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Old 01-18-2013, 08:41 AM   #1651
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Well the front bumper is different, which makes me think the grille is different, which makes me think the hood is different.

that hood is pretty crazy lookin. lol what could the scoop be contributing to besides looks and increased drag? Unless thats the hood for new 2014 wrx
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #1652
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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/
$500 for spacers made from a few dollars of steel, that's hilarious.

The $179 carbon fiber grille is $100 cheaper than the official plastic sport mesh grille. That could be interesting if the fit is good.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #1653
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http://www.neilhuffman.subaru.com/re...walkaround.htm

this dealer says:
"The Crosstrek gets unique bumpers and grille"

so im guessing the aftermarket cf xv hood matches with those not with impreza.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:18 AM   #1654
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Subaru lists the same part numbers for the sport grill on the impreza as well as the XV:

Sport Mesh Grille

So the carbon one should work just fine. The XV grille is "unique" because of the way the center wings and emblem are, not the shape or size. This means that the hood should be the same too.

I'd be interested in the grille, since it is a less expensive version of the Subaru sport mesh grille, but also since it doesn't have the emblem... hmmm...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:08 AM   #1655
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Subaru lists the same part numbers for the sport grill on the impreza as well as the XV:

Sport Mesh Grille

So the carbon one should work just fine. The XV grille is "unique" because of the way the center wings and emblem are, not the shape or size. This means that the hood should be the same too.

I'd be interested in the grille, since it is a less expensive version of the Subaru sport mesh grille, but also since it doesn't have the emblem... hmmm...
Yeah I'm fairly certain the grille will fit as several aftermarket and the subaru oem grille is listed as fitting both. The hood should also fit, though I don't really see the point of putting that on this car till you have a nice turbo on the engine. I do like the idea of putting the xv bumper on it and then fitting the carbon chin to it...but meh. On another note, does anyone know if fitting the Perrin crank pulley to the engine would bring up any warranty concerns, or more specifically, has it caused any issues with anyone?
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:45 AM   #1656
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Please tell me no one will order that hood with the scoop...for the love of god!
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #1657
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Sure it will fit, but that doesn't necessarily it will fit well.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #1658
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$500 for spacers made from a few dollars of steel, that's hilarious.

The $179 carbon fiber grille is $100 cheaper than the official plastic sport mesh grille. That could be interesting if the fit is good.
Are we sure it's real carbon fiber and not carbon fiber look??
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:47 PM   #1659
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Am I at risk of running into any warranty issues installing the Perrin aftermarket crank pulley, or has that pretty much been proven to work reliably with no negative effects?
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #1660
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From what ive heard it really depends on the dealership and there is ALWAYS a risk for warrantee issues. Whether the risk is worth it is up to you.

The dealership should only void warrantee work if the aftermarket part caused it but they dont all play by the rules.

In my opinion its pretty low riskk as long as install is done correctly. Good Luck.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:07 PM   #1661
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From what ive heard it really depends on the dealership and there is ALWAYS a risk for warrantee issues. Whether the risk is worth it is up to you.

The dealership should only void warrantee work if the aftermarket part caused it but they dont all play by the rules.

In my opinion its pretty low riskk as long as install is done correctly. Good Luck.
Isn't that illegal unless they can actually prove that the part caused a failure?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #1662
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We hear this argument so often..but what's the real burden of proof and at what level? Yea probably contributed, might have? Either way if you want to fight that battle against a corporation I'd expect having to hire a lawyer.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:05 AM   #1663
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go in armed so to speak they take advantage of most people not knowing the laws.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #1664
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Magnuson-Moss Act:

This is what protects you. But I agree with EnterTheDragon, you will have to hire an attorney to fight them if it gets to that. Having said that, SOA will most likely not get to that level since it costs them thousands of dollars to go to court. Just use common sense, if the aftermarket part has any chance of causing the failure of any part, install it with the understanding that you may have to take responsibility. You gotta pay to play.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #1665
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Gotta pay to play, guys, unless you can convince SOA that the part was always faulty or they just appreciate your loyalty enough to cover the cost of repair.

