Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 30, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #15851
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer View Post
I'm more worried about over torquing as I don't have a torque wrench and don't want to over torque or under torque as it does provide an important function to the handling of the car.
let me bring you in on a little secret...


the dealer won't use a torque wrench either.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:54 PM   #15852
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
let me bring you in on a little secret...


the dealer won't use a torque wrench either.
Maybe in ND they don't; however, in NE they do...
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #15853
averagewhiteboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 345877
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

Default

In addition to the post about winter steelies, is the 16 inch size recommended for doing such a swap just going 16x6.5? Will that allow enough room for the brakes? I'm not sure if the base model wheels are 6.5's or 7's..
averagewhiteboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #15854
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha View Post

Maybe in ND they don't; however, in NE they do...
I have never seen a dealer use a torque wrench on anything not important, I e head bolts.

Wheel lugs are the worst offense along with any suspension parts..

Granted never really watched much work done at a Subaru dealer.
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #15855
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by averagewhiteboy View Post
In addition to the post about winter steelies, is the 16 inch size recommended for doing such a swap just going 16x6.5? Will that allow enough room for the brakes? I'm not sure if the base model wheels are 6.5's or 7's..
15X6.5 I think. All the brakes are the same. Unless I can find a killer deal on 16", I will be getting 15" wheels for snow tires
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #15856
averagewhiteboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 345877
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

Default

Does our 12/13's have WRX brakes? I noticed the fronts are dual pot..
averagewhiteboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:26 PM   #15857
Commander Keen
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 319157
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 4DR 5MT

Default

[edit]

Last edited by Commander Keen; 02-12-2013 at 07:47 PM.
Commander Keen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #15858
scoutisimo
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315759
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Harrisburg, Pa
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 5 Door
Obsidian Black Pearl

Default

I was on perrin's website today ordering a brz antenna and wanted to share.. if you ask the live help for a discount code they give you a code for ten percent off.
scoutisimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 10:09 PM   #15859
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Tomorrow I will try to get up a thread on the ambient lighting, the more I drive in the dark the more pleased I am with it.
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:30 AM   #15860
leonyuen
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 330720
Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Canada
Vehicle:
2013 2.0i Sport 5dr
SWP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by uspopo View Post
19mm RSB upgrade is must....Best 100 bucks spent for our cars...
Even if we already have the stock RSB?
leonyuen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:42 AM   #15861
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by leonyuen View Post

Even if we already have the stock RSB?
Definitely yes.
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 AM   #15862
kinger37
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324423
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
ISM

Default

Where are you finding the RSB for $100? Everyone I have found is around $200
kinger37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:54 AM   #15863
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
Tomorrow I will try to get up a thread on the ambient lighting, the more I drive in the dark the more pleased I am with it.
I look forward to seeing this info. I'm especially interested in your overhead lighting solution, with wiring details, component details, and so on. I can live without footwell lighting and cubby lighting. The main thing I want is to illuminate the cup holders.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #15864
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
let me bring you in on a little secret...


the dealer won't use a torque wrench either.
Maybe, but I don't blame Dirt for being concerned. An experienced tech has a good idea of what 50 foot-pounds feels like. An amateur doesn't.

FYI, I see Harbor Freight coupons in the car magazines, where they advertise torque wrenches for $10. Now I know that a $10 torque wrench isn't going to be perfectly accurate, but for tightening the bolts on a sway bar, or for tightening your wheels' lug nuts, it'll do just fine.

Last edited by sgoldste01; 02-13-2013 at 07:08 AM.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #15865
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgoldste01 View Post
Maybe, but I don't blame Dirt for being concerned. An experienced tech has a good idea of what 50 foot-pounds feels like. An amateur doesn't.

FYI, I see Harbor Freight coupons in the car magazines, where they advertise torque wrenches for $10. Now I know that a $10 torque wrench isn't going to be perfectly accurate, but for tightening the bolts on a sway bar, or for tightening you wheels' lug nuts, it'll do just fine.
I have one of their torque wrenches and it works great. If you do any sort of work yourself invest in one, it only takes on sheared bolt to make you regret not having the correct tool (don't ask me how I know).
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:12 AM   #15866
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post
I have one of their torque wrenches and it works great. If you do any sort of work yourself invest in one, it only takes on sheared bolt to make you regret not having the correct tool (don't ask me how I know).
Yeah. For me, it wasn't a sheared bolt, but rather it was stripping the threads out of an aluminum oil pan.

