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Old 10-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #19126
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How long do they last? H9s generally have pretty good output but also **** life.
currently at 17 months/32,000 miles on mine. was going to get another set soon, they haven't burnt out, but if you want output you have to sacrifice long life. they are rated at 500 hours, i am probably getting close to that

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #19127
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currently at 17 months/32,000 miles on mine. was going to get another set soon, they haven't burnt out, but if you want output you have to sacrifice long life. they are rated at 500 hours, i am probably getting close to that

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Well I think I'll do that when my current ones burn out. Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #19128
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Well I think I'll do that when my current ones burn out. Thanks!
Price is too good on Amazon so I ordered another set, will change them out before it gets too cold as they need a little modification (removing 1 extra tab inside the socket)
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #19129
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How long was it sitting unlocked? I think after some time the alarm arms regardless of whether it's unlocked or not
Sat for several hours. Normally this doesn't happen. I usually lock all doors with the lock button and then unlock just the drivers door to exit. Leaving all doors and hatch locked but not the drivers door.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #19130
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That's supposed to happen. When you lock the door, the car shaped red light to the lower left of the speedometer starts flashing fast for 30 seconds. Alarm is set. It will go off if you unlock the door from the inside and then open it. A la somebody trying to steal the car.
You're right but that's not what I did. When I returned to my car several hours later the alarm went off when I opened my door.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #19131
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Hey guys I got approved for a '13 sport limited today, going to pick it up next week. I've been reading through some of the threads, and was curious about any common issues/upgrades you guys have that make a difference.
Hello, Alan. I thought I'd jump in here since nobody had responded to you yet. The vast majority of us here are very happy with our cars.

Issues:
-Don't get too concerned about low fuel economy for the first couple thousand miles while the car's breaking in.
-Some of our cars burn a bit of oil, so make sure you check the level regularly. If you burn over a quart per 1200 miles, Subaru will buy you a new engine. One quart per 1200 miles is an awful lot of oil consumption, which it's very unlikely that you'll achieve.
-Front seats sometimes get squeaky. You can get it fixed under warranty, or there's an easy DIY fix that worked well for me and plenty of other people.

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-STI 19mm rear sway bar is very popular. Your car will have a 16mm rear sway bar, so it won't benefit quite as much as those of us with base models that have no rear sway bar. If you're a spirited driver and the understeer bothers you, this is an easy way to address it.
-The stock tires are very noisy, especially once they get a bit worn. Some people aren't satisfied with their performance in snow. Continental DWS are a popular replacement.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:48 AM   #19132
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Just to clarify, is that the 08+ STI rear sway bar? Anything else needed, or just the bar it's self? I have a buddy with an 08+ STI that may have his lying around..
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #19133
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Just to clarify, is that the 08+ STI rear sway bar? Anything else needed, or just the bar it's self? I have a buddy with an 08+ STI that may have his lying around..
Yes, 08+ STI rear sway bar. There's probably about a dozen threads about it on here. If you have a premium or limited model, then I think you need the sway bar and new bushings to fit the larger bar. And a metric socket wrench set. If you have a base model, you need sway bar, bushings, clamps, and endlinks.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #19134
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Hello, Alan. I thought I'd jump in here since nobody had responded to you yet. The vast majority of us here are very happy with our cars.

Issues:
-Don't get too concerned about low fuel economy for the first couple thousand miles while the car's breaking in.
-Some of our cars burn a bit of oil, so make sure you check the level regularly. If you burn over a quart per 1200 miles, Subaru will buy you a new engine. One quart per 1200 miles is an awful lot of oil consumption, which it's very unlikely that you'll achieve.
-Front seats sometimes get squeaky. You can get it fixed under warranty, or there's an easy DIY fix that worked well for me and plenty of other people.

Upgrades:
-STI 19mm rear sway bar is very popular. Your car will have a 16mm rear sway bar, so it won't benefit quite as much as those of us with base models that have no rear sway bar. If you're a spirited driver and the understeer bothers you, this is an easy way to address it.
-The stock tires are very noisy, especially once they get a bit worn. Some people aren't satisfied with their performance in snow. Continental DWS are a popular replacement.
Id agree with this, but just like to add the disclaimer that the VAST majority do not burn oil. Also the entire car is a little squeaky/chattery but not overwhelming.

Those are probably the best mods too.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #19135
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Sat for several hours. Normally this doesn't happen. I usually lock all doors with the lock button and then unlock just the drivers door to exit. Leaving all doors and hatch locked but not the drivers door.
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You're right but that's not what I did. When I returned to my car several hours later the alarm went off when I opened my door.
Like I said earlier, you set the alarm. The only way to do that is pressing the lock button on the key or pressing the lock button on the door with it open.

See for yourself. Open the driver door, press lock and watch the car shaped light start blinking fast. You have 30 seconds to do whatever (like manually unlock the driver door for some odd reason), close the door and wait. When you open the door without pressing unlock first, the alarm will sound.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #19136
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Good look on the bar. That's what I thought, but wasn't sure.

