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Old 04-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #17651
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but, my point is that the washer themselves, could rub, too... i guess your point is that your would have the license plate rub around the entire perimeter vs 4 small washer points?

neither is ideal although i guess in either case, the scuffs would be hidden
Fixed mine tonight. Dealer put in only 2 screws, they rusted after less than a year. So 4 new stainless screws, and for washers, I picked up some nylon ones from the specialty hardware drawers at Lowe's. Under 5 bucks for everything, and no more rattle, no worries about rubbing, and no worries about rusting.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #17652
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I was just now standing outside on my porch while a big thunderstorm started rolling in, watching a few cars drive by, and realized "my car loves weather like this, just like I do", even if it isn't snow...

You cannot really say the same about a toyota corolla (which I have also previously owned, along with a rwd celica that was a horror in the snow).
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:34 AM   #17653
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I was just now standing outside on my porch while a big thunderstorm started rolling in, watching a few cars drive by, and realized "my car loves weather like this, just like I do", even if it isn't snow...

You cannot really say the same about a toyota corolla (which I have also previously owned, along with a rwd celica that was a horror in the snow).
Amen to that. They drive like its 72 degrees and Sunny! I came from a family of Toyotas, but our "teaser" for AWD was my mom's '03 Matrix. Now I've got an Impreza, mom has an Outback, dad has a Forester. It's a Subaru Family!

Got my Rally Armors in today. Going to wait until my Side Skirts arrive to install 'em though. I think it'll be easier to do it all at once. After this "Facelift", my next job is swaybar upgrades.

While I'm deciding between the 19mm and the 22mm, I want to know what other hardware needs to be upgraded. End links? Some of the mounting hardware?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #17654
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anyone know if a 7" wide, +38 offset rim with a 205 or 225 will have any fitment issues? i doubt it as it would only sit 3/8" further out
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #17655
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Amen to that. They drive like its 72 degrees and Sunny! I came from a family of Toyotas, but our "teaser" for AWD was my mom's '03 Matrix. Now I've got an Impreza, mom has an Outback, dad has a Forester. It's a Subaru Family!

Got my Rally Armors in today. Going to wait until my Side Skirts arrive to install 'em though. I think it'll be easier to do it all at once. After this "Facelift", my next job is swaybar upgrades.

While I'm deciding between the 19mm and the 22mm, I want to know what other hardware needs to be upgraded. End links? Some of the mounting hardware?
you don't need endlinks with a 19mm bar, but with a 22mm you will most likely need upgraded endlinks
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:44 AM   #17656
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anyone know if a 7" wide, +38 offset rim with a 205 or 225 will have any fitment issues? i doubt it as it would only sit 3/8" further out
Check this out:

http://kgm.tiwing.com/calcs/offsetcalc.htm

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #17657
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that doesn't tell me anything i don't know already. I know the wheels are the same width(stock is 7", the ones i'm buying are 7"), only the offset is 10mm less, which should push the wheel out 10mm, but i don't know if will have fitment issues (i'm guessing i wont)

also, do i need new lugnuts?
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #17658
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Ok. I didn't know if that might be helpful.

Anyway, I have also looked on the Tire Rack site and let it select wheels that should be compatible. I know there are a variety of off sets. Might be worth doing a cross with wheels listed there to see, but I agree with you that it is probably a non issue.

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Old 04-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #17659
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here are the wheels

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330907001970?

should make good winter rims, probably going to paint them, just not sure on a color yet
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #17660
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Will this sway bar upgrade work on my car?

Whiteline Rear Sway Bar 22mm Adjustable, 08+ Subaru WRX/STI : Amazon.com : AutomotiveWhiteline Rear Sway Bar 22mm Adjustable, 08+ Subaru WRX/STI : Amazon.com : Automotive


I think that's the right whiteline model. Does anyone know any way to install this thing without ramps? Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #17661
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Will this sway bar upgrade work on my car?

Whiteline Rear Sway Bar 22mm Adjustable, 08+ Subaru WRX/STI : Amazon.com : Automotive


I think that's the right whiteline model. Does anyone know any way to install this thing without ramps? Thanks!
you don't need ramps if you can crawl under the car

ramps are like 40.00, and you can use them for oil changes too
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #17662
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Question. I have a 2013 Premium. I absolutely want to add the sport sideskirts. Has anyone done this yet and if so do you have a part number or any information on doing it. I have the grill ordered, bigger wing ordered, and want to do the strakes but I see I need sport sideskirts first. Please tell me I can buy them and mount them up.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #17663
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Question. I have a 2013 Premium. I absolutely want to add the sport sideskirts. Has anyone done this yet and if so do you have a part number or any information on doing it. I have the grill ordered, bigger wing ordered, and want to do the strakes but I see I need sport sideskirts first. Please tell me I can buy them and mount them up.
You can buy them and mount them up.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #17664
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Found the part number for the skirts on subarugenuineparts. Now, has anyone actually done it?
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #17665
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Found the part number for the skirts on subarugenuineparts. Now, has anyone actually done it?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #17666
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While the side skirts are a nice thing, you will probably be paying a lot of money for them as well as shipping also. If money is no object, go for it! I don't see why they won't fit.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #17667
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I had about 2 gallons of gas left and had just filled up. About 1/2 mile down the road, it looked like I had a 'stuck' "Fuel Economy" gauge. I was on level road and I looked down and my gauge was pinned all the way to the left. I put the clutch in to coast... and it didn't move. It wasn't until I came to a complete stop that it appeared to "unstuck" itself.

Anyone else ever experience that?

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #17668
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I had about 2 gallons of gas left and had just filled up. About 1/2 mile down the road, it looked like I had a 'stuck' "Fuel Economy" gauge. I was on level road and I looked down and my gauge was pinned all the way to the left. I put the clutch in to coast... and it didn't move. It wasn't until I came to a complete stop that it appeared to "unstuck" itself.

Anyone else ever experience that?

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Yes, it does this every time you zero the trip odometer. It takes a mile of driving before becoming active again.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #17669
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So to confirm, will the Whiteline 22mm rear sway bar for the 08+ sti fit our Impreza? Also, will the upgraded endlinks that come with the kit also fit? Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:10 PM   #17670
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While the side skirts are a nice thing, you will probably be paying a lot of money for them as well as shipping also. If money is no object, go for it! I don't see why they won't fit.
They are 180 per side and they come painted. Sooo, not a ton of money but I think I paid that just to prep and paint my bugeyes sideskirts so I'll likely go for it in a few weeks. And add the strakes at the same time. I'll post pictures!
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:11 AM   #17671
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857 mile trip with the 2012 sport - love love love this car. Only complaint was the lack of signal for spotify.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:46 AM   #17672
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The wagon is going on it's first trip next month, so I'm pretty excited for that. PA to NC.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:22 AM   #17673
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On my trip to az from pa I noticed the car is easily pushed around by rhe wind!!!!!!
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:24 AM   #17674
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On my trip to az from pa I noticed the car is easily pushed around by rhe wind!!!!!!
+1 to that, I always have that issue since I put on my roof rails
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #17675
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On my trip to az from pa I noticed the car is easily pushed around by rhe wind!!!!!!
Even with the larger rear sway bar it still gets pushed, but it is a light car
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