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Old 11-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #14551
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I looked this up on the CR web site. The sedan got above average marks in the Squeaks & Rattles category, and the hatchback got below average in that category. So that explains the difference.

I wonder why the sedan is less prone to squeaks and rattles than the hatchback?
Yeah i look at some of the rattle threads and wonder what people are talking about. Less rattles because the frame might be more stiff so less movement
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #14552
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Smaller cabin, less room for rattles maybe?
Well half the rattles my car has is from the hatch or somewhere around the hatch. So it makes sense
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #14553
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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
I got hooked. I ordered the stars logo with reflective green stars on carbon fiber background ( for my two tone teal sport). Cheaper directly from them vs eBay.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:25 PM   #14554
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I purchased the Husky all weather-beater floor mats. they fit about 8 out of 10. they dont fit exactly tight and snug. They aren't super high quality material. they are not like the all-weather mats of OEM. they are thin material. they are like the same material used in sport water bottles but thicker. you'll see one in my pictures. but for 91 dollars they are great
http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com says the husky weatherbeaters are only available for the 2013 impreza. Do these fit the 2012 impreza?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #14555
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its the same car I checked the husky site to be sure and yep part no. 99801 so same thing.
you are all good.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #14556
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awesome, i just noticed that too. i'm going to ordering them now with winter coming.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #14557
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I got hooked. I ordered the stars logo with reflective green stars on carbon fiber background ( for my two tone teal sport). Cheaper directly from them vs eBay.
Nice. I NEED the i-badge. Im thinkin spark silver logo on flat black vinyl will really make it pop.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #14558
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Nice. I NEED the i-badge. Im thinkin spark silver logo on flat black vinyl will really make it pop.
I'm liking this too, I'll be waiting for you to post some pictures.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #14559
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Nice. I NEED the i-badge. Im thinkin spark silver logo on flat black vinyl will really make it pop.
I the "I" on the i-badge supposed to stand for Impreza, or is it a logo for some company that produces aftermarket parts for cars?
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #14560
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I the "I" on the i-badge supposed to stand for Impreza, or is it a logo for some company that produces aftermarket parts for cars?
Impreza. The I badge dates back far, pre-bugeye days.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #14561
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Cool. thanks I did not know that.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #14562
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So what are the widest tires anybody fit on 2012 Impreza?
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #14563
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So what are the widest tires anybody fit on 2012 Impreza?
on stock rims? i bet a 225 could fit with a little bulge. but with after market. seems like a 8.5 with a +45 or so could fit with a 245 or 255 with negative camber. but just a hypothesis.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #14564
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I got a turndown made and installed on my 2012 Sport today. Sounds awesome!! Hella 500 black magic lights will be going on next week!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #14565
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on stock rims? i bet a 225 could fit with a little bulge. but with after market. seems like a 8.5 with a +45 or so could fit with a 245 or 255 with negative camber. but just a hypothesis.
I put Rotas on my car with 225/45/17 tires. Wheels are 17x7.5 48 offset. Steering feels weird.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #14566
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I put Rotas on my car with 225/45/17 tires. Wheels are 17x7.5 48 offset. Steering feels weird.
How does it feel weird? Is it less responsive or sluggish? I am going to mount my 18s in the spring and I want to know if this is a bad idea or anything.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:40 PM   #14567
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I only put maybe 40 miles on them so probably it's just me. But car feels sluggish and not as responsive as when 205/50/17 were on. I can't really figure it out. Side by side tires look identical maybe 225/45 is tad taller. Anyway, It will take some time to get used to them. But looking at weather we will only get 1 nice week and back to snow so winter set (195/60/16) is going back on my car. My wife looked at me like I was a moron after she saw me switching wheels only after I put them 3 days before. Ha ha
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:51 PM   #14568
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Weigh more?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #14569
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More rotational mass I would guess. What size were your OEM rims?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #14570
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I didn't check weight but just carrying them up and down stairs I wager difference will be minimal.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #14571
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More rotational mass I would guess. What size were your OEM rims?
OEM 205/50/17
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:12 AM   #14572
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I put Rotas on my car with 225/45/17 tires. Wheels are 17x7.5 48 offset. Steering feels weird.
I have almost the same deal but mine are 225/50/17 on some other lightweight forged wheels. No steering or rubbing issues here! Maybe it's your tread pattern?
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #14573
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I only put maybe 40 miles on them so probably it's just me. But car feels sluggish and not as responsive as when 205/50/17 were on. I can't really figure it out. Side by side tires look identical maybe 225/45 is tad taller. Anyway, It will take some time to get used to them. But looking at weather we will only get 1 nice week and back to snow so winter set (195/60/16) is going back on my car. My wife looked at me like I was a moron after she saw me switching wheels only after I put them 3 days before. Ha ha
What are the new tires you installed? Difference in design and compounds can have an effect on the steering/handling. It is not necessarily the width and/or height that is the culprit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #14574
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I only put maybe 40 miles on them so probably it's just me. But car feels sluggish and not as responsive as when 205/50/17 were on. I can't really figure it out. Side by side tires look identical maybe 225/45 is tad taller. Anyway, It will take some time to get used to them. But looking at weather we will only get 1 nice week and back to snow so winter set (195/60/16) is going back on my car. My wife looked at me like I was a moron after she saw me switching wheels only after I put them 3 days before. Ha ha
I know exactly what you mean and it has to do with the tire release agent on the tire tread. It feels like the car is delayed and almost like a trailer swaying, correct? Tire Rack recommends 500 miles to wear the agent away for the tires to feel normal but at the same time they will feel a bit more sluggish as they are a softer compound that stock and are stickier if you will. Hope it gets better for you.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #14575
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Stupid question but does the 2012 Impreza have a low tire pressure warning light?
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