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Old 11-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #14501
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If anybody's curious, I ended up improvizing by using a two-pronged spade connector; one of the prongs fit perfectly into the conducting part of the connector, and there was room for the other prong to the side. I then taped it all up and zip tied the wires together on either side of the connection to absorb any stress. Not the prettiest connection, but it should hold, and will be easy to revert back to stock.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #14502
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Yeah I took a bunch; I'll put them up later tonight probably.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #14503
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If anybody's curious, I ended up improvizing by using a two-pronged spade connector; one of the prongs fit perfectly into the conducting part of the connector, and there was room for the other prong to the side. I then taped it all up and zip tied the wires together on either side of the connection to absorb any stress. Not the prettiest connection, but it should hold, and will be easy to revert back to stock.
I too used this same route. I have been running it like this for a couple of months now and so far so good.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:31 PM   #14504
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Yeah I took a bunch; I'll put them up later tonight probably.
Started a new thread and posted them there: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2428516
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:35 AM   #14505
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Here they are installed on my car, prepare to cut a small penetration hole in the inner splash guard for the inner mounting bracket to be available for the rear mudflaps. Give yourself enough time and purchase 3M Stage 2 Mounting Tape (green print) to put the aero splash guard back on.









Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

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Nice pictures, the mudflaps look good. How are you liking the look so far? No issues or problems? Are those rubber as well?

I'm basically debating between these or the rally armor urethane ones.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #14506
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Nice pictures, the mudflaps look good. How are you liking the look so far? No issues or problems? Are those rubber as well?

I'm basically debating between these or the rally armor urethane ones.
Thank you, I love the look and they function really well considering I work on a muddy job site everyday. No issues other than they bottom out whenever I go up a steep incline with anyone in the back but that is to be blamed on the spring rate of the stock springs. These are the rally armor UR btw I may have misunderstood your request earlier. Thanks.

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #14507
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Thank you, I love the look and they function really well considering I work on a muddy job site everyday. No issues other than they bottom out whenever I go up a steep incline with anyone in the back but that is to be blamed on the spring rate of the stock springs. These are the rally armor UR btw I may have misunderstood your request earlier. Thanks.

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If you're tired of the rear flaps scraping, you could drill new mounting holes 1/2" or so above the old ones. Works great and looks better IMO
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #14508
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If you're tired of the rear flaps scraping, you could drill new mounting holes 1/2" or so above the old ones. Works great and looks better IMO
Thanks, yea I've contemplated doing that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #14509
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Here they are installed on my car, prepare to cut a small penetration hole in the inner splash guard for the inner mounting bracket to be available for the rear mudflaps. Give yourself enough time and purchase 3M Stage 2 Mounting Tape (green print) to put the aero splash guard back on.



Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

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Looks great! What crossbars did you use (model number?) Do they bolt onto the factory roof rails?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #14510
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Looks great! What crossbars did you use (model number?) Do they bolt onto the factory roof rails?
Thank you very much, it's Thule 450R Rapid Crossroad Feet and ARB47 (47" Cross bars) BUT because of the tapered roof rails I would get ARB50 as there is not enough room from the inadequate length of the crossbars to put the caps on the rail in the front. They strap around the factory rail on the sport and then lock with a key, they are definitely more secure from theft and a better build I believe. I got everything for a good deal, so I could justify the cost. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #14511
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Snow tires!

Went from a sporty car to sounding like a truck! I'm sure mileage will take a bath as well, more than usual in the winter.

These are Nordman 2 (Chinese made snow tires using retired Nokian tire molds) mounted on new rims blacked out with plastidip.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #14512
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can anyone tell me if these will fit the 2.0i impreza?

http://www.cruxmotorsports.com/index...&product_id=71

i want the i badge overlay
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #14513
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@myrt1987 yes as long as you do not have the sport mesh grill
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:57 PM   #14514
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Thank you sir.


