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Old 02-18-2012, 10:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by rwilner View Post
Does anyone know if there is any aftermarket anything available for the 2012 impreza yet? I personally am looking for:
  • Short throw shifter
  • Dash kit so I can put in an in-dash nav
  • Wheel fitment info so I can purchase a second set of wheels with snows on them
  • Probably some suspension upgrade junk because I can't help myself

Short-term, there is no aftermarket yet. You are on your own. This is the way it always is though. You've also got a new engine design, so it's just going to take a while for the aftermarket companies to catch up.

One thing to take note of, you do not, at this moment, have a WRX or STI model that shares your body style. This is going to slow things down a bit because the aftermarket is really driven but the WRX owners. Outside NASIOC, the vast majority of NA Subaru owners will never mod their car or have any interest in doing it.

Are you SOL? Kinda, but maybe not, it's going to take some work though.

If you are new to Subarus, they are kinda like legos. Subaru economizes by sharing a lot of parts between models.

You have an all new body and engine, so you probably won't find too much there, but you may find some similarities ( like the SS kits, as noted above).

That said, I think that you are still on the same platform as the 08-11 Imprezas, (and the 05-09 Legacies) so there are probably a lot of places where you can swap in parts from other Subies.

Get an 2012 OEM parts catalog and start comparing the part numbers to other Subarus. Find some pics of the underside of the ealier cars and then get under your car and see if it looks the same.

I'll bet that your brakes will swap with others give the right mounting plates, and probably some suspension parts too. Once you find similarities with OEM parts, the connection to aftermarket parts from other models is easy.

It's a tedious process but your alternative is to sit around and wait for the aftermarket companies to catch up to you. Without the turbo models to drive the market, you could be waiting a long time. Heck, even the 08 WRX sedans had a hard time finding parts early on because the 08 STI was a hatch, so the STI market wasn't driving parts development for sedans.
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