Forum discussion tagged with subaru.
  1. EXCellR8

    CVT Noise or Something Else?

    Story: my girl's 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Limited has (what sounds like) gear or differential noise that increases as the vehicle speeds up. The noise used to be quieter but has just recently gotten somewhat louder. The transmission should be covered until 100k miles but I'm not convinced it's...
  2. EXCellR8

    LED Headlight Bulbs or HIDs?

    I have a lighting problem... seems like my '06 Subaru Impreza is a black hole for standard H7 halogen bulbs and I just keep having to replace them every 3-4 months or so. The PIAA bulbs I typically buy in pairs aren't cheap either so I'm looking for something else now. I wanted to ask if...
  3. Raswan

    What's the consensus on treating surface rust?

    Nabbed a 2001 Subaru Legacy with 162k miles yesterday for $3200. It's got maybe half a dozen of those real early pinpoint rust spots, but more importantly three 2-inch spots as well (one over each wheel well, as you might expect, and on the hatchback door). It's only flaking in one of the three...
  4. Q

    New axleback on impreza (Way too loud)

    I recently put on a new axleback on my 04 impreza thinking it would make it a small bit louder. instead, the Turbo XS axleback is super loud, louder than the catback on my Altima. I want to know if there is a cheap way to quiet this down without replacing the muffler, maybe under $100. I...