This is probably a stupid question, whats the difference between spark silver and silver? metallic flake?
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #14515
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Just took the car out in the snow for the first time. I'm not impressed at all. I'm guessing its the tires but this car does not feel as stable as my other subarus have felt in the snow. My 06 impreza 2.5i felt like a tank. My '12 impreza sport feels like it constantly wants to go from side to side.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #14516
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Just took the car out in the snow for the first time. I'm not impressed at all. I'm guessing its the tires but this car does not feel as stable as my other subarus have felt in the snow. My 06 impreza 2.5i felt like a tank. My '12 impreza sport feels like it constantly wants to go from side to side.
I am right there with you. The Yokohama' s are HORRENDOUS in the snow. It was a rough ride home, it might as well have been a FWD car.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:26 PM   #14517
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Thank you sir.


This is probably a stupid question, whats the difference between spark silver and silver? metallic flake?
Correct the normal silver is just a plain silver no flake if you look at the picture of the I badge that is a spark silver it has a heavy metal flake in it.

Im going to try and get pictures up of all the vinyl colors in the next few weeks.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #14518
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Thanks again boost3d!




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Just took the car out in the snow for the first time. I'm not impressed at all. I'm guessing its the tires but this car does not feel as stable as my other subarus have felt in the snow. My 06 impreza 2.5i felt like a tank. My '12 impreza sport feels like it constantly wants to go from side to side.
Same here. It was super fun but not much traction, i was kinda surprised. and afterwards my tpms light was on. any ideas why? am i leaking air? cold temps to blame?
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #14519
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In this segment, buyers on the fence choose one car over another to save a few hundred bucks. Be glad Subaru chose to cut corners on the tires rather than somewhere else.

Anyone serious about tires, batteries, speakers and head units treats the stockers as place holders.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #14520
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In this segment, buyers on the fence choose one car over another to save a few hundred bucks. Be glad Subaru chose to cut corners on the tires rather than somewhere else.

Anyone serious about tires, batteries, speakers and head units treats the stockers as place holders.

he he you mean everyone doesn't love 330cca batteries. last time I said battery change had a whole bunch of ppl that were fine with the oem bat in the mtl. hmm lets see interstate mtp 35, pioneer avh 4400bh, kumho ecsta 4x aka cheap pirelli knockoffs, general altimax arctic for winter aka cheaper than blizzaks, hmmm speakers if your gonna upgrade um might as well add a sub and a good amp. I would add wipers to that list also but
then again i am picky.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #14521
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Just took the car out in the snow for the first time. I'm not impressed at all. I'm guessing its the tires but this car does not feel as stable as my other subarus have felt in the snow. My 06 impreza 2.5i felt like a tank. My '12 impreza sport feels like it constantly wants to go from side to side.
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that thinks that! Had to drive on snow covered roads tonight and the car was sliding all over the place. I know tires have a lot to do with it, but so far I'm also not impressed.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #14522
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Get winter tires! Had 8" of snow today, drove past multiple accidents and watched people sliding all over the place. My car was a tank, the only things I had to worry about were the other cars, I now have compete confidence in mine.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #14523
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Thanks again boost3d!






Same here. It was super fun but not much traction, i was kinda surprised. and afterwards my tpms light was on. any ideas why? am i leaking air? cold temps to blame?
Check your pressure obviously...but it could be something simple like packed snow in the wheel. When i had my previous impreza the ABS light would always go on when the front wheels were packed with snow. Used to go away once the snow was gone after a little driving.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #14524
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Get winter tires! Had 8" of snow today, drove past multiple accidents and watched people sliding all over the place. My car was a tank, the only things I had to worry about were the other cars, I now have compete confidence in mine.
I think I might need to. Thats a 500 dollar expense I didn't want to have to make.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #14525
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Thank you, I love the look and they function really well considering I work on a muddy job site everyday. No issues other than they bottom out whenever I go up a steep incline with anyone in the back but that is to be blamed on the spring rate of the stock springs. These are the rally armor UR btw I may have misunderstood your request earlier. Thanks.

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Sorry just wanted to confirm, you have Rally Armors and not the ones from Pierre? I'm really liking the look.
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