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Old 02-13-2013, 05:52 PM   #15901
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Nice! Thanks for the tip! And all steering wheel buttons work? The only thing you lose is the console USB and aux?
Yes and Yes.

If you look at my picture again, you will see that I have a SanDisk mini-USB flash drive plugged into the bottom left corner of the HU. That's where all of my MP3 files are stored.

If I was determined to use an iPod/MP3 player to provide my music, I would have bought the higher model of Pioneer HU in the same family (4400BH, I believe) that provides a rear USB port rather than the front USB port, and I would have run a USB cable into the glove compartment or something so that I could hide the MP3 player in there. But I like having my MP3 files on the mini USB, which is low-profile enough that its appearance doesn't bother me.

I definitely wouldn't want a cable hanging out of the front of my HU, though. I took the time to hard-wire my GPS and radar detector, so the last thing I would want is a cable hanging out of my HU.

As for losing the AUX connector, I don't care because I never use it. USB is all I need.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:56 PM   #15902
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Sorry for all the silly questions, I just don't know who else to ask about these on this car.. lol

A few more..

1) How is the aero splash rear section attached? The front "lip" pieces? The rear add-on spoiler? Front grille?

2) Can you use the STI rad cap as shown in the SPT catalog? There's also a nice Cosworth one online.. But nothing is listed for our cars. It sounds like the battery tie down and oil caps are universal between newer Subaru's.. This should be to

3) Is anyone using LED's in th fogs? I'd like to get some yellow ones. Then white LED's for the top "eyebrow", yellow halogens for the highs, and 6000k HID's for the lows.

I think that's it for now.. lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #15903
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just get yellow vinyl overlays for your fogs. i got mine from headlight armor and they work awesome
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #15904
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in case my post wasn't clear earlier, here is the thread i created on my lighting install.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...6#post39137466
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:25 PM   #15905
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just get yellow vinyl overlays for your fogs. i got mine from headlight armor and they work awesome
Agreed. I got my overlays from Lamin-X. Excellent product.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #15906
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Sorry for all the silly questions, I just don't know who else to ask about these on this car.. lol

A few more..

1) How is the aero splash rear section attached? The front "lip" pieces? The rear add-on spoiler? Front grille?

2) Can you use the STI rad cap as shown in the SPT catalog? There's also a nice Cosworth one online.. But nothing is listed for our cars. It sounds like the battery tie down and oil caps are universal between newer Subaru's.. This should be to

3) Is anyone using LED's in th fogs? I'd like to get some yellow ones. Then white LED's for the top "eyebrow", yellow halogens for the highs, and 6000k HID's for the lows.

I think that's it for now.. lol
Check Subarugenuineparts.com. You can find SPT Rad cap and battery tie down there for our cars
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:11 PM   #15907
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I was considering the overlay, but I want the brightness of the LED's so it matches the HID's.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #15908
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I was considering the overlay, but I want the brightness of the LED's so it matches the HID's.
Leds aren't necessarily brighter, especially yellow ones
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #15909
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I understand that. But it's more cosmetic for this than actually for seeing..
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #15910
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thanks, do you have the thread, or is it posted in this one? i guess i never searched this one...

i already have that harness from my amp install with that pin and I think the CANBus pins removed. and I already have a different forester radio transplanted can't wait for the LCD one!

Here it is. See post 23 for original instructions. Page four has the interesting data on how the settings effect the sound.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=stock+hu+info
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:50 PM   #15911
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Here it is. See post 23 for original instructions. Page four has the interesting data on how the settings effect the sound.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=stock+hu+info
Thanks I knew I saw it somewhere, just didn't care at the time, lol
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #15912
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I understand that. But it's more cosmetic for this than actually for seeing..

cosmetically speaking the overlays work out better than yellow hid fogs, if you didn't want to use the overlay you could have the fog light lenses replaced with yellow ones.

for example of pioneer 4400 and 8400 see the thread below
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2435877

both setups have ipod /iphone connectivity, iphone 5 you have to connect via bt, aux, usb, sd card, etc. Only thing not added is sirius/xm, and sat nav since I travel to many countries so mobile gps wins always.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #15913
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #15914
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Before I get too carried away.. does anyone know if a base has tpms to worry about?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #15915
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All new cars 07-ish and after have them.

On my Si, I had two piece Volks, so I ran mine with no TPMS. The only downside to that is the little TPMS light stays on. With these AWD systems, would anything lose its mind if there were no TPMS? I plan on using the TPMS for my main wheels, but IF I get a winter set, I plan on not using them.

I was looking at the 18x8 black Enkei M52's myself. That, or some powdercoated BBS's.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #15916
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Hmmm, I'm not loving the huge "Sparco" logo in blue.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:26 PM   #15917
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All new cars 07-ish and after have them.

On my Si, I had two piece Volks, so I ran mine with no TPMS. The only downside to that is the little TPMS light stays on. With these AWD systems, would anything lose its mind if there were no TPMS? I plan on using the TPMS for my main wheels, but IF I get a winter set, I plan on not using them.
My winter wheels don't have TPMS sensors. I just live with the tire pressure light on my dash for 5 months out of the year.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #15918
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My winter wheels don't have TPMS sensors. I just live with the tire pressure light on my dash for 5 months out of the year.
Excellent. I was figuring there'd be no problem, just wanted to make sure. If that's the case, I might just get my friends' 17x7 BBS RX's for winters.

And I'm kinda digging those Sparco's. Look like the old OZ Rally Car wheels.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #15919
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All new cars 07-ish and after have them.

On my Si, I had two piece Volks, so I ran mine with no TPMS. The only downside to that is the little TPMS light stays on. With these AWD systems, would anything lose its mind if there were no TPMS? I plan on using the TPMS for my main wheels, but IF I get a winter set, I plan on not using them.

I was looking at the 18x8 black Enkei M52's myself. That, or some powdercoated BBS's.
TPMS existed way earlier than 2007, however, it was federally mandated (US) in ALL vehicles sold in the US starting with model year 2008.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #15920
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TPMS existed way earlier than 2007, however, it was federally mandated (US) in ALL vehicles sold in the US starting with model year 2008.
This. So yes, your base has it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:27 AM   #15921
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I know a few people mentioned buying the yellow fog light led bulbs. Any pics?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #15922
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Excellent. I was figuring there'd be no problem, just wanted to make sure. If that's the case, I might just get my friends' 17x7 BBS RX's for winters.

And I'm kinda digging those Sparco's. Look like the old OZ Rally Car wheels.
Yes! My thoughts exactly!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:50 AM   #15923
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so i have seen some people talking about the wrx rear fog on their cars but do we know it truly fits....i want it and i am ready to pull the trigger to get it. oh also do the reflector light conversion fit as well? i have a 13 impreza wagon
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:53 AM   #15924
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so i have seen some people talking about the wrx rear fog on their cars but do we know it truly fits....i want it and i am ready to pull the trigger to get it. oh also do the reflector light conversion fit as well? i have a 13 impreza wagon
Is that what that center hole is? I thought it was for a tow bar..? lol
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:15 AM   #15925
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these are the same shape and have the rear clips i just dont know if they fit, any info would be great.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2007-2011-SU...201#vi-content
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