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Old 05-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #12051
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I can't even find a 2012 impreza on subarupartswarrhouse.
i had the same initial problem, but if you directly under accessories, it's there:

https://www.subaruonlineparts.com/in...ee45a41506b8e8
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #12052
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I can't even find a 2012 impreza on subarupartswarrhouse.
You have to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "2012" link. Yeah, lame, but actually not nearly as bad as some of the other sites I looked at to buy from.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #12053
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I ordered from Subarupartswarehouse.com on Sunday, got confirmation and tracking number on Tuesday, will arrive Thursday (tomorrow). Prices are good, certainly better than dealer. Shipping is high, but still a way better final price than going to my local dealer. Appears to be a dealer near Wallingford, CT running this site. I don't know about their customer service (yet).

Interestingly, when I Google search "Subaru parts" using Safari browser on my Mac, the text description for subarupartswarehouse.com shows a 15% off discount code (which worked). Google searches from a PC (Firefox/IE/Safari) show different text that does not mention the discount code (it's SPW-630, good thru June 30th, BTW).

I guess it's true, Macs ARE better.

What year is your car? I don't even see anything for the 2012 Impreza 2.0I
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #12054
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The answer to that question is literally right above your post.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #12055
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Warning: totally irrelevant post coming up...

when and how did i become a Scooby Specialist?

that is such a funny title and so inaccurate in my case since i've only own my first Subaru for less than two months.

It must reflect that i post countless newbie questions, as well as many useless posts such as...

oh never mind

back to your regularly useful posts from someone other than me...
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #12056
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I would rather brake and have to change cheap and easy brake pads faster then downshift and have to change the harder And more expensive clutch faster. It's all preference though.
A properly rev matched down shift shouldn't hurt the clutch at all.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #12057
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Warning: totally irrelevant post coming up...

when and how did i become a Scooby Specialist?

that is such a funny title and so inaccurate in my case since i've only own my first Subaru for less than two months.

It must reflect that i post countless newbie questions, as well as many useless posts such as...

oh never mind

back to your regularly useful posts from someone other than me...
I think it has to do with post count. Just my guess.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #12058
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Nevermind about the Subarupartswarehouse.. I found the link and it did give me a $47 discount on three items

Mesh grille
Exhaust tip
Rear seat protectors
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #12059
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Sorry if this post is in the wrong spot.

Anybody have a 2012 WRX sedan and feel like braking performance is super weak? I have 250 miles on it and got it about 3 weeks ago. Pushing the pedal hard doesn't grab like my 08' did and I bought that new also.

Could be the pads aren't seated yet and I need to give it more time, but I'm pretty confused by it because my 08' wagon felt much stronger.

Also, are all imprezas coming with the red hazard button now? Just curious because I ordered my car and it was delivered with the red hazard. I didn't ask for it and certainly not complaining, just wanted to know.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #12060
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Sorry if this post is in the wrong spot.

Anybody have a 2012 WRX sedan and feel like braking performance is super weak? I have 250 miles on it and got it about 3 weeks ago. Pushing the pedal hard doesn't grab like my 08' did and I bought that new also.

Could be the pads aren't seated yet and I need to give it more time, but I'm pretty confused by it because my 08' wagon felt much stronger.

Also, are all imprezas coming with the red hazard button now? Just curious because I ordered my car and it was delivered with the red hazard. I didn't ask for it and certainly not complaining, just wanted to know.
Yeah, wrong thread.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2184515

I will tell you that Grimmspeed makes a master cylinder for the pedal that's supposed to help with feedback. I'm fine with mine, I always get the response I want from it, but I know a lot of people have been dissatisfied.

Red hazard button has awesomely been added for a while, now. No more JDM swapping! haha
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #12061
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Warning: totally irrelevant post coming up...

when and how did i become a Scooby Specialist?

that is such a funny title and so inaccurate in my case since i've only own my first Subaru for less than two months.