Another torque wrench tip (regardless of where you buy it): NEVER use a torque wrench to remove nuts/bolts. For that job, use a regular socket wrench or a breaker bar. Only use the torque wrench to tighten nuts/bolts. Using a torque wrench to loosen a stubborn nut/bolt will throw off the accuracy of the torque wrench.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #15867
n00b on demand
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 158355
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: White Plains NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Would 15's be better for snow tires opposed to my stock sized 17's?
n00b on demand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #15868
sgoldste01
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 322264
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n00b on demand View Post
Would 15's be better for snow tires opposed to my stock sized 17's?
Many would say "yes" because:
  • 15" tires are usually narrower, which cuts through the snow better
  • 15" tires will have taller sidewall, so potholes and other irregularities that you're likely to hit in the winter time won't bend your wheels
  • 15" tires are cheaper to buy/replace

I'd say the only disadvantage to 15" snow tires is cosmetics--most people like the look of a lower-profile tire than that. Oh, and the car won't handle as crisply on a 15" tire, again because of the taller sidewall. This is why I compromised on a 16" wheel/snow tire. I still have more sidewall than 17", but the tire is low-profile enough that I don't mind the appearance or handling.
sgoldste01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:45 AM   #15869
Dirt Bringer
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 340297
Join Date: Dec 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Cincinnati
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza 5sp Prm
Ice Silver

Default

I know I've asked this before, but out of interest in case I do this myself when the sway bar arrives, what are the torque specs on the bolts when tightening?
Dirt Bringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #15870
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirt Bringer View Post
I know I've asked this before, but out of interest in case I do this myself when the sway bar arrives, what are the torque specs on the bolts when tightening?
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=110921987742

Comes in handy for lots of things

Last edited by flyboy1100; 02-13-2013 at 11:22 AM.
flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:30 PM   #15871
averagewhiteboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 345877
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

Default

This is my first AWD, but the previous few cars that I have ran dedicated snow tires on I ran them on 16x6.5's. One reason being that I couldn't go under 16's to clear the brake calipers. But generally, as agreed on, 16's just look better with a mild sidewall than 15's do. But once I put Brembo's up front on my one, I had to go full out 17's for winter. lol I will probably just go 16x6.5 steelies if it came to that.. But with this AWD, it seems like just keeping 17's, going wider 17's, or getting 18's with BETTER all-season tires will be fine. The stock tires seem to be this cars' one minor downfall.
averagewhiteboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #15872
Zeeper
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 299286
Join Date: Oct 2011
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Albany NY
Vehicle:
2012 Sport 5MT
Green/Silver

Default

wider is better on dry pavement (e.g. racing slicks) but not for snow tires. Tirerack suggests narrower tires for snow.
Zeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #15873
averagewhiteboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 345877
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

Default

In relation, can anyone tell if we have WRX brakes on these cars? The fronts are dual pot's and look quite similar. Not sure if the rotor size is the same though..

Also, don't know if anyone has thought of this yet or tried, but what's the possibility of running STI Brembo's on these? Can this be done using the STI calipers and brackets with bigger 5x100 WRX rotors? Not necessary, just curious. I've seen it done on a BRZ..

And, what's the chances of our seat mount points being the same as a WRX/STI? I think a pair of front seats from one would be awesome.. Especially if you got one with the factory heated seats so everything still worked. I actually really like my stock Sport seats, but again, just a thought. haha
averagewhiteboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #15874
averagewhiteboy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 345877
Join Date: Feb 2013
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2013 Impreza Sport
Ice Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post
wider is better on dry pavement (e.g. racing slicks) but not for snow tires. Tirerack suggests narrower tires for snow.
The one way I bypassed that with wheels I had was I ran a set of 17x8's but ran 215's on them. It worked pretty well for FWD in PA winters..
averagewhiteboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #15875
flyboy1100
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 314216
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Vehicle:
2012 2.0i Sport 5MT
DGM

Default

finally found one!


flyboy1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Impreza STI concept art khaki_man Member's Car Gallery 37 03-15-2011 02:02 AM
Newsflash: 2012 Impreza looks like BigElm's Butt WagonMonster Off-Topic 4 02-28-2011 07:11 PM
2012 Impreza Concept Zakster87 General Community 14 11-17-2010 04:09 PM
Possibly looking into a 2011 or 2012 Impreza? xenonk Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 1 08-05-2010 09:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.