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Old 02-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #1826
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So today I received my Cobb Adjustable short shifter and Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings...I went ahead and installed the short shifter myself which took about 2 hours because I was playing around to find the perfect setup. It was an easy install and the difference is tremendous. I took the Impreza for a spin and it really felt great. Shifts were crisp and short...People here were right when they say it should be the first upgrade you do. Bushings to come soon.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0836.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0841.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0842.jpg

Also I installed a the OEM roof rack from Subaru, which I plasti-dipped black.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMG_0812.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMG_0814.jpg
how do you like the OEM roof racks? I feel like it's too "tall"... I want to get a rack that stands a little shorter from the roof. But the dilemma is whether I spend $200 on the OEM or $500 for yakima/thule
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #1827
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Nice! I'm still saving to get a short shift kit with that exact combo of shifter and bushings.
It's awesome! Do it. I got everything for just under 200
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #1828
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how do you like the OEM roof racks? I feel like it's too "tall"... I want to get a rack that stands a little shorter from the roof. But the dilemma is whether I spend $200 on the OEM or $500 for yakima/thule
I was thinking the same thing when I made the choice. I went with the OEM because I'm trying to keep mostly Subaru parts. It does sit a bit tall, but it looks like it's made to fit our cars and like you said, I got it for 200 bucks. People have said other racks from thule won't fit on top of the bars because of the width of the bars won't support the brackets...but I'm thinking I will just stick to all OEM roof accessories that will work with the setup.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:03 AM   #1829
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It is Spark silver logo on a matte black background. Thanks.
Have you seen these?

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #1830
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No never seen them. But theyre not for '12s (yet?)
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:03 AM   #1831
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So today I received my Cobb Adjustable short shifter and Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings...I went ahead and installed the short shifter myself which took about 2 hours because I was playing around to find the perfect setup. It was an easy install and the difference is tremendous. I took the Impreza for a spin and it really felt great. Shifts were crisp and short...People here were right when they say it should be the first upgrade you do. Bushings to come soon.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0836.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0841.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0842.jpg

Also I installed a the OEM roof rack from Subaru, which I plasti-dipped black.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMG_0812.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...k/IMG_0814.jpg
I don't think you had to tear the whole center console out. You could just lift the shift boot out and olé.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #1832
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I don't think you had to tear the whole center console out. You could just lift the shift boot out and olé.
You don't have to completely remove it, but you do have to unscrew it and lift it up.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:17 AM   #1833
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I don't think you had to tear the whole center console out. You could just lift the shift boot out and olé.
The shift boot plastic trim is held in by the center console. I tried to pull it out, up, down, but couldn't figure it out...I just unscrewed the 2 screws on each side of the armrest, and one by the e-brake and everything came out in less than a minute. I went to re adjust my Cobb shifter the other day and I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Still very easy
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #1834
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Subaru lists the same part numbers for the sport grill on the impreza as well as the XV:

Sport Mesh Grille

So the carbon one should work just fine. The XV grille is "unique" because of the way the center wings and emblem are, not the shape or size. This means that the hood should be the same too.

I'd be interested in the grille, since it is a less expensive version of the Subaru sport mesh grille, but also since it doesn't have the emblem... hmmm...
How are we going with the grille any better news on it ? I'm keen to add it IMO it looks cleaner then the stock grille
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #1835
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The sport mesh grill is just as easy to remove the emblem. Its just screwed on through the mesh.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #1836
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I want to swap the beige cupholder part of the center console for black. Anyone up for it? Just the top part of the console at the cupholders. I think the contast would look saweet
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #1837
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I want to swap the beige cupholder part of the center console for black. Anyone up for it? Just the top part of the console at the cupholders. I think the contast would look saweet
Plastidip.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #1838
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No never seen them. But theyre not for '12s (yet?)
I emailed the guy and he said it was.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #1839
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decided to test out the 3k hid kit from retrofit on the impreza fogs. it was a simple install. i am pretty satisfied with the results. gonna do the independent fog light mod this weekend. on to pics.

mounting ballast point and ground.


other side.


relay.


light output with headlights on.


light output on garage.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:08 PM   #1840
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^Lets get a pic of the front



Anyone with base impreza looking for a stock rsb pm me. Trying to give mine away for super cheap.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #1841
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^Lets get a pic of the front

Anyone with base impreza looking for a stock rsb pm me. Trying to give mine away for super cheap.
Yeah man I am but I live in Australia
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #1842
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decided to test out the 3k hid kit from retrofit on the impreza fogs. it was a simple install. i am pretty satisfied with the results. gonna do the independent fog light mod this weekend. on to pics.

mounting ballast point and ground.


other side.


relay.


light output with headlights on.


light output on garage.
what kind of head lights do you have?
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:14 AM   #1843
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what kind of head lights do you have?

stock? no mods to the headlights.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #1844
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stock? no mods to the headlights.
Why does 3k look so green?

For hid fogs you should probably get the outback assemblies as they are composite and glass. Not just plastic like ours
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #1845
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^ white balance off on the pic maybe?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:59 PM   #1846
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Why does 3k look so green?

For hid fogs you should probably get the outback assemblies as they are composite and glass. Not just plastic like ours
i have been tossing that idea around. like 55 watt 3000k
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #1847
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i have been tossing that idea around. like 55 watt 3000k
From your thread though the h11s look really bright. With some yellow overlays u will be more than happy
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:30 PM   #1848
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yea thanks. i considered over lays or just yellow bulbs. whats the difference.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #1849
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yea thanks. i considered over lays or just yellow bulbs. whats the difference.
Overlays are protective and often colored films (usually vinyl) that are applied to the exterior of the lens. Yellow bulbs that are worth buying don't really exist.. They're sold, yeah, but the manufacturers basically just apply the film to the bulb itself which is generally not great for the life of the bulb. I plan to apply a yellow overlay to my fogs once the weather warms up.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #1850
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Why does 3k look so green?

For hid fogs you should probably get the outback assemblies as they are composite and glass. Not just plastic like ours
Yeah, I'm hoping that they don't look greenish in person because I just bought the same exact HID kit. The HIDs will be going in my new Outback fogs lamps once I get them in.

Btw, thanks dima for the pics showing us how you mounted your kit. I'll probably mount mine very similar.

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