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Old 11-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #26
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Do you have the sport package with your 2.5i?
If by "sport package" you mean I've installed aftermarket springs and a front strut tower brace, and will be purchasing a rear strut tower brace and rear sway bar over the winter, and also be getting TEIN coilovers shortly into the spring, then yes, yes I have the sport package.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:58 AM   #27
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I'm doing it because:
a) It's cheap as dirt
b) I'd like a little more noise
c) For God's sake, have you seen the size of the 2.5i exhaust tip compared to the cutout in the bumper?! I'm embarrassed by it, it's so small (yes, I know... that's what SHE said *rolls his eyes*), so this will fill out and balance the rear bumper a bit.
For the price of the tip it's well worth it. Will the exhaust give more rumble?
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #28
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I meant the stock sport package that Subaru has as an option. With the body kit and all.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:49 PM   #29
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I meant the stock sport package that Subaru has as an option. With the body kit and all.
the sport package is a canada only package, its basically the same as the us premium package, but i believe we get a few extras they dont, like the heater mirrors and windshield
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:47 AM   #30
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the sport package is a canada only package, its basically the same as the us premium package, but i believe we get a few extras they dont, like the heater mirrors and windshield
Sport package in Canada also got side skirts and skirts on the bumpers. US just got the brakes, traction, body colored pieces, interior leather pieces and upgraded stereo
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:01 AM   #31
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For the price of the tip it's well worth it. Will the exhaust give more rumble?
The exhaust is on, pictures up in the member's gallery. Is there more rumble? I dunno. It's hard to hear from the driver's seat because the engine itself is a tad noisy. My friends all swear it sounds a lot better, but even when I stood by the exhaust, it sounded like the engine, not the exhaust, was making most of the noise. It looks good, though.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:35 PM   #32
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So it's time for an oil change on this 2.5i... is there a DIY for oil change? I want to do it myself and I've never changed oil before.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:23 PM   #33
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I've changed the oil on alot of cars (not on my 2008 OBS tho), and its pretty simple. There are alot of websites out there that have the basic procedure, and your owner's manual should have info on how to do it, but I'll list the steps for you here anyway.

1. Run the car for a lil while, like maybe 5 minutes idling. The oil flows better when its a little warm, but if the car has been running for a long time, it'll be real hot.
2. Find the drain plug (sry, can't help you there on the 2.5i, this is my first sube), and remove it, the oil will start coming out once you do. Be sure your oil pan is positioned to catch the oil before you remove the plug!
3. Once the oil is all out find the oil filter and unscrew it. You should be able to remove it by hand. Remember lefty loosey righty tighty. Lol. There is oil in this bad boy too and it will start running out once you've got the oil filter loosened up. Again, make sure your oil pan is positioned under it.
4. Get the new oil filter out and fill it up with new oil. Be sure to spread a little bit of the new oil around the black rubber gasket of the new filter with your finger.
5. Next put the oil filter back on the engine and screw it in. This part is a little tricky because oil will be coming out of the filter and onto you while you're trying to screw the damn thing into the engine. Still, you gotta be careful because it is easy to mis-thread the filter and then you're in a boatload of hurt.
6. When screwing the new filter in, be sure that it is real easy to turn for at least a few full revolutions, this somewhat ensures that the filter isn't mis-threaded. Continue turning until you feel the rubber gasket make contact with the engine, and then turn about 1/3 to 1/2 revolution farther. It doesn't have to be SUPER tight.
7. Replace the drain plug and fill the engine back up with oil to the manufacturer recommended level. The amount of oil required will be in your users manual.

So thats pretty much it. However, there are a few reasons why you probably want to take your car to the dealer to have this done (I know, I know paying someone else work on your car is like paying someone to sleep with your girl, but still). Your manufacturer's powertrain warranty is contingent on the proper maintenance of the engine and that includes oil changes. Not that its hard to do, but it can be a POTA to keep the neccessary documentation safe in case you (heaven forbid) need to cash in on the warranty and SOA asks you to prove that YOU changed the oil every 7.5k miles.
Anyway, if you decide to do it yourself more power to you, just keep your autozone receipts or whatever.

Also, use I'm pretty sure our cars all come with synthetic motor oil. Its important to keep consistent (either conventional or synthetic). The type of oil you need should be listed in your owner's manual somewhere.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:59 PM   #34
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I've changed the oil on alot of cars (not on my 2008 OBS tho), and its pretty simple. There are alot of websites out there that have the basic procedure, and your owner's manual should have info on how to do it, but I'll list the steps for you here anyway.

1. Run the car for a lil while, like maybe 5 minutes idling. The oil flows better when its a little warm, but if the car has been running for a long time, it'll be real hot.
2. Find the drain plug (sry, can't help you there on the 2.5i, this is my first sube), and remove it, the oil will start coming out once you do. Be sure your oil pan is positioned to catch the oil before you remove the plug!
3. Once the oil is all out find the oil filter and unscrew it. You should be able to remove it by hand. Remember lefty loosey righty tighty. Lol. There is oil in this bad boy too and it will start running out once you've got the oil filter loosened up. Again, make sure your oil pan is positioned under it.
4. Get the new oil filter out and fill it up with new oil. Be sure to spread a little bit of the new oil around the black rubber gasket of the new filter with your finger.
5. Next put the oil filter back on the engine and screw it in. This part is a little tricky because oil will be coming out of the filter and onto you while you're trying to screw the damn thing into the engine. Still, you gotta be careful because it is easy to mis-thread the filter and then you're in a boatload of hurt.
6. When screwing the new filter in, be sure that it is real easy to turn for at least a few full revolutions, this somewhat ensures that the filter isn't mis-threaded. Continue turning until you feel the rubber gasket make contact with the engine, and then turn about 1/3 to 1/2 revolution farther. It doesn't have to be SUPER tight.
7. Replace the drain plug and fill the engine back up with oil to the manufacturer recommended level. The amount of oil required will be in your users manual.

