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Old 05-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #12301
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The check engine light came back on while driving around today. Not surprised, there's probably a loose connection somewhere. Not gonna fiddle with the wiring again so that the dealer can hopefully diagnose the problem and fix it permanently.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #12302
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The check engine light came back on while driving around today. Not surprised, there's probably a loose connection somewhere. Not gonna fiddle with the wiring again so that the dealer can hopefully diagnose the problem and fix it permanently.
Good idea, I wouldn't mess with anything. If they are open tomorrow, I would give them a call. Perhaps you can get a loaner in the meantime.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #12303
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So I have a 2012 sport premium impreza and I have a question about my drivers seat. I was driving one day and started to accelerate and all of a sudden I feel the seat move back slightly and it made a sound like it was clicking into place after being adjusted. It feels more like the lumbar support inside the seat broke off and now I don't feel like there is any support in the seat.

When I sit in the passenger seat to compare, there is a significant difference in the amount of lumbar support so my thoughts are that it broke off. I am 185 pounds so it's not like I should have damaged it but I was wondering if this a problem someone else has had and if the warranty will cover it.
My car did/does the same thing. I was told it would be fixed under warranty, but the seats are on backorder. Seems there is very little in the way of replacement parts availaible. Call SOA and ask for Desire'.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #12304
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Good idea, I wouldn't mess with anything. If they are open tomorrow, I would give them a call. Perhaps you can get a loaner in the meantime.
I called them yesterday and have an appt for Tuesday morning (they said they'd have a loaner ready for me). I just couldn't resist trying to diagnose and fix the problem myself last night though.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #12305
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The check engine light came back on while driving around today. Not surprised, there's probably a loose connection somewhere. Not gonna fiddle with the wiring again so that the dealer can hopefully diagnose the problem and fix it permanently.
OMFG... me too.. and now when I drive above 70mph something rattles in the engine bay or something.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #12306
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Are you looking for the rear camber angle?
Height. But dont worry about it. With the Coil Spacers im 1/8" over of what new car sitting on the lot is. (i was cruising around and saw a subaru dealership so i pulled in and went over to what looks like a newly delivered subaru) So looks like the coil spacers fixed the rear settlement. If i hadnt fixed the rear im sure i would need an alignment more since i would be almost 3/4" lower than it should be
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #12307
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Height. But dont worry about it. With the Coil Spacers im 1/8" over of what new car sitting on the lot is. (i was cruising around and saw a subaru dealership so i pulled in and went over to what looks like a newly delivered subaru) So looks like the coil spacers fixed the rear settlement. If i hadnt fixed the rear im sure i would need an alignment more since i would be almost 3/4" lower than it should be
Just measured, on my limited it is 26.5" from floor to the rear quarter where it curves inward.

With regards to the alignment, there isn't much you can do with the rear suspension. Perhaps a toe adjustment only. There isn't a rear camber adjustment (there isn't on my STI, so I assume not on the new Impreza).
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #12308
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Just measured, on my limited it is 26.5" from floor to the rear quarter where it curves inward.

With regards to the alignment, there isn't much you can do with the rear suspension. Perhaps a toe adjustment only. There isn't a rear camber adjustment (there isn't on my STI, so I assume not on the new Impreza).
I would need to know where so i could compare measurements. We talking center of the wheel? Far rear side of the wheel well. Lots of curves on the car.

Something definite like where the tail light forms a V or the bottom most part of the rear wheel well. A point on a curve is very hard to put a definite location on.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #12309
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I would need to know where so i could compare measurements. We talking center of the wheel? Far rear side of the wheel well. Lots of curves on the car.
Center of the wheel/wheel well. I took the measurement from the outer curve, not the inner part of the fender lip. That measurement would be lower.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #12310
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Center of the wheel/wheel well. I took the measurement from the outer curve, not the inner part of the fender lip. That measurement would be lower.
Thanks ST Eye, i am at 26.5" or very very close. with my spacer.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #12311
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Thanks ST Eye, i am at 26.5" or very very close. with my spacer.
No problem. Do you happen to have a before and after pic of your car?
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #12312
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No problem. Do you happen to have a before and after pic of your car?
I do but the angle isnt the greatest for comparing. i didnt have a straight side view before only a skewed angle from the corner. Do you have a pic of your vehicle. after reading your last post im not sure that we are measuring to the same area. I was center of the wheel from the ground to the wheel well lip (where the body starts) Your measurement point sounds like its to the second arc above where i measured?
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #12313
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These spacers you did, did you install them on top of the tophats?
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #12314
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These spacers you did, did you install them on top of the tophats?
No they are in between spacers.

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I do have an exterior coil compressor so if i needed to i could install a spacer on top or bottom but it was much easier. Jack up the side, pop them in and, position them in the same spot on both sides then lower and repeat.

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:00 AM   #12315
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So i got a $50 giftcard to my local dealer for accessories and i was thinking about getting either the cargo organizer or the cargo nets, but from the pictures online i can't really see what the cargo nets even do for the hatchback. Anybody had any experience with either of these?
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #12316
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Wish my dealership would give me stuff like that.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #12317
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So i got a $50 giftcard to my local dealer for accessories and i was thinking about getting either the cargo organizer or the cargo nets, but from the pictures online i can't really see what the cargo nets even do for the hatchback. Anybody had any experience with either of these?
I personally have the rear seat back cargo net. Puts it at the seat backs instead of the hatchback so it doesn't impede on the hatch space/functionality much. It's perfect for rain jacket, scarves, hat (in the winter) etc. & I tuck my wiper fluid, etc between that & the seat back to keep it from sliding rolling around. I have the cargo tray & those nets & it keeps everything I need organized & out of the way.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:38 AM   #12318
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So i got a $50 giftcard to my local dealer for accessories and i was thinking about getting either the cargo organizer or the cargo nets, but from the pictures online i can't really see what the cargo nets even do for the hatchback. Anybody had any experience with either of these?
I have the side cargo nets, they don't really impede on the space in the hatch but probably because they are pretty small. I have the organizer and I like it a lot.

However, $50 isn't enough to buy the subaru one (or barely enough depending upon what they discount it as). FYI I was in Target and there is a rubbermaid version that I think also folds for under $30.00.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #12319
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So i got a $50 giftcard to my local dealer for accessories and i was thinking about getting either the cargo organizer or the cargo nets, but from the pictures online i can't really see what the cargo nets even do for the hatchback. Anybody had any experience with either of these?
Also think about things you need like touch up paint Its not quite 50. If you have nice wheels or plan on getting them Wheel Locks are a good addition.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #12320
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Also think about things you need like touch up paint Its not quite 50. If you have nice wheels or plan on getting them Wheel Locks are a good addition.
Is this touch up paint something i could apply myself without any additional equipment? Im assuming id just use it as little scratches/chips appear with time?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #12321
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Is this touch up paint something i could apply myself without any additional equipment? Im assuming id just use it as little scratches/chips appear with time?
usually a pen/marker/brush
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #12322
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Subaru's touch-up paint is identical to the Duplicolor ones that you can find at the auto parts store - that is the bottle and applicator. However the paint is specific to your color car. I think Duplicolor makes the touch-up paint for Subaru.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:09 PM   #12323
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Those of you with the fog light films, how are they holding up? I was thinking about trying out headlight armor drive they make them for our cars. I do only own to use them in crappy weather otherwise they are off
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Mine are holding up fine. Look the same as when I put them on.
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Mine are holding up fine. Look the same as when I put them on.
Mine are the same too... no signs of any wear. Only had them on a month or so but they've seen their share of rain & rocks from some country roads with no issues.
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