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Old 03-20-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys just wanted to start a thread that mostly brings together all the talk about the '15 impreza hatchbacks as I have just recently got the base model. I have ideas about mods and looking around threads I've noticed they're everywhere. I just thought this would be an easy way to condense everyone's custom modifications as I know the aftermarket parts are limited. But who says we can't be creative? I have simple ideas such as an SS shifter and new knob and some exterior things. What have you guys done?
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:52 PM   #2
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Only having mine for about three weeks now, I've done DRL Boomarang LEDs, and LED low beams. I have LED fogs ordered and then will order the LES high beams. Window tinting will be done soon also.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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Nice I got mine a few months ago but won't have money to do anything to it till this summer so I am pretty interested in what other people are doing!
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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Yeah I work on an offshore tugboat so once I get off I've got tints planned and I found some coils I believe will fit, they're bc racing coilovers
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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debadging aswell is something that's easily done, I also like the look of the OEM spoiler. Without It i don't really like the humpback shape of it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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Here's what I've done to my 2012 Sport Premium hatchback:
  • Leather wrap (Wheelskins) around steering wheel (in 2012, the Sport Premium didn't come with a leather steering wheel)
  • Leather OEM WRX shift knob (showing the proper 5-speed pattern)
  • 19mm rear sway bar
  • Pioneer double-din head unit with touch screen and Sirius Radio module
  • Red LED footwell and cubby lighting
  • Yellow Lamin-X overlays on the fog lights
  • Hard wired the GPS and radar detector into the fuse box so no dangling wires in front of the dash
  • Fumoto oil drain valve
  • I'm about to install a back-up camera that will connect to the Pioneer head unit; I went with a Clarion camera

That's all so far.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:42 PM   #7
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Here's what I've done to my 2012 Sport Premium hatchback:
  • Leather wrap (Wheelskins) around steering wheel (in 2012, the Sport Premium didn't come with a leather steering wheel)
  • Leather OEM WRX shift knob (showing the proper 5-speed pattern)
  • 19mm rear sway bar
  • Pioneer double-din head unit with touch screen and Sirius Radio module
  • Red LED footwell and cubby lighting
  • Yellow Lamin-X overlays on the fog lights
  • Hard wired the GPS and radar detector into the fuse box so no dangling wires in front of the dash
  • Fumoto oil drain valve
  • I'm about to install a back-up camera that will connect to the Pioneer head unit; I went with a Clarion camera

That's all so far.
Nice, yeah I'd like a leather wrap on my steering wheel, I'm searching for a short throw and a nice stainless knob. I also wanted those red footwell led's. Definitely a nice touch.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:51 PM   #8
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Here's what I've done with my '14 Impreza Sport Premium (Dark Gray)

-Rally Armor mudflaps
-35% tint all around
-Full Kicker audio system
-35% tint overlay on the turn signals/reverse lights
-Badge overlays
-Motegi Racing black wheels on the stock tires
-Sport mesh grille

Will be getting a new head unit soon to control the kicker system better.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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Can you hear a difference after replacing the existing speakers to the 'upgraded' kickers? I was thinking about doing mine as well.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:06 PM   #10
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Can you hear a difference after replacing the existing speakers to the 'upgraded' kickers? I was thinking about doing mine as well.
Upgraded speakers and tweeters make a world of difference IMO. Much more full/quality sound from the upgraded speakers. I ordered mine from the factory with the upgraded speakers but a buddy of mine has the stock speakers and he hates riding in my car. I will say the sub can be a little much at times but from what I've read, this is due to the lack of power from the head unit.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:17 PM   #11
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I saw that mesh grill on subaru genuine parts' website, I looked today it's not there hopefully it's back soon lol or I'll just go to plastidipping the chrome on the grill/bumper
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:03 PM   #12
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Nice, yeah I'd like a leather wrap on my steering wheel, I'm searching for a short throw and a nice stainless knob. I also wanted those red footwell led's. Definitely a nice touch.
Oh, I forgot a few things:
  • COBB short shifter
  • WeatherTech floor mats
  • C&C Car Worx rear bumper protector
  • Body side molding

I think that's everything.

The leather steering wheel wrap definitely makes the wheel much more comfortable to hold. The plastic wheel (at least on the 2012 models) has a groove molded into it that I found very annoying, especially during road trips.

This picture was taken before the head unit and hard wiring of the radar detector/GPS (the steering wheel wrap was the first mod I did; I really HATED the stock wheel):



And here's how things look with the Pioneer HU and hard-wired radar detector/GPS:

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Old 03-20-2015, 06:24 PM   #13
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I dont understand the few new threads about GP7 mods when these two have, more or less, everything you can possibly think of:

2012 Impreza thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2131206

Aftermarket for 2012 impreza yet?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2294948
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:25 PM   #14
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:41 PM   #15
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Oh, I forgot a few things:
  • COBB short shifter
  • WeatherTech floor mats
  • C&C Car Worx rear bumper protector
  • Body side molding

I think that's everything.

The leather steering wheel wrap definitely makes the wheel much more comfortable to hold. The plastic wheel (at least on the 2012 models) has a groove molded into it that I found very annoying, especially during road trips.

This picture was taken before the head unit and hard wiring of the radar detector/GPS (the steering wheel wrap was the first mod I did; I really HATED the stock wheel):



And here's how things look with the Pioneer HU and hard-wired radar detector/GPS:

Do the '12 and '15 have the same shift lever setup? I've been trying to find one for mine but I'm worried about spending the money not sure if it'll still fit mine.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:06 PM   #16
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I can't imagine that Subaru would change the threading of the shift knob from 2012 to 2015, but I can't tell you for sure.

You can see my shift knob in my first picture above.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:25 PM   #17
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I saw that mesh grill on subaru genuine parts' website, I looked today it's not there hopefully it's back soon lol or I'll just go to plastidipping the chrome on the grill/bumper
Its on recall.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:19 PM   #18
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Its on recall.
Oh okay. Howecome?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:25 PM   #19
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Its on recall.
I assume you meant "backorder", not "recall".
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:29 PM   #20
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Recall would make sense since it was removed from several websites.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:49 PM   #21
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A bit off topic from the grill, but I actually thought about this before and it just came back to me. I love the look of the scoop on the wrx/sti hood, would anyone suppose it would fit on a 2015 2.0 hatch? I wouldn't think so assuming the front ends on the wrx are longer.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:07 PM   #22
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I assume you meant "backorder", not "recall".
Definitely a recall.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:48 PM   #23
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I bought one about a month back and haven't heard from the dealer about it being recalled. We'll see what happens.
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:50 AM   #24
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I dont understand the few new threads about GP7 mods when these two have, more or less, everything you can possibly think of:

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Because the 15+ model difference is for the new WRX and some people don't notice that and think or understand it means just because they have a 15 doesn't mean that they need to start a whole new thread.
Also when they want to know of available upgrades they should look thru the other threads but are too lazy and start a new thread and ask the questions that have been answered for years now.
People need to stop asking if there or what are the most popular mods for there new car when people that have 12+ have already answered and performed those mods.
Put some effort into your research, I spend hours researching mods and not just ask.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:30 AM   #25
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Put some effort into your research, I spend hours researching mods and not just ask.
you mean like this?


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