Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday November 26, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > News & Rumors

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2013, 11:46 PM   #1651
sir_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 71549
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
sirwagon - Yes much quieter than the bugeyes. The two worst noise offenders are the huge side mirrors and the Yoko Geolander tires. I can't wait for the tires to wear out so I can replace them with something quieter. Should be a year or less, I do ~ 35k/yr. Steering feel is pretty good and requires very little driver input on the highway. It does get very soft at low speed but it makes lane changes in tight traffic a bit easier.

Thanks for the info gravitylover. Your report is encouraging. Most of the time I need the maneuverability in dense traffic areas, but I also like to take long, multi-day road trips every now and then. The reinforced suspension of the VX should come in handy for the late winter potholes that we get in Feb-Mar.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
sir_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:15 AM   #1652
keepclam
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 120244
Join Date: Jul 2006
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Everett, WA
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy SE Sedan
2006 Pilot EX-L 4WD

Default

OK, with all the tire talk I just have to throw in a plug for Finnish-made Nokian WRG2, the only all-seasons with the USDOT snowflake rating. I've loved these on all 3 cars I've put 'em on. They were particularly outstanding on my Outback 3.0R with relatively low profile. Never tried Contis so I can't directly compare, but I wanted something with the capability of a snow tire and the usability of an all-season. Perfect for places like here where there is typically little to no snow in daily driving throughout the winter, but where you can easily drive to snow all season long (and beyond) if you want. (Plus they're made with some silica and canola oil compound and are better for the environment when the tire wears over time and all the microscopic bits get flushed into the storm drains and then our waterways.)
http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=1...me=Nokian+WRG2

Last edited by keepclam; 02-13-2013 at 12:33 AM.
keepclam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:49 AM   #1653
Cocoa Beach Bum
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 17355
Join Date: Apr 2002
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_wagon View Post
The reinforced suspension of the VX should come in handy for the late winter potholes that we get in Feb-Mar.
Be careful when handling VX. It's pretty nasty stuff.
Cocoa Beach Bum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 08:43 AM   #1654
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cocoa Beach Bum View Post
Be careful when handling VX. It's pretty nasty stuff.
Yeah. It gets on my nerves.

--kC
KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #1655
sir_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 71549
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cocoa Beach Bum View Post
Be careful when handling VX. It's pretty nasty stuff.
The Crosstrek has full frame windows, so it should seal the outside air better than my current Impreza wagon. Just in case all hell breaks loose in DC, I got an atropine kit, and old school road maps of various remote mountain gravel roads in West Virginia. The extra ground clearance of the Crosstrek should come in handy for jumping curbs in case I need to bypass long traffic jams on the way out of town. Attaching a pellet turret on the roof is an additional option if the terrorist attack includes zombie operatives.
sir_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #1656
iowasuby
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 65311
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Iowa
Vehicle:
2014 Forester XT
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC View Post
Yeah. It gets on my nerves.

--kC
That was an odorless and tasteless joke.
iowasuby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #1657
JustyWRC
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
09 WRX

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_wagon View Post
The Crosstrek has full frame windows, so it should seal the outside air better than my current Impreza wagon. Just in case all hell breaks loose in DC, I got an atropine kit, and old school road maps of various remote mountain gravel roads in West Virginia. The extra ground clearance of the Crosstrek should come in handy for jumping curbs in case I need to bypass long traffic jams on the way out of town. Attaching a pellet turret on the roof is an additional option if the terrorist attack includes zombie operatives.

But according to people on here, you won't have the power to climb those remote mountain gravel roads in West Virginia; so, I think you're just Zombie bait.
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #1658
07wrxstage2
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 262366
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: MD
Vehicle:
2006 OBP STI
2000 BRP IMPREZA 2.5RS

Default

I really don't understand the nasioc community sometimes....
07wrxstage2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:20 PM   #1659
Calamity Jesus
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 44501
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: in a minefield of caddishness.
Vehicle:
1984 "Skeletor from
"He-Man"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 07wrxstage2 View Post
I really don't understand the nasioc community sometimes....
If you're personally insulted, you're probably doing it wrong.


If you simply don't understand it, you probably have a real life that you need to get back to.


