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Old 09-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #14101
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danstheman7, ans2k, CLL_OBP Thank you guys!! very nice of you guys to provide links to the bulbs you guys got!! much much thanks!!

i love this thread!! thanks again for the info! now to buy the bulbs.

anyone have a hard time getting the cover off the cargo area of the 5 door wagon? i couldnt get the cover off the cargo light. is it the same bulb as the dome and map lights?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #14102
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Yeah but you used oil I wouldn't run in my lawn mower!!!
really? well it was either that or quaker state. i always thought quaker state was cheaper quality. walmart didnt have mobil 1. was lookin for that.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #14103
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danstheman7, ans2k, CLL_OBP Thank you guys!! very nice of you guys to provide links to the bulbs you guys got!! much much thanks!!

i love this thread!! thanks again for the info! now to buy the bulbs.

anyone have a hard time getting the cover off the cargo area of the 5 door wagon? i couldnt get the cover off the cargo light. is it the same bulb as the dome and map lights?
I can't get the cover off either, though I'm pretty sure that's a different bulb. Go on the sylvania bulb guide, here.

http://www.sylvania.com/en-us/applic...s/lrgmain.aspx

The guide shows the trunk light as a different bulb.

Trunk/Cargo area Part Number: 168
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:08 AM   #14104
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Anyone notice they can see the seat heaters through the cloth on the sport model? I can only see it on the passenger side and i just noticed it today. :-(
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #14105
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Take a picture of it, I'm curious.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #14106
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Anyone notice they can see the seat heaters through the cloth on the sport model? I can only see it on the passenger side and i just noticed it today. :-(
lol i have seat covers to protect the weak ass fabric subaru used to make their seats with. also solves that ^^^^ problem too.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #14107
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lol i have seat covers to protect the weak ass fabric subaru used to make their seats with. also solves that ^^^^ problem too.
Do you have heated seats? If so, does it work through the covers?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #14108
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Do you have heated seats? If so, does it work through the covers?
you know what, that was one of the biggest worries i had when considering heated seated seats. oh i have the sport premium. but surprisingly they still work. not sure how they compare to not having seat covers. i bought the car in april. so i had no use for them until recently when the nights have gotten a little chilly. but yes they work. low takes a while and hi will get hot quick. i usually turn it on hi then switch it over to low to get it hot quick and stay on. but i have petty thin ones that you buy at walmart. not think tacky furry ones. you know the ones.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #14109
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i have petty thin ones that you buy at walmart. not think tacky furry ones. you know the ones.
So do you have the pink zebra striped ones, or the ones with a giant skull and flames?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #14110
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My vote is for the camo with harley logos
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:11 AM   #14111
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:14 AM   #14112
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So do you have the pink zebra striped ones, or the ones with a giant skull and flames?
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My vote is for the camo with harley logos
you guys are nuts. i got the hello kitty pink one. those are a little too much for me. japanese cars needs a japanese theme. isn't that how it works?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #14113
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Is anyone running axle backs or cat backs on these things? I'm coming from a wrx, and a 350whp forester. I'm going to miss that rumble but is there anything out there that can make a little more noise? And what sites are you using for parts? I can't find much on these cars. I want to do the sways and I see a few guys have them. Where'd you get them?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #14114
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No axleback or catback exhaust systems out yet for our cars...A few guys have had custom axlebacks fabricated with Magnaflow mufflers. I am patiently waiting for a system myself.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #14115
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Is anyone running axle backs or cat backs on these things? I'm coming from a wrx, and a 350whp forester. I'm going to miss that rumble but is there anything out there that can make a little more noise? And what sites are you using for parts? I can't find much on these cars. I want to do the sways and I see a few guys have them. Where'd you get them?
I did a muffler delete.

I removed the exhaust and put a 2" straight pipe pointing down. This really gives you the rumble you are looking for.


Ive only had it put in for 2 days. I plan on selling it because it didn't fly so well with the significant other.

I get it. Happy wife, happy life right...

If I do end up selling it I was going to sell it for $30. I sprayed the entire pipe with VHT Paint - Ceramic Coating (Black). I also put High heat Permatex RTV silicone around where the welding was done.

No other parts are needed. Its just as simple as remove your exhaust and bolting on the pipe.



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Old 09-24-2012, 05:46 PM   #14116
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Is anyone running axle backs or cat backs on these things? I'm coming from a wrx, and a 350whp forester. I'm going to miss that rumble but is there anything out there that can make a little more noise? And what sites are you using for parts? I can't find much on these cars. I want to do the sways and I see a few guys have them. Where'd you get them?
I bought the 20mm white line RSB on eBay. Made a world of difference. I recommend adding before end links as well, as the stiffer bar will easily overpower the stock units.

Going to do the muffler delete, likely with a small resonator, sometime soon.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:00 PM   #14117
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Hey gang, how would I know if my engine was flashed without my knowing? Would the dealer have to disclose that they did the flash?
Anyone? The car seems funny to me. How would I know if a flash was done?
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #14118
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Anyone? The car seems funny to me. How would I know if a flash was done?
Fairly certain you need a dealer computer to verify the current ECU firmware.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #14119
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Anyone? The car seems funny to me. How would I know if a flash was done?
Describe how your car feels.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #14120
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I bought the 20mm white line RSB on eBay. Made a world of difference. I recommend adding before end links as well, as the stiffer bar will easily overpower the stock units.

Going to do the muffler delete, likely with a small resonator, sometime soon.
Maybe over 19mm causes issues i think our endlinks are the same as the sti ones. I do think they look pretty weak though
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #14121
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Maybe over 19mm causes issues i think our endlinks are the same as the sti ones. I do think they look pretty weak though
Yeah sti endlinks arent wonderful either. If youre updrading the sways doing endlinks is def the move. Its dumb otherwise. Cant wait to have a slowww car, not.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #14122
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I did a muffler delete.

I removed the exhaust and put a 2" straight pipe pointing down. This really gives you the rumble you are looking for.


Ive only had it put in for 2 days. I plan on selling it because it didn't fly so well with the significant other.

I get it. Happy wife, happy life right...

If I do end up selling it I was going to sell it for $30. I sprayed the entire pipe with VHT Paint - Ceramic Coating (Black). I also put High heat Permatex RTV silicone around where the welding was done.

No other parts are needed. Its just as simple as remove your exhaust and bolting on the pipe.



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I might be interested in buying that custom drop down. Where are you located?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #14123
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I don't understand. Why would you delete your muffler? It's not going to make the thing any faster...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #14124
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I don't understand. Why would you delete your muffler? It's not going to make the thing any faster...
Purely for sound. Also a small weight reduction.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #14125
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does anyone know what the bulbs are for the map light, dome light, and cargo light of the 2012 Impreza Wagon are?? I checked out the owner's manual and it doesnt tell you what type of light it uses. It just tells you the voltage the bulb uses but not the type/model.

anyone has some recommendation on some good LEDs to replace the stock bulbs for those areas? I'm looking to add a LED strip on the back cargo area since the stock light in the cargo is rather weak and useless to light the back cargo area.

as always, thanks in advance.

http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/660...BE-Ball_21.pdf
I found SuperBrightLEDs to be a good source. I ordered replacement bulbs for the map, dome, and hatch. Also changed the accent "eyebrow" bulbs on the front headlights.
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