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Old 09-02-2018, 11:30 AM   #30776
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I get enough vibrations and noise from my group n engine and transmission mount, i dont need more from a pitch stop. Dont get me wrong the amount of vibration isn't annoying or distracting at all, but i dont need more
Do you find the group n mounts help with power transferred? Do you have to pull the motor to install those bits?

I really like the pitch stop. Super easy install. Benefits are noticable.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:59 AM   #30777
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Do you find the group n mounts help with power transferred? Do you have to pull the motor to install those bits?

I really like the pitch stop. Super easy install. Benefits are noticable.


I did them when I swapped motors, so yes, but others have done them w/o

I feel like it has helped, especially with a clutch/flywheel setup that is 13.5-14lbs lighter than stock
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:36 PM   #30778
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I took the 2012 Impreza on my usual backpacking trip but this time decided to not worry too much about having the tank run near empty and i got my biggest range ever. this drive included some in town driving on both ends of the trip, some steep mountain driving (up to nearly 10k with grades at 25-28% over Highway 108), and 65-70 MPH driving on straight/flat highways, and then a little stop and and go for the last 20 miles home. AC was on for most of the driving.

the end tally:
Odometer: 461.4miles
Google Maps: 475 miles (right at the ~3% i expect it to the odometer to be off)
12.97 gallons

36.6 MPG

not bad at all, considering the steep mountain driving. the low fuel light came on at about 445miles (odometer), and when i filled up, the distance to empty was at 50 miles. [seems pretty spot on for the 14.5 gal tank]

so, close to 500mile range. as we all know though, driving this car at 75-80MPH would shorten that range appreciably.
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Old 09-05-2018, 01:00 PM   #30779
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I took the 2012 Impreza on my usual backpacking trip but this time decided to not worry too much about having the tank run near empty and i got my biggest range ever. this drive included some in town driving on both ends of the trip, some steep mountain driving (up to nearly 10k with grades at 25-28% over Highway 108), and 65-70 MPH driving on straight/flat highways, and then a little stop and and go for the last 20 miles home. AC was on for most of the driving.

the end tally:
Odometer: 461.4miles
Google Maps: 475 miles (right at the ~3% i expect it to the odometer to be off)
12.97 gallons

36.6 MPG

not bad at all, considering the steep mountain driving. the low fuel light came on at about 445miles (odometer), and when i filled up, the distance to empty was at 50 miles. [seems pretty spot on for the 14.5 gal tank]

so, close to 500mile range. as we all know though, driving this car at 75-80MPH would shorten that range appreciably.
This is grand! I am able to get pretty good mpg on longer trips. That is some impressive range!
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:35 PM   #30780
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I think the people complaining about low mpg are doing mainly short trips in city or running the ac constantly and going 75ish which affects it.

I usually get like 32-35 average at 65mph and mainly cooler weather but since I have been doing more city driving it's gone down closer to 27.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:37 PM   #30781
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Also anyone ever have trouble with their climate control not going all the way to defrost? All the other modes work fine, I can get it all the way to where it should end on only defrost but it slides back up out of the notch.

I'm guessing the mechanical slides in the dash are catching maybe?
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:06 PM   #30782
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Also anyone ever have trouble with their climate control not going all the way to defrost? All the other modes work fine, I can get it all the way to where it should end on only defrost but it slides back up out of the notch.



I'm guessing the mechanical slides in the dash are catching maybe?


I have issues on both ends, i can usually get it to stay but it doesn't lock in hard like the other positions, i have looked at it and there really isn't any adjustment due to it being a hard mechanical wire, if you lengthen or shorten it the problem gets worse
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:23 PM   #30783
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Yea I'm not going to mess with it unless it doesn't work, actually I will probably then just use the leg/defrost.

The other side of mine is fine though, so far.
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:28 PM   #30784
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Yea I'm not going to mess with it unless it doesn't work, actually I will probably then just use the leg/defrost.



The other side of mine is fine though, so far.


Defrost is better at staying in position than the vent position on mine....

Most if the time i use the split settings anyway
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:21 PM   #30785
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ordered some Cerakote Glacier Green paint today to repaint my winter wheels. going to get some Nokian Hakkapallitta 9's after they are painted for winter. studded crappy firestone transforce tires were amazing last winter on my Excursion (this year will be Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus) so I am excited to try studded Nokians on my Impreza!!!

for reference, here is what my winter wheels looked like the last 4 winters, Michelin xIce3's and chameleon painted wheels.



and this is the new color

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Old 09-08-2018, 07:47 PM   #30786
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I've heard hakas are an amazing tire. I've only ever run blizzaks and have been more than satisfied with them.

How did you like the X ices? They seem to be pretty similar tread patterns to my blizzaks.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:49 AM   #30787
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I've heard hakas are an amazing tire. I've only ever run blizzaks and have been more than satisfied with them.



How did you like the X ices? They seem to be pretty similar tread patterns to my blizzaks.


They still have 6-7/32 left with 45k on them. I really liked them, would probably push through one more season but I had a screw in the sidewall this past spring. Patched and still holding air....
the xIce are normally a very highly rated tire, usually beat by a Hakka.....I don't have any other winter tire experience to compare them with but I was more than satisfied
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:01 PM   #30788
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Checking my winter tires this weekend, I noticed a couple of tires have a small leak around the valve stem, where the stem comes out from the wheel, not where you put the air in at the top. Remains to be seen how bad the leak is - is there any way to fix this? From what I've read the only solution is to remount the tires and put a new valve stem in?
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:09 AM   #30789
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Checking my winter tires this weekend, I noticed a couple of tires have a small leak around the valve stem, where the stem comes out from the wheel, not where you put the air in at the top. Remains to be seen how bad the leak is - is there any way to fix this? From what I've read the only solution is to remount the tires and put a new valve stem in?
yup, remount and new stems. i like the schrader metal tpms stems, i plan to use them w/o sensors like i did on my excursion.
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:53 PM   #30790
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Wonder if my wheels are corroded enough that it can't get a tight seal. These are 03/04 WRX Aluminum wheels and were in somewhat rough shape when i got them.

I filled all of them up with air to 35psi to see how fast they leak, may be ok with watching the PSI if it isn't too big a leak?
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:33 PM   #30791
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Wonder if my wheels are corroded enough that it can't get a tight seal. These are 03/04 WRX Aluminum wheels and were in somewhat rough shape when i got them.

I filled all of them up with air to 35psi to see how fast they leak, may be ok with watching the PSI if it isn't too big a leak?
refilling daily or every other day is super annoying. could be a bead leak.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:04 AM   #30792
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Yeah the leak seems to be pretty bad, lost about 5 psi in a day. Sigh
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:04 PM   #30793
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Yeah the leak seems to be pretty bad, lost about 5 psi in a day. Sigh


Fix it.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:51 PM   #30794
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Hi, I have 52k miles on my 2012 Subaru impreza and was told by my mechanic that both my rear struts have seepage. He recommended I change them. I'm just wondering if this is normal? My car does feel a little more bumpy them before but I'm not sure if it's really needed. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:31 PM   #30795
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Unless you really drive over rough roads a lot or they are starting to rust out then they are probably fine.

Also if you frequently load up the back with weight/passengers that will probably help to wear them quicker.

If they are really bouncy you will notice and they will need replacing. Use your best judgement with ride quality I would say.

My 2012 has 91k and mine still seem to be working fine.
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