It must reflect that i post countless newbie questions, as well as many useless posts such as...

oh never mind

back to your regularly useful posts from someone other than me...
It's based on number of posts. I think it's after 550 posts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #12062
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I think it has to do with post count. Just my guess.
yeah, i know. i just laugh that someone like me who is just verbose and overly involved in reading this forum got such a title.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #12063
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anyone have the side cargo nets installed? worth it and useful?

i've never had cargo nets in my cars, but was thinking it might tidy up things in the cargo area of my HB and maybe useful for things that i don't want to flop over...

for eg, are the side cargo nets big enough to hold a 5 qt container of oil? (bought some last weekend was unamused to hear the container sliding around in the back and slamming into the seats and side panels)
I have them, I told the dealer I would install them myself and when I got home realized you have to drill out a hole -- but there is a dimple right where the hole needs to be so drill I did and it worked fine.

They are small, about a foot across and a foot deep. You might be able to get a 5 quart oil container there, but maybe not.

I use them for my first aid kit, flare, gloves, travel umbrella, that sort of thing.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #12064
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anyone have the side cargo nets installed? worth it and useful?
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for eg, are the side cargo nets big enough to hold a 5 qt container of oil?
I installed a set a month ago. I use it to keep a quart of mobile for emergency and some rags and funnel. I would NOT use it to keep a 5 quart jug.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #12065
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I installed a set a month ago. I use it to keep a quart of mobile for emergency and some rags and funnel. I would NOT use it to keep a 5 quart jug.
thanks for the reality check. next time i think i'll put them on the floor in the back seat and maybe brace them somehow...or better, i should follow my wife who always keeps a box in the hatchback of her prius to hold items on occasion.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:59 PM   #12066
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I have them, I told the dealer I would install them myself and when I got home realized you have to drill out a hole -- but there is a dimple right where the hole needs to be so drill I did and it worked fine.

They are small, about a foot across and a foot deep. You might be able to get a 5 quart oil container there, but maybe not.

I use them for my first aid kit, flare, gloves, travel umbrella, that sort of thing.
question on installation: i looked up the instructions on the subaru tech site and the diagram suggests use of a 1/4" and 1/2" drill bit. which one is needed? are they suggesting to predrill a 1/4" pilot hole, followed by a 1/2" bit? or am i misreading it? i'm sure it will be obvious if and when i get them but i thought you might be able to shed light on this...

(it looks like one is supposed to be careful about the depth when drilling. 1/4" and put a piece of tape on the bit as a guide?)
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #12067
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they suggested using 1/4" to drill a pilot hole, then the 1/2" for the peg installation hole, depth not to exceed 1/4". be aware that there are insulation behind the plastic.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #12068
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they suggested using 1/4" to drill a pilot hole, then the 1/2" for the peg installation hole, depth not to exceed 1/4". be aware that there are insulation behind the plastic.
got it! thanks for the clarification. must mean that they did try to sound deaden our cars a little bit.

changing topics: i think that where the car seems to lack insulation is on the underside of the car. when rocks hit the bottom of my car, the impact is louder than i've experienced in my other/past cars.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #12069
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Woot for the red hazard! When I got in the car and saw it was like niceeee!

I think I'm going to drop it off and have the dealership check it out, or at least talk to the parts guy at South Coast Subaru cuz I know Ferdie knows everything Subie.

Like I said though, I had no concern over the 08' but this one just doesn't feel right.

Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I just don't have a lot of time to go searching, especially when I am supposed to be working

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Yeah, wrong thread.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2184515

I will tell you that Grimmspeed makes a master cylinder for the pedal that's supposed to help with feedback. I'm fine with mine, I always get the response I want from it, but I know a lot of people have been dissatisfied.

Red hazard button has awesomely been added for a while, now. No more JDM swapping! haha
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #12070
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Then you can drop some STI differentials in the thing and figure out how to get direct injection from the BRZ to work, and turbo, or just screw Subaru and drop an LS1 in it, because, race car!

