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Old 06-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #5251
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For a stock sti exhaust? Yeah.. Right.

Sway bars make a huge difference!
Well, it doesnt look stock, and it's pretty loud for my neighborhood, since they are mainly prius driver type people, with ultra quiet cars.. lol

Ya it did! im suprised how different the car is now.

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Good im glad it worked for you. Sometimes our cars go through funky moods, my 07 did it alot!
Cops are brutal in my area. One night coming home around 11pm I got pulled over for a liscense plate bulb out so i asked him if he could show me and he was like no im not giving u a ticket just a warning. I was like please show me so I know what to change and he didn't answer so i got out went to the back of the car all lights were working as intended. I asked him again why he pulled me over and the only thing he had to say to me was goodnight and drive safe. I dont get them and thats 1 of many harrasment stories lol.
Wow, thats as bad as my area i think. lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #5252
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Lol, where I live I'm one of the quieter ones. There's always EVOs, subies, Rsxs, mustangs, and TCs with an exhaust driving around. And half of them live near me
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:59 PM   #5253
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If you see a Subaru STI or EVO or Anything modified, its practically a "supercar"... LOL
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:50 AM   #5254
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Well, it doesnt look stock, and it's pretty loud for my neighborhood, since they are mainly prius driver type people, with ultra quiet cars.. lol

Ya it did! im suprised how different the car is now.

Wow, thats as bad as my area i think. lol
I've tryed to get a a cop to notice the exhaust (factory WRX) on my car but they don't even look lol! I flew past a buddy, easily going 60ish mph in a 35. He gets pulled over and written a BS ticket for loud music/speeding/racing $100 (complete BS!!) he drives a black Avenger (all stock) and my car is kinda flashy looking lol



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Old 06-02-2012, 01:27 AM   #5255
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #5256
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So I installed my XM radio a couple nights ago. It's a Pioneer- I installed it under my driver seat. It's basically just a small metal box looking thing.

Anyway.. next day I drive my car and my TPMS light is on. WTF? I pull over to make sure and kick the tires, all feel fine. It's been pooring rain so I haven't checked pressure yet but I think they're fine. I'll do it tomorrow.

Is there any way that XM Radio could be interfering with TPMS?
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #5257
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I've tryed to get a a cop to notice the exhaust (factory WRX) on my car but they don't even look lol! I flew past a buddy, easily going 60ish mph in a 35. He gets pulled over and written a BS ticket for loud music/speeding/racing $100 (complete BS!!) he drives a black Avenger (all stock) and my car is kinda flashy looking lol
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Oh wow haha. but i think that speeding is pretty understandable, but loud music, speeding and racing...? LOL wtf???? that cop drunk...
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So I installed my XM radio a couple nights ago. It's a Pioneer- I installed it under my driver seat. It's basically just a small metal box looking thing.

Anyway.. next day I drive my car and my TPMS light is on. WTF? I pull over to make sure and kick the tires, all feel fine. It's been pooring rain so I haven't checked pressure yet but I think they're fine. I'll do it tomorrow.

Is there any way that XM Radio could be interfering with TPMS?
Could be you may have wired something wrong, or not enough or too much amps causing the TPMS to trip. Im pretty sure the sensors run off voltage scaling to justify if its low on air or something. someone else will give you that info for sure, but im just guessing.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:11 AM   #5258
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So I installed my XM radio a couple nights ago. It's a Pioneer- I installed it under my driver seat. It's basically just a small metal box looking thing.

Anyway.. next day I drive my car and my TPMS light is on. WTF? I pull over to make sure and kick the tires, all feel fine. It's been pooring rain so I haven't checked pressure yet but I think they're fine. I'll do it tomorrow.

Is there any way that XM Radio could be interfering with TPMS?
Check all the tire pressure in all the tires first. The TPMS uses a RF signal.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #5259
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Tape over the light... Those things suck! It's just a way for dealers to make cash. Your tire pressure should be checked regularly anyways, especially on an AWD vehicle.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #5260
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Really stupid question... But as some of you know I installed my rsb yestarday and I just went for a drive in the hills, which is what I usually take to have my happy time... Well every turn I took the rear end felt like it was kicking up and I felt really scared as to what was happening, as the rear end felt like it was looking traction as it was "hopping" up. I understand the steering characteristics would change, but would it cause the cause to have its end hop up with the rsb installed?

I never experienced this without the rsb.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #5261
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Really stupid question... But as some of you know I installed my rsb yestarday and I just went for a drive in the hills, which is what I usually take to have my happy time... Well every turn I took the rear end felt like it was kicking up and I felt really scared as to what was happening, as the rear end felt like it was looking traction as it was "hopping" up. I understand the steering characteristics would change, but would it cause the cause to have its end hop up with the rsb installed?

I never experienced this without the rsb.
I dont understand hopping lol. I've never felt that before. but it should be normal since you don't have body roll to compensate, you'll hit 'loss of traction'

Just what I think lol

I've felt it before when I was driving in the rain, kind of fish tailed at a turn
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #5262
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Yeah I check my tire pressure all the time and have pump in the trunk. I went out to check and stupid dealer must have deflated my passenger rear tire when they took it off for NYS Inspection that day.

