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Old 01-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
YouRock22
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Hello there, just wanted to introduce myself and ask a couple noobie questions.
My name is Yury, I live in AK, and and recently got a 2007 Impreza wagon, base model:


It only has 42,000 miles and I got a very sweet deal on it. It was also super clean and well maintained, so I was very happy when I found it. I used to drive a 96 Acura TL, but always wanted a Subaru, especially here in AK where you need that AWD. Anyway, I want to build a good recreational/outdoor/rugged type of Impreza, and I won't be doing any performance upgrades (well maybe something cheap and simple). I do a lot of outdoor activities: skiing, biking, camping...so far I got a set of crossbars to get started What would you guys advise to be good interior/exterior upgrades that would enhance comfort and durability?

Also, I've got a friend who is parting out a 07 Impreza sedan and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to get some parts from him that I may need in the future (currently everything on my car is pretty solid). So far I got an armrest extension from him for just $10
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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I also just picked up a 2007 impreza. IL here, so its funny that I am also excited about the AWD. I bet you put us to shame. anyway, ready and waiting for those with more subaru insight to share it..
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:59 AM   #3
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Welcome, Im new here as well. As for the direction of where you want to go with on your Impreza, I would recommend all weather floor mats so any mess you track in can be easily cleaned. For exterior some fog/auxillary lights on a light bar can come in handy. Now for some performance, a K&N drop in filter. Good Luck!
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:34 AM   #4
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I also just picked up a 2007 impreza. IL here, so its funny that I am also excited about the AWD. I bet you put us to shame. anyway, ready and waiting for those with more subaru insight to share it..

Welcome to the forum. Always look at time stamps, as the OP posted this back in January.

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Welcome, Im new here as well. As for the direction of where you want to go with on your Impreza, I would recommend all weather floor mats so any mess you track in can be easily cleaned. For exterior some fog/auxillary lights on a light bar can come in handy. Now for some performance, a K&N drop in filter. Good Luck!

A filter is not a performance. Mod. Especially not on an Impreza. Just makes loud noises. You have a WRX, which may, maybe, might provide an extra 1hp.

Welcome to the forum to you as well.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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Welcome both of you.

I'd suggest some really good floormats (as indicated above), extra lighting, skid plates and diff protectors, and appropriate tires.

You may want to look into lift options... even if simple and slight. You can toss on Forester springs with little/no modification and get a 1" or so raise all around I believe. Should run you under $100. You'll be able to fit some larger tires under there, or just have more ground clearance.

After that, you may enjoy an graded exhaust for sound and enjoyment. Axleback or catback. Doing any more isn't going to increase power at all, so this would just be for sound.
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:12 PM   #6
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Ya you might want to look at lift options if you are going for a rugged outdoor build. Also read this if you do end up buying it http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787
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