Or you could figure out you bought an economy car, and not a sports car, and not waste your money trying to get it to be a race car, when it is never going to be that, no matter how big a wing you put on the back.
Totally uncalled for. This car, a cheap economy street car, has a far better chassis and suspension than full-on race cars from not that long ago. (Or tomorrow, if you call Nascar 'racing' ) Just because it has a smaller engine doesn't make it non-sporty, nor not deserving of mods that increase performance. In fact, *because* it's slower, mods will provide a larger percentage of benefit, and increase safety in the case of passing power.

Hood scoops, wings, ass-can mufflers, though, not cool.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #12071
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I find it interesting that alot of people criticising the short shift mod happen to be CVT owners. Its a functional mod that allows you to acclerate quicker. I find that my foot work is often waiting for my shifting and in stop and go traffic im sure others will appreciate my ability to get moving quicker as a result of the quick shift. It has real world application. Now, fart can Exhaust, metal pedals or big wings seem to be a little on the wanna be faster side of things.

I am used to german transmissions which seem to be more crisp.. i really hoping that the short shift mod will get me closer to what im used to.
I used a thread die to cut the threaded area of my Civic, CRX, Outback and Talon's shift levers down 1"-2", till the lever was too thick to cut further. Made a very nice change in the feel of the shift, and shortened the throw significantly. Kept the noise and vibration damping of the stock setup, and the look.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #12072
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Totally uncalled for. This car, a cheap economy street car, has a far better chassis and suspension than full-on race cars from not that long ago. (Or tomorrow, if you call Nascar 'racing' ) Just because it has a smaller engine doesn't make it non-sporty, nor not deserving of mods that increase performance. In fact, *because* it's slower, mods will provide a larger percentage of benefit, and increase safety in the case of passing power.

Hood scoops, wings, ass-can mufflers, though, not cool.
I partially disagree. This is not a sport eco hatch even though it says sport on the back of mine. It also is not a sporty hatch. A sport Eco hatch would be a civic type r. A sporty Eco hatch would be the mini Cooper s. I do agree that the spension is pretty good for an Eco box, but not "sporty" enough for me to call it a sport. About the "larger percent increase", I am going out on a limb here but I bet at best the most gain from bolt ons would be about 8whp. Your theory is that Subaru under engineer this motor that they resign to get the best mpg that simple bolt ons will make it a night and day faster. That is wishful thinking. But I do wish this car would have a little more power for a good passing at 60+mph
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:32 PM   #12073
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If you wanted a WRX or the next generation WRX you bought the wrong car.

You should enjoy what you have with modest investment and trade for the next generation WRX when it comes out.

If you try to make this car into a competent sports car, it will cost more than the current WRX costs, and be unique, but you will never get your money back from it because no one else will find the value you do in your one of a kind upgraded Impreza.

It would cost a fortune to get the horsepower over 200, forget about 300, then you have the differentials, brakes, and suspension that Subaru engineers tune to work together in the WRX.

And in two years the new WRX will be out, and it will probably be more fuel efficient than the current generation, making the same or better power, and with better suspension and handling than you end up with in your modifed 2.0i -- and probably for less than $10,000 over the cost of a new Sport.

If you want a short shifter, install it. If you want a one of a kind Impreza sleeper, it will cost you, and you will get spanked by most stock WRX's.

Unless, LS1. Because, race car.

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #12074
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Totally uncalled for. This car, a cheap economy street car, has a far better chassis and suspension than full-on race cars from not that long ago. (Or tomorrow, if you call Nascar 'racing' ) Just because it has a smaller engine doesn't make it non-sporty, nor not deserving of mods that increase performance. In fact, *because* it's slower, mods will provide a larger percentage of benefit, and increase safety in the case of passing power.

Hood scoops, wings, ass-can mufflers, though, not cool.
I agree. There will be an aftermarket to follow. we might have to wait a few years but thats not saying it wont come. anything can be made fast it just might take more money. Best advice is to enjoy the car the way it is now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #12075
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I did happen to have the opportunity to drive the old 2.5 and that motor feels so much better in acceleration and smoothness. I wish this car had a little more power. Maybe 155 or 160 hp. I think that would make the car feel so sluggish.
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