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Old 02-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #15576
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no man, it is scam'r'us

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #15577
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Would a dealer install the 19" sti rsb? If so, any idea how much $?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #15578
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Do it yourself its easy!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:36 PM   #15579
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Would a dealer install the 19" sti rsb? If so, any idea how much $?
i think the going rate is 90 dollars per hour and they will charge 2 hours for it so about 200 out the door
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #15580
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Is subaru parts warehouse a reliable place to order from? I was hoping to pick up a rear sway bar before their 20% discount expires...
Absolutely! I've ordered from them a few different times. They ship quick and are very helpful over the phone. I would highly recommend them!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:44 PM   #15581
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Would a dealer install the 19" sti rsb? If so, any idea how much $?
My dealer is quoting me 100 for installation for 1 hour of labor.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:44 PM   #15582
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Hello everyone,

Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but I have a few questions about my subaru 2013 hatchback.

1. The foglights are PSX24W. Has anybody upgraded this bulb? I wanted a yellower/brighter bulb.

2. Has anybody taken off the airbag stickers from the sun visors? The visor seems to be made of cloth/fuzzy material so I didn't want to risk anything until I get some advice.

3. I wanted to get window deflectors or drip deflectors. Are aftermarket ones recommended at all or should I get the OEM Subaru ones?
Hey man, check THESE out. I just ordered them the other day. Can't wait til they come in. These should be plenty bright.

I was thinking of going with yellow over-lays, but I would rather have the appearance of a clear lens with a yellow light. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get them installed.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #15583
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My dealer is quoting me 100 for installation for 1 hour of labor.
Thanks! Did you buy online or just get it through the dealer that's installing it? I wonder how much they charge parts and labor if I didn't buy the parts online.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:52 PM   #15584
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Hey man, check THESE out. I just ordered them the other day. Can't wait til they come in. These should be plenty bright.

I was thinking of going with yellow over-lays, but I would rather have the appearance of a clear lens with a yellow light. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get them installed.
Please post pics. I've considered those.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #15585
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Please post pics. I've considered those.
They're a little pricey, but hopefully I won't have to replace them as long as I own the car. Also, if they look half as good in person as they do in the pics, I'll be happy.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:07 AM   #15586
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I don't know, should we? I would kind of like to lower the knob height too, I think that may make shifting a little more satisfying. Not sure if that's possible though.
Cobb short shifter + kartboy bushings + lathewerks stainless knob w/ my own leather wrap = probably the best shifting experience in this car. I'm 110% pleased
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:25 AM   #15587
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Hey man, check THESE out. I just ordered them the other day. Can't wait til they come in. These should be plenty bright.

I was thinking of going with yellow over-lays, but I would rather have the appearance of a clear lens with a yellow light. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get them installed.
man, those are twice the price as mine. my led specs are just one led that is 7 watts. you have 1.5 w for the sides and 2 5watt led forward projection. should be brighter than mine and more coverage.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #15588
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Would this model work? I like how it looks a lot and the integrated shift boot locking groove makes things easier (assuming it fits the 2012 Impreza?). I also dig the adjustable height.

http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...eed-shift-knob

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #15589
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Would this model work? I like how it looks a lot and the integrated shift boot locking groove makes things easier (assuming it fits the 2012 Impreza?). I also dig the adjustable height.
WUT?
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #15590
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WUT?
I meant this model from Perrin. I keep forgetting to post the links.

http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...eed-shift-knob
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:06 AM   #15591
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I meant this model from Perrin. I keep forgetting to post the links.

http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...eed-shift-knob
Noob. Lol jk we all do sometimes. Post and dont preview. English isnt my first language so I have to double check from time to time. Anywho. The answer is........................yes
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:10 AM   #15592
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Hey guys,

Just got my Subaru the other day. First Subaru I've owned.. It's a 2013 Sport Premium wagon. It's got a handful of factory accessories, and the CVT. Coming from my previous car (Stage 1 11 Civic Si), the Impreza is pretty slow. But I didn't buy it to go fast.. I basically bought it because I was looking for a more "practical" car. Plus, I'm starting a media company, and need something that holds all my gear, and something I can shoot from.

I do, however, like the styling of this car. It's really clean. I love the new rear end of the hatches, and the front kinda resembles the Legacy. The car is pretty comfortable though, and the gas mileage is really nice. Only had a few snowy days here in Pittsburgh so far, but the AWD is a super nice addition in comparison to how the Si was in the snow.

Outside, the car is still all stock with the Sport side skirt and Sport wheels, however I'm adding the aero splash guards, front lip, and bigger spoiler soon. As well as possibly the mesh grille and side strake kit. Inside, I'm not doing much. Adding the SPT/STI pedals, and that's basically it. Engine, nah. lol And suspension, possibly doing the H&R springs and some wheels eventually.

