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Old 01-19-2018, 01:20 PM   #1801
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Hello!

I have a 2015 sport limited. Bought it November 2016 and Id go (almost) anywhere with that thing!

I will inevitably get trolled, but wanted to ask: has anyone had experience with a 1.5-3in lift kit on their impreza? iím looking for more functionality and have no knowledge or experience with implementing or using lift kits.

1. Pros/cons to lifting my impreza 1-3 inches?
2. Trusted brands to use?
3. Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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You can get about 1.3" of lift with the King raising Springs, or you may be better off just getting our 1.25" Lift Spacers and retain your stock springs (which are not too bad). King Springs will be a bit stiffer and sag a little less when loaded. Add a front skidplate (Found under that category after you FILTER for 2015 Impreza). Pe

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Old 01-19-2018, 06:12 PM   #1802
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Hi!

There is no function for you to "see" your status regarding oil changes.

From the factory, our 2015 imprezas call for synthetic oil. So, yes you are required to use synthetic.
Thanks for the info.
How do we know its time for the oil change if I dont know when was it done last time? Since i just bought the vehicle this week and no information on when the oil change was done by previous owner.
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:53 PM   #1803
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Thanks for the info.
How do we know its time for the oil change if I dont know when was it done last time? Since i just bought the vehicle this week and no information on when the oil change was done by previous owner.
Since you don't have a paper trail or know when your vehicle last had an oil change, that would be the first thing I have done to it ASAP. From that point on, use information as a gauge.

As I mentioned earlier, unfortunately, there is no feature in our impreza's to inform us when the vehicle was last serviced for an oil change. You're going to have to do it the old fashioned way and keep a written or mental log.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:52 PM   #1804
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I added a leather steering wheel wrap. I had to stitch it myself, and it took about 2 hours. The original wrap (supposedly leather) felt like hard plastic.

It's not perfectly done but all the corners are tucked, and feels great! Cushy and just grippy enough. There is something about leather and stitching. It looks pretty close to OEM too.
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:33 PM   #1805
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Wheel wrap looks good. In time, it will shrink and harden, which isn't a bad thing.

Mine has molded itself around the wheel to the point where any grain or wrinkles are gone.

My only regret is not wrapping the wheel with a heating coil beforehand.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:46 AM   #1806
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So I've been on the LED trip for a while, replacing the brow lights. For a while the 194 bulbs would light up fine for hours, days even. But after a while they would begin to flicker. I bought different bulbs, but still would end up flickering after a number of hours on in the car.

The reason for this is that the Impreza has a pretty high voltage at the bulb socket, 14.2v like the battery/alternator charging. So over time I think the bulbs get too hot and begin to flicker.

I thought maybe if I put a larger resistor on the LED it would help keep them cooler. I experimented with a bench power supply, left them running for 15 minutes At 14.2 volts to simulate being in the car, yes they flickered. So I soldered larger resistors and tried the same thing again. Voila! No more flicker. So it seems that all of these 194 leds actually have resistors in them, but they just can't handle the 14.2 volts. They are probably speced for 12-13v. Anyway.. I am happy they work now. No more ghetto flickering bulbs while driving on the highway.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:08 AM   #1807
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So I've been on the LED trip for a while, replacing the brow lights. For a while the 194 bulbs would light up fine for hours, days even. But after a while they would begin to flicker. I bought different bulbs, but still would end up flickering after a number of hours on in the car.

The reason for this is that the Impreza has a pretty high voltage at the bulb socket, 14.2v like the battery/alternator charging. So over time I think the bulbs get too hot and begin to flicker.

I thought maybe if I put a larger resistor on the LED it would help keep them cooler. I experimented with a bench power supply, left them running for 15 minutes At 14.2 volts to simulate being in the car, yes they flickered. So I soldered larger resistors and tried the same thing again. Voila! No more flicker. So it seems that all of these 194 leds actually have resistors in them, but they just can't handle the 14.2 volts. They are probably speced for 12-13v. Anyway.. I am happy they work now. No more ghetto flickering bulbs while driving on the highway.
What do you call that thing that supplies your 12v from a/c?
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:17 AM   #1808
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Bench supply, or bench power supply.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:55 PM   #1809
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After reaching out to Primitive Racing, here is what we can do:
Hi Thien,


You can get about 1.3" of lift with the King raising Springs, or you may be better off just getting our 1.25" Lift Spacers and retain your stock springs (which are not too bad). King Springs will be a bit stiffer and sag a little less when loaded. Add a front skidplate (Found under that category after you FILTER for 2015 Impreza). Pe

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Tigard, OR 97223
9:30am -5:30pm PST M-F 503-624-2139
check out the website at: www.get-primitive.com
Have you looked into the subtle solutions spacers? I am interested in using those 1.5Ē and running MR502 vt-spec wheels but I am not sure about the fit on an Impreza. I canít find any info on people running those wheels on Imprezas, only crosstreks.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:22 AM   #1810
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Heeeerlp
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:02 PM   #1811
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Today I installed a steering damper lockdown.

