Most certainly, the 5th gen Impreza goes 0-60 in high 8s, low 9s depending on what source you believe. The CX-5 does 0-60 from 7.7 - 7.9 depending on the source. Car and Driver magazine (using a V-BOX) did it in 7.7.You probably mean that it accelerates quicker.
My dream is to find a full height spare that is spare tire width. I don't want to give up the extra deck height in my trunk. Every time I see someone getting a real spare it pokes me a little more to look into the options again to see if they've changed.Found an aftermarket reman full size rim (ebay). Pretty close to original color. (Its okay as it is going to be used as a spare)
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Wanted a full size for a cross country trip. It doesn't quite fit perfectly for depth with out the trunk floor wobbling. I built up some leveling with some poly foam to stabilize the floor. Came out okay.
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Got rid of the cargo mat and added a rubber backed plush rug. Keeps things from sliding and rattling in transport.
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Not that your "daughter" is just looking for other things to spend money on, but the hood insulator always seems like a good addition to the base model trim cars that you might not be aware of:Installed Beamtechs in my "daughter's" car.
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I doubt it, the best I can do is show you what it looks like with the insulation onDid they change the hood design for 2020? It's telling me it won't fit. But I guess I could just trim it. You guys are killing me. I haven't done anything to my car in awhile, been spending all the time on her car.
Nice, thanks for the heads up. I'm right along