I would advise never touching the engine with aftermarket parts unless you're prepared to pay for the (potentially) costly repairs right away or are willing to go without a car for a while. If it's your daily driver, I wouldn't bother.

With my 2011 WRX, it was my daily driver. With my BRZ, it's not quite so critical if I mod the BRZ and it goes down for a bit. I purchased it so that I COULD mod it and race it, basically.

I would add a cold air intake to a 2.0i Impreza before going to pulleys. Also an exhaust would do you good. Suspension tweaks and weight loss would help make your car FEEL faster, for sure. There are so many things I'd do before swapping out the pulley. Just my $0.02.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #1666
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Has anyone done any tests to see about cross compatibility of front lip spoilers from other model years? i.e. those that were designed for a wrx/sti? I like the style of the oem front lip with the raised sides, but with that price tag it isn't happening anytime soon.. Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #1667
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Especially since the first botched park job will destroy it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #1668
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ive def seen some 2012/13 with the sti lip but not sure if it was the 2012 one.

Also there are ebay replicas that are cheaper but also lower quality obv.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #1669
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Gotta pay to play, guys, unless you can convince SOA that the part was always faulty or they just appreciate your loyalty enough to cover the cost of repair.

I would advise never touching the engine with aftermarket parts unless you're prepared to pay for the (potentially) costly repairs right away or are willing to go without a car for a while. If it's your daily driver, I wouldn't bother.

With my 2011 WRX, it was my daily driver. With my BRZ, it's not quite so critical if I mod the BRZ and it goes down for a bit. I purchased it so that I COULD mod it and race it, basically.

I would add a cold air intake to a 2.0i Impreza before going to pulleys. Also an exhaust would do you good. Suspension tweaks and weight loss would help make your car FEEL faster, for sure. There are so many things I'd do before swapping out the pulley. Just my $0.02.

Wow. So you think adding a cold air intake and reducing torque while gaining nothing but potential sound is a better idea than decreasing rotational mass on a mechanical part thus reducing strain, perhaps gaining an mpg or two, and increasing response? This car is more related to an rs. Wrx info no longer applies. Boring I know.. but thats the cold harsh truth. Best thing you can do is improve suspension and efficiency. No real hp gains will ever be seen on this model. Make it more fun to drive. Youll never get much "faster"
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:25 AM   #1670
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does anyone know if installing the rear strake kit is possible on the base model? I know it's for the sports model but I really like the look of it
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:25 AM   #1671
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I haven't been on this thread in quite a while, but this seems relevant (for all those seeking an axle back exhaust)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...9#post38965929
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:47 AM   #1672
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Especially since the first botched park job will destroy it.
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ive def seen some 2012/13 with the sti lip but not sure if it was the 2012 one.

Also there are ebay replicas that are cheaper but also lower quality obv.
I haven't seen one around the Seattle area sporting a front lip yet but I'm sure theyre out there.. I'm ok with an Ebay product since its bound to get a scrape out two on the way up a driveway eventually.. I just don't want to order it and the width or curve be way off and look goofy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #1673
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does anyone know if installing the rear strake kit is possible on the base model? I know it's for the sports model but I really like the look of it
Just need to install side skirts first. They are alittle over $200 or so last time I checked. But I dont think they come painted either. I have a base too. Theres not much stopping us from up converting.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #1674
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Just need to install side skirts first. They are alittle over $200 or so last time I checked. But I dont think they come painted either. I have a base too. Theres not much stopping us from up converting.
Where can you get the side skirts?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #1675
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If you're going to install the strake kit and side skirts, then you're going to want the aero mud flaps in the rear of the car too, in order to continue the visual line created by the side skirts and the strake kit. This job will not be cheap, by the time you buy the parts and get them painted to match.
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