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Hello,

I wanted to introduce myself in this post. I just purchased a 2017 WRX premium and so happy to be back in a Subaru. I had a 2011 WRX for a short time before I moved and long story short had to sell it. Since then, I've been driving a 2011 Mazdaspeed 3. The MS3 was/is fun (I still own it but hopefully not for long). I'm not thinking much in the ways of mods, though I've been looking at a Cobb AP for some time. Now that I have the subie, I'm pretty sure I'm going to get one.

Anyway, I have a few concerns:

1. Cloth seats: I sweat a lot. I workout 6 days a week and my MS3 had a real problem with sweat odor. Anyone have any similar issues? I've looked into replacing the seats with sparco r100s in vinyl, katzkins seem pretty exspensive. I don't want to use some cheap universal seat cover, so any input would be great.

2. I tried to pull out on the main road, and the throttle response felt dead. It was like I was just rolling forward at 5 mph for 3 seconds and then the car accelerated normally. I'm assuming this is the throttle issue widely discussed. I assume an AP and an OTS stage 1, or an etune will fix this? Land vehicle Vehicle Car Rim Alloy wheel
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Car looks nice. For sweat odors, instead of investing in insanely expensive seats, I would try a simple deodorizer. Auto Febreeze, or Chemical Guys deodorizers work well. ( I'm in the same boat, always sweating)
 

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The only extra I paid for was a sts that they are installing. Tint, wrap, all weather mats, auto-dimming mirror w/ home link were included, and I paid less than the base msrp for a premium (a premium with no options, not base WRX msrp). White was my first choice.

Febreeze doesn't work for me. After I workout, it's literally like I jumped in a pool.

Wheels should be stock premiums?
 

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The only extra I paid for was a sts that they are installing. Tint, wrap, all weather mats, auto-dimming mirror w/ home link were included, and I paid less than the base msrp for a premium (a premium with no options, not base WRX msrp). White was my first choice.

Febreeze doesn't work for me. After I workout, it's literally like I jumped in a pool.

Wheels should be stock premiums?
No WRX comes with black wheels like that, they're normally a charcoal/gunmetal grey.

If you sweat that badly, nothing is going to fix it unless you get old lady couch covers for your seats.



Leather, Alcantara, or good old fashioned cloth... it's going to soak up some sweat... but hey, maybe you're just looking for an excuse to get some fancy seats ;) haha
 

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No WRX comes with black wheels like that, they're normally a charcoal/gunmetal grey.

If you sweat that badly, nothing is going to fix it unless you get old lady couch covers for your seats.



Leather, Alcantara, or good old fashioned cloth... it's going to soak up some sweat... but hey, maybe you're just looking for an excuse to get some fancy seats ;) haha
I guess the dealer painted the wheels to go with the wrap. I dipped my MS3 wheels a few times, I really don't want to do that again. I left the plastidip on too long the last time and it was impossible to get off.

Maybe I am looking for an excuse:). I was thinking that leather or vinyl such as the sparco r100 seats would absorb less than the stock cloth. I think I'm just going to go with a towel or the seat armor route. If it starts too smell to the point of no return, maybe I'll buy the sparco seats.
 
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