The goal was to reduce the steering slop. The install took about 20 minutes. You'll have to get under the car. The result of install is subtle but noticeable. The steering feels more direct. There is less wavering when you really want to turn in.

Here is a link to the Perrin version, but identical clones can be had for cheaper. Worth it for me? Yes. With it for you? Maybe. People say it feels like a go kart steering, but it's a little more subtle than that. The rubber bushing in the steering column is clamped so there is less play. There is still a little slop, but I think that's more the tires.

For a better visualisation, check out the link, there is a video.

This kit fits a lot of Subaru cars including Imprezas, WRXs, Foresters, Legacys etc.

https://www.perrin.com/shop/suspensi...pener-lockdown



Here is where it goes. This is before I installed it.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:41 PM   #1812
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Now you've got me curious. Just ordered the Torque Solutions version.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:35 PM   #1813
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Now you've got me curious. Just ordered the Torque Solutions version.
Yup that's the one I ordered. It's identical. You can use the Perrin instructions found on their site.

Today I just pulled out of a driveway to turn. Usually there is this spongy deflection that requires a correction. After this install, no more need for correction. I look forward to many more of these subtle steering improvements.
Cheap mod, but it makes the car feel better. This will soon be #2 best mod after the rear sway bar.
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:09 PM   #1814
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Yup that's the one I ordered. It's identical. You can use the Perrin instructions found on their site.

Today I just pulled out of a driveway to turn. Usually there is this spongy deflection that requires a correction. After this install, no more need for correction. I look forward to many more of these subtle steering improvements.
Cheap mod, but it makes the car feel better. This will soon be #2 best mod after the rear sway bar.
Is it necessary to remove the joint from the car like they say, or did you install it without doing that??
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Old 03-05-2018, 01:21 PM   #1815
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Is it necessary to remove the joint from the car like they say, or did you install it without doing that??
All you need to do is loosen the two 12mm bolts that are connected to the steering splines. Then Install the lockdown. First the long bolt, the remove the long bolt and put the short bolt in with threadlock. Then tighten up the two 12mm bolts back up.

That's it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:01 PM   #1816
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Just sold my car. It's been fun everyone
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Old 03-11-2018, 02:17 PM   #1817
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The steering lock down is a decent upgrade for $40. Steering is more responsive, the car wanders less on the highway and the dead zone is reduced.

Like Pelco said, you don't remove the joint from the car. My guess is the 12mm bolts are loosened to prevent axial loading on the rack and column since this mod may elongate the joint a bit.

My recommendation: Throw the long bolt away. It's off axis compared to where the clamping force is needed. In my case, the parts bound up and tightening the bolt further just started bending them. Instead use a C clamp to drive the two halves into the joint. Also, have the key in so you can rotate the shaft from under the car.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:42 PM   #1818
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If Keen says it is decent I should probably get one....not saying other opinions are invalid however
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:26 AM   #1819
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The steering lock down is a decent upgrade for $40. Steering is more responsive, the car wanders less on the highway and the dead zone is reduced.

Like Pelco said, you don't remove the joint from the car. My guess is the 12mm bolts are loosened to prevent axial loading on the rack and column since this mod may elongate the joint a bit.

My recommendation: Throw the long bolt away. It's off axis compared to where the clamping force is needed. In my case, the parts bound up and tightening the bolt further just started bending them. Instead use a C clamp to drive the two halves into the joint. Also, have the key in so you can rotate the shaft from under the car.


The bolt stays in when done though?

Been trying to figure out how this works, it just puts pressure on the rubber so it cant flex as much? It doesn't clamp around it from the videos i have seen.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:18 PM   #1820
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Hello NASIOC forums, I am a new Subaru owner. I got my Impreza sport from a dealer who specializes in r-titles. It is a 2015 hatchback, all white. I am in love.

I have been searching around the internet trying to figure out if I can get a hood with a scoop for my car. I don't want to get one of those stick on things, I would rather get the whole hood. I have found a few online but how do I figure out which hoods can fit my 2015 impreza? And are their other hoods from other models that will fit my car too?
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:23 PM   #1821
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It doesn't clamp the rubber, more like bypasses it.

It comes with two bolts. The shorter one is for permanent installation and the longer one is for pulling the two pieces into place.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:07 AM   #1822
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It doesn't clamp the rubber, more like bypasses it.

It comes with two bolts. The shorter one is for permanent installation and the longer one is for pulling the two pieces into place.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #1823
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Its basically stock, but I would like to make a few external mods to it I am in love.

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Old 03-20-2018, 05:33 PM   #1824
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Got my Torque Solutions lockdown yesterday for 39.00 shipped on ebay, plan to install it tomorrow or Thursday
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:16 AM   #1825
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I have been searching around the internet trying to figure out if I can get a hood with a scoop for my car. I don't want to get one of those stick on things, I would rather get the whole hood. I have found a few online but how do I figure out which hoods can fit my 2015 impreza? And are their other hoods from other models that will fit my car too?
There are no other hoods with scoops that fit these model imprezas.
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