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Old 11-28-2018, 07:36 PM   #30951
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What are the good ones? I was thinking about just renting then from the Autozone
that would probably be ok.

the cage ones are best (safest), but i have never used them myself, i always have used the long bolt style ones and they can be scary.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:38 AM   #30952
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i always have used the long bolt style ones and they can be scary.
I've had success with those. Just take care in placing them, crank them evenly and don't put your body in the same axis as the spring.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:18 AM   #30953
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Update. The seller on eBay just informed me that the price I payed was only for 1 spring front and 1 spring rear. that means if I want the set I'll have to pay double! I decided that 800$ for springs would be better served towards coil overs.

So much for my pipe dream. What is your take on coilovers for the car. Worth it? Or OEM stock all day? I don't have snow to plow through, and I rarely ever go on soft-road adventures. My Impreza is my street and city car. The only thing I'd want to retain, is the utility of the car but tighten up the body roll. The universe has told me it wasn't suppose to happen.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:33 AM   #30954
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I personally donít like coilovers, but that doesnít mean they are bad.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:56 AM   #30955
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Phone camera messes with the color, they arenít a perfect match but are pretty dang close

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Old 11-29-2018, 01:00 PM   #30956
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Unless you are adding a turbo to this car I wouldnít change anything.

It has plenty of grip for its power.

Seems kind of a waste to put a bunch of performance stuff on an econo box.

I would save it for a 2nd sporty car myself.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:37 PM   #30957
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Unless you are adding a turbo to this car I wouldnít change anything.



It has plenty of grip for its power.



Seems kind of a waste to put a bunch of performance stuff on an econo box.



I would save it for a 2nd sporty car myself.


I can understand the desire to corner better, and eventually mine will get Ď10 oem shocks/springs, but im not paying a premium to swap to coilevers
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:37 PM   #30958
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The only thing I'd want to retain, is the utility of the car but tighten up the body roll.
Anti-sway bars do that nicely. Have you upgraded those?
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Old 12-03-2018, 01:26 PM   #30959
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A little salty...
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:11 PM   #30960
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So I was doing some simple rear brake maintenance earlier this week, and noticed that my rear exhaust pipe is no longer connected to the exhaust hanger - it's rusted through. No holes in the exhaust that I saw, so should I just leave it, epoxy it back together, or replace the rear exhaust pipe?
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:44 PM   #30961
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So I was doing some simple rear brake maintenance earlier this week, and noticed that my rear exhaust pipe is no longer connected to the exhaust hanger - it's rusted through. No holes in the exhaust that I saw, so should I just leave it, epoxy it back together, or replace the rear exhaust pipe?


Bring it to an exhaust shop and have a new hanger welded on, maybe 25.00?
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:44 PM   #30962
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Not surprised but 0w40 looks to be no worse than any other oils I have used in my car

I will post the UOA later when I have the computer
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:42 PM   #30963
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For the hanger I would just do some metal wire. Once more rust off or if it really starts coming down then itís time for a new exhaust.

Twisted wire will hold really well.


I switched to 0-40 on my last change as well, went from losing 1q per 3000miles on 0-20, to about 3/4q per 6000miles.

I wouldnít hesitate to recomend it to anyone with even mild consumption issues or none at all.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:39 PM   #30964
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Bring it to an exhaust shop and have a new hanger welded on, maybe 25.00?
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For the hanger I would just do some metal wire. Once more rust off or if it really starts coming down then itís time for a new exhaust.

Twisted wire will hold really well.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:00 PM   #30965
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:44 AM   #30966
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Had about 8Ē of snow yesterday and while parked for about 30s on an incline after moving I noticed some greenish yellow fluid in the snow.

Iíve never had my car leak anything and all fluid levels are fine.

You guys think it could be some old stuff leaking out of the catch pad on the splash guard? It was pretty clear definitely not pure coolant.

The snow was pushed flat from the underside of my car so maybe it caught something that had been sitting on the underside?
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:34 AM   #30967
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Had about 8Ē of snow yesterday and while parked for about 30s on an incline after moving I noticed some greenish yellow fluid in the snow.



Iíve never had my car leak anything and all fluid levels are fine.



You guys think it could be some old stuff leaking out of the catch pad on the splash guard? It was pretty clear definitely not pure coolant.



The snow was pushed flat from the underside of my car so maybe it caught something that had been sitting on the underside?


Unless you changed the blue coolant to green (why????) we donít have any fluids that are that color
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:04 PM   #30968
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I havenít. I think itís a combination of oil/coolant/ windshield washer fluid that has accumulated on the catch pad over the years turning some weird color.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:09 PM   #30969
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I havenít. I think itís a combination of oil/coolant/ windshield washer fluid that has accumulated on the catch pad over the years turning some weird color.


Washer fluid doesnít land there unless you canít pour

My tray/pad is still dry, even with 160k on it
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I think it was washer fluid. I havenít put my scraper in my car and used a ton on the windshield that day. I think finally when I went up my driveway which is really steep it leaked out of the drains.
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Anti-sway bars do that nicely. Have you upgraded those?
I've upgraded the rear to a STI 20mm. I hear that it is possible to upgrade the front to an aftermarket 24mm? , But that would mean I'd have to upgrade the rear up to 22mm to get it back to the neutral it already is.

Sway bars might be all I need. Cheaper than coils. I kind of like the plushness on rough roads.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:36 AM   #30972
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I just read (on the internet's) the Crosstrek has a 24mm front sway bar. This is pretty big compared to the 16mm that comes stock accompanied on the rear.

If this is true then a OEM Crosstrek front sway bar could be put on the Impreza. That's massive.

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Old 12-09-2018, 08:04 PM   #30973
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I just read (on the internet's) the Crosstrek has a 26mm front sway bar?! This is pretty big compared to the 16mm that comes stock.

If this is true then a OEM Crosstrek front sway bar could be put on the Impreza. That's massive.


Front =\= rear

Our front is 22, rear is 16. My sti rear bar is 19, new are 20?
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Front =\= rear

Our front is 22, rear is 16. My sti rear bar is 19, new are 20?
Yes. They have a 19 and a 20mm rear.

So If 24mm is what the cross trek is running on the front, and the 22mm on the Impreza.

A 20mm rear works to complement the 22mm front on the Impreza, I would think with 24mm on the front an adjustable 22mm rear would work.

If this is sane, then I might just order myself a 24mm Crosstrek OEM front sway bar.

This should stiffen up the imprezas roll without having to upgrade the shocks.

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Yes. They have a 19 and a 20mm rear.

So If 24mm is what the cross trek is running on the front, and the 22mm on the Impreza.

A 20mm rear works to complement the 22mm front on the Impreza, I would think with 24mm on the front an adjustable 22mm rear would work.

If this is sane, then I might just order myself a 22mm Crosstrek OEM front sway bar.

This should stiffen up the imprezas roll without having to upgrade the shocks.
i would assume it may or may not work. i know they are similar enough, just not sure the bars are completely compatible
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