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Old 01-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #8876
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Thanks obd. Definitely open to anything that will cut down on bodyroll...
Rallisports UELs?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:02 PM   #8877
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Rallisports UELs?
IMO, not worth getting, as they have a change of throwing a CEL... Also, just doesn't make sense to get headers that won't give you gains, other than sound.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #8878
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Rallisports UELs?
Heard these throw CEL's? Already have a modded '02ep3 that lights up like an xmas tree from time to time...just don't want any headaches with the sube...
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #8879
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I would say look at some springs too, but I am not knowledgable with springs, so maybe someone else will chime in.
IMO, don't bother w/ springs unless u r upgrading the shocks/struts as well.

+1 on RSB & better tires.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #8880
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IMO, don't bother w/ springs unless u r upgrading the shocks/struts as well.

+1 on RSB & better tires.
++1 ^ I should of bought tires right after I got my swaybar but i was stubborn. Now I'm so happy i got off those ****ty all seasons.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #8881
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So before I cave in n have to take my car to the stealership I figured I'd ask you guys first to see if anyone else had this problem. I'm at about 46k mi on the odo and have done all necessary maint'd up to date. When I'm driving in gear in 3-4th, I let off the accelerator and hear from the front of the car a sound that sounds similar to a loose belt (squeaking/squealing). I can't get it to do it 100% of the time and the noise isn't loud. If someone could point me in the direction of where i should check first? or things to check I'd greatly appreciate it. The stealership wants to charge me 125$ just to look at the damn car which is ****ing bs. I asked the san diego nasioc group on FB but 0 reply's.
Thanks in advance, steve
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:41 PM   #8882
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Anyone know how to get the trunk unlock/gas door plastic piece removed from the driver carpet area? I unlocked it with my key and the plastic plate is off but won't pop out over the levers.

Any help would be appreciated, last step in removed my carpet!

Edit- NVM, got it without taking that piece out. Carpet is officially out of the car, new carpet installed today and picking up seats on Friday. Complete interior transformation.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:57 PM   #8883
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Anyone know how to get the trunk unlock/gas door plastic piece removed from the driver carpet area? I unlocked it with my key and the plastic plate is off but won't pop out over the levers.

Any help would be appreciated, last step in removed my carpet!
Pull the plastic handles off.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #8884
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@sellars21:

The seats and the "plastic" around the shifter are standard.
The 2.0R acropolis is, apart from the engine, similar to the WRX.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #8885
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Pull the plastic handles off.
Thanks dude, got the carpet out like 5 minutes after I made the post. I've done way more to this car then I originally planned.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #8886
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A rear sway bar, like $200 or $150-ish shipped to your door
Grippier Tires than stock, like $500
+1 on that. The only mods that I have so far as far as suspension/ handling is a rear 19mm swaybar (front 22mm not installed yet), and 17x8 wheels with 225-45 tires. It has made a pretty big difference in the body roll even without the front sway bar installed yet, and the wider tires help with overall grip.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:22 PM   #8887
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+1 on that. The only mods that I have so far as far as suspension/ handling is a rear 19" swaybar (front 22" not installed yet), and 17x8 wheels with 225-45 tires. It has made a pretty big difference in the body roll even without the front sway bar installed yet, and the wider tires help with overall grip.
19 inch!
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #8888
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19 inch!
LOL.. yeah that would look funny huh?
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #8889
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+1 on that. The only mods that I have so far as far as suspension/ handling is a rear 19mm swaybar (front 22mm not installed yet), and 17x8 wheels with 225-45 tires. It has made a pretty big difference in the body roll even without the front sway bar installed yet, and the wider tires help with overall grip.
Try 245's and you will have a racecar like me
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #8890
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Lol 225s seem to work for me

Out turned a wrx @outbackdream ;D
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #8891
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Thanks dude, got the carpet out like 5 minutes after I made the post. I've done way more to this car then I originally planned.
Lol heard that one before.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:20 PM   #8892
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Try 245's and you will have a racecar like me
I might try 235s next! My gas mileage doesn't like the wider tires, but my g-meter does.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #8893
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So before I cave in n have to take my car to the stealership I figured I'd ask you guys first to see if anyone else had this problem. I'm at about 46k mi on the odo and have done all necessary maint'd up to date. When I'm driving in gear in 3-4th, I let off the accelerator and hear from the front of the car a sound that sounds similar to a loose belt (squeaking/squealing). I can't get it to do it 100% of the time and the noise isn't loud. If someone could point me in the direction of where i should check first? or things to check I'd greatly appreciate it. The stealership wants to charge me 125$ just to look at the damn car which is ****ing bs. I asked the san diego nasioc group on FB but 0 reply's.
Thanks in advance, steve
I had this same sound in my OBS... My friend is telling me the bearing is bad, and the Mechanic told me it was the bearing too..


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Old 01-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #8894
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I had this same sound in my OBS... My friend is telling me the bearing is bad, and the Mechanic told me it was the bearing too..

Wheel bearing? Which bearing
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #8895
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Suspension is high on my list...just not sure what elements i could get for $500...strut tower bars and lower ties?
You can get lowering springs.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #8896
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I would say look at some springs too, but I am not knowledgable with springs, so maybe someone else will chime in.
Yea I just lowered my car last weekend, and I love it, it took a lot of the body roll away; and also if you want to take a lot out, you should also buy a strut bar or sway bars
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #8897
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Alright, so I have put a lot of mods in my subie and was wondering what you guys think of suspension.

What will be installed later this year.

Whiteline 20mm front sway bar
STI 19mm rear sway bar
kartboy endlinks
Bilstein GTWorx sport kit with RCE regular springs

Opinions are greatly appreciative.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #8898
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Yea I just lowered my car last weekend, and I love it, it took a lot of the body roll away; and also if you want to take a lot out, you should also buy a strut bar or sway bars
Springs are nice but will blow your oem suspension at some point . I would recommend replacing the entire strut assembly, either coils or inserts both will help. Strut bars don't help the new chassis as much as it did on the GC, GD's (basically pre 08).

235's are the recommended size I'm pretty sure and the stock size of the Wrx tires. However on a 8" wheel I would take the 245's any day lol.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #8899
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Ive got some new mods:

DEPO LED rear lights:
Be sure to post some day/night pics when you get them on! Thinking about getting them myself.
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Wheel bearing? Which bearing
Sorry, Wheel bearing.
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