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Old 04-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #17751
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No hitch will come stock with a US impreza as they are not rated to tow
Actually they are. They just arent crash tested with hitches in the USA due to stricter crash tests over here. In other countries the Impreza is rated to tow exactly as much as the Crosstrek. Feel free to use it as it was meant to be used.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #17752
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Picking up my company truck tomorrow, going to miss the drive to work in the Subaru. I sometime wish I had the WRX but his car is beautiful and more than adequate for me.

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:41 AM   #17753
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Sorry double post.

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:41 AM   #17754
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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?
I got these lugs, you get what you pay for hence the price.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006HOVNE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006HOVNE/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:46 AM   #17755
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I'm about to upgrade to a 22mm sway bar, but was wondering if anyone has tried a 24mm yet? I see whiteline makes a 24mm for the rear and I'm curious as to what effect it would have on the handling of the car. Anyone have any experience with these?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:18 AM   #17756
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I'm about to upgrade to a 22mm sway bar, but was wondering if anyone has tried a 24mm yet? I see whiteline makes a 24mm for the rear and I'm curious as to what effect it would have on the handling of the car. Anyone have any experience with these?
There comes a point where it's too much. Eventually your rear tire will come off the ground in a turn.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #17757
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There comes a point where it's too much. Eventually your rear tire will come off the ground in a turn.
I've driven up driveways/ramps that are steep so you have to go at an angle and had 1 wheel of the ground with the 19mm bar.

24mm would be way too much, I agree
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:05 AM   #17758
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Thanks, will those work with stock wheels too? Unfortunately my stocks are starting to rust.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #17759
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Actually they are. They just arent crash tested with hitches in the USA due to stricter crash tests over here. In other countries the Impreza is rated to tow exactly as much as the Crosstrek. Feel free to use it as it was meant to be used.
I understand that it is rated in other countries, but it isn't here, hence what I said, they will not come factory/dealer installed.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:19 AM   #17760
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Thanks, will those work with stock wheels too? Unfortunately my stocks are starting to rust.
I don't see why they shouldn't. Can you get a replacement set from the dealer?
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #17761
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I don't see why they shouldn't. Can you get a replacement set from the dealer?
not sure if that would be covered under warranty or not. I was going to ask about wiper blades today if i got a chance so maybe I can ask about those as well.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #17762
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Thanks, will those work with stock wheels too? Unfortunately my stocks are starting to rust.
Lug nuts shouldnt rust, they are stainless steel.

The stock lugs have an acorn seat while those have a cone seat, might not make a difference but it means theres less lugnut in contact with your wheel hub.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #17763
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I ordered these ones...
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=181127639303
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #17764
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Well, that price is certainly more attractive, as long as the quality is decent.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #17765
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Well, that price is certainly more attractive, as long as the quality is decent.
Will let you know once they arrive and are put on
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #17766
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$100 seems like way too much. IMO any $20 lugnuts work, just a matter of color, length, locks, type that makes them pricey.

I see alot of brand name colored lugs around $50-$60
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #17767
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Lug nuts shouldnt rust, they are stainless steel.

The stock lugs have an acorn seat while those have a cone seat, might not make a difference but it means theres less lugnut in contact with your wheel hub.
Acorn seat? It is an acorn nut with a 60 degree taper from what I can tell



That one is the worst, but there 6 total that are rusting

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #17768
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Nice, I will have to see if they make chrome, not sure how black will look on gunmetal rims

Edit: nope, black might be ok, especially for that price

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:49 AM   #17769
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Nice, I will have to see if they make chrome, not sure how black will look on gunmetal rims

Edit: nope, black might be ok, especially for that price
Yea and it's more of a black chrome (I confirmed with them) not a full on black. Should look nice on your OEM gun metal rims or my OEM silvers on DGM paint
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #17770
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Does anyone know where to get wheel axle caps like the BRZ has, that are painted with the Subaru logo? How hard is it to install these things?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #17771
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Does anyone know where to get wheel axle caps like the BRZ has, that are painted with the Subaru logo? How hard is it to install these things?
Picture?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #17772
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Does anyone know where to get wheel axle caps like the BRZ has, that are painted with the Subaru logo? How hard is it to install these things?
If you mean center caps I would imagine eBay or the dealer would be the easiest places. They're really easy, pop the old ones out pop the new ones in!
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #17773
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Hey all, how's everyone doing? Just lurking by, haven't been on.

@Ropes4u Nice set up with the roof. How's the wind noise?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #17774
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wind noise shouldn't be bad he has the inno faring i have the same setup never noticed any noise but i also have oem aero bars. nyc is noisy enough
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #17775
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I had the 200 dollar Rays lugnuts on my Volks.. lol
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