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Old 07-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Base Model Modification Ideas

I want to know what appearance or performance alterations you have made to your ('12-'14) Base Model Impreza (Sport or Limited additions too)

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-Tips n tricks is always nice
-Steps would be awesome too!!!
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Not all of us can afford a nice WRX or STI so we have to make do with what we have.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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I purchased a 2013 Ice silver Impreza.
So far I only have '07 STI rims to get rid of the hubs and I have a mesh grille to get rid of the chrome.
*Any ideas on what to do next? I really need a secondary color for the calipers...ect (thinking about copper/amber paint).

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Don't you mean '12-'14 base models? :-P
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Don't you mean '12-'14 base models? :-P
Indeed but the prefix went from '11+ so I just kinda went with it
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:39 PM   #5
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Indeed but the prefix went from '11+ so I just kinda went with it
Ah very true. Don't own a base model but one mod all Imprezas need is upgraded lighting. Whether it's just bulbs or all-out retrofits. Still shopping around for some quality LEDs for my interior/license plate...
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #6
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Ah very true. Don't own a base model but one mod all Imprezas need is upgraded lighting. Whether it's just bulbs or all-out retrofits. Still shopping around for some quality LEDs for my interior/license plate...
I agree lighting enhancements are easy and fairly cheap. I would like more lights in the trunk. I'm content with my headlights but the red tail lights kinda kill the flow of the car so I was shopping for a good set or I might smoke them out just a little.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:03 AM   #7
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ive done the front side and rear carbon lip kit and grill


and the avo turboworld DBW throttle controller for a little more downlow to mid range torque

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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ive done the front side and rear carbon lip kit and grill
Looking good, Diggin' the grille trim pinstripe too. Where did you get the carbon fiber trim?
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:00 AM   #9
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Looking good, Diggin' the grille trim pinstripe too. Where did you get the carbon fiber trim?
its the chargespeed bottom line kit
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #10
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What does the "Throttle Controller" do? I mean I can kind of guess... but I'd like details.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #11
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What does the "Throttle Controller" do? I mean I can kind of guess... but I'd like details.
heres some info:
http://www.avoturbo.com/index.php?op...ucts&Itemid=26

and this is the graph of the all the different maps standard line is in the middle:
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:10 AM   #12
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How does it install? Plug and play? Wire cutting needed?
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:10 AM   #13
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heres some info:
http://www.avoturbo.com/index.php?op...ucts&Itemid=26

and this is the graph of the all the different maps standard line is in the middle:
Do you notice a significant change in throttle response with that installed compared to when you didn't have it? In other words is it worth it...
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:20 AM   #14
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How does it install? Plug and play? Wire cutting needed?
literally plug and play took me 20mins to install easiest mod ive done
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #15
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Do you notice a significant change in throttle response with that installed compared to when you didn't have it? In other words is it worth it...
yerh if you set it to power mode you have 9 power maps 3 eco and you can always go back to standard map and driving it in power even my brother noticed a difference straight away
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #16
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heres the post i did when i first fitting it in

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8#post41822458
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #17
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I have several modifications I am parting out, since i have recently come across the ultimate mod in the form of a wrx.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8#post42282938
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:18 AM   #18
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I have several modifications I am parting out, since i have recently come across the ultimate mod in the form of a wrx.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...8#post42282938
I'm guessing its a set of supertones? and what condition are they in?
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:35 AM   #19
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It's much more than just a set of supertones, if you actually clicked the link. It's custom hid projectors, rallyarmors, cusco front strut bar, and a set of supertones . But they are in almost brand new shape, since theyve been hidden behind the factory grille with the chrome strips and only on for about 2 months
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #20
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as well as a custom magnaflow straight through axleback
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #21
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I wonder if the throttle adjuster thing works on the American model, I suspect the Australian one is different. The only dealer I can find near me doesn't sell them.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:17 PM   #22
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The first thing I added on my sport was the bug guard on the front lip of the hood and based on the other impreza's I've seen around here without it it works on deflecting stones off the hood as well
Next mod is the hidden hitch behind the rear fog light hole.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:40 PM   #23
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The first thing I added on my sport was the bug guard on the front lip of the hood and based on the other impreza's I've seen around here without it it works on deflecting stones off the hood as well
Next mod is the hidden hitch behind the rear fog light hole.
I don't have any scratches on the hood but I do on the sides; I might have to invest into some mud flaps.

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I wonder if the throttle adjuster thing works on the American model, I suspect the Australian one is different. The only dealer I can find near me doesn't sell them.
I saw it listed as US currency on their (AVO Turboworld's) website so it might just be hard to find or online purchase only
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:09 PM   #24
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I wonder if the throttle adjuster thing works on the American model, I suspect the Australian one is different. The only dealer I can find near me doesn't sell them.
Their is a avo turboworld in america that you can contact and im pretty sure he can post it out if your not local or their could be a distributor he knows of near you he can tell you

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Old 07-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #25
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2012 Base 5-door, manual transmission.

-CoverKing seat covers for the front seats
-Lathewerks shift knob
-STI rear sway bar
-Roof crossbars
-17" wheels from the "limited" trim with Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires
-Stock 15" steelies are wearing Blizzaks for the wintertime
-Pioneer double-din head unit and upgraded speakers

Thinking of doing some sound deadening soon, since the road noise is still pretty bad with the new tires.
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