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Old 04-16-2019, 03:43 PM   #20226
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Which sport grille did you buy? I bought the cheap eBay one for around $50 and was very unsatisfied with it. It was just overall cheap and tacky.

I recently bought an STI grill and like it a lot more!

I have a white 2008 2.5i non-premium. I have installed the Sti grille, factory fogs, some 205/50R15 tires on OZ racing 7spokes with 2" hubcentric wheel spacers and universal bolt on fender flares, an STI spoiler, DC sport angled exhaust, blacked out berger panel, mud flaps, off-road hella lights and have a CS style front lip scheduled to be delivered tomorrow! Wish I knew how to post pics.

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moestock: I'm stile breaking it in, but so far it has really steady acceleration. No so-called "burbles", but that's with smooth acceleration.

*thoughts: in my opinion, sports grille really improves looks of Impreza. It's painted in body color so headlights are separated from the grill. Personally I dislike continuous appearance of the standard impreza front(left light->gray grille->right light). I like headlights to be accented and grille as simple as possible(here goes sports grille).
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:41 AM   #20227
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Can you guys tell about what suspension mods you've gotten and whether or not some were more compelling than others? I want to upgrade my suspension past a rear sway bar and endlinks, but I don't know where I want to start.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:18 PM   #20228
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Can you guys tell about what suspension mods you've gotten and whether or not some were more compelling than others? I want to upgrade my suspension past a rear sway bar and endlinks, but I don't know where I want to start.
I have a couple let over parts from my Impreza in the FS forums.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:24 PM   #20229
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Been quiet lately. Heres a pic of my first rallyx!

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Old 06-30-2019, 12:38 AM   #20230
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Just picked up my 2.5i 5dr auto with Navi yesterday. This is my first subie and AWD and I'm liking it so far. Was great in the snow we had in Canada today. First post too on the forums.
honestly yeah I have a 2010 and it's a nice car
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:31 PM   #20231
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any others out here besides mine?
I agree with you!!
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:31 PM   #20232
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Which sport grille did you buy? I bought the cheap eBay one for around $50 and was very unsatisfied with it. It was just overall cheap and tacky.

I recently bought an STI grill and like it a lot more!

I have a white 2008 2.5i non-premium. I have installed the Sti grille, factory fogs, some 205/50R15 tires on OZ racing 7spokes with 2" hubcentric wheel spacers and universal bolt on fender flares, an STI spoiler, DC sport angled exhaust, blacked out berger panel, mud flaps, off-road hella lights and have a CS style front lip scheduled to be delivered tomorrow! Wish I knew how to post pics.
Did you end up buying one?
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:32 PM   #20233
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Been quiet lately. Heres a pic of my first rallyx!

Sick subie dude!
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #20234
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Thanks! Heres one from NEFR last year. Cantít wait for this years rally!!
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:48 PM   #20235
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Just picked up an 08 2.5i for $400 😂 needs some work and a bottom end but nice little car otherwise
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:04 PM   #20236
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Hi guys, I'm a first time car owner and it's a Subaru! I joined the forums a decade ago but never thought I'd get to actually own a Subaru, expected to own a typical compact sedan like the Civic, Corolla or the Mazda 3.

Bought just a few days ago. 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Touring 5dr.

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I'm pretty much stock right now apart from a k&n exhaust and a borla exhaust from the previous owner, but I'm looking to do handling upgrades like struts and lowering springs, rear sway bar, endlinks, bushings, brake pads, and wheels and tires. I am thinking of changing wheels first and have settled on the Konig Dekagrams in 17"s because tires will be slightly more affordable in the long run.

These wheels come in 2 sizes for 17's, either 17x8 or 17x9 and both of them run in 40mm offsets. Any suggestions which one I should get and which size tire I should run? My stock tire size are 205/55/R16 and I would probably run a 225/45/R17 or a 245/40/R17 according to tire calculators for similar tires. Looking for a modest 1" drop without rubbing or scraping and possibly without rolling my fenders. Also what hub centric rings should I run?

I'm still slowly going through the 700+ pages in this thread so may not have encountered an answer yet, but will appreciate any help offered.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:36 PM   #20237
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Those are not stock wheels and tires. Look at them and what does tire say size is?
To me they look like either 17x7 or 17x8 wheels with 225-45-17 tires already. I wouldn't do 9" wheels, I'd stick with 8", but that's me, I don't think 9" will fit especially with a drop but maybe depends on offset and brand..
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:41 PM   #20238
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I have 18"s currently mounted on 225/40/R18 but I don't know exactly how wide the wheels are or the offset. I thought it would be better to reference the stock wheel and go from there.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:30 PM   #20239
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I have 18"s currently mounted on 225/40/R18 but I don't know exactly how wide the wheels are or the offset. I thought it would be better to reference the stock wheel and go from there.
I'm running 235/35R18 on a 18x7.5 with a 45mm offset. They are right at the edge of the inside fender lip. This is on a 09 sedan. Also running Koni struts with H&R lowering springs.

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Old 09-17-2019, 12:46 AM   #20240
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anyone else not liking the shifter? It seems really awkward going into each of the gears. I sometimes have to force it in

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I have had this car to Subaru certified dealership multiple times for my 3rd gear. Bought new. It pops right out of third, or sometimes will grind when sending the shifter to 3rd gear position. Total bummer. Would LOVE to figure it out. My fear is however that itís a bad synchronizer, and one that has been faulty since the day it was bought. And I guess I didnít have the skill to get and dealership to take care of it for me. So basically: I agree. But overall - I do like the car.
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:07 PM   #20241
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It's crazy how the look of your car changes drastically with just a wheel swap...



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Old 09-30-2019, 12:27 AM   #20242
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:40 PM   #20243
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Been two months since I've got my car, and I just got new wheels and tires too!

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Followed the advice and went with a more conservative setup. 17x8 40mm offset with 225/45R17 tires.

This is on complete stock suspension, and the front of the car is a little higher than I'd like. Will probably drop just the front by an inch next spring, and probably get a lip....though I don't see any more bayson R STi lips on ebay that people were running years ago.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:38 PM   #20244
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Howdy. I recently got a 2008 Subaru Impreza Sport (bone stock) and I was wanting to see what modifications I should begin to build off of. I have some basic experience under the hood (and wheel wells) and was wondering what I should start off with. Ive seen that suspension should be the first thing I work on, so maybe some advice on where to start? I was also interested in exhaust systems (not too worried about adding power {no desire to add forced induction} but are there other tried and true parts to swap out under the hood? much appreciated
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:27 PM   #20245
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Default My 2008 2.5i DGM from norcal

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First time poster, long time lurker. Not very much but it's my baby. Have been to hell and back with her. Not looking to let her go anytime soon. Hope you enjoy!

**Engine Blew @ 146k. Replaced with '10 Impreza Engine w/ 60k miles 1/18/19.**
-New Passenger CV Axle
-New Oil Pickup
-New Oil Pump
-New Intake Manifold Gasket
-New Exhaust Manifold Gasket
-New Front and Rear Crankshaft Oil Seal
-New Upper and Lower Radiator Hose
-New Spark Plugs and Wires
-New Thermostat
-New Timing Belt
-New Timing Belt Tensioner
-New Water Pump and Drive Belts
-New Flywheel Bolts
-New Heater Hoses
-New Subaru Blue Super Coolant (w/ multiple flush)
-New Subaru ATF Power Steering Fluid (w/ flush)
-New Front StopTech Sport Pads w/ Centric 120 Rotors
-New AC Compressor and evap case/expansion valve
-New Differential Fluid (Front and Rear) Subaru 80w-90 Gear Oil
-New Valve Cover Gasket w/ Spark Plug Tube Seals
-New Intake Filter
-Cleaned MAF
-New OEM Denso Upstream O2 Sensor

**Current Modification List:**
Painted OEM Rear Hatch Trim (DGM)
OEM Front Grille from Impreza GT?
Newer OEM Headlights
OEM Fog Lights
Perrin Front License Plate Relocation
Perrin Radiator Shroud
Perrin Alternator Cover
SPT Oil Cap
SPT Battery Tie Down
Perrin Brake Fluid Reservoir Cozy lol
Kartboy Front Mini Plate
Swapped Forester HVAC Controls for Interior
Swapped WRX Gas Pedal Assembly from '14 WRX
Fumoto Drain Valve for Oil Pan
Whiteline 24mm RSB
Perrin Spherical Rear Endlinks
Rally Armor UR White on Black Mudflaps
Swapped WRX Black A Pillars
Amazon 'JDM' Ebrake Button Silver
15% Tint on Rear Windows, Hatch, and Windshield Strip
Rear Towe Shackle
Impreza GT Shifter Trim
Thule XT871 Fairing
Rackpro Snow/Ski Board Rack

**Future Mods:**
Eventually some Wheels lol
Hella Horns
Whiteline Front Sway Bar
Koni Yellows w/ King Springs
Anderson Fab Lift Kit
Cusco/Godspeed Rear Control Arms
Subframe & Differential Lockdown Bushings (Whiteline or Kartboy)

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Old 11-10-2019, 03:53 AM   #20246
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I think I still have the front sway if you're interested...
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:36 AM   #20247
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a whiteline FSB for a N/A 08 Impreza? I'm also in need of some endlinks.
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Old 11-11-2019, 05:19 PM   #20248
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Yep. I don't think I have endlinks for it.

I'll double check my pile of bars. I'm pretty sure it's still there.




EDIT: I do have it. Sent a PM.

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Old 12-10-2019, 03:16 PM   #20249
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any others out here besides mine?
Have a 08 2.5i myself enjoy it
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:27 PM   #20250
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Love mine. Shifter rattles when accelerating for some reason tho, and I cracked the heads threading in the oil pressure switch. New heads on the way!
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