Thursday, August 8, 2013

Impreza Upgrades!

Well, in the past week, I've gotten quite a few things done on my '12 Impreza that had been sitting on the back burner for quite some time.  In two days, I managed to install a 19mm STi Rear Sway Bar with Kartboy Endlinks, OEM Side Skirts, Rally Armor Urethane Mudflaps, and a Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD head unit.  With all that, the addition of Fog Lights about a month ago, and with my car finally cleaned up, I figured some pictures were in order.  My car will likely stay like this for awhile, as I move into my new home today.  Focus on funds will primarily fixate on the house while my Impreza continues to turn heads.

Overall, many of the changes have simply made me more confident behind the wheel.  The new sway bar gives me fantastic control in corners.  Handling just feels much more even and body roll has significantly decreased.  The new radio, as silly as it sounds, is just so much easier to operate than the AppRadio I had in there before.  Even on my base model 4-speaker audio system, the sound is great and the touch-screen is quick, responsive, and has clear resolution.  The Rally Armors have made my gravel adventures far less daunting.  I sort of wish I had installed these long ago, as they probably would've helped save my wheel wells and lower body panels a little better... but now the gloves are off when I see a less-than-paved road ahead of me.

I honestly don't know what else I'm going to do to my car from this point on.  Normally I'd have some sort of list of future modifications, but this past weekend really knocked a lot of my "To Do" list out.  I'm incredibly happy with where it's at right now!  Next up is my Fiance's Outback sedan while she's away in London for a few weeks.  Got a few fix-it things to address, but nothing major.  Should be attacking that in a couple weeks as I settle in to the new workplace.


  1. Love what you did with the car. Trying to do some of the things you've done with your car but not quite there yet with money being an issue. Do you have any DIY tutorials?

  2. I have the same model and year, i have not been able to find a rear bumper with the exhaust cut-outs.. where did you get yours?!

    1. I didn't get the bumper from anywhere. It's just an OEM bumper with holes cut out. To clean it up, I used Door Edge Guard and trimmed the cut outs with them.

  3. That is some good work, looks awesome. I want to do something like this to mine but i just dont have the tools.