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Old 03-11-2021, 10:33 PM   #31726
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Just a small update, not really important but the 215/45-17 tires fit fine, nowhere near rubbing which I knew was gonna happen even though the Subaru dealer was giving me crap. Although the lugnuts aren't on super deep like they used to be on my steel wheels and some other wheels I've owned, I think they're still about 5/8" or more onto the threads but there's a very noticeable gap of threads at the end where the wheel studs don't reach. It's very weird because they're 2013 Impreza wheels on my 2012, so they should be fine, although these are open-ended nuts and I assume what comes on these alloy wheels from the factory is closed-end to make it look nicer, so you wouldn't notice that gap that might be there.
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Old 03-12-2021, 11:46 AM   #31727
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Interesting to watch, Everything you ever wanted to know about Subaru CVT's;
if you've got some time; he's always really wordy...
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:24 PM   #31728
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I think I've seen some of that video before, it's very informative.

Does anyone know if Crosstrek coilovers fit the Imprezas? And does anyone have any advice as to what spring rate I should stay around if I do upgrade springs/coilovers? Looking around at some coilovers, a lot of them you can order with different spring rates, often in "k" (kg/mm I guess?) more often than lb/inch.

Place that mounted my tires and switched the winter tires/wheels out noted my struts are starting to get a tiny bit leaky, if I'm gonna start doing major suspension maintenance I'd definitely consider coilovers (actually largely for not having to separate the springs and struts) but I don't want a drop at all, maybe even a small lift since I haul lots of heavy sand/soil occasionally and curbs/driveways can be very steep here.

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Old 03-13-2021, 02:53 PM   #31729
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Theres an entire thread about lowering. May be able to find some suspension info there.
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Old 03-13-2021, 05:39 PM   #31730
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thanks, I'll look for it
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Old 03-15-2021, 04:01 PM   #31731
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My CVT is still going well at 110k however if you search there are a lot that have had issues. It's even worse when you look at the WRX guys with the beefier Subaru CVT, they've been able to kill those in just 30k.
A lot of people posting on forums, it's all relative. 99% of people aren't having problems.
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:53 PM   #31732
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well, it wasnt my transmission after all. ignition coil cylinder #3 caused the shuttering. $650 gone.
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:02 PM   #31733
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Ignition issues sure seem to act like a broken transmission a lot. Friend's old F250 was "bucking" at a certain speed range, felt like someone was stabbing the brakes a little bit every 1-2 seconds and it was just the ignition coil(s).
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:20 PM   #31734
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well, it wasnt my transmission after all. ignition coil cylinder #3 caused the shuttering. $650 gone.
$650 for an ignition coil? or is that labor too?
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:12 PM   #31735
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$650 for an ignition coil? or is that labor too?
when dealer called, told me ignition coil, 650. receipt when picked up, all sorts of crap on it. hate dealers. i'd attach a pic of receipt, but dont see that option.

ignition coil
169.50 parts
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top engine clean
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shop supplies 49.95

taxes, $50 discount. doesnt even add up.
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Old 03-17-2021, 12:40 AM   #31736
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I wouldn't go back to that dealer if possible... it should be an hour of labor (really like 20 minutes) for an ignition coil which is maybe $150 at a super overpriced dealer, $300 is 2 hours of labor or beyond absurd price for 1 hour. Either way they're scammers, horrible to think about what they're doing to older people who don't know any better.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:37 AM   #31737
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And does anyone have any advice as to what spring rate I should stay around if I do upgrade springs/coilovers? Looking around at some coilovers, a lot of them you can order with different spring rates, often in "k" (kg/mm I guess?) more often than lb/inch.
I am running Fortune Auto 500 coilovers for the 2008+ wrx hatch. 8k/8k front and back. While I am lowered, 1.5", you can actually run these coils higher than stock struts.
The spring rates with dampening completely loose was a very nice compliant ride. If you are unsure of 8k, then you can always drop to 7k/7k it will be softer. I wouldn't go lower than 6k on coils.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:49 AM   #31738
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Recently. I did a bit of a brake upgrade on my 2016 Impreza Sport.

Taking the front brake caliper brackets from the crosstrek:
Left side - 26225SC030
Right side - 26225SC020

I am now able to run ~295mm rotors instead of the stock ~275mm.

I did it for the thermal capacity and technically the brake torque should be greater with a larger diameter rotor.

Its basically an OEM+ style upgrade. For reference, the 2018+ impreza sport uses the same rotor size of the crosstrek. But the 2012-2016 Imprezas all have the smaller rotors.

I call it the poor man's big brake kit, since it still utilizes the front 2 pot slider calipers. The increase in weight with the rotors I chose are 1.1kg per disc.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CM52ch-saOT/?igshid=vsgcu1he31l4

Speaking of oem+. You can also upgrade the from sway bar from 22mm to 24mm too. Taken from the crosstrek.

Toodles
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:36 AM   #31739
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I've been thinking about going to semi metallic pads with my next brake job, not a huge fan of the low initial bite of ceramic pads.
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