Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 30, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > General Community

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-11-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
IdahoDoug
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 23561
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Idaho
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza CVT
White

Default Comment on 2013 Impreza handling/tire pressures

We bought a 2013 Impreza Premium with the 17 inch alloys a month ago. Drove it just long enough to be kinda disappointed with its crosswind stability before we headed off on a 4300 mile trip. Got back a few days ago and in 30 days I have put 5600 miles on it.

On the way home, we ran into some snow and serious ice which required 40mph speed on the interstate for 3 hours. I was dismayed that it also was unstable on snow and ice. I recalled that one of my checklist items before leaving for California I checked the tire pressures. So I called the dealership to make an appointment to have the alignment checked.

Well, today I ran across my "checklist" and found I had not checked off the tire pressure from a month ago. Cough. You guessed it. I checked and the pressures were way high - 38lbs, 36 lbs, 36 lbs and 34lbs. So I lowered them to the correct pressures. By coincidence I had to do an hour of interstate driving this afternoon and I'm happy to say the car is transformed. So this chassis seems inordinately sensitive to tire pressures - often an indicator that a lot of development went into the handling.

I called and cancelled my appointment with Subaru.

As a random comment, this evening I discovered something while coming home in the snow. If you use the parking brake to slide the tail around corners it shuts off the stability control completely until the brake handle is back down. So if you want to horse around, find the click point you can leave the handle where the brakes are not dragging and you can slide around to your heart's content without messing about pulling fuses, etc. FYI the dash switch does not turn off the traction control completely but this seems to.

DougM
IdahoDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.