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Old 05-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #18051
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I've been searching pretty hard for a non OEM Roof Spoiler for my 5-Door Impreza. I like the more aggressive look to the current WRX one and I've found this fella

http://www.suspart.com/subaru-xv-car...-rear-spoiler/
Resumed my search for a roof spoiler that isn't the OEM one. Anyone ordered this one before? Know if anyone has any pictures of one?
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #18052
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Resumed my search for a roof spoiler that isn't the OEM one. Anyone ordered this one before? Know if anyone has any pictures of one?
Looks nice, but no I haven't seen anyone order that or reference to it.

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On an unrelated note...

I'm looking to get a rear sway bar for my base 2.0i. Someone is selling on Craigslist an OEM swaybar from a WRX with endlinks. will WRX endlinks fit the '12 2.0i?

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His car is a' 12 WRX.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #18053
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WRX sways will fit on our Impreza as long as they're '11+.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #18054
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WRX sways will fit on our Impreza as long as they're '11+.
Great, that means the endlinks are compatible too?

Thanks reverend
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:15 AM   #18055
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Great, that means the endlinks are compatible too?

Thanks reverend
Yes they are
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #18056
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STi rear sways fit too of course, but the front sways DON'T match up from a WRX or STI.. can't remember who had tried/commented about it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #18057
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STi rear sways fit too of course, but the front sways DON'T match up from a WRX or STI.. can't remember who had tried/commented about it.
Yeah, this Craigslist seller was selling both but only had endlinks for the rear anyway, so I said I'd buy the rear
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #18058
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Adding a sway bar to a base model is probably the best mod anyone could do for the money. enjoy.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #18059
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Adding a sway bar to a base model is probably the best mod anyone could do for the money. enjoy.
For $40 with the endlinks, at that.

Even though I need to pay someone to install it as I don't have a lift or jacks

Looking forward to it! Thanks everybody.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:55 PM   #18060
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I did mine without lift or jacks. Just slid on my back under the rear of the car.

All you need is wrenches really. Just FYI.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #18061
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I'm wondering if you will need any additional parts that you haven't accounted for, like the brackets that clamp over the bushings, and the hardware that connects the endlinks to the suspension.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #18062
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:34 AM   #18063
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The June 2013 issue of Car & Driver confirms this. On page 36 is an article about a fancy and expensive ($3 million) K&C (Kinematics & Compliance) Machine that tests "...which way the wheels point and tilt when subjected to the full array of cornering, accelerating, and braking forces."

Anyway, the guy who owns and operates this machine states that "he's never seen an aftermarket strut-tower brace provide a measurable handling benefit."

So people considering this upgrade might want to spend their money elsewhere. For those who have already purchased and installed one, well at least it looks cool when you pop the hood.
Then why does the brz come with strut tower braces from the factory? As does the miata.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:30 AM   #18064
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thoughts?

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:02 AM   #18065
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What is a good replacement for the rear wiper blade?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:18 AM   #18066
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Wipers123.com
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #18067
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Thoughts....Headlights NO...sport grill, hellas, steelies with no hubcaps YES!
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:29 AM   #18068
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Then why does the brz come with strut tower braces from the factory? As does the miata.
Notice from my quote that the guy was referring to aftermarket strut tower baces, not factory braces.

It's also possible that the BRZ and Miata have strut tower braces because they're cool and blingy, but don't actually affect the car's handling in any significant way (kind of like the rear wing on an STI). But that's just conjecture on my part and may not be true.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #18069
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Thoughts....Headlights NO...sport grill, hellas, steelies with no hubcaps YES!
This

Steelies are ok for winter, but id save up for alloy wheels for summer. Just my worthless opinion. lol

I never understood why people do that to the headlights. Maybe because autocross and rally cars have em? Maybe because they want blue HID-colored light? idk.

If you like it, more power to you.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:37 AM   #18070
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:51 AM   #18071
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I'm wondering if you will need any additional parts that you haven't accounted for, like the brackets that clamp over the bushings, and the hardware that connects the endlinks to the suspension.
Is your comment directed towards me? If so, uh, yeah I figured I needed at least the bolts/nuts/etc. If you don't mind my asking, what clamp?

Sorry for the lack of knowledge, this is only my second car.
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Is your comment directed towards me? If so, uh, yeah I figured I needed at least the bolts/nuts/etc. If you don't mind my asking, what clamp?

Sorry for the lack of knowledge, this is only my second car.
Yes, my comment was directed towards you.

The clamps I'm referring to are the half-round metal clamps that mount over the RSB bushings. There's one clamp for each bushing, plus one bolt for each clamp (if my memory serves me correctly).

When I replaced my 16mm RSB with the STI 19mm RSB, the new bar came with its own set of bushings. However, the original clamps that fit over the 16mm RSB bushings also fit correctly over the 19mm RSB bushings. So while I have my original 16mm RSB bar and bushings available for sale, my original clamps are not part of the sale because they are currently part of my 19mm RSB installation.

I would expect that to be the case for most people who upgraded their 16mm RSB with an STI 19mm RSB, and then put the 16mm bar up for sale.
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Yes, my comment was directed towards you.

The clamps I'm referring to are the half-round metal clamps that mount over the RSB bushings. There's one clamp for each bushing, plus one bolt for each clamp (if my memory serves me correctly).

When I replaced my 16mm RSB with the STI 19mm RSB, the new bar came with its own set of bushings. However, the original clamps that fit over the 16mm RSB bushings also fit correctly over the 19mm RSB bushings. So while I have my original 16mm RSB bar and bushings available for sale, my original clamps are not part of the sale because they are currently part of my 19mm RSB installation.

I would expect that to be the case for most people who upgraded their 16mm RSB with an STI 19mm RSB, and then put the 16mm bar up for sale.
You're probably right, so, would these clamps be available by asking my dealer? or on the subaru parts site? I remember seeing the nuts and bolts on the site but not the clamp referred to.

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #18074
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You're probably right, so, would these clamps be available by asking my dealer? or on the subaru parts site? I remember seeing the nuts and bolts on the site but not the clamp referred to.

Thanks again for the help.
I would expect you to be able to order these clamps from either a dealership or any Subaru parts site.

I'm looking at the service manual as I write this. If it helps you:
  • The clamp is called "Clamp - stabilizer bushing". There are two.
  • The bolts that secure these clamps to the Rear Subframe Assembly should be torqued to 22.1 ft-lb.
  • The nut that secures the endlinks to the Lateral Link Assembly should be tightened to 28 ft-lb.

My suggestions is that after you receive your RSB/bushings/endlinks, you carry them into the dealership parts department and say, "This is what I'm installing on my car. What else do I need?" The guy behind the counter will pull up the illustrated parts list and will help you order all the nuts/bolts/clamps that you're missing.
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I would expect you to be able to order these clamps from either a dealership or any Subaru parts site.

I'm looking at the service manual as I write this. If it helps you:
[*]The clamp is called "Clamp - stabilizer bushing". There are two.[*]The bolts that secure these clamps to the Rear Subframe Assembly should be torqued to 22.1 ft-lb.[*]The nut that secures the endlinks to the Lateral Link Assembly should be tightened to 28 ft-lb.


My suggestions is that after you receive your RSB/bushings/endlinks, you carry them into the dealership parts department and say, "This is what I'm installing on my car. What else do I need?" The guy behind the counter will pull up the illustrated parts list and will help you order all the nuts/bolts/clamps that you're missing.
Will do! And if I install it myself those torque measurements will be helpful. Thanks
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