So thats pretty much it. However, there are a few reasons why you probably want to take your car to the dealer to have this done (I know, I know paying someone else work on your car is like paying someone to sleep with your girl, but still). Your manufacturer's powertrain warranty is contingent on the proper maintenance of the engine and that includes oil changes. Not that its hard to do, but it can be a POTA to keep the neccessary documentation safe in case you (heaven forbid) need to cash in on the warranty and SOA asks you to prove that YOU changed the oil every 7.5k miles.
Anyway, if you decide to do it yourself more power to you, just keep your autozone receipts or whatever.

Also, use I'm pretty sure our cars all come with synthetic motor oil. Its important to keep consistent (either conventional or synthetic). The type of oil you need should be listed in your owner's manual somewhere.
2008 imprezas do not come with synthetic.

Here's my story on my first oil change.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1638652
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:32 PM   #35
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Nacron, thanks for the tips about the filter tool. I hear some people are switching their cars to synthetic early on. Is that what you did?
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:37 AM   #36
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Nacron, thanks for the tips about the filter tool. I hear some people are switching their cars to synthetic early on. Is that what you did?
I think I misunderstood the manual. Now that I re-read it, it seems that only 3.0 liter engines need to be changed at 3k miles. Oh well, running good with the 0W20 oil.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:58 AM   #37
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For the price of the tip it's well worth it. Will the exhaust give more rumble?
Probably not. The 2.5i have equal length headers which take away the rumble. I don't know how much you know about Subarus or cars in general but the "rumble" is the result of unequal length exhaust headers. I think I remember hearing that 2.5i headers are just barely barely barely unequal length but they're so close that most people would say it doesn't have the boxer rumble.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:55 AM   #38
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Make sure you use a new crush washer on the drain plug, if not you will get a leak. Also if plug is not tight enough, it will leak.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #39
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Default 2008 cold air intake... stock

hey anyone else notice the cold air intake that comes stock on the 2008 2.5i? well, here are some pictures of my OBS, i figure it comes on all the NA 2008+ scoobys.

ok before the flames begin I DID search the forums before i posted this for it being posted elsewhere! haha for like 30 minutes too.

i took some crummy cell phone pics. here ya go.






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Old 11-28-2008, 02:39 AM   #40
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hey anyone else notice the cold air intake that comes stock on the 2008 2.5i? well, here are some pictures of my OBS, i figure it comes on all the NA 2008+ scoobys.

ok before the flames begin I DID search the forums before i posted this for it being posted elsewhere! haha for like 30 minutes too.

i took some crummy cell phone pics. here ya go.





It's not a "cold air intake" in the genuine sense. Yes, it does introduce some cold air into the intake box, but it's more like just an air duct. Had something similar on my stock intake on my ford focus.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:58 PM   #41
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subaru has been using the same pieces for years
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:19 PM   #42
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Anybody is making an aftermarket Cold air intake that is worthed? Would I get more poney out of my non-turbo 2.5?

Thanks
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:29 PM   #43
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i just ordered the 09 shifter trim, looks like the sti one without the stupid lighted logo and the front part actually holds things in, instead of being a flat shelf, ill post pics when i get it in
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:03 AM   #44
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i just ordered the 09 shifter trim, looks like the sti one without the stupid lighted logo and the front part actually holds things in, instead of being a flat shelf, ill post pics when i get it in
VERY interested to see this, I hate the tray

*like this?
Does it come in different colors? Guess its a bit of an improvement.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:44 PM   #45
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VERY interested to see this, I hate the tray

*like this?
Does it come in different colors? Guess its a bit of an improvement.
Interesting. I didn't realize that the new 09 trim would fit that easily in our 08's.
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:03 PM   #46
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Hmmm... how much did you get it for? gotta part no?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:56 AM   #47
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yes, thats the piece, dont have it yet, dealership ordered it a couple days ago, didn't bother paying for overnight shipping, should have it within a week. When i get it ill take pictures along with the part numbers (the rubber mat is a seperate part) As for price, i was shocked, its like $35 cdn
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:08 PM   #48
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yes, thats the piece, dont have it yet, dealership ordered it a couple days ago, didn't bother paying for overnight shipping, should have it within a week. When i get it ill take pictures along with the part numbers (the rubber mat is a seperate part) As for price, i was shocked, its like $35 cdn
Thanks. Looking forward to getting some info. Maybe you could post up a how to w/ pics?
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:08 PM   #49
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n/p, there isn't much to it anyways, ive had it out a few times, for the short shifter install and to run wiring for my underseat sub
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:09 AM   #50
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I am also very interested in this mod...that blue light bugs the **** out of me too...anyone know what part number that bulb is and how to replace it? I still dont get why they would put a blue light in there when everything else lights up red...
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