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Old 05-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #276
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i too would love to hear more installation details...do the wheels need to come off?

also: wow...those look really low to the ground in the website pics.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #277
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Is anyone else's rocking any aftermarket wheels yet?
Check the 2012 Pictures thread, tons of aftermarket wheels on there.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #278
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FWIW, they have installation instructions here for the RA:

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/2012...structions.php

Looks like a pain in the ass for the Sport model with the Strake kit.

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:02 PM   #279
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I hope this isn't a duplicate question but I was unable to find the info so I though I should ask.

Where do you find the LED reflectors at? Is there a link to a suggested vendor or any brands/models/vendors that should be avoided?
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #280
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I emailed Rally Armor and they advised not to add their mud flaps if you already have the strake kit or the aero splash guards installed. Also the video installation doesn't show the wheels off.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #281
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I emailed Rally Armor and they advised not to add their mud flaps if you already have the strake kit or the aero splash guards installed. Also the video installation doesn't show the wheels off.
thanks for the good info.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #282
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i too would love to hear more installation details...do the wheels need to come off?

also: wow...those look really low to the ground in the website pics.
No, you do not have to take the wheels off. All you need is an offset screw driver and a flat head screw driver. The only real pain is that you have to pull back some of the fender wells to get the retaining clips in place. I guess it was an easy install for me by the fact that these were the 3rd set I have installed. First set was on a 2010 Forester and the 2nd set on a 2011 Outback. It took about an hour to install.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:59 AM   #283
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Did you have to remove any body work or the wheels? I'm looking to order a set and am slightly nervous on the install.
You only have to pull back some of the fender wells to get the retaining clips in place.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:24 PM   #284
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I hope this isn't a duplicate question but I was unable to find the info so I though I should ask.

Where do you find the LED reflectors at? Is there a link to a suggested vendor or any brands/models/vendors that should be avoided?
here is where I got mine from:

http://www.customledservice.com/subaru_prod.html
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #285
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Installed the Rally Armor UR flaps over the sport 'aero' flaps. Anyone attempting this install should have lots of patience and a dremel. Didn't take any pics of the install but it isn't all that complicated.





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Old 05-13-2012, 10:17 PM   #286
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What did you use the dremel for. I'd like go know more details in the install....
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #287
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I just figured it out as I went along.. but there's a piece of the rear aero flap that sits in the exact place the Rally Armor flap goes. Part of it protrudes into the wheel well so you'll have to cut off the part that protrudes if you want to keep it in. You might even be able to leave out the piece out entirely but I wanted to leave it in. In the end you can't see where I had to cut so it isn't all that big of a deal. You'll also need to fabricate some thicker spacers that go between the fender and the flap (I cut up a thick rubber floor mat for this) because the aero parts stick out further into the wheel well than the sport model's side skirts. I also had to bend the front brackets a little because the added fender spacers move the flap further in towards the wheel. TBH, it's impractical to do a thorough write-up on the subject because you have to get a little creative with how you piece it all together.. which is probably why Rally Armor advises against it. Totally do-able though!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #288
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For those of you that will be unbolting your muffler, you are going to want to secure the muffler away from the pipe coming from the car with some tie straps or remove it completely. Reason being is that it will move back into place and you'll lose the rumble.

Here is the link from Youtube for those that are interested in how it sounds:
http://youtu.be/c6hpf-j5EqY
That's my video, I recently put a turndown on it.

find a pic here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2314837&page=3
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:31 AM   #289
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Does anyone know if 19x8.5 + 45 wheels will fit the sport limited, even with a slight drop? Looking to avoid rolling fenders, etc
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:59 AM   #290
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make sure you have the right bolt pattern. not sure if that will fit, what tire do you plan on using?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #291
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Does anyone know if 19x8.5 + 45 wheels will fit the sport limited, even with a slight drop? Looking to avoid rolling fenders, etc
Make sure you run 35 series tires.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #292
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hey, anyone done some muffler mods? i know we were talking about it earlier, to let the subbie purr come out, but nothing yet?
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:23 AM   #293
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hey, anyone done some muffler mods? i know we were talking about it earlier, to let the subbie purr come out, but nothing yet?
If you go up a couple posts I have a link to the turn-down I had made.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #294
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If you go up a couple posts I have a link to the turn-down I had made.
Sweeet. Love the video. Is there any chance you have a video of the turndown running? I'm totally new to exhauast mods, so a turndown is just redirecting the tailpipe? How's the sound differ?

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #295
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Sweeet. Love the video. Is there any chance you have a video of the turndown running? I'm totally new to exhauast mods, so a turndown is just redirecting the tailpipe? How's the sound differ?

Thanks
You can also check out my build thread for pics and video as well. I modded the exhaust similar to apexracer. Here is the link to my the thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2341230
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:04 AM   #296
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If anyone is interested i am selling a 2pc rear Strake Kit

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2357848
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #297
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Will the wrx sway bar fit the impreza?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #298
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Will the wrx sway bar fit the impreza?
I've heard the Sti fits. And perrin makes a rear sway bar and front end links for our year. It's probably the same as the last gen impreza/wrx
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #299
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If anyone is interested i am selling a 2pc rear Strake Kit

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2357848
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:53 AM   #300
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okay, so there are people on here who plastidipped their chrome grills to look slightly more like the 250$ sport mesh grill option. i haven't plastidipped stuff for a while, is there a certain color that you all used? is it black? dark gray?

thanks
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