why I should pay so much more for the round bars?

Or, for that matter, why I should go for Yakima or Thule instead of OEM? Is it just because OEM bars don't lock?

thx!
Thats the only difference I can see to be honest. If you go to subarugeniuneparts.com you can have the bars for as little as 150 I think. The yakima option is nice for its versatility and ability to lock...is it worth it, well thats another discussion altogether. I would go with the OEM option.
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Thats the only difference I can see to be honest. If you go to subarugeniuneparts.com you can have the bars for as little as 150 I think. The yakima option is nice for its versatility and ability to lock...is it worth it, well thats another discussion altogether. I would go with the OEM option.
That's a good point on the cheaper price - thanks!

I guess another potential option is that if I get the Aero bars + the ski/snowboard roof rack from Subaru, they will only ever work with Subarus?
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