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Old 07-16-2012, 05:03 AM   #501
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I just find it on Ebay Strut Bar, I already order can't wait to receive it.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Subaru-JAPAN-...#ht_500wt_1413
I would like to pick one up too, please tell us how it fits and how easy the install is once you get it. Free shipping to Canada too.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:08 PM   #502
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No problem when i'm gonna receive it and install it, i will take some picture.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #503
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The base '12 Impreza does not have a rear sway. I have not checked personally, but others have stated on the 2012 Impreza thread. It seems as though I can buy the perrin STI rear sway with a set of linkages. It should work...the hardware and linkages could not justify the $200 price difference between the two.

Just checked the Perrin website...
http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...ks-psp-sus-235
Looks like the hardware DOES justify the $200 price difference

I'm rockin a Base 5-door... pretty sure theres not a sway under there. The mounting bracket and place where it should be is there...
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #504
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Anyone try this on their 2012 Impreza yet? Seems like a very complete (and expensive) kit vs. the STI bar...
http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...r-psp-sus-2xx1

Edited to add, I'm considering their 22mm bar
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:26 PM   #505
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I believe that kit is only required for folks with the base-model Impreza. If you have a Sport Premium or Sport Limited, then you already have a rear anti-sway bar, and so you can choose the bar that doesn't come with the extra hardware that you already have securing your factory bar.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #506
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Anyone try this on their 2012 Impreza yet? Seems like a very complete (and expensive) kit vs. the STI bar...
http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...r-psp-sus-2xx1

Edited to add, I'm considering their 22mm bar
There was a discussion about that same rear sway earlier on this thread, I am saving up for the package...pretty expensive but totally worth it. My base '12 floats and rolls way too much for my liking.

Since there aren't many go-fast parts for our car (yet), my focus is handling. Besides a rear sway and front strut, any suggestions guys?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #507
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There was a discussion about that same rear sway earlier on this thread, I am saving up for the package...pretty expensive but totally worth it. My base '12 floats and rolls way too much for my liking.

Since there aren't many go-fast parts for our car (yet), my focus is handling. Besides a rear sway and front strut, any suggestions guys?
Even us guys with go-fast cars will tell you that in the end improving handling should be priority #1. Sways, maybe bracing, wider wheels, but not too heavy, and suspension struts or coilovers, just to start off. Then you have endlinks and such, the small, but still important stuff.

If I had a 2012 I'd do cosmetic changes first, then everything I could to make it handle in a sporty fashion, sacrificing mileage along the way for the sake of fun.

Man, that actually sounds like a lot of fun...
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #508
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Even us guys with go-fast cars will tell you that in the end improving handling should be priority #1. Sways, maybe bracing, wider wheels, but not too heavy, and suspension struts or coilovers, just to start off. Then you have endlinks and such, the small, but still important stuff.
I'm looking into the perrin rear sway package and cusco front strut tower bar. I want to be able to throw it into corners at crazy speeds.....legally, of course......

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If I had a 2012 I'd do cosmetic changes first, then everything I could to make it handle in a sporty fashion, sacrificing mileage along the way for the sake of fun.

Man, that actually sounds like a lot of fun...
I'm taking mine in a similar direction as you would want As of right now, I have '11 STI rims/tires (17x8 235/40/17...I'm guessing on tire specs) on my white '12. I'm getting red rally armor mudflaps and 15% tints all around, save the windshield.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #509
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I'm looking into the perrin rear sway package and cusco front strut tower bar. I want to be able to throw it into corners at crazy speeds.....legally, of course......



I'm taking mine in a similar direction as you would want As of right now, I have '11 STI rims/tires (17x8 235/40/17...I'm guessing on tire specs) on my white '12. I'm getting red rally armor mudflaps and 15% tints all around, save the windshield.
post pics when you get it mounted.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #510
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I got the Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (D2S) off of the retrofit source, I got a buddy to help me with it. You got to take the bumper off to remove the lights, bake the lights and open them up, and then you would blackout/paint the chrome inside, do some cutting, install the shrouds, slot in the projectors, put in bulbs, connect ballast, harness, and relay, put lights together, install in car. Those would be most of the steps.

I'll upload some new pictures tomorrow, I have them installed in car now.
Looks amazing, I would love to do this sort of retrofit except I am kinda scared to open up brand new headlights to do any sort of tinkering. But it looks amazing good job.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #511
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I'm looking into the perrin rear sway package and cusco front strut tower bar. I want to be able to throw it into corners at crazy speeds.....legally, of course......

I'm taking mine in a similar direction as you would want As of right now, I have '11 STI rims/tires (17x8 235/40/17...I'm guessing on tire specs) on my white '12. I'm getting red rally armor mudflaps and 15% tints all around, save the windshield.
From this point forward I shall begin to live vicariously through you, good sir.

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:24 AM   #512
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No problem when i'm gonna receive it and install it, i will take some picture.
I couldn't wait and bought it too.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #513
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From this point forward I shall begin to live vicariously through you, good sir.


Haha thank you sir. The sway and front strut won't be bought/installed until November or December (damn college budget) but the tint and mudflaps will be done by the end of the summer.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #514
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I'm looking into the perrin rear sway package and cusco front strut tower bar. I want to be able to throw it into corners at crazy speeds.....legally, of course......

I'm taking mine in a similar direction as you would want As of right now, I have '11 STI rims/tires (17x8 235/40/17...I'm guessing on tire specs) on my white '12. I'm getting red rally armor mudflaps and 15% tints all around, save the windshield.
Definitely post pics I'm considering the rally armor flaps on my white sport model.

Considering the sway bar / strut braces as my first mod.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #515
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Anyone try this on their 2012 Impreza yet? Seems like a very complete (and expensive) kit vs. the STI bar...
http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...r-psp-sus-2xx1

Edited to add, I'm considering their 22mm bar
Do you guys think going 22mm bar would upset the balance of the car vs a 19mm sti rear bar (for a more balanced approach)?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:23 AM   #516
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Do you guys think going 22mm bar would upset the balance of the car vs a 19mm sti rear bar (for a more balanced approach)?
I would think the 22 would be to much with out doubt the front as well
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:18 AM   #517
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The stiffer the rear the less understeer you'll have.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:47 AM   #518
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The stiffer the rear the less understeer you'll have.
19mm would be the best with stock suspension, if you get a 22mm you should swap out and upgrade your suspension.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:58 AM   #519
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The stiffer the rear the less understeer you'll have.
True, but then you're more likely to go into an oversteer condition instead, right?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #520
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has anyone tried this short throw shifter adapter? http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...hifter-adapter

I haven't seen too may options...
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:03 AM   #521
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has anyone tried this short throw shifter adapter? http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...hifter-adapter

I haven't seen too may options...
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2362499
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #522
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has anyone tried this short throw shifter adapter? http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...hifter-adapter

I haven't seen too may options...
Yes, there is a thread in the impreza forum
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #523
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Thanks, just the info i was looking for!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #524
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Does anyone know how to replace the fog light bulbs? The manual says to have the dealership do it instead of giving useful directions.
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Does anyone know how to replace the fog light bulbs? The manual says to have the dealership do it instead of giving useful directions.
Send me a PM with your email address, and I'll send you the info you need.
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