If you just think it's stupid, you need to stop trying to grow up.


If you think everything needs AWD you should understeer off a cliff.


Calamity Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #1660
53x12
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 206332
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: In a tent
Default

^ well done.
53x12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 09:42 PM   #1661
sir_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 71549
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
But according to people on here, you won't have the power to climb those remote mountain gravel roads in West Virginia; so, I think you're just Zombie bait.
Good point. Need to check if the cub holders molded into the doors can hold spare cans of bear spray. If not, I could try modding it with the dual-range manual transmission that is available on the 1.6L gasoline engine version of the Crosstrek that is sold in Europe.
sir_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 08:31 AM   #1662
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calamity Jesus View Post
If you're personally insulted, you're probably doing it wrong.


If you simply don't understand it, you probably have a real life that you need to get back to.


If you just think it's stupid, you need to stop trying to grow up.


If you think everything needs AWD you should understeer off a cliff.


KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #1663
spintheground
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 239638
Join Date: Feb 2010
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: VA Beach
Vehicle:
2007 WRX TR UGM
02 MR2 EGM

Default

Decided to wait until Spring on the XV. Not in the cards at the moment. Honestly, they're too popular and sell to fast(around here anyway). Probably just let this settle down and pick one up when the new year drops.
spintheground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #1664
53x12
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 206332
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: In a tent
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spintheground View Post
Decided to wait until Spring on the XV. Not in the cards at the moment. Honestly, they're too popular and sell to fast(around here anyway). Probably just let this settle down and pick one up when the new year drops.

Why not have the dealership order one for you?
53x12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #1665
JustyWRC
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
09 WRX

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spintheground View Post
Decided to wait until Spring on the XV. Not in the cards at the moment. Honestly, they're too popular and sell to fast(around here anyway). Probably just let this settle down and pick one up when the new year drops.

Timing. I was there at Christmas and Perry had at least 3 on the lot including a TOP that we have yet to see our first one. Can't remember if RK had one, but I wouldn't go there after one of the sales persons thought that the SAP was an addendum on the car. I'm not familiar with Casey at all. Place a sold order. Less hassle.
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #1666
chanomatik
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 159474
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage (...for now...)
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Ltd 6MT CBS
SNOSLO

Default

I drove next to a dark gray one yesterday. Or maybe it was black, but just super dirty? Anyways, if I had to get rid of my BRZ, I'd switch to an XV. I just love all the extra stuff they have. I just really wish it had a bump in power (for my preference). Otherwise they're good as they are.
chanomatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #1667
53x12
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 206332
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: In a tent
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chanomatik View Post
I just love all the extra stuff they have.
Which extra stuff? You mean the suspension, wheels...etc.?

Since you want more power, why not get a XT?
53x12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #1668
chanomatik
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 159474
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Anchorage (...for now...)
Vehicle:
2013 BRZ Ltd 6MT CBS
SNOSLO

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
Which extra stuff? You mean the suspension, wheels...etc.?

Since you want more power, why not get a XT?
Yeah, that stuff, like chassis stiffening, suspension, and body cladding.

Since we're in the XV thread I thought I'd praise the XV and not mention the Forester. haha I'm sure if it came down to it I'd just get the Forester XT Touring. The XV meets its demographic while the Forester appeals to my inner ricer. I'd lower the XT and douse it with STI parts ASAP.

But the XV is somehow unique despite being a chopped up Impreza hatch. I love the idea of leaving it raised while making it sportier-looking with whatever parts get released. With the rear spoiler and mesh grille I think it looks absolutely fantastic! I even like the wheels, too.
chanomatik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #1669
spintheground
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 239638
Join Date: Feb 2010
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: VA Beach
Vehicle:
2007 WRX TR UGM
02 MR2 EGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
Why not have the dealership order one for you?
I'm not exactly in the "I need to buy it" frame of mind. More of the "If it's there, and the price is right.." type thing. I figure if I wait and keep a casual eye out I'll find something. If I wait until the next year drops I could pick up a good deal on a returned lease or something.