I run 35lbs front 34 rear.. that tire was 27.5 lbs. Those idiots always screw with my tire pressure, even when I just drove 12 miles to get there. They let air out of a hot tire to make it 32 lbs, then overnight it cools off and it settles at 27.5 cold. The stupid part is they only checked one tire! Idiots! They should know that a hot tire is supposed to have more than sticker on door.

I still haven't driven it. I'm sure TPMS light will go off now.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #5263
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I dont understand hopping lol. I've never felt that before. but it should be normal since you don't have body roll to compensate, you'll hit 'loss of traction'

Just what I think lol

I've felt it before when I was driving in the rain, kind of fish tailed at a turn
its definitely not fish tailing since i wasn't near pushing it. way below the speed limit to test it out. By the hopping, I mean as if your where on a bumpy road sort of, and just the rear was having that type of suspension work.

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Could it be that it had to settle in? because I jusut went for a drive on the same route and i didnt experience the "hopping"

I dont hear any clunks, nor feel any loose screws..
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #5264
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its definitely not fish tailing since i wasn't near pushing it. way below the speed limit to test it out. By the hopping, I mean as if your where on a bumpy road sort of, and just the rear was having that type of suspension work.

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Could it be that it had to settle in? because I jusut went for a drive on the same route and i didnt experience the "hopping"

I dont hear any clunks, nor feel any loose screws..
I have felt a hopping feeling when pushing it hard in a bumpy corner but I'm on stiff coils and no rsb.
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Annnnnd... the TPMS light went off.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #5266
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its definitely not fish tailing since i wasn't near pushing it. way below the speed limit to test it out. By the hopping, I mean as if your where on a bumpy road sort of, and just the rear was having that type of suspension work.

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Could it be that it had to settle in? because I jusut went for a drive on the same route and i didnt experience the "hopping"

I dont hear any clunks, nor feel any loose screws..
lol.. The "hopping" feeling is because your rear lower control arms are now being connected by the sway bar and end links... Instead of having your control arms basically always making contact with the road due to not being connected, they lift higher. Now when you turn left, you're rear left tire is planted to the ground and the bar is supporting the right hand side control arm up a little more then before. This is why you feel the "hopping". Your car should have dramatically less body roll now. Which is a good thing.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #5267
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tHat reminds me, I gotta get my Rallitek rollbars installed.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:58 PM   #5268
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Had my power steering flushed yesterday. Notice a slight difference in steering wheel response. Going on 40k here soon. The fluid was fairly dark, and more so did it as a precaution because I got a good deal. Anyone else get theirs flushed yet?
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26.5k miles on my '09. Going to flush brakes soon, I may do PS fluid after all the other 30 month maintenance is completed... Maybe by the end of summer.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #5270
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lol.. The "hopping" feeling is because your rear lower control arms are now being connected by the sway bar and end links... Instead of having your control arms basically always making contact with the road due to not being connected, they lift higher. Now when you turn left, you're rear left tire is planted to the ground and the bar is supporting the right hand side control arm up a little more then before. This is why you feel the "hopping". Your car should have dramatically less body roll now. Which is a good thing.
Oh, so its just normal, nothing i did wrong then on instal.. if so, fantastic! I was getting worried I did something wrong

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Had my power steering flushed yesterday. Notice a slight difference in steering wheel response. Going on 40k here soon. The fluid was fairly dark, and more so did it as a precaution because I got a good deal. Anyone else get theirs flushed yet?
I was actually going to bring mine in this coming monday.
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Hmm, I'm pushing 48k, I should problably do that plus a oil change
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #5272
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So you didnt do your 30k yet? Don't worry im on the same boat as you.

Anyways, here is a latest pic of my car.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #5273
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So you didnt do your 30k yet? Don't worry im on the same boat as you.

Anyways, here is a latest pic of my car.
I love the contrast of the overlays with the color of your car. Dont get me wrong as a whole the car looks great too!
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Annnnnd... the TPMS light went off.
Did you have a big temperature swing? If you are right on the cusp of the air pressure margin then a change of 10 degrees in air temp could drop the pressure in your tires. When you drive and they heat up, it could also make it go away.

Edit - Didn't see your post above where you found the low tire.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #5275
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lol.. The "hopping" feeling is because your rear lower control arms are now being connected by the sway bar and end links... Instead of having your control arms basically always making contact with the road due to not being connected, they lift higher. Now when you turn left, you're rear left tire is planted to the ground and the bar is supporting the right hand side control arm up a little more then before. This is why you feel the "hopping". Your car should have dramatically less body roll now. Which is a good thing.
Well, less body roll is good, but actual hopping is not so great. Getting that 4th tire in the air looks cool in photos, but it means less tire in contact with the road and less tire in contact with the road hurts handling, power and braking.

OBD, what size say bar did you install, and did you change the front? Most AWD cars run a bigger front bar and a smaller rear bar. That may have something to do with it.

All of that said, if you are still on stock springs and struts, you may have just overdriven your suspension.
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