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Old 12-04-2011, 11:10 AM   #3051
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Thanks for all info. Search on mobile app is hit and miss. Gforce seemed way to good to be true. I've had chips on other cars from super chips that had some actual advantages. I.E on Camaro and supra. On a different note it sounds like nameless axelback will be my next investment for my 2.5i. I wonder if it gives any gains. (More on mpg side than HP). If not just having a good sounding car will be sufficient.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:33 AM   #3052
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An axle-back shouldn't do much for any gains, unfortunately . Try to scrap up a WRX cat-back pipe and use the nameless mufflers, they're usually free-$100.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #3053
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^^^^^^ I've been looking in the classifieds for a WRX catback for a few months. Nobody ever wants to ship
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:43 PM   #3054
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Simple solution, go to local exhaust shop, have them install two glass packs with a rolled edge tip one on each side, should cost about 200-250 total and you'll get a deep tone that's not to obnoxious
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:13 PM   #3055
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I just got my sport grille! I just want to use some touch up paint and get rid of the minor chips and I'll be installing it! hopefully without having to remove the bumper
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #3056
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I just got my sport grille! I just want to use some touch up paint and get rid of the minor chips and I'll be installing it! hopefully without having to remove the bumper
You don't have to remove the bumper
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:55 PM   #3057
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^^The first time you do (at least). There are screws along the bottom that can only be accessed if the bumper is off. When I put my new grille(s) on I omitted those screws and now I can change the grille without taking off the bumper.


Doesn't mean I haven't taken my bumper off eleventybillion times though.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:42 PM   #3058
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You can reach them by prying the grill back and reaching your hand down with a small screwdriver. Try to feel with your fingers first because you won't be able to see them.

EDIT: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-exter...r-removal.html

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Old 12-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #3059
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I love that thread you just posted lol makes it seem so simple! Hopefully then I'll have it on by the end of the month.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:49 AM   #3060
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sounds good man ! wish i had went that route instead of spending 950 on mine ha

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I know this is a noob question so don't hate on me. looking for more mpg than HP. Anybody know anything about the gforce chip available for our car...Is it legitimate or a waste. On sale for 69.99. Usually anything like that too good to be true. Can anybody confirm?
find someone that can open source tune it thats what im going to do. the guy has done many cars and in the spring im going to have him to mine. more so to rescale the maf and see what other small things. and that seems to be cheaper and safer than an ebay chip. or you could spend like 300 on a dyno tune trough some shops ( thats the price around here )
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #3061
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You don't have to remove the bumper

removing the bumper is fun though

( i cant take mine off and on since its held on with zip ties )
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:31 AM   #3062
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removing the bumper is fun though

( i cant take mine off and on since its held on with zip ties )
I was driving in some dirt and hit a dirt pile. The plastic clips in the right wheel well popped off so now my bumper isn't flush on the passengers side.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:19 AM   #3063
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I'm just curious... does older Subaru OEM 15x6 wheel clear our brakes?

Something like these...



MY08-11 2.5i/OBS has 10.9" front disc & 11.3" rear disc.
I know MY04 TS Sport Wagon comes w/ 15x6" steel wheel and it has 10.7" front disc & 10.3" rear disc.
Also according to Tire Rack, they sells 15x6.5" +48 offset Sport Edition A7 wheel that fits 08-11 2.5i BUT not OBS (2.5i & OBS have the same brakes).
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:57 AM   #3064
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Maybe, it would come down to the design of the wheel more so than the actual size. I'd give it a shot. Might look a little funny though since the body styling lends itself better to bigger wheels.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:36 PM   #3065
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Might look a little funny though since the body styling lends itself better to bigger wheels.
I'd like to call it "UNIQUE".
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:59 AM   #3066
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i was gonna get one too, i got '11 2.5i but i wonder does it fit perfectly in or u have to do some custom bending or something? cuz it said for 08-10 wrx...
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #3067
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I was driving in some dirt and hit a dirt pile. The plastic clips in the right wheel well popped off so now my bumper isn't flush on the passengers side.

i had my body work done at the place i bought my car after my accident. they never put any clips in and i found this out when i backed out of my driveway after putting my coils on and ripped if off.

and i also found out they never alined the front radiator support beam either and i have to drill out my hood latch bracket to make my hood flush
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:14 AM   #3068
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decided to edit another random picture

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Old 12-08-2011, 05:46 PM   #3069
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i was gonna get one too, i got '11 2.5i but i wonder does it fit perfectly in or u have to do some custom bending or something? cuz it said for 08-10 wrx...
it fits perfectly
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:18 AM   #3070
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Gonna whore my Goldie out. 08 2.5i 40k miles



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Old 12-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #3071
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Anybody notice a loss on mpg in the winter? I'm not letting my car warm up anymore than I did this summer. 1-2 minutes before leaving and tire pressure is the same yet I've lost 3-4mpg...
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:20 PM   #3072
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Anybody notice a loss on mpg in the winter? I'm not letting my car warm up anymore than I did this summer. 1-2 minutes before leaving and tire pressure is the same yet I've lost 3-4mpg...
Do you have your heat on?...
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:31 PM   #3073
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Winter gas.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #3074
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Anybody notice a loss on mpg in the winter? I'm not letting my car warm up anymore than I did this summer. 1-2 minutes before leaving and tire pressure is the same yet I've lost 3-4mpg...
Same size tires ?
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:36 PM   #3075
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Winter blend gas, tire pressure, wheel and tire weight, engine not completely warmed up, running the heat, and/or less rolling resistance because your tires are 'frozen' and don't change shape to the road correctly.
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