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Old 06-04-2012, 08:10 PM   #976
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Has anyone noticed the noise that ocurs when the a/c is turned on? Every 30-40 seconds the A/C makes a loud hissing/knock noise? Is this normal for most Impreza owners?
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #977
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I have waited 11 weeks for my two tone Sky-Blue Sport Limited. I took grief from my father-in-law for liking the two-tone (he got a Silver one), but I love it. I only wrestled with the decision to go blue rather than green. Your picture is beautiful, and I'd love to see a couple more, to hold me over until the boat arrives. I haven't studied this thread thoroughly, but I haven't been able to find too many two-tones. Awesome!
I've looked through this entire thread and only saw the Sage Green/Ice Silver on the very first page and the Sky Blue/Ice Silver somewhere at the beginning of the thread. Hope you get your ride soon. This is all I have, just one more...

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #978
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Sorry, previous pics were inside because it's been raining for a few days. I found a chance to take these.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:13 AM   #979
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Has anyone noticed the noise that ocurs when the a/c is turned on? Every 30-40 seconds the A/C makes a loud hissing/knock noise? Is this normal for most Impreza owners?
yea my cars does the same i think its normal now that u are saying it
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #980
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Does anyone have Rally Armor on an ice silver 5dr? If so post some pics.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #981
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Has anyone noticed the noise that ocurs when the a/c is turned on? Every 30-40 seconds the A/C makes a loud hissing/knock noise? Is this normal for most Impreza owners?
I think someone posted somewhere in this forum why its doing that. My car does the same thing. It makes like a clicking sound. At first I thought it was coming from my music.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:46 PM   #982
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Has anyone noticed the noise that ocurs when the a/c is turned on? Every 30-40 seconds the A/C makes a loud hissing/knock noise? Is this normal for most Impreza owners?
It should be the A/C Compressor. it Happens. Just check though. Look at your engine, and look at the Belts, there will be a fly wheel type device that compresses air, and will go on every few seconds.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #983
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I've looked through this entire thread and only saw the Sage Green/Ice Silver on the very first page and the Sky Blue/Ice Silver somewhere at the beginning of the thread. Hope you get your ride soon. This is all I have, just one more...


That's the sky-blue or your sage-green?
It looks like the blue to me, but I have noticed pics of the two can sometimes look similar, so I thought I'd ask. Anyways, it is beeautiful! How come more people don't dig on that unique two-tone? Is it because folks are sick of the old-school outbacks having been two tone for so long? Maybe that's an interesting subject for a thread: "Two-Tone: Like or Dislike, and Why/Why Not?" To me it's signature Subaru, but even the new outbacks are 99% solid colours the past couple years. My father in law out and out said he thought the two-tone sucked, but he drives a silver 2012 Impreza Sport (yaaawwwnnn could pass for a Fit or his old Taurus in the wrong light), so his aesthetics are a bit challenged, if you ask me). Can't wait to park mine next to his and watch all the folks go, "Damn, that blue is sweeeet!"

I have seen only a half dozen 2012 Imprezas in my neighborhood which should have one of the country's highest number of Subarus on the road, if not the most Subarus in ABSOLUTE numbers, not percentage-wise (Hawthorne area in Portland is literally swarming with school teachers in Subarus, so it should be a cliché, like Vermont Librarians in Subies or Toyotas in the parking lot of a Chinese Dim Sum joint), and only a couple were Sports, and only ONE sky-blue two-tone, which I saw after I had ordered mine, and it literally stopped me cold cuz it looked sooo good. It and the Sage Green must be the rarest of the rare for the Imprezas this year. It's nice not to drive what everyone else is driving, like a silver Fit or a Red Focus (ick...that colour is awful on the Fords this year...too candied and cheap looking. My opinion)
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #984
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That's the sky-blue or your sage-green?
sage-green.



Sky-blue in two tone. (Looks pretty good if you ask me.)


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Old 06-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #985
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I looked at the sage and later the sky blue two tone but settled on the black /gray. They all look good to me
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:46 PM   #986
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:10 PM   #987
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Some natural two-tone? That's putting the car to good use.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #988
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^^ Dirty Gray Metallic!
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #989
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Best photo yet.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #990
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Subie's are made for the dirt, for sure! Too bad we don't get the options on the Albanian model, though.

Albanian car by Happy McMaster, on Flickr
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #991
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There are one or two guys that have done this for this generation. Basically you unbolt the muffler at the flange just behind the rear axle, and add on a short pipe to point the exhaust down or to the side. You will be completely removing the muffler, but the cat(s) and resonator remain to prevent an annoying drone, and you get a little bit of rumble in the exhaust tone.

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italia490 did his this way:

Exhaust Video :: MOV02783.mp4 video by strunz490 - Photobucket

italia490 has some videos in his photobucket album of the way it makes it sound.

I ordered this and this and I am having a friend weld it together for me when the parts arrive. I am picking up a gasket sometime this week too.

If I don't like it, I can always just bolt the muffler back on.

One exhaust shop said that Subaru might try to void my warranty if I did this, but I don't see how they could with Magnusson/Moss warranty act around. Wouldn't they have to prove that taking off the muffler was the cause for damage? (which is highly unlikely since a muffler just muffles the sound)
If that's the case, I'll just bolt the muffler on when I take it in for oil changes.
Just ordered the flange and steel pipe. Did you end up buying the gasket? If so where did you get it from?
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #992
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Hi, How involved was that? Did you take the grill off the car to paint?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:55 PM   #993
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Just ordered the flange and steel pipe. Did you end up buying the gasket? If so where did you get it from?
Bought the flange gasket from O'Reilly's local auto parts store. I brought the flange with so we could match the gasket up to make sure it was the right size.

What degree bend pipe did you get? I originally did the 45 degree bend, but it started melting the bumper! So, I just got the 90 degree bend in today, but really anything over 60 degrees should be enough.

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Hi, How involved was that? Did you take the grill off the car to paint?
Are you referring to plastidipping the grill? I left everything on, just masked around the grill and peeled off the overspray. Pretty easy actually. It takes a little getting used to how the Plastidip lays down, but it's easy enough to just peel off and try again if you mess up.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:29 AM   #994
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Just got mine today, 7 1/2 weeks for the wait.

All the add ons so far were on the inside, like all weather floor mats etc






hoping to do tint and debage this week. when I get the money do: hids, yellow fogs, new speakers and the sport grille
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #995
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Debadged my car a couple days ago, looks a lot better without the 4 badges on the back:

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #996
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Man that white sport is a great look. The white really shows off those wheels! Nice car!
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #997
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Thanks! Its gonna get some more little stuff but I was happy with the color choice.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #998
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Man that white sport is a great look. The white really shows off those wheels! Nice car!
totally agree. that's the look i wanted except i wanted the dark interior.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #999
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Thanks! Its gonna get some more little stuff but I was happy with the color choice.
Is that the lighting, or is there a tint on the windows already?
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #1000
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totally agree. that's the look i wanted except i wanted the dark interior.
My sky-blue sport on order has the white interior, and everyone is freaking out: Oh, it'll get too dirty. That's what leather cleaner is for, plus the interior gets two-tones with the ivory seats and trim and the black upper plastics, which really jazzes up the interior. i hope I don't eat crow on that one, sticking to the ivory leather, but it's so sexy!

Hey, MyWhiteImpreza, give us some interior pics to show what I mean...
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