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Old 09-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #2701
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so the PZEV only improves your environmental performance, nothing else?
Partial zero emissions vehicle.....yup
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:14 PM   #2702
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #2703
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I appreciate all the input, the decision is made and my OEM rain guards are on their way!
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #2704
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Good choice. OEM looks best by far.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #2705
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #2706
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The pics of our modded Cars and ideas posted are great.

My question is, where do we find a darn strut tower brace for our car? Do the wrx ones not fit in out regular imprezas?

And also, does the front under spoiler still give an almost aggressive look as the STI front lip. I'm not a big fan of mixing and matching black parts onto any other color car but black.
One last question? And good cold air I takes?
Thanks for your help

All I got done so far were tint, spoiler, fogs, remote start, leds and door sills. All Subaru parts. Except for remote start. Prob gonna add the tweeters soon.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #2707
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The pics of our modded Cars and ideas posted are great.

My question is, where do we find a darn strut tower brace for our car? Do the wrx ones not fit in out regular imprezas?

And also, does the front under spoiler still give an almost aggressive look as the STI front lip. I'm not a big fan of mixing and matching black parts onto any other color car but black.
One last question? And good cold air I takes?
Thanks for your help

All I got done so far were tint, spoiler, fogs, remote start, leds and door sills. All Subaru parts. Except for remote start. Prob gonna add the tweeters soon.

you need to do some research as most of what you just asked about are not recommended
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #2708
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I've done some research but all I've discovered is that there's not much made for regular imprezas but endless things for wrx,STI and legacy.

Can you point me in the right direction
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #2709
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I've done some research but all I've discovered is that there's not much made for regular imprezas but endless things for wrx,STI and legacy.

Can you point me in the right direction
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #2710
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The pics of our modded Cars and ideas posted are great.

My question is, where do we find a darn strut tower brace for our car? Do the wrx ones not fit in out regular imprezas?

And also, does the front under spoiler still give an almost aggressive look as the STI front lip. I'm not a big fan of mixing and matching black parts onto any other color car but black.
One last question? And good cold air I takes?
Thanks for your help

All I got done so far were tint, spoiler, fogs, remote start, leds and door sills. All Subaru parts. Except for remote start. Prob gonna add the tweeters soon.
As far as strut bars the only ones that I know will fit are made by cusco ans subaru. The subaru one is way over priced at $400+ but it has an sti badge if that makes you feel better lol. The cusco one is sold for 200 or less. 180 is about the best price I have found. CUS 694 541 A is the cusco part number for the 2.0i impreza and will have to be special ordered by a cusco dealer because these are made in japan. Dont get part# CUS 692 541 A because it wont fit. I bought one and found out the hard way. Its designed just for the wrx/sti and has curve in it to fit around the intercooler. Well that curve goes to far towards the back of the engine bay and hits up against the firewall making it impossible to install.

The subaru lip adds a nice look to the car, I have it in mine. Its a little over priced but I got a deal on mine used. Its not super aggressive though like the wrx lip is.

There are unfortunately no intakes made for the 2.0i that i know of at this time. I am sure you could find a universal one that would fit. There was actually a nasioc user (whose name I dont remember) that lived in CA and brought his car to k&n research & development for a week so they could design one. Well in the end they said the sensors in the intake were to sensitive and by the time they got it so the engine would run right there were little to no power or mpg gains. Best bet is to just buy a k&n or AEM air filter for the stock air intake at $40-50.

Hope I helped answer all your questions.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #2711
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you need to do some research as most of what you just asked about are not recommended
Not sure what you mean. He asked if parts existed so he could buy them. You make it sound like he asked about modifying his car with parts from a vacuum. Chill out and do some research yourself before attacking someone for a simple question.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #2712
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Not sure what you mean. He asked if parts existed so he could buy them. You make it sound like he asked about modifying his car with parts from a vacuum. Chill out and do some research yourself before attacking someone for a simple question.
just pointing out most of these questions have
1. been answered
2. are worthless, unless you like wasting money on "upgrades" that do nothing, or in the case of a CAI hurt performance.

it's well established I am a function over form guy
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #2713
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I've done some research but all I've discovered is that there's not much made for regular imprezas but endless things for wrx,STI and legacy.

Can you point me in the right direction
Also the perrin rear sway bar for the 08-13 wrx/sti will fit the 2.0i. I have the adjustable 22mm perrin rear sway bar on my car and it makes a noticeable handling improvement (at the softest setting) over the stock 16mm my car had. But you will want to check if you car has a sway bar already or not. Because only premium and up have rear sway bars stock. The base model does not come with a rear sway bar which means you will also need to buy the mounting brackets if you plan to add a rear sway bar. This would also be a better 200 dollars spent then the front strut tower brace if you can only afford one or the other. At least do this first if you plan to do both at different times. Its really easy to install. Took me about an hour with a few wrenches, a rachet, and my car up on ramps. No lift needed if you don't mind laying on the ground.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #2714
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2013 Impreza 2.0i Premium/Weather Pkg - Dark Gray Metallic/Black

Got into an accident when I put 200 miles on it

Front bumper was damaged, lower grille was destroyed but found out I had to get whole new bumper, since it's not separate part.

