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Old 07-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #13151
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I have a 2012 Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door, and I noticed yesterday that if I'm driving at 45+ mph and I have the two front windows rolled up, and either of (or both) the rear windows rolled down that there is a severe and rapid change of cabin pressure that is very uncomfortable to the ears and causes the whole cabin to vibrate very intensely. The rapid change of cabin pressure persist for as long as the rear windows are rolled down until you roll down one of (or both) the front windows.

This is very odd, and I'm wondering if I am alone in having this problem or if it can be reproduced in other 2012 Impreza sedans?
try opening both windows on one side of the car, you will get a better breeze and a lot less buffeting.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:19 AM   #13152
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That will happen in any car. Trapped air is trying to escape from the same source that the air is rushing in from.
Hmm interesting. I drove a pick-up truck for 10 years prior to picking up my Impreza, so maybe I missed out on this

Would that same logic applies to the front windows as well? Because this only occurs with the rear windows.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #13153
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Hmm interesting. I drove a pick-up truck for 10 years prior to picking up my Impreza, so maybe I missed out on this

Would that same logic applies to the front windows as well? Because this only occurs with the rear windows.
only rear Windows. I don't understand the physics behind it, but every 4 door car i have owned has done this. My Subaru is my 4th four door car
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #13154
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I don't know the exact physics behind it either but I do think some cars are worse than others by their design. My dad had a 97 Grand Cherokee. If you only opened the back windows. Your ears would be bleeding after a few minutes!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #13155
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I don't know the exact physics behind it either but I do think some cars are worse than others by their design. My dad had a 97 Grand Cherokee. If you only opened the back windows. Your ears would be bleeding after a few minutes!
Sounds reasonable Thanks gang!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #13156
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Question '12 Impreza 2.0i Hatchback Subwoofer/Cargo Tray Compatibility

Just got word that my '12 Impreza 2.0i hatch is in port. Should be delivered in a couple of weeks or less. When I ordered it, I chose both the cargo tray & subwoofer options, but have read that they are not compatible items. That said, Subaru's ordering system did let me order both items.

Anyone else have both of these options in the back of their Impreza hatch and care to comment?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #13157
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As the Sub is mounted to the seat and moves with it when folded down. I don't think there would be an issue with the cargo tray.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #13158
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Has anyone found/experienced a good pair of PSX24W(yellow) bulbs that are not too hot and won't melt the fog light housing on the 2012 Impreza?

If so, where did you purchase it from?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:10 PM   #13159
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As the Sub is mounted to the seat and moves with it when folded down. I don't think there would be an issue with the cargo tray.
Ah ha. Mounted to the seat. That is a detail I couldn't find. Sort of looked like it was mounted to the floor in the hatch in the pictures I googled. Thx!
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:19 PM   #13160
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Yeah, I had one on my order but canceled it as soon as I found that out. I use the back hatch as a cargo area more than I do for seating. seemed like it would be a PITA with it mounted that way.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #13161
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Has anyone found/experienced a good pair of PSX24W(yellow) bulbs that are not too hot and won't melt the fog light housing on the 2012 Impreza?

If so, where did you purchase it from?
Instead of yellow bulbs, I ordered this in yellow:

http://www.lamin-x.com/One-Universal...ver-p/1-48.htm

Throws yellow light, and protects the glass lenses from rock strikes.

I haven't installed it on my Impreza yet, but I had this product on my VW Golf's fog lights. Looked nice.

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #13162
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I guess it's just me, but I always thought yellow fog lights look gross
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #13163
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I guess it's just me, but I always thought yellow fog lights look gross
I agree 100%, but apparently yellow is the most useful color spectrum.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #13164
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I guess it's just me, but I always thought yellow fog lights look gross
For those who don't like yellow but still want the rock protection, you can get Lamin-X in clear too.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #13165
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Fog lights should always be yellow. It's about seeing in fog, not being a ricer nonce with bluish laser beams blinding opposing traffic.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #13166
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Fog lights should always be yellow. It's about seeing in fog, not being a ricer nonce with bluish laser beams blinding opposing traffic.
When I only need to use use my fog lights 5 days out of the year, I'm not going to bother changing the color.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #13167
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When I only need to use use my fog lights 5 days out of the year, I'm not going to bother changing the color.
Adding a yellow film does not do much functionally to the light output but it looks better IMHO
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:05 PM   #13168
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I have a 2012 Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door, and I noticed yesterday that if I'm driving at 45+ mph and I have the two front windows rolled up, and either of (or both) the rear windows rolled down that there is a severe and rapid change of cabin pressure that is very uncomfortable to the ears and causes the whole cabin to vibrate very intensely. The rapid change of cabin pressure persist for as long as the rear windows are rolled down until you roll down one of (or both) the front windows.

This is very odd, and I'm wondering if I am alone in having this problem or if it can be reproduced in other 2012 Impreza sedans?
Want to have some fun? Try driving a Honda Hit at about 65 MPH and then rolling down both rear windows. The car will want to "Hop" all over the place. It is one of the tests that I perform when evaluating a new car. The "interference" is a "physics" thing relating to air pressure.

Simply roll down one or more front windows by 1/2 to 1 inch and all will be well.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #13169
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Just got word that my '12 Impreza 2.0i hatch is in port. Should be delivered in a couple of weeks or less. When I ordered it, I chose both the cargo tray & subwoofer options, but have read that they are not compatible items. That said, Subaru's ordering system did let me order both items.

Anyone else have both of these options in the back of their Impreza hatch and care to comment?

Have both and they work fine together. I have one of the early "pre-order" Sport Limited (Hatchbacks). Installation is just a bit more of a pain for the dealership if you have both options.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #13170
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Want to have some fun? Try driving a Honda Hit at about 65 MPH and then rolling down both rear windows. The car will want to "Hop" all over the place. It is one of the tests that I perform when evaluating a new car. The "interference" is a "physics" thing relating to air pressure.

Simply roll down one or more front windows by 1/2 to 1 inch and all will be well.
Rolling down only the back windows in my old '10 GTI would make the car sound like there was a chopper inside my car. The slap was freakin' terrible and if I didn't either close them or open the front windows in time, it would feel like someone did an open palmed slap onto my ears *ouch*
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:43 PM   #13171
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When I only need to use use my fog lights 5 days out of the year, I'm not going to bother changing the color.
Buy yellow bulbs. Derp.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #13172
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Adding a yellow film does not do much functionally to the light output but it looks better IMHO
I agree that it looks better, but my other reason for using the film is to provide some impact protection.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:08 PM   #13173
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Buy yellow bulbs. Derp.
No, I don't want yellow film, yellow light, anything
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #13174
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When I only need to use use my fog lights 5 days out of the year, I'm not going to bother changing the color.
You never turn on your fog lights? I always ha e mine on. I figure, why not?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #13175
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No, I don't want yellow film, yellow light, anything
Then your fog lights are driving lights with a fog diffusion pattern.
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