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Old 03-02-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default 2017+ & 2012+compatibility thread

2017 Impreza is a refreshed model and I don't presume there will be many interchangeable parts but I am counting on Subaru's laziness and want to see what parts are compatible to each other.

As a starter, I didn't look into this so I can't say much but I'm sure wheels are compatible as long as they kept 5x100 configuration. And also the wheel locks.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:17 PM   #2
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The 2012 was "all new" too and can exchange 80% of the parts with a 2008+ WRX or 2.5i. The 17ers get really pissed off when you point out stuff like that though.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:21 AM   #3
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The 2012 was "all new" too and can exchange 80% of the parts with a 2008+ WRX or 2.5i. The 17ers get really pissed off when you point out stuff like that though.
Some of the 2015 owners will do the same when you compare them to the 2012-2014s.

Waiting to see who mods their 17+ first to find out what's old hat.

Edit: the 'all new' 2015 WRX was just an Impreza/Forester in the inside. :P
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:39 AM   #4
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Suspension from one of their other models will definitely work. Maybe the 2015 WRX, or maybe the suspension all the way back from the 08 imp/wrx. There's no way they put the money in to completely new suspension on their lowest priced vehicle.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:23 PM   #5
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This is from the '17 Subaru new tech booklet:

The major changes in the front suspension include:
• The front housing is now made from aluminum to reduce weight.
• Modified the structure of the ball joint.
• Added a K-type crossmember.
• The front stabilizer link is now connected directly to the strut, thereby improving stabilizer efficiency.
• Adopted an input separating front strut mount.

The rear suspension receives minor refinements to improve rigidity and reduce vibration.
• The rear stabilizer is now attached directly to the body of the vehicle to improve ride quality and handling stability.

No mention of the wheels so one's to assume no change.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:59 PM   #6
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It's interesting that they're going so hardcore on the handling of an entry level car that's 95% driven by middle aged and older people who have no desire to track it or act like they're on a track. I'd bet it handles as good as any other competing models, and significantly better than most of them. If any of them handle better they're either significantly (300+ pounds) lighter or must come with better tires.

I guess they don't have to make another major leap on suspension for probably another 2 total refreshes, maybe that's their angle.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:29 PM   #7
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It's interesting that they're going so hardcore on the handling of an entry level car that's 95% driven by middle aged and older people who have no desire to track it or act like they're on a track. I'd bet it handles as good as any other competing models, and significantly better than most of them. If any of them handle better they're either significantly (300+ pounds) lighter or must come with better tires.

I guess they don't have to make another major leap on suspension for probably another 2 total refreshes, maybe that's their angle.
I think maybe the global platform is the reason for all the suspension and chassis upgrades.

The reduction of cost to produce a single chassis for most of the manufacturers line will significantly reduce overall operation costs. Lower end models will get the improvements.

This chassis will support the WRX sti and the rest of the line.

http://www.torquenews.com/1084/5-way...subaru-wrx-sti

http://blog.caranddriver.com/subaru-...uture-subarus/

This is something to get excited about for 2017+ owners of the Impreza. Powerplants might be different, but chassis and suspension upgrades can be shared.

Good time for 2017 Impreza owners.


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This is from the '17 Subaru new tech booklet:

The major changes in the front suspension include:
The front housing is now made from aluminum to reduce weight.
Modified the structure of the ball joint.
Added a K-type crossmember.
The front stabilizer link is now connected directly to the strut, thereby improving stabilizer efficiency.
Adopted an input separating front strut mount.

The rear suspension receives minor refinements to improve rigidity and reduce vibration.
The rear stabilizer is now attached directly to the body of the vehicle to improve ride quality and handling stability.

No mention of the wheels so one's to assume no change.

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Old 05-23-2017, 09:38 PM   #8
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i'm definitely curious to see parts compatibility between the MY17+ and previous generations, since this platform will be underpinning every new subaru model.

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The rear suspension receives minor refinements to improve rigidity and reduce vibration.
• The rear stabilizer is now attached directly to the body of the vehicle to improve ride quality and handling stability.
apart from the sway bar as mentioned above, it seems that the rear multilink suspension layout is essentially unchanged (although the subframe itself looks much beefier):

^it appears that they've even retained the same design rear LCA since the GE impreza, with bolt holes for the previous-style (i.e., subframe-mounted sway bar) endlinks going unused.

here's a GP for comparison:


as regards the rear sway bar, it looks like swaps will be much more involved than before as it's now buried just aft of the rear subframe front mount and fore of the upper rear LCA:

^it also appears that they've retained the vertical pivot rear bushing for the front LCA since the GE.

i was thinking that since the BN/BS legacy/outback returned to the GC/GD-style horizontal pivot bushing, that would be the way going forward on the new global platform, but i guess that was just an evolutionary dead end:


anyone with a MY17 have experience taking apart their suspension yet?
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:52 PM   #9
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^it appears that they've even retained the same design rear LCA since the GE impreza, with bolt holes for the previous-style (i.e., subframe-mounted sway bar) endlinks going unused.
as i suspected, the GK/GT shares the rear LCA with previous subaru models; however, it happens to be the BN/BS:
http://parts.subaru.com/a/Subaru_201...14-201-02.html
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:28 PM   #10
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English please?
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:47 PM   #11
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English please?
this means that whatever solutions 6th gen legacy owners come up with for mad rear camber, yo, should work for the 17+.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:47 PM   #12
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Cool Steering Wheel?

Hello,

have a 2017 Impreza premium CVT and would like to know if the leather steering wheel on a Impreza Limited or sport or another model like the Forester will fit? Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #13
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Impreza steering wheels are all the same size, so, yes. They're smaller than the other models, except maybe the BRZ, where I think that's the same size.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:11 PM   #14
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My question is will the back can/Axel back off a wrx or sti fit on our Impreza sedans just the one side obviously and do the toe arms for the brz and previous model work for us
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