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Old 08-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #751
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Those look awesome, but that's a lot of work, to the point where it would be worthwhile to buy the OEM metal ones.



I bought 10 of the standard 168 bulbs and I'm wondering what existing bulbs can be replaced with LEDs? Interior lighting (light in the hatch, 2 map lights, and door illumination light) and license plate lights, is there anything else I can swap out?
pretty basic work. although, i didnt find it that good when i saw how low the bottom hole of the brake pedal was.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:56 PM   #752
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Actually, even easier -- Look under 2010-13 Outback Performance Parts. They have a kit put together with everything you need, which was popularized back in 2010 when Outback owners learned the same thing -- that the 19mm WRX sway bar and bushings drop-in to the Outback. In the link below, you'll also see a hyperlink to Subaru Outback installs (myself included). This kit is now a drop-in fit for the Impreza also. When I get my Impreza, I'll be moving my 19mm RSB from my Outback.

https://www.subaruonlineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1267
thanks for the link. Now I'm a bit confused though.. which do I get the Impreza STI one from SubaruGenuineParts or the Outback one at SubaruonlineParts.
http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1690
The prices are similar. Is it the same bar?? Remember I have the Impreza Sport
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:45 PM   #753
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Those look awesome, but that's a lot of work, to the point where it would be worthwhile to buy the OEM metal ones.
Do you know how the OEM ones are installed?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #754
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You can buy a front strut bar for under $200. I have one installed.
I just ordered mine! YES!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:47 AM   #755
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Do you know how the OEM ones are installed?
I search here normally for OEM accessories but I can't seem to find them.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #756
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thanks for the link. Now I'm a bit confused though.. which do I get the Impreza STI one from SubaruGenuineParts or the Outback one at SubaruonlineParts.
http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1690
The prices are similar. Is it the same bar?? Remember I have the Impreza Sport
I noticed the part # on both are identical. Its a toss up.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #757
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Will 18x9 +45 fit our cars okay? Im thinking 245/40/18's.

The Volk TE37 SL's are a beauty.

http://www.rays-msc.com/wheels/index.cgi?d=106
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #758
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Will 18x9 +45 fit our cars okay? Im thinking 245/40/18's.

The Volk TE37 SL's are a beauty.

http://www.rays-msc.com/wheels/index.cgi?d=106
You can't go wrong on volk. Specially te's. I'm running Rota dpt 18/8.5 with 235/40 and if I do lower the car I think I might have to roll the rear fenders. Miss the days when I could afford volk though. Definitely worth it if you can afford it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #759
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You can't go wrong on volk. Specially te's. I'm running Rota dpt 18/8.5 with 235/40 and if I do lower the car I think I might have to roll the rear fenders. Miss the days when I could afford volk though. Definitely worth it if you can afford it.
Got pictures? I'm looking at getting some rims too.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:34 PM   #760
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thanks for the link. Now I'm a bit confused though.. which do I get the Impreza STI one from SubaruGenuineParts or the Outback one at SubaruonlineParts.
http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1690
The prices are similar. Is it the same bar?? Remember I have the Impreza Sport
I just placed an order through subarugenuineparts....hope it makes the car handle even better
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #761
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It definitely will. I replaced my stock rsb and immediately felt the difference. If you didn't have a rsb already then you will definitely feel it in the turns and lane changes.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:08 PM   #762
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It definitely will. I replaced my stock rsb and immediately felt the difference. If you didn't have a rsb already then you will definitely feel it in the turns and lane changes.
Do you have a sedan or hatch. I just replaced my rsb on my base hatch and can't really tell the difference when I compare it to the last car I had that I did the upgrade on (2011 accord). I assume the fact that this car already handles great compared to the Accord is probably why I see no difference though. Now I just need to find some twisty roads to really test the handling on.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:15 PM   #763
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I have the Sport Limited (5-door hatch) and I felt the difference over the OEM 15mm? one...
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #764
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That's sweet. Looking forward to taking the car on the twisty turns.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #765
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The Sport premium and Sport limited has front sway bars too, right? Same size as the Wrx and Sti??
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #766
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I think only the BASE 4 and 5 doors don't have a rsb but have a fsb. The Premium, Limited and Sport Premium and Limited have both front and rear sway bars. I think the FSB on my Sport Limited is 19mm front and 15mm rear. Now I have 19mm on both ends.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #767
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I think only the BASE 4 and 5 doors don't have a rsb but have a fsb. The Premium, Limited and Sport Premium and Limited have both front and rear sway bars. I think the FSB on my Sport Limited is 19mm front and 15mm rear. Now I have 19mm on both ends.

repair manual says the front is 22mm, rear is 15mm
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #768
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22mm? Even better...!!!!
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22mm? Even better...!!!!
seems tiny as my old car had a 34mm in the front....
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #770
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repair manual says the front is 22mm, rear is 15mm
sweet. anyone try the tower brace yet? it's spendy though...
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #771
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seems tiny as my old car had a 34mm in the front....
Not so small for Subaru vehicles.
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sweet. anyone try the tower brace yet? it's spendy though...
I am not paying 450 bucks for that SPT strut tower brace but I did order the CUSCU unit for our cars.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:20 AM   #773
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #774
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That's easy to DIY. Get some pre wired waterproof led modules from somewhere like oznium, find a wire that runs an interior light and tap it. Bam boom puddle lamps, way cheaper and in whatever color you want.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #775
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I have those on my 2010 Outback, as well as the interior footwell illumination package. The puddle lights are pure bling and not very practical nor noticeable unless you park in dark parking lots all the time.

The interior illumination is also mostly bling, but the fact that it also illuminates the cubby and cupholders is pretty nice. I wish those were on the Impreza, but I don't miss the lack of puddle lights. Just my $.02.
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