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Old 01-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #1626
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In the warranty forum.

The strut brace doesn't make much difference, these cars handle better than the last generation. Money is better spent getting an sti rear sway bar.
Well I'm about to give up paying attention to warranty issues and just do what I want with the car anyway. After calling the dealerships service department and talking to them they informed me that it could be a warranty issue if the part I installed caused a problem even if it was a subaru part (aka sway bar or strut brace). Seriously, whatever...subaru lawyers must be paranoid.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:34 PM   #1627
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+1 to what sgoldste01 said I used the nice big mic that came with the hu. It is mounted right by rear view mirror area. I would say bt call quality is a lot better than oem mic but to each his own

The pioneers have a nav addon that works with these radios however I prefer my nuvi since I travel internationally and update maps quite often


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I also had installed the brake override, so that myself and soccer moms can watch movies and look at pics while not paying attention to the road
skipped sirius/xm as I already have my music taken care of.

In terms of bang for your buck
2012 line up
pioneer 4400, 8400(got it for cheap so I opted for this over the 5500 also 5500 did not come in time)
On the 8400 the first batch contained a defective part which made the touchscreen freeze up.
Be careful with the ones you get from amazon if they are from the first batch.

2013 line up
5500, 3500, 8400

navigation addon module
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...tion/AVIC-U220

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #1628
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it wil be a while before most radios support the iphone 5 connector, in the case of the pioneer's you can't get any graphics or vids at the moment. BT audio as well as BT hands free works so as long as you don't need to plug in the 5 via its connector then you are ok. For 500 you should be able to get a top of the line unit. Crutchfield is very expensive, so I would recommend either amazon or going to a local audio shop or distributior and having them match the amazon price or the price directly from the manufacturer's website. This gives you an easy avenue for returns and also that 1 year warranty protection as well, the same as if you had ordered with crutchfield.
Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone at the moment, and like stated if I do get it... my music is still probably only going to be played via my OLD 30gb iPod video (since I'm ok with it just sitting in the car 24/7). Even when I get the iPhone 5 when I am able... I'll only want hands free calling via BT. Videos aren't a big deal. I would assume though since it doesn't support iPhone 5 it probably also wont support the new 5th gen iPod touch like I have? I think that uses the same OS?

Either way I think I have made up my mind and am going to go with this one - http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130X450...4#overview-tab

I went to the local audio shop and they were $499 compared to Crutchfield @ $449... but they said they would happily match the price. All in all they'll do that Pioneer unit for $570 installed if I want. That includes the steering wheel control interface. Doesn't seem like too bad a deal... and they said they'd pre-wire it for a subwoofer (I have my old sub sitting in my basement, when I am ready I'll just hook it up myself). Thanks for the suggestion and steering me away from single DIN, lol. It's good to see you have a similar Pioneer and have good things to say about it! NASIOC forums ftw, thanks guys.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #1629
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don't forget to have them install the parking brake override, its like $15 for the part
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #1630
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don't forget to have them install the parking brake override, its like $15 for the part
I will mention that. Can you explain that since this is my first time putting in anything other than a basic cd deck in a car. I would assume it controls or disables video playback so you cant watch while driving or something?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #1631
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I believe there are many things the HU won't let you do while you're driving if you don't have the parking brake override. Things like dial an outgoing Bluetooth phone call from the HU display, watch a DVD (which I agree is a bad idea while driving), adjust fader/balance/etc., and so on.

I've seen how frustrating it is to use a HU that doesn't have the parking brake override. You want one.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #1632
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porn just isn't the same without that override
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #1633
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So has anyone tried those spacers from Subtle yet? I've noticed, along with many others, that the rear-end of my car sags much lower than the front. Not sure if its meant to be that way or not, but it looks kind of odd. My only concern is whether or not spacers in the rear would have a possible negative effect on handling and/or braking characteristics?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #1634
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Looking for side mounting License plate frame for the 2012 impreza.

Can you help withlinks to any good brands or styles. If possible, instructions as well?

JM
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #1635
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Looking for side mounting License plate frame for the 2012 impreza.

Can you help withlinks to any good brands or styles. If possible, instructions as well?

JM
grimmspeed or perrin makes them. they cost around 70 bucks or so. you can find those off ebay or even in the sale thread here...otherwise just google it and it should pop up.

if anyone knows of a cheaper place or brand feel free to chime in. not really looking to drop 70 for it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:56 PM   #1636
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hi to all. got 12' preza premium..6 spd paddle shifter. waiting on perrin front strut tower brace. going to add rear brace as well. and add axelback exhaust. focusing more on suspension, then the exhaust followed by aero body kit kit when the do fabricate them. takes awhile for them to get some stuff for the12 preza.. lol
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #1637
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grimmspeed or perrin makes them. they cost around 70 bucks or so. you can find those off ebay or even in the sale thread here...otherwise just google it and it should pop up.

if anyone knows of a cheaper place or brand feel free to chime in. not really looking to drop 70 for it.
Thanks for the input. I checked out the Grimmspeed and perrin ones and $70 for a license plate holder/frame is just out of my league.

I should be saving my money anyway. We are in recession.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:17 PM   #1638
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Thanks for the input. I checked out the Grimmspeed and perrin ones and $70 for a license plate holder/frame is just out of my league.