I want an XV and I really want to get ride of our '10 Legacy, but there is no real sense of urgency.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustyWRC View Post
Timing. I was there at Christmas and Perry had at least 3 on the lot including a TOP that we have yet to see our first one. Can't remember if RK had one, but I wouldn't go there after one of the sales persons thought that the SAP was an addendum on the car. I'm not familiar with Casey at all. Place a sold order. Less hassle.
I put a flag up to all the local dealers ala consumer reports so the offers have been rollin' in. Most of the dealers I got responses from I wouldn't do business with. With that said, Perry is the only dealer in the immediate are I'd buy from; and they had a ton in December! I made several trips to and from there picking up parts in an attempt to fix my fuel leak , which is what sparked my interest really. They do look good online, but they look awesome in person! If you're into that 'spunky' look.
spintheground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #1670
ipaul
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136207
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: central jersey
Vehicle:
2006 Subaru Baja
Obsidian Black

Default

Well got my car back from the body shop after the deer damage. For the most part it looks good. Guess it will never have the pertinent look and feel again, but over time I'm sure it will blend in fine. One question about the front lights. Just checking things out and not clear if my dayrunner lights are working. Does the car need to be in drive for them to be on? I have the lights set on auto, but when I step out to look, nothing's on. Everything else seems OK.
ipaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #1671
sir_wagon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 71549
Join Date: Sep 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Mid-Atlantic Region
Default

With my 2005 Impreza with manual transmission, the daytime running lights turn off if I apply the emergency brake. I would not be surprised if in a newer Subaru with automatic transmission the daytime running lights go off when placed in park.

If you want to check by yourself just aim your car at another vehicle in a parking lot, or at a vertical shiny surface such as a glass storefront.
sir_wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #1672
JustyWRC
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
09 WRX

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ipaul View Post
Well got my car back from the body shop after the deer damage. For the most part it looks good. Guess it will never have the pertinent look and feel again, but over time I'm sure it will blend in fine. One question about the front lights. Just checking things out and not clear if my dayrunner lights are working. Does the car need to be in drive for them to be on? I have the lights set on auto, but when I step out to look, nothing's on. Everything else seems OK.

Yes, they come on when put in gear. Since we try to avoid manuals as much as possible I forget when they come on with the newer cars, but back in 2005 they were on ALL the time(without the E-brake). My auto '05 Baja Turbo they are on as soon as I turn on the car. Very annoying.
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #1673
KC
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 442
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: SE Mass/RI
Vehicle:
2013 Crosstrek XV
00 Honda S2000

Default

You should be able to pull the ebrake up one click and they should go off, but also that one click shouldn't be enough to drag the ebrake either.

--kC
KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #1674
gathermewool
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 143624
Join Date: Mar 2007
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: CT
Vehicle:
14 FXT Touring
VRP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC View Post
You should be able to pull the ebrake up one click and they should go off, but also that one click shouldn't be enough to drag the ebrake either.

--kC
I do this when backing out of my spot at night or really early in the morning, since the DRL's will shine right into the bedroom window of lower level condos. I can't imagine living on the ground floor with an adjacent, perpendicular lot, since most a-holes turn their HID's on and sit there while their car warms up for a few minutes before taking off. It's enough that it wakes me up at times, and I'm a level up.
gathermewool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #1675
JustyWRC
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 153088
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arlington, TN
Vehicle:
2005 Baja Turbo
09 WRX

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC View Post
You should be able to pull the ebrake up one click and they should go off, but also that one click shouldn't be enough to drag the ebrake either.

--kC

Yeah, but it's more annoying to have the brake light on in the dash. Lose lose for me....
JustyWRC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Subaru XV confirmed for production rsholland News & Rumors 15 07-18-2011 03:52 PM
Subaru XV Concept Confirmed For 2011 AIMS AVANTI R5 News & Rumors 17 06-07-2011 07:48 PM
Subaru XV and Coupe 'to double UK sales' AVANTI R5 News & Rumors 0 05-31-2011 02:17 PM
Subaru XV Concept teased ahead of Auto Shanghai debut SoDealer News & Rumors 214 04-21-2011 04:58 PM
Subaru SUV debut next month in Tokyo NYCshopper News & Rumors 26 10-03-2003 06:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.