So instead of purchasing new bumper, decided to fix damaged bumper with some touch ups.

Shaved license plate holes, cut out the plastic lower grille and put mesh type grille to match with sport mesh grille.

This is how my new bumper turned out.



- Also did some headlight modification, while my bumper was off.

Replaced halogen Hi/Low beam bulbs with Sylvania Silverstar zXe,

Cleaned yellow reflectors, disabled daytime running lights & side markers, and installed LED turn signals with resistors.

Added OEM Foglights, and replaced OEM bulb with yellow bulbs. (picture shows stock bulb)



- Epic Engineering Lowering Springs & OEM STi 19mm RSB installed as well.



And.. now some pictures of interior mods.

- LED interior light bulbs installed, very bright.



- Didn't want to change out stock radio unit, decided to put small navigation - Garmin.

Mounted/Ran cable behind the radio unit trim, and hardwired, no visible wires.

Also installed custom iPhone dock, ran cable from armrest to center console area.

It still charges/controls iPhone via steering wheel and radio unit.



- Installed OEM Cargo & Rear Setback Protectors.



- Waiting for new wheels come in

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:38 PM   #2715
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2013 Impreza 2.0i Premium.

Got into an accident when I put 200 miles on it

Front bumper was damaged, lower grille was destroyed but found out I had to get whole new bumper, since it's not separate part.

So instead of purchasing new bumper, decided to fix damaged bumper with some touch ups.

Shaved license plate holes, cut out the plastic lower grille and put mesh type grille to match with sport mesh grille.

This is how my new bumper turned out.
Wow that looks awesome. Now I want to do that
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:59 PM   #2716
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Wow that looks awesome. Now I want to do that
Thank you! One of my favorite mods for sure!
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #2717
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...and replaced OEM bulb with yellow bulbs. (picture shows stock bulb)
Do you have any pictures of the yellow fog bulbs on?
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:28 AM   #2718
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Do you have any pictures of the yellow fog bulbs on?
I don't have now, but will take some pictures tomorrow
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:40 AM   #2719
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Indeed, also interested in the yellow fog bulb pic.

What brand did you use? I noticed both Nokya and Putco make yellows for our car. I have the Nokya yellows in my highs and they look fine, but I hear the Putcos offer a more true yellow color.. Was considering getting those ones. I've been running amber LED's in my fogs, and they look great, but going yellow halogens now instead..
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:51 AM   #2720
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Indeed, also interested in the yellow fog bulb pic. What brand did you use? I noticed both Nokya and Putco make yellows for our car. I have the Nokya yellows in my highs and they look fine, but I hear the Putcos offer a more true yellow color.. Was considering getting those ones. I've been running amber LED's in my fogs, and they look great, but going yellow halogens now instead..
I have Nokya yellow bulbs, had white creed LED for fogs, but it was too blue for my taste.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #2721
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Nice, looking forward to the pics!
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #2722
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2013 Impreza 2.0i Premium/Weather Pkg - Dark Gray Metallic/Black

Got into an accident when I put 200 miles on it

Front bumper was damaged, lower grille was destroyed but found out I had to get whole new bumper, since it's not separate part.

So instead of purchasing new bumper, decided to fix damaged bumper with some touch ups.

Shaved license plate holes, cut out the plastic lower grille and put mesh type grille to match with sport mesh grille.

This is how my new bumper turned out.

- Also did some headlight modification, while my bumper was off.

Replaced halogen Hi/Low beam bulbs with Sylvania Silverstar zXe,

Cleaned yellow reflectors, disabled daytime running lights & side markers, and installed LED turn signals with resistors.

Added OEM Foglights, and replaced OEM bulb with yellow bulbs. (picture shows stock bulb)

- Epic Engineering Lowering Springs & OEM STi 19mm RSB installed as well.

And.. now some pictures of interior mods.

- LED interior light bulbs installed, very bright.

- Didn't want to change out stock radio unit, decided to put small navigation - Garmin.

Mounted/Ran cable behind the radio unit trim, and hardwired, no visible wires.

Also installed custom iPhone dock, ran cable from armrest to center console area.

It still charges/controls iPhone via steering wheel and radio unit.

- Installed OEM Cargo & Rear Setback Protectors.

- Waiting for new wheels come in
I take it you don't have a block heater? The lower grill looks nice but would totally block access to the cord of one.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #2723
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Indeed, also interested in the yellow fog bulb pic.

What brand did you use? I noticed both Nokya and Putco make yellows for our car. I have the Nokya yellows in my highs and they look fine, but I hear the Putcos offer a more true yellow color.. Was considering getting those ones. I've been running amber LED's in my fogs, and they look great, but going yellow halogens now instead..
Get the glass housings from the outback. They run h11 bulbs so it gives you much more options.

I'm using them with the 55w bulbs they come with and a yellow overlay from headlight armor, works great! Much more usable than stock (I only use them in rain/fog) and they look great when the car is off
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:39 AM   #2724
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Thanks for all the info guys. Not looking to make it too fast. But def. Make it look nicer. I bought for fuel economy and commuter/ errand running etc.
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #2725
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Thank you! One of my favorite mods for sure!
What did you use for the lower mesh grill and where did you get it? If you dont mind me asking.
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