I should be saving my money anyway. We are in recession.
Especially since they look stupid
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #1639
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Especially since they look stupid
Someone always gotta hate LOL..
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #1640
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Someone always gotta hate LOL..
i guess if you are 16 and a wanna be Fast and Furious....
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #1641
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I saw a post in a separate forum where an XV owner put 20 inch rims on his XV. Now, I admit, this is kind of ridiculous, but that being said, is it possible to put 18's on the Impreza, given it has the same general driveline and engine? If the tires are the right size, would it still perform normally or would that have a strongly detrimental effect on acceleration?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #1642
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I saw a post in a separate forum where an XV owner put 20 inch rims on his XV. Now, I admit, this is kind of ridiculous, but that being said, is it possible to put 18's on the Impreza, given it has the same general driveline and engine? If the tires are the right size, would it still perform normally or would that have a strongly detrimental effect on acceleration?
it might affect it. you will have more mass located further from the hub. it will take more power to get the wheels spinning. it will also require more brake to get the wheels stopped.

if you found light enough wheels, i don't think the effect would be much if any, but heavy wheels for sure what I posted above
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #1643
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[quote="flyboy1100;38925985"]

i guess if you are 16 and a wanna be Fast and Furious....[/quote LOL hater
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #1644
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Well I'm looking at upgrades to make to my Impreza. I can live with the wheels, they are kind of growing on me with the silver paintscheme. With regards to the rear sway bar, can someone here confirm if the STI 19mm sway bar is a direct drop in fit for the rear of the car? I need confirmation as the dealer is telling me that it may well not be possible. What other upgrades have you guys done (aside from looks of course) that really had a positive impact on the overall performance of the car?

As a side note I'd like to increase the ride height of the car slightly without any lift kits. Is this possible with tires, for example the Crosstrek tires? I know the effect won't be significant but a half inch or a bit more would be cool if its possible. Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #1645
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Its been confirmed many times the sti sb is pnp. Read the threads from the start. Theres alot in em.

another performance upgrade that comes to mind is perrins crank pulley, also swapping premium fluids into the car. Tires also greatly affect performance.

if tires raise car 1/2" that means they are 1" wider than oem. That will affect your speedometer significantly. check tire calculators for exact numbers.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:11 AM   #1646
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Well I'm looking at upgrades to make to my Impreza. I can live with the wheels, they are kind of growing on me with the silver paintscheme. With regards to the rear sway bar, can someone here confirm if the STI 19mm sway bar is a direct drop in fit for the rear of the car? I need confirmation as the dealer is telling me that it may well not be possible. What other upgrades have you guys done (aside from looks of course) that really had a positive impact on the overall performance of the car?

As a side note I'd like to increase the ride height of the car slightly without any lift kits. Is this possible with tires, for example the Crosstrek tires? I know the effect won't be significant but a half inch or a bit more would be cool if its possible. Thanks!
yes the sti bar works perfect, i have one. just need to get the bar and the 2 bushings. your factory endlinks will be fine. i did it all for 88.00 after discounts
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:36 AM   #1647
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Hey guys, have any of you seen this forum yet?
http://www.subaruxvforum.com/forum/f...-Modifications

Yes, its for the Crosstrek, so its not really directly related to us, but because the Impreza shares most parts with it, I thought it might be relevant. There are some pretty interesting discussions going on over there with regards to aftermarket modifications. Also, I hear a lot about exhaust these days. I know it will enhance the sound of the engine to put an aftermarket kit on, but will it do much else in terms of actual performance?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:11 AM   #1648
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I saw a post in a separate forum where an XV owner put 20 inch rims on his XV. Now, I admit, this is kind of ridiculous, but that being said, is it possible to put 18's on the Impreza, given it has the same general driveline and engine? If the tires are the right size, would it still perform normally or would that have a strongly detrimental effect on acceleration?
Some very good information on wheel size vs performance

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

Though they tested on a VW, I think the same rules should apply across the board.
15" will give you better acceleration and fuel economy. 18" will get you better on the skid pad, but worse in those other areas. I'll stick with the stock 17".
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #1649
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I found some things today that you fellows may find very interesting. Aftermarket parts for the Crosstrek...but most should fit the Impreza. 2 inch lift kit first, for the glory and insanity crown:

http://www.sumoparts.com/SUMO-2-Lift...3-XV_p_86.html

And second, but possibly more interestingly, carbon parts (hood, grill). Not sure how hard these would be to get over here stateside but I really want that carbon finished grill:

http://www.suspart.com/stock/carbon-fiber-car-parts/
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:04 AM   #1650
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I found some things today that you fellows may find very interesting. Aftermarket parts for the Crosstrek...but most should fit the Impreza. 2 inch lift kit first, for the glory and insanity crown:

http://www.sumoparts.com/SUMO-2-Lift...3-XV_p_86.html

And second, but possibly more interestingly, carbon parts (hood, grill). Not sure how hard these would be to get over here stateside but I really want that carbon finished grill:

http://www.suspart.com/stock/carbon-fiber-car-parts/
DAMM i was just going to tell everybody about this too. The factory is actually located in China, i have contacted the seller and they have no idea whether or not it fits directly to our imprezas or not (since there no such model currently in china). The person said it won't fit . I do not believe that
Anybody know whether or not the hoods of impreza and xv are interchangable?
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