And to add, the only "things" I have found with my 13 Sport CVT is: the CVT takes a little longer than a standard auto to move from P to R/D, there's a good amount of wind noise on the highway, stock tires blow at STOPPING in snow, the stock radio is "meh", and sometimes you need to close your hatch twice before it shuts.

Again, nothing major. Just saying..
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #19137
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Are there any options other than an extremely expensive and time consuming HID retrofit to increase low beam headlight output? The h11s just don't do it. I need to drive at night at 55+mph regularly and sometimes there's cars coming just far enough apart that I can't use my high beams.

Edit: keeping in mind that REAL HIRs are long gone. The new generation ones probably aren't legal anyway and don't use the technology that reflects infrared to increase the filament temperature and therefore output.
The Canadian limited model comes with HIDs, although I have no idea how much it would cost for parts or the entire housing...
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #19138
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How long do they last? H9s generally have pretty good output but also **** life.
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so far, 9 months on mine.
+1 on the H11 to H9 mod. I've been running them for about 10 months now. No burnouts. It's a cheap mod and greatly increases the output to where I'm satisfied (and I'm picky about headlight output)
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #19139
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+1 on the H11 to H9 mod. I've been running them for about 10 months now. No burnouts. It's a cheap mod and greatly increases the output to where I'm satisfied (and I'm picky about headlight output)
was honestly the first thing I did IIRC, i didn't have the stock lights in for more than 1 month, probably not even 2 weeks
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:36 PM   #19140
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The Canadian limited model comes with HIDs, although I have no idea how much it would cost for parts or the entire housing...
Canada here, and I have a Sport model which is not the HID model- but I looked into exactly what you're asking, the cost of a swap to the factory HID housings, ballasts and wiring. The guy behind the parts counter (I don't rank him too high in the knowledge category) said that each housing was just shy of 1000$, and then a full electronics swap was needed, as in the engine harness needed to be replaced as well. I'm realllllly skeptical of that, but IF it is true, then the cost certainly isn't worth the benefit.

I hope he was very wrong anyway.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #19141
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was honestly the first thing I did IIRC, i didn't have the stock lights in for more than 1 month, probably not even 2 weeks
flyboy, you're talking about your foglights, correct? I remember seeing that you had switched out your factory fog lamps to the glass-lens outback lamps and connectors, right?
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #19142
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I have the H9 in my low beams and the HIR 9011 in the high beams. The high beams are probably too bright now. Street signs become ultra reflective and are blinding.

The stock tires are complete garbage in rain and snow. I have 28k miles on them, and I'm basically plowing around with understeer in the rain. You have to drive like a grandma to not. Dry weather they're great though, and you can drive like as big of an ******* as you want.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:34 PM   #19143
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flyboy, you're talking about your foglights, correct? I remember seeing that you had switched out your factory fog lamps to the glass-lens outback lamps and connectors, right?
No, you can put h9s in the low beam. I do also have the h11 outback foglights.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #19144
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I have the H9 in my low beams and the HIR 9011 in the high beams. The high beams are probably too bright now. Street signs become ultra reflective and are blinding.

The stock tires are complete garbage in rain and snow. I have 28k miles on them, and I'm basically plowing around with understeer in the rain. You have to drive like a grandma to not. Dry weather they're great though, and you can drive like as big of an ******* as you want.
The stock 9005s are bright enough when used with h9 low beams. I get a lot of what you describe with my setup
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #19145
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I have the same setup. H9 lows, 9005 highs and h11 fogs. I thought about going with HIR high beams, but it seems a little overkill. I would love to do a HID retrofit someday when I have the extra cash.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:54 PM   #19146
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Like I said earlier, you set the alarm. The only way to do that is pressing the lock button on the key or pressing the lock button on the door with it open
There's an answer. I thought I locked with the door closed then unlocked before exiting. I obviously had the door open.

And that's not what you originally said.
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That's supposed to happen. When you lock the door, the car shaped red light to the lower left of the speedometer starts flashing fast for 30 seconds. Alarm is set. It will go off if you unlock the door from the inside and then open it. A la somebody trying to steal the car.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #19147
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And that's not what you originally said.
Yeah, you're right and I noticed that too afterwards but didn't get the chance to fix it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #19148
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Once my steelies come in, I am trading Ryan from Moore my Rota's for their Moore axleback system. Pretty stoked.

Does anyone want to buy my stock muffler delete with turndown? haha
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #19149
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Once my steelies come in, I am trading Ryan from Moore my Rota's for their Moore axleback system. Pretty stoked.

Does anyone want to buy my stock muffler delete with turndown? haha
ehh. i might be interested
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:02 PM   #19150
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So I just found out that my base 13 impreza does not come with a RSB, looking to add a stock 16mm or WRX 19mm. I know I need added parts for the instal is this all I need aside from the sway bar and bushings? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Impreza-Whit...e54b4f&vxp=mtr
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