This is a discussion on just rolled off the lot... within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by lordcon You don't take "spirited" trips to the grocery store? Gas is too expensive for that :P ...
Does anyone know how to make that annoying seatbeat buzzer stop? I always wear my seat belt but that thing comes on as soon as you start up the car. uggg!
congrats- i have the same car and loooove it
all-weather mats are def the way to go..
I haven't been too upset w/ the sound system...have you put it on the 'surround' setting? Sounds a lot better if you have it on...the 10-speaker claim is BS- Subaru is actually counting the tweeters in the door speakers as 4 sep speakers...either way I don't think the sound is all that bad but of course I'm not used to having a premium system...
and yes- the wave- also a great aspect of being a subaru owner...although I only wave to other wrx owners..
Maybe they meant 6 speakers in the car, the also 4-boxer cylinders?
I have heard others talk about the subaru subwoofer you can get (not sure if the premiums come with this or not), and how it sounds MUCH better after fiddling with some of the dials on the woofer itself (which is usually mounted under the driver's seat IIRC).
1) SPT catback exhaust (love it to death--sounds awesome)
2) SPT sport grill (looks so much nicer than default IMO)
3) SPT turbo heat shield (not sure how much this really helps, but it looks nice so I figured what the hell :-)
4) STI short shifter, STI shifter bushing, momo shift knob (this combo is a HUGE improvement over stock--that said, this is my first manual transmission vehicle so I don't have much experience to compare against). Shifts are quick and crisp IMO, so I'm happy.
5) SPT front strut tower brace
6) SPT under chassis brace (combined with the strut tower brace the car seems to corner like it is on rails :-)
7) All-weather floor mats (much better than carpet mats, but have to admit I've only had them for a few months and my right heel is already making its way through the mat--maybe this is due to the weight of my lead foot...?)
8) SPT billet aluminum battery hold down and oil cap (after installing these my battery hardly moves at all ;-) Seriously though, these look nice but I have to ask myself what I was thinking when I spent money on them. What's next, the subura pocket knife!? Sheesh...
9) Rally Armor Urethane mudflaps, all 4 tires (after 6 months and 18,000 miles on the car these have kept the sides of my car in pristine condition. The hood, on the other hand, is all chipped to hell. Does anyone know if Rally Armor makes a big mudflap I can lay over my hood?
There are a few more appearance mods, but none that I can really recommend as must-have (unlike the mods above, which are really nice to have IMO).
I'm seriously considering going with the Cobb AccessPort, downpipe, and tune (stage 2) next spring--for now I'm still getting used to the power this thing has with the stock map :-)
Since I also like to keep my baby looking better than just off the showroom floor (I go crazy with detailing--but that's a whole other subject), I usually let the car cool down for a minute or two while quickly (yet carefully) hitting every panel with a bit of quick detailer--either Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detailer or Pinnacle Crystal Mist and a couple microfiber cloths. The entire car can be done, for real, in just a few minutes. By then the car should be sufficiently cooled down, and is ready to rock and roll the next time I'm ready to get crazy.
On sunny days in which quick detailing isn't even necessary, I generally do the windows (Rain-X + microfiber) instead.
I also did my 30,000 service at 15,000 miles, going with Subaru Extra-S (which I had to order in a big stupid drum) in the transmission and front/rear diff. Shifting seemed smoother afterwards and to this day, but maybe that's just in my head (have to justify having this big drum of oil in my apartment somehow, not to mention the mess I made after convincing myself that I could transfer gear oil from the drum into some portable containers without forking over just a few extra bucks on a drum pump...)
Does anyone else know much about this added subwoofer that goes under the seat? Is there already wiring pulled for it? If not I am assuming there is a spot for the sub wire already on the back of the stock radio. From what I can find online it cost about $315. Not sure if that is worth it to me. With heated seat do you think that could cause any conflicts?
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oh and does anyone have/recommend the arm rest extender ($115)
I've seen people love and hate the armrest extender. I personally can't live without it... but I know other people hit their arm on it when they shift. I'm 6'1" and have no problems with this. It is also a very simple installation.
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