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Old 01-11-2020, 05:02 PM   #20251
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Well after about 183500 Miles, the drivers side head gasket has began letting go. Lucky for me its only leaking a small amount, and its coming out of the back of the head. Still no overheating yet, and after an oil change, nothing going into the oil.

101k of the miles have been from the last 4.5 years alone with multiple rally/autocrosses, road trips accross the country, and a few late night cannonball runs 500-900 miles at 100+mph for hours on end.

These cars don't make much for power, but considering the abuse I've given it I'm very impressed. Car has always had full synthetic oil changes every 3-5k miles. I plan to pull the motor, regasket everything, deck the heads, and get her back in and running!

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Old 01-24-2020, 11:46 PM   #20252
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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone on here knows how to adjust the headlights horizontally on an 08 Impreza. My driver's side headlight is pointing too much to the passenger side and I can't see while driving at night. I only see the vertical adjustment bolt but can't find the horizontal adjustment bolt. Thanks.

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Old 01-31-2020, 07:26 PM   #20253
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I just got my 08 4 door 2 weeks ago, traded in my 05 stang for it. (was a lightly modded v6) and im loving the car so far , nothing beats that AWD system in the Florida rain
Agreed. Handles much better than a mustang. I took on a 2011? Cobra and I had the total advantage. The mustang couldn’t hook up.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:39 AM   #20254
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Iv'e been running an 08 2.5i 5spd since 2011. Great car. It has been over the backroads of the bighorn Mtns twice, and all over the black hills as a flyfishing and camping support machine. It has also done great as a year round, round the clock commuter in the black hills is all weather conditions. Now, after a move it serves commuting duty in the Kansas City area. has 175k on the clock now, has not been babied and has never left me stranded(other than the time I locked the keys in it). My current issue is the low beams. I feel like I am overdriving them about 50mph. I ordered some GE megalight +130 bulbs. Hopefully that fixes it. Are weak low beams a problem for you guys and gals? Feel free to chime in with your experiences or fixes.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:02 PM   #20255
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Anyone swap a WRX bumper onto an 08-10 impreza or Impreza outback sport? And also the STI spoiler. I have an STI muffler I am going to put on my 09 or 10 and am uncertain how to know before investing a ton of $ on this. The Sub guys all have differing opinions. If someone else has posted about this let me know. Thank you in advance.

I would have searched this myself but when I go to either search bar it is not allowing me to type and throwing me out. Fun.

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Old 02-22-2020, 05:39 AM   #20256
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Anyone swap a WRX bumper onto an 08-10 impreza or Impreza outback sport? And also the STI spoiler. I have an STI muffler I am going to put on my 09 or 10 and am uncertain how to know before investing a ton of $ on this. The Sub guys all have differing opinions. If someone else has posted about this let me know. Thank you in advance.

I would have searched this myself but when I go to either search bar it is not allowing me to type and throwing me out. Fun.
08-10 STI body stuff usually won't work because the WRX is a "narrow" body and the STI is a "wide" body. The front and rear bumpers, fenders, etc... are different. Even the front suspension parts are different.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:22 PM   #20257
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I currently drive a 2010 impreza na. I have been browsing this thread for awhile now.

Current mods:
Whiteline sway bars
2013 sti spoiler
Rally armor mud flaps
SSD light bar w/ led fogs
Underbody engine shield

Future mods:
Intake
Headers
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Oem subaru front lip

Will post pics soon.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:54 PM   #20258
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I had replaced my front and rear bumpers from a 09 WRX on my hatchback earlier this month.

If you have the flared bumpers they're essentially identical - I had the non-flared version so my rear bumper holder by the wheel wells were about an inch or so shorter. Front bumper will fit 100% fine
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:47 PM   #20259
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Anyone swap a WRX bumper onto an 08-10 impreza or Impreza outback sport? And also the STI spoiler. I have an STI muffler I am going to put on my 09 or 10 and am uncertain how to know before investing a ton of $ on this. The Sub guys all have differing opinions. If someone else has posted about this let me know. Thank you in advance.

I would have searched this myself but when I go to either search bar it is not allowing me to type and throwing me out. Fun.
I am literally doing this process now as my car was hit while being parked. Will post before and after pics once I get it back. I had in storage a used rear bumper from a 09 WRX and getting a brand new front bumper through the other person's insurance .
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:49 PM   #20260
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Anyone swap a WRX bumper onto an 08-10 impreza or Impreza outback sport? And also the STI spoiler. I have an STI muffler I am going to put on my 09 or 10 and am uncertain how to know before investing a ton of $ on this. The Sub guys all have differing opinions. If someone else has posted about this let me know. Thank you in advance.

I would have searched this myself but when I go to either search bar it is not allowing me to type and throwing me out. Fun.


Just got the car back from the body shop and DAMN I am in love again . Here a few before and after pics











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Old 03-31-2020, 05:45 AM   #20261
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Just got the car back from the body shop and DAMN I am in love again . Here a few before and after pics











Wow that looks amazing. Is that a true wrx or is it an NA? I love the spoiler on that. I currently have an 08 obs snd want to get a wing like that.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:18 PM   #20262
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Wow that looks amazing. Is that a true wrx or is it an NA? I love the spoiler on that. I currently have an 08 obs snd want to get a wing like that.


It's an NA and the spoiler is just a WRX/STi wing. Should be able to find one used.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:28 PM   #20263
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Just got my na last month
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Old 04-03-2020, 06:30 AM   #20264
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It's an NA and the spoiler is just a WRX/STi wing. Should be able to find one used.
Thank you sir. Did you happen to install it yourself? If so was it difficult?
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:54 AM   #20265
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Thank you sir. Did you happen to install it yourself? If so was it difficult?


Installed myself and wasn't too hard.
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Old 04-12-2020, 03:24 PM   #20266
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Saw a stock satin white hatchback on the streets and decided to pull up to take a photo.

Can anyone spot the differences between the cars? lol


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Old 04-20-2020, 09:52 PM   #20267
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Nothing like a professional photographer to make your car look epic



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Old 04-23-2020, 10:51 AM   #20268
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Here are some pics my car, about a month ago finally got to it.



The lip and side skirts I ordered.


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Old 04-26-2020, 04:08 PM   #20269
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I'm seeing what is the popular aftermarket exhausts most people are running on their hatches. The hatch I bought the previous owner put a muffler tip on it and I'm not a fan of it. Like to see what people have. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:55 PM   #20270
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I'm seeing what is the popular aftermarket exhausts most people are running on their hatches. The hatch I bought the previous owner put a muffler tip on it and I'm not a fan of it. Like to see what people have. Thanks.
I have a Perrin Single Exit Catback with UEL headers

https://www.rallysportdirect.com/par...t-back-exhaust
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:21 AM   #20271
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Just got the car back from the body shop and DAMN I am in love again . Here a few before and after pics














I see I'm not the only other person that thinks the Crosstrek wheels are dope.


Are those OEM or modded?
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:07 PM   #20272
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I see I'm not the only other person that thinks the Crosstrek wheels are dope.


Are those OEM or modded?


They are OEM.
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Old 06-10-2020, 03:44 PM   #20273
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Here are some pics my car, about a month ago finally got to it.



The lip and side skirts I ordered.

Looks good. Do you have a link to the side skirts?
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:47 AM   #20274
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I'm seeing what is the popular aftermarket exhausts most people are running on their hatches. The hatch I bought the previous owner put a muffler tip on it and I'm not a fan of it. Like to see what people have. Thanks.
I had a single-tip 2008 WRX catback. Fitted like a glove, subtle rumble sound.
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