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Subaru Impreza WRX



  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I don't think those moonroofs were factory options, maybe dealer installed. I have an ASC aftermarket roof done by an ASC certified shop.

    But aftermarket can be better than OE - lifetime warranty vs. just 3 years, plus I have one-touch open/close/tilt, plus programmable to close or not close when you remove the key. Beat that! :-)

    QSubaru? Haven't been asked that in a while. The owner was deeply in debt and Subaru stopped shipping stuff to them. Darlene had to withdraw her web site. I really, really miss her.

    But try, they're the next best thing.

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    You can get it over there and it's very very similar to the one on the car in LI. Basically any roof you put on, wether it be the wagon or the sedan, needs to be wedged between the A and B pillar beams. The LI one looks great in person and for $225 installed you can't go wrong.

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's gotta be a pop-up for that price. Still, that's a screaming bargain.

    I paid $295, plus $70 to have my roof rails (which Imprezas don't have) cut shorter and reinstalled, for my pop up.

    Our power moonroof was $895.

  • I seem to remember seeing a post where someone put a screen of some sort above the intercooler. Can't find it with a search. Can anybody point me? I'd like to do it to mine.

  • sensei1sensei1 Posts: 196
    I had it bookmarked since I also asked about it. The discussion goes on from there. Also if you want to dish out some big bucks, here's one.

    Good luck!

  • bluesubiebluesubie Posts: 3,497
    Depends how fancy you want to get.

    There's this bug screen: (scroll toward the bottom)

    I just replaced the screen on the front door of my house. I had some leftover so I cut it to fit the intercooler. Paid $6.00 for enough to repair the door and about 4 intercooler screens. :-)

    I've also seen some pretty crafty screens at i-club meets. Including using thicker screen on the hood scoop.


  • Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for (I'm the window screen material from Home Depot type). They need a good search engine here. Their search only seems to look at discussion titles. 600 miles on the odo, right foot starting to get twitchy!

  • Can somebody explain how to insert a pic in the message box?
  • dop50dop50 Posts: 162
    Use ALUMINUM window replacement screen.
    One roll is a lifetime supply. :)

    Cut it approx. 5 7/8" x 16 3/4", you can use scissors or paper cutter for this.

    It will fit right on top of the fin area. The boot on the hood scoop will hold it in place.

    I've had mine on my WRX Sedan for about 3 months, works great!

    Keeps the bugs out of the fins, and doesn't restrict air flow since the open area of the screen is greater than the scoop opening.

    Cheap and effective!

    Happy driving!


    P.S. My road trip was canceled due to an illness in the family. Everybody's OK now, we just have to pay hospital bills instead of hotel bills. :) Will try again later!
  • This is how subies look in the tropics. I´ve seen a lot (of 02-03 sedans)with sunroof. I don´t know why this option isn´t available in US.

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Take a look at this post which is in the Photo Gallery discussion in the Owners Club (see link at the top of this page to get to the Club discussion list): KarenS "Subaru Crew: Photo Gallery" Jan 31, 2001 11:53am.

    Please remember that you must own the picture in order to use this method to display it. If you don't own it, you may certainly post a link, but you may not use the img src tags to display it.

    I hope this makes sense -- feel free to email me if you have questions.
  • Bought a 2002 silver WRX last November. Currently, have over 30,000 miles on it. I have had no problems and usually run about 100mph on the highways in the Northeast. Run it hard every time, and there's always a smile on my face. I love messing with the exotics, the owners usually don't know how to drive them. Police are clueless, I hardly get a second look, even running through a speedtrap at 80. See you all on the twisty's, backroads, and the highways!! oh, upgrade your electronics, and tires from aftermarket companies. It's better quality, better performance, and less money! :)
  • Hi everybody. Don't know if anybody would be interested, but tire rack is closing out Yokohama's AVSI summer tires. You can get 225/50R16 tires (fit just fine on the stock rims) for $60 each. I have a set on my Miata (not my WRX yet) and I like them a lot. Happy Driving everybody.

    Objects in the mirror are closer than they app... oops, disappeared again

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Awsome tires. I bought a set of those for my SVX in that size which is the stock size for my car. So far so good but tore up the fronts pretty bad @ auto-x. :(

  • 1. Any reasons why the sunroof is not a factory option in US
    2. Europe, Japan and other countries have the option
  • I want to add rallye lights for my WRX. I am considering; Hella Ralleye 3000 in blue, PIAA 80 racing clear driving lights, or IPF 960 Super rally driving lights. Has anyone installed any of these or does anyone have a suggestion? I will appreciate all your responses! Thanks in advance. The sunroof is not an option due to structual reasons, and Subaru say's that it will void all warrenties if installed aftermarket. :( It can be done though, there is a shop in Mass that will do it.:)
  • thecatthecat Posts: 528
    Whoever told you that is the southern end of a north bound horse! Your warranty claim can only be rejected if the modification you made can be reasonably identified as the source of the problem. Now if you believe that SOA could reasonably argue that the reason your transmission blew up is the aftermarket sunroof you had installed, then you may want to hold off.
    - Hutch
  • Cool! That will probably be my next tire! Not ready to buy new rims anyway (other financial priorities).
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    and 225 tires are probably not a good idea. Just a thought. heck on my 7.5" I didn't want to go to a 245 tire due to rim width reasons.

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I think that they don't offer the factory roof on the US ones because it is TINY and most americans would probably laugh at it. It's small because it needs to fit between the A and B pillar x-beams.

    As for warranty, they can't deny all warranty claims, but anything having to do with leaks, or body integrity would be fair game IMHO.

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