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Old 11-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #19551
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Reverend, it's cleaned!
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #19552
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Looking to do some little tweaks to my 2012 Impreza hatchback. I was thinking of replaceing the OEM sway bar bushings with polyurethane ones. Has anyone done this and does replacing the bushings alone help with less body roll?
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #19553
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SIA_worker,

That is exactly why these cars where created for.

Nice pic
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #19554
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Autoblog .com has an article about the new XV crosstrek hybrid . They say it has extra sound proofing in the footwells,under the front seats, pillars and roof. Also it has a thicker floorpan. I hope this makes it to the rest of the Impreza line as the cars are noisy inside.
Also acoustic glass for the front windshield.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #19555
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Also acoustic glass for the front windshield.
Good to know. Would that fit the sedan?
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:59 PM   #19556
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My 2013 SWP Impreza Sport, sorry about the bad phone pics.













I have plastidipped my rims and my grill.

Just ordered a cmod grille, and want to install a pair of supertones and do some interior work.

I really like that carbon fiber vinyl wrap that Reverend has on the silver accents.

Look out for some XXR 522 18X8.5 coming SOON!!!!!

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Old 11-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #19557
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Is that the gold flake plastidip on your rims? Did you use a white base coat or just straight gold flake?
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #19558
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No white base coat. Just the gold plastidip. Also used black on the Subaru center cap.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #19559
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Gold rims look good man, I can't decide what color to paint my winters..
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:30 PM   #19560
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My 2013 SWP Impreza Sport, sorry about the bad phone pics.













I have plastidipped my rims and my grill.

Just ordered a cmod grille, and want to install a pair of supertones and do some interior work.

I really like that carbon fiber vinyl wrap that Reverend has on the silver accents.

Look out for some XXR 522 18X8.5 coming SOON!!!!!
I have the cmod grille and supertones on my hatch. I like the grille better than the oem one, as there is no emblem and center post.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:21 AM   #19561
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I can vouch personally for the quieter ride in the XV Hybrid. Acoustic sound deadening isn't just in the glass, but in the frame itself. Pillars, undercarriage, I'd say it's as quiet as the current Outback.

The whole car really just feels more complete, more finished. There's more power (160hp), better ride quality, and it's got the center multi-function screen the USDM Foresters have, too.

That... and the tail lights will be a relatively easy swap for Impreza Hatchback owners.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #19562
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So I assume some of these features from the XV Hybrid will trickle down to the Impreza and regular XV in MY2015? with a slight weight penalty? 5-10lbs or so?
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #19563
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So I assume some of these features from the XV Hybrid will trickle down to the Impreza and regular XV in MY2015? with a slight weight penalty? 5-10lbs or so?
I wouldn't assume that, if it's Subaru's desire to keep the Impreza's price point below that of the XV (which I'm assuming is the case, so that the Impreza can compete price-wise against base Civics/Corollas/Focuses/etc.).
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #19564
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I can vouch personally for the quieter ride in the XV Hybrid. Acoustic sound deadening isn't just in the glass, but in the frame itself. Pillars, undercarriage, I'd say it's as quiet as the current Outback.

The whole car really just feels more complete, more finished. There's more power (160hp), better ride quality, and it's got the center multi-function screen the USDM Foresters have, too.
Thats good to hear. A little more refinement always goes a long way. The lack of sound deadening in my Impreza has always been a big gripe of mine. I feel that the Impreza would feel much more refined and less cheap if it had a quieter interior.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #19565
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I don't find road noise to be a big issue in this car. The stock tires were loud, yes. But once you swap tires, that isn't as noticeable. It's the wind noise for me. These big side mirrors, roof rails, etc. I've gotten over it. But coming from a few other cars, the wind noise was very prevalent.

Not excited to have the tire noise back this weekend when I mount my snow tires. haha
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #19566
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Not excited to have the tire noise back this weekend when I mount my snow tires. haha
Yup, that's on my agenda for this Saturday too (for three cars--my Impreza, my spousal unit's Highlander, and the old Civic the kids drive).

I take winter safety seriously for the entire family.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:49 PM   #19567
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Winter ain't no joke. haha

I had my Subaru for the second half of last winter.. Really excited to see this thing in action..
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #19568
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My 2013 SWP Impreza Sport, sorry about the bad phone pics.







I have plastidipped my rims and my grill.

Just ordered a cmod grille, and want to install a pair of supertones and do some interior work.

I really like that carbon fiber vinyl wrap that Reverend has on the silver accents.

Look out for some XXR 522 18X8.5 coming SOON!!!!!
Check out those mud flaps! They're beggin for the wider wheels. Lol.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:27 PM   #19569
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Does anyone know how similar out brakes are to the WRX's? Same "looking" size rotors and calipers.. Don't know about the specifics.

The reason I ask, is because you can get the Subaru "accessory" big brake kit (the red caliper ones) for the WRX for about 1/3 the cost of the STI Brembo's. Thought it may be interesting if it fits..
Call your local dealer and double check the part numbers on both chassis's.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #19570
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Ryan has a few sets of the WRX "up-level" 4/2 pot sets as well as some STI Brembo's down at his shop. Some time when I'm down there with the wheels off he said we can do a test fit.. So I'll update after that..
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #19571
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Installed remote engine start kit today, 100% plug-n-play.

Then went to dealer to get it programmed, they quoted me $120 and I left without get it programmed.

What's the reasonable price for programming?

Paid OEM kit for $220, but $120 for programming was just shocking price.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:01 AM   #19572
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Installed remote engine start kit today, 100% plug-n-play.

Then went to dealer to get it programmed, they quoted me $120 and I left without get it programmed.

What's the reasonable price for programming?

Paid OEM kit for $220, but $120 for programming was just shocking price.
who else has the equipment to program it? you probably have to go to dealer no matter what
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:06 AM   #19573
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Is the dealer "full" installed price not like 500 bucks? Even at 200 for the equipment and 100 to program, you're still saving a good amount of monies..
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:02 AM   #19574
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:08 AM   #19575
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Installed remote engine start kit today, 100% plug-n-play.

Then went to dealer to get it programmed, they quoted me $120 and I left without get it programmed.

What's the reasonable price for programming?

Paid OEM kit for $220, but $120 for programming was just shocking price.
This is interesting. My wife bought a 2013 Toyota Highlander 3 weeks ago, so I've been spending a lot of my Internet time on the ToyotaNation.com Highlander forum.

Toyota technicians use a software product called TechStream, which when installed onto a laptop and connected to the ODB port, allows them to make rapid configuration changes to the car, get diagnostic data from the sensors, reprogram the Tire Pressure Monitoring module to recognize new TPMS sensors (like when people switch between winter/summer tires), and so on.

People on the Toyota forum are buying hacked versions of this software, and the required cable, on eBay for less than $30 (I've just ordered it myself; it looks like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Newest-...1f5899&vxp=mtr).

I'll bet Subaru technicians use a similar product, and if I'm right, then I'll bet that's what they would use to program your remote starter module.

Does anyone know the name of the software product that Subaru techs use? Let's see if it's available on eBay, so that we can do this stuff ourselves for low $$$!

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