I got the K&N drop in for the car, but didn't put it in yet. Again, not going for speed on this build. Just cosmetics. However, are you able to run any intakes or axleback exhausts on this car without a tune? I know the Si was very touchy if you did anything to it without a tune. I was figuring on keeping everything stock under the hood since it's not fast anyway, but driving a quiet car is slowly driving me crazy. lol I just want a little more sound - IE possibly some type of intake box and possibly an axleback. Has anyone done either of those to these yet? I know there's not much support for these cars yet, however since I'm new to a Subaru, I'm not sure what is interchangable from other years.. Also, has anyone done springs / coils, upgraded sway bars, or anything like that? I was considering the H&R Sports for a clean drop, but no ridiculous harshness. Lastly, has anyone done anything with the audio in these cars? It's rather "meh" factory. Mine has the stock non-screen radio and the stock 6-speaker setup. I was considering doing the full OEM Kicker upgrade. Is this any good? Or should I simply get something from Crutchfield? If I do this, how about a radio? If I get a decent double-DIN, will I be able to get adapters for the volume/track and Bluetooth functions? Also, I was wondering if you could do a plug-n-play of the Limited non-nav screen radio into the base slot? IE, the standard screen (without nav upgrade) from the Limited into my Premium, and it be plus and play with the steering wheel controls and Bluetooth. I'm guessing not, because that would be too easy. lol

Having all of that said, I look forward to hearing from you guys and sharing some pics of my progress along the way.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:24 AM   #15593
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Also, what's the chassis code for the 12/13 Impreza non-WRX/STI's? Again, totally new to Subaru. haha
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:29 AM   #15594
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Yeah I understand. They are so lovely that there is so much to say about what a brilliant idea putting a hatch on the back of a car is compared to a sedans trunk design.
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. I'm glad you find beauty in the hatchback version of vehicles.

Personally, when I see most hatchbacks nowadays, they mostly look to me like miniaturized versions of SUVs. As in: the designers got lazy and scaled down an existing design.

Maybe that's why I like the BRZ's exterior design - because it's a hatchback that doesn't look like a scaled down version of an SUV.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:16 AM   #15595
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I like the looks and practicality of the wagon. It's a Subaru. Besides, I wouldn't want to put my dogs in the back seat or the trunk of a sedan. I wish you guys would quit complaining (It's only cosmetics anyway)
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #15596
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Maybe that's why I like the BRZ's exterior design - because it's a hatchback that doesn't look like a scaled down version of an SUV.
I like the BRZ too. But I need a car that can carry my family of four, and their stuff, on a road trip. And I wanted AWD.

But if I was in the market for a less practical car, the BRZ would be high on my list.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #15597
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Having over 200k miles on my commuter vehicle, at some point I will need another replacement. (My wife drives the Impreza to work on her relatively short 50 mile round trip commute). I found some gas with no ethanol and the mpg's jumped a couple on equivalently E03. I'm hoping Subaru fesses up and reprograms the CVT. I'm thinking of taking a 5 speed Crosstrek on a parallel freeway test drive and checking the mpg's on it. It just might be about the same as the Impreza cvt.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #15598
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I found some gas with no ethanol and the mpg's jumped a couple on equivalently E03.
I'm conducting this same experiment myself. My first fill-up with E0 probably yielded E3 or E4 in my tank. I just filled again yesterday, which probably yielded E1 or E2 in my tank.

I too am seeing an increase of 2-3 MPGs, or approximately a 10% increase in fuel economy. Unfortunately, the E0 gas I have access to is premium (91 octane), not regular unleaded (87 octane), so everything I save on improved fuel economy gets washed out by the higher purchase price.

I'll continue with this experiment for a couple more tankfuls just to confirm my data, but I suspect that there is no real advantage for me to buy the E0, other than the warm fuzzy feeling I get by seeing better numbers on the MPG display. I wish I could buy E0 in 87-octane gas, but I can't near where I live.

My guess is that the EPA test Subaru (and everyone else) runs is using E0 gas. Those on this forum who are unhappy with their MPGs would probably be more satisfied if they had access to E0, as a 10% increase in MPGs is significant.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:56 AM   #15599
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Hey guys. I just found this, figured I'd post it up. 22mm sway bar, adjustable, and affordable. For those who want a thicker option than the 19mm STI bar:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/Subaru-08-...r.htm#Features
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #15600
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Hey man, check THESE out. I just ordered them the other day. Can't wait til they come in. These should be plenty bright.

I was thinking of going with yellow over-lays, but I would rather have the appearance of a clear lens with a yellow light. I'll be sure to post pictures once I get them installed.
Nice, let me know! I'm going the lamin-x route for now because i want them to look yellow without them on.
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