Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday July 13, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Interior & Exterior Modification

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
WRB19
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 302898
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming/Arizona
Vehicle:
2014 Focus ST
Race Red

Default Modifications to reduce buildup of static electricity?

Every dam time I get out of my car and touch the door I get zapped, EVERY DAM TIME. What modifications can I do to my wrx to reduce the buildup of static electricity and reduce the shock I get when it is discharged? I'm thinking about writing to SOA about this problem.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
WRB19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
ajcal28
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 302317
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Wallkill, NY
Vehicle:
2009 WRX
Silver

Default

lmao this was happening to me the other day it was driving me nuts!
ajcal28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
SubieLuvin
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 248202
Join Date: May 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Vehicle:
2013 WRX Sedan
SWP

Default

its probably just because your seats are newer and your clothes are rubbing all around it...

drive naked

problem solved
SubieLuvin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
Mike.J
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 174522
Join Date: Mar 2008
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: ATL
Vehicle:
08 STI
WRB

Default

Spray the seats with Static Guard.
Mike.J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
rdecker20
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 309444
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: clark nj
Vehicle:
2005 sti

Default

wear a grounding wristband while driving
rdecker20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
subyski
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 202642
Join Date: Nov 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Vehicle:
'08 2.5i,'65 Stang
'80 Vette L82,'73 914 2.0

Default

SOA is not going to do anything. The increased static charge is partially due to the dry climate you live in. You are building up the charge as you rub against the seats, it's not the cars fault. The only way to eliminate this is to be continuously grounded to the car. Other than that, you could try sprays or use dryer sheets to help reduce the static buildup.
subyski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #7
mountjonas
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 93859
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2013 Appliance
6MT

Default

This used to happen to me in one of my older cars. All you have to do is touch a part of the body (metal) before you put your foot on the ground. So, I would just grab the top of my door when stepping out. Problem solved.
mountjonas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
ColeBerkenbile
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 316278
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Muskogee, Ok
Vehicle:
2010 WRX Sedan
WRB

Default

Happens to me during the colder months, hasn't done it since it started warming up
ColeBerkenbile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
YCT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 122167
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Chicago Dirty South
Vehicle:
07 Acura TL TypeS
Kinetic Blue Pearl

Default

YCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #10
dirtslayer
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 242550
Join Date: Mar 2010
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2002 impreza wrx wag
olive drab

Default

You can make a chassis grounding strap. Never seen it done on a car but they are used on electric forklifts.
dirtslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
Airplay355
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 213825
Join Date: Jun 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Southern Maine
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
SWP

Default

When you get out of the car, touch the body with the back of your hand. There's not nearly as many nerve endings there as there are in your finger tips. After you've discharged yourself, close the door regularly.

It's become a habit for me. I don't even notice I do it unless it's a particularly humid day and I don't hear the zap.
Airplay355 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
SHARP_DAL
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 183247
Join Date: Jun 2008
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Toronto
Vehicle:
2005 WRX
WRB

Default

I get this a lot during Canadian winters..

Hold the outside handle of the door before getting out of the car..

Problem solved..
SHARP_DAL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #13
Zulu-
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 232213
Join Date: Dec 2009
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Asheville, NC
Default

There is a JDM static dissipation piece if you can find it.



Subaru of Japan p/n M0017FC100

http://northursalia.com/modification...ic/static.html

If you find it, please, please PM me.
Zulu- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #14
aerosaaber
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33850
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon
WRC Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Airplay355 View Post
When you get out of the car, touch the body with the back of your hand. There's not nearly as many nerve endings there as there are in your finger tips. After you've discharged yourself, close the door regularly.

It's become a habit for me. I don't even notice I do it unless it's a particularly humid day and I don't hear the zap.
hold your key at the base of it (metal contact to your skin)
touch key to body/door latch mechanism. static discharges and you don't feel it.
aerosaaber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #15
mountjonas
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 93859
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2013 Appliance
6MT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mountjonas
All you have to do is touch a part of the body (metal) before you put your foot on the ground. So, I would just grab the top of my door when stepping out. Problem solved.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHARP_DAL
I get this a lot during Canadian winters..

