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Old 01-30-2015, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default 2015 2.0 Mods

So I traded my 2014 WRX in for a 2015 Impreza base to get low payments and good MPG as I enter med school.

What are some easy garage mods that may make it sound better or any secret "deletes" that may make it a little more fun to drive.

Let me know what you guys think so far, I have de-badging and tinting and some LED bulbs coming.

Any ideas are appreciated!!
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:00 PM   #2
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no power mods out there worth investing in, but you can always go to a local exhaust shop and have them cut out the factory muffler and weld in something else, maybe a glasspack or similar.

suspension parts will make it fun to drive and a decent set of tires make a big difference.

Cosmetic stuff is a personal preference, but tint and debadging is a nice start!
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:50 PM   #3
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(Cut and paste from something I put in another thread, hope it helps)

There's not much you can really do to an Impreza to up the horse power without spending lots of money (http://www.mrtperformance.com.au/per...eza-XV-MY12-on).

There are things you can try to make it more fun to drive though:

Larger rear sway bar
http://subaruonlineparts.com/subaru-...ay-p-2163.html

replace the stock air filter with a K&N one
http://www.knfilters.com/search/apps...za&engine=2.0L

Put a light weight pulleys on the engine
http://perrinperformance.com/i-13324...x-fa-fb-engine.
http://perrinperformance.com/i-18067...-fr-s-brz.html

Replace stock tires with performance tires from whatever brand floats your boat

Use CUSCO chassis bars to stiffen up the body
http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/catalog/chassis_bars.html


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https://www.facebook.com/Throttle.Ha...rofile_browser
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2658018

Exhaust wise, it is my understanding that the stock BRZ exhaust fits with only minor modification, this then gives the impression that any after market BRZ exhausts will also fit
http://allwelldrive.blogspot.jp/2013...-from-brz.html
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:26 PM   #4
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Just read all the "2012 Impreza" and "Aftermarket for the 2012 Impreza" threads. Its basically the same car.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:38 PM   #5
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Im actually on the same page, i had a 2015 wrx couple of months ago but i wrecked the car due to an accident and now i ended up getting the impreza base 5door. Im actually planning on modifying the car, but not putting as much as money. My plans are improving the suspension, getting the exhaust done, and rims. Im wondering whats available aftermarket for it. And what everybody told me is hard to find parts for it and no much of gains. So options are custom made or wait til some parts comes in the future. But i also heard that 2013 to 14 are just the same body with the 15, but i dont know if its true. Im still doing some reasearch about this car.


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Old 02-10-2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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Just read all the "2012 Impreza" and "Aftermarket for the 2012 Impreza" threads. Its basically the same car.
So anything from 2012-2014 fits? And I was wondering if I change my rear swaybar to the 19mm and add lowering springs or coil overs will that void my warranty?
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:04 AM   #7
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So anything from 2012-2014 fits? And I was wondering if I change my rear swaybar to the 19mm and add lowering springs or coil overs will that void my warranty?
Don't see why it would because as far as I know it, the base doesn't come with a rear sway bar. The springs on the other hand might, but it's a simple swap at least.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:57 AM   #8
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So anything from 2012-2014 fits? And I was wondering if I change my rear swaybar to the 19mm and add lowering springs or coil overs will that void my warranty?
you cant void a warranty.... you can only introduce parts that may cause a claim to be denied due to those parts you installed. you cant install coilovers then have one break and expect subaru to replace your coilover... you decide to put in aftermarket radio and amps... dont expect subaru to help if your radio stops working. That wont mean they will not support the other parts you have not messed with. Mod at your own risk. a swaybar change has very little chance of causing warranty issues.

edit: just read this sticky: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803106
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:49 PM   #9
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Anybody put a turbo on this engine yet?
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #10
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Theres a supercharger kit available. Search Raptor Superchargers
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:30 PM   #11
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AVO just released a turbo kit for the XV. They confirmed it will fit the Impreza as well.

https://www.facebook.com/avoturbowor...45943388757653
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Old 02-13-2015, 02:33 AM   #12
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AVO just released a turbo kit for the XV. They confirmed it will fit the Impreza as well.

https://www.facebook.com/avoturbowor...45943388757653
no words needed for my to tell you whats gonna happen next to mine

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Old 02-13-2015, 12:42 PM   #13
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AVO just released a turbo kit for the XV. They confirmed it will fit the Impreza as well.

https://www.facebook.com/avoturbowor...45943388757653
wow, seen any XVs with this mounted up/dyno pulls or the like? I'd be interested to see numbers vs cost, especially without a WRX hatch coming anytime soon...
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:46 PM   #14
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AVO just released a turbo kit for the XV. They confirmed it will fit the Impreza as well.

https://www.facebook.com/avoturbowor...45943388757653
"We saw a 100% power gain on the cars we fit it to overseas, and will get numbers on US gas as soon as we can"

Lol 296hp out of this motor?
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #15
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Hey everyone. New guy here! Purchased my first Subaru ever the other week, currently waiting for it to arrive to the dealership. Hoping to do some cosmetic work to it! Any tips and suggestions? I've read through this thread that mentioned some things already. Just looking for more suggestions.

Purchased the 2015 Impreza 2.0i Limited! Can't wait for it to arrive, very excited for my first Subaru.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:45 PM   #16
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Who's going to be the first with a cvt tranny to invest 4500 on a turbo kit?

Would be great to see.


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Old 02-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #17
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Somebody needs to do it and dyno it....
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:32 PM   #18
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It's tempting to upgrade to swaybar...
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:24 AM   #19
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The 19mm swaybar is a great upgrade. I've done that and the perrin lightweight crank pulley to allow the motor to spin up a bit more freely. Unmatched downshifts feel smoother, its nice.
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The 19mm swaybar is a great upgrade. I've done that and the perrin lightweight crank pulley to allow the motor to spin up a bit more freely. Unmatched downshifts feel smoother, its nice.
can you send me a link of the pulley?
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:07 PM   #21
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It's tempting to upgrade to swaybar...

Just do it.

A) it's only $100 new

2) it looks just like the one that came off. It's genuine subaru.

C) it makes a noticeable difference in body roll around turns. Especially slower city turns.

4) it's super easy to install if you have anything above the base model. Took me 10 minutes tops. Would take a mechanic under 5.


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Old 02-15-2015, 07:13 PM   #22
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can you send me a link of the pulley?
http://perrinperformance.com/i-13324...fb-engine.html

This is also supposed to fit
http://perrinperformance.com/i-18067...-fr-s-brz.html

Don't forget to read this first
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #23
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Sweet thanks
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:54 PM   #24
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My Impreza should be arriving at the dealer within one month. Planning on doing a few cosmetic upgrades like the ones mentioned here. Sway bar is interesting though. However, I'm a little iffy on putting springs for warranty reasons. Anyone have an input on this?

Also, looking to getting an exhaust. I've read around that custom exhausts for the 2.0 models sounded best. Any suggestions?
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My Impreza should be arriving at the dealer within one month. Planning on doing a few cosmetic upgrades like the ones mentioned here. Sway bar is interesting though. However, I'm a little iffy on putting springs for warranty reasons. Anyone have an input on this?

Also, looking to getting an exhaust. I've read around that custom exhausts for the 2.0 models sounded best. Any suggestions?
what warranty reasons are you worried about? maybe check this thread out if you think it can be voided (it cant): http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803106

an exhaust shop can cut out the factory muffler and bolt in something else, a glasspack for example, but whatever you want. that is going to be the least expensive option, but no real resale value like with aftermarket kit.
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