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Old 03-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #1876
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That's the same upgrade that I am running at the moment with the stock end links. At first it felt way stiffer however its been about 2 months now and tend to find it is still a little sloppy. I got it free since my buddy upgraded his bars on his 12 sti so I don't mind doing an upgrade again. Just not too sure what to go with for rear. Another friend runs 25 front and 22 rear in his wrx in the medium setting and really likes it. Just not too sure if I could compare how his feels to how mine would feel since the rest of his suspension is totally different
How aggressive can u drive without the rear end stepping out with the 19 bar and what's "sloppy" in ur opinion? I kno these aren't easily described measures lol.. I'm assuming u upgraded from the sport 16mm bar since u said u kept ur stock endlinks. Cheers..
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #1877
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How aggressive can u drive without the rear end stepping out with the 19 bar and what's "sloppy" in ur opinion? I kno these aren't easily described measures lol.. I'm assuming u upgraded from the sport 16mm bar since u said u kept ur stock endlinks. Cheers..
I actually got his endlinks also. I have the base model. There is this road parmenter close to where I live and I know it like the back of my hand. Its where I like to test the cornerig on my cars. Don't get me wrong, I do find it stiff enough. On that road I drive it pretty damn aggressive and I can feel the rear dipping on corners. Id like to keep it nice and level. I know it doesn't help having stock springs either but I plan on upgrading those once iv done the bars.
That was probably an awful explanation so I'm sorry

Btw, are you from "over the pond"
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #1878
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Nope, Seattle area resident. However, rereading my post with an accent I can see why u might ask lol.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #1879
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How aggressive can u drive without the rear end stepping out with the 19 bar and what's "sloppy" in ur opinion? I kno these aren't easily described measures lol.. I'm assuming u upgraded from the sport 16mm bar since u said u kept ur stock endlinks. Cheers..
Its set up to understeer as stock, because most people don't know what to do when oversteer occurs. With the 19mm it becomes one of the most balanced handling characteristics of any car I've ever driven. It will not oversteer or understeer, it cuts the turn like a knife. Impressive actually. If you want more fun, then go for something between a 20 and 22mm, which will oversteer quite a bit more, if you know how to handle that. With the 19 it's quite a bit more track style oriented, it cuts through corners incredibly well and begins to let go evenly at the front and back while maintaining the turn radius, which works fine with me. I think a thicker bar (21) would be fun, but it might be more dangerous and completely unnecessary.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #1880
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That was my worry about it all. The stock front is 21mm and the only front one I can find is 24mm. For the rear I have found a 19, 20, 22, and 25. Not too sure on which rear to go with
factory front bar is 22mm
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #1881
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factory front bar is 22mm
Maybe my caliper is off... that may be a problem
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:26 PM   #1882
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Does anyone know if there is any aftermarket anything available for the 2012 impreza yet? I personally am looking for:
  • Short throw shifter
  • Dash kit so I can put in an in-dash nav
  • Wheel fitment info so I can purchase a second set of wheels with snows on them
  • Probably some suspension upgrade junk because I can't help myself
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...Bueller?

Does anyone else have issues with websites saying a rim will fit there car and then finding out from the manufacturer that it does not. I have a 2012 STI and cannot find an aftermarket that i like
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #1883
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Maybe my caliper is off... that may be a problem
Straight out of the service manual.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #1884
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Straight out of the service manual.
Where did you get your service manual from?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #1885
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So...someone did this with some XV struts and springs. Yes this is legit:

http://i.imgur.com/SkAUMnV.jpg
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #1886
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So...someone did this with some XV struts and springs. Yes this is legit:

http://i.imgur.com/SkAUMnV.jpg
Sorry, IMHO that looks terrible. They need to figure out how to fill those wheel wells with something instead of black space. Is that what the cladding does on the XV?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #1887
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Where did you get your service manual from?
EBay.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:46 AM   #1888
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So...someone did this with some XV struts and springs. Yes this is legit:

http://i.imgur.com/SkAUMnV.jpg
An A for effort but it looks really bad.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #1889
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So...someone did this with some XV struts and springs. Yes this is legit:

http://i.imgur.com/SkAUMnV.jpg

Cant believe this...a lifted 2.0 and still no feedback on the H&R lowering springs......PLEASE...someone post a picture and give some feedback on lowering springs
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:59 PM   #1890
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Cant believe this...a lifted 2.0 and still no feedback on the H&R lowering springs......PLEASE...someone post a picture and give some feedback on lowering springs
Be patient. The time will come. You don't want to be the guineapig just like the rest of us! I may order them after redoing some suspension mods but that won't be for at least one month. I'm sure sooner or later we will get some feedback on them.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #1891
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Be patient. The time will come. You don't want to be the guineapig just like the rest of us! I may order them after redoing some suspension mods but that won't be for at least one month. I'm sure sooner or later we will get some feedback on them.
LOL! A voice of reson to keep me grounded. I would have done it by now but youre right, I dont want to be the guineapig. Especially having read about some spring swaps on this forum that turned out a complete fail (on other models of course). BTW, I will buy your STI sway bar if you change it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #1892
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So...someone did this with some XV struts and springs. Yes this is legit:

http://i.imgur.com/SkAUMnV.jpg
He basically made his 4th gen Impreza into an XV Crosstek haha
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #1893
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Installed a Perrin upper strut bar off an 09 WRX on my car today. Fits perfectly!! I picked it up off Craigslist for $75
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #1894
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Installed a Perrin upper strut bar off an 09 WRX on my car today. Fits perfectly!! I picked it up off Craigslist for $75
Pics or it didn't happen haha nice work!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #1895
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Pics or it didn't happen haha nice work!
Ill get some up tomorrow haha. Won't be home till late and dont have my camera on me
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #1896
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Sorry, IMHO that looks terrible. They need to figure out how to fill those wheel wells with something instead of black space. Is that what the cladding does on the XV?
That and 225/55/R17 tires.. I'm not feelin it too much either. It really needs meatier tires at that ride height.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #1897
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Installed a set of Rally Armor UR (grey) mud flaps. Here's some installation tips for those interested:
  • Approx. 1.5 hour installation. (30min for the first side, 15min for the other side) x 2. Note: the rear mud flaps will take longer to install on a 5dr because you have to remove an additional inner liner (as recommended in the instructions).
  • Useful tools (but not necessary): body clip removal pliers, trim pry tools, Phillips off-set screwdriver (I didn't have one so I used vise grip pliers and a short bit. There wasn't enough room to use a ratchet).
  • To removal the clips that have a Phillips head, hold the outer portion while you're unscrewing it. It's only approx. 1/4 turn to remove it.
  • To reinstall the clips, separate them into 2 pieces and insert the outer portion of the clip first and make sure the body sections are secured. Finally, insert the inner portion of the clip.
  • If you're not removing your wheels, install the hardware for the inner most portion of mud flap before you install it on the vehicle, but leave a little slack for adjustments. There's very little space to fit your tool to tighten it in the wheel well.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #1898
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^ looks good! Btw, turn signal mirrors?! are u outside of the US?
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #1899
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^ looks good! Btw, turn signal mirrors?! are u outside of the US?
He's in Canada.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #1900
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He's in Canada.
Wonder if the wiring provisions are there for US models............hmmmmm, may have to tear into the doors!
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