Hold the outside handle of the door before getting out of the car..

Problem solved..
Modify the way you get out of the car.
mountjonas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #16
Web Foot STi
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 39086
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Portland, OR
Vehicle:
2004 STi
White

Default

IIRC there is an old, long thread about this. One of the solutions offered up was a ground strap that drags on the pavement. Just like a fuel tanker.

I don't remember if MIZTER was one of the products mentioned, but it does look like it would work.
Web Foot STi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
PaperPlane
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 317219
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York City
Vehicle:
2001 GC6

Default

now that you mention this post, i live in NYC and i also get the static every single time i get out of my car and shut the door!
PaperPlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #18
WRX2EVOX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 203011
Join Date: Feb 2009
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Bend, OR
Vehicle:
04 WRX
Aspen White

Default

You can buy some ESD sensitive shoes and buy some ESD mats, but that a little extreme. Just ground yourself before getting out.
WRX2EVOX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #19
98imprezaWagon
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 142548
Join Date: Mar 2007
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NY
Vehicle:
05 WRX

Default

I started getting shocked too. I eventually narrowed it down to the new shoes I bought. The lining on the sole rubbing against my socks cause it. Try to narrow it down, so you can change it, or just ground yourself.
98imprezaWagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:12 PM   #20
Big-E
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 123843
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Connecticut
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Sedan SGM
Let LED's light your way!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zulu- View Post
There is a JDM static dissipation piece if you can find it.



Subaru of Japan p/n M0017FC100

http://northursalia.com/modification...ic/static.html

If you find it, please, please PM me.
From Japan Parts and it's about $41, excluding shipping: http://www.japanparts.com/db/parts_d...=33&submit.y=8
Big-E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 12:35 AM   #21
huggy_b
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 304972
Join Date: Dec 2011
Chapter/Region: International
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Sedan
SWP

Default

wear a tin foil hat......cheap and effective.
huggy_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #22
Tylenol Jones
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 233521
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tucson
Vehicle:
2005 wrx sedan
darkness

Default

Stop doing the tushy shuffle when you drive.
Tylenol Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #23
KentuckyFriedSTI
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 287038
Join Date: Jun 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Louisville, KY
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza WRX STI
World Rally Blue

Default

Carry around a spray bottle with you with a little water in it. Before you get out, spray your hands with a small mist. Problem solved. You will never be shocked again. I do this with new cars all the time. Also carry a small towel to wipe off the inner door handle, if it is chrome coated it will wear with time from the water. Just wipe it off and it won't. Good luck.
KentuckyFriedSTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 01:56 PM   #24
WRB19
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 302898
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming/Arizona
Vehicle:
2014 Focus ST
Race Red

Default

Any solutions to this problem yet?
WRB19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2013, 09:51 AM   #25
Patrick Olsen
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 120
Join Date: Jul 1999
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Where the Navy sends me...
Vehicle:
1997 Legacy 2.5GT
QuickSilver Metallic

Default

What else are you looking for other than the completely effective (and in some cases completely free) solutions already proposed in this thread?
Patrick Olsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carmakers to reduce weight of pickup trucks to meet fuel economy standards AVANTI R5 Non-Subaru News & Rumors 69 01-01-2011 05:53 PM
Israel to reduce funding of neighbors: Large electric car deal announced today Chromer Non-Subaru News & Rumors 1 01-21-2008 07:23 PM
Do I have to go leather to stop getting zapped by static electricity!!??? Drew888 Interior & Exterior Modification 20 04-10-2007 01:58 PM
How do i get rid of static electricity? StopSweatinMe Off-Topic 34 01-25-2007 12:35 PM
Any way to get rid of static cling without some kind of spray? -=C=- Off-Topic 10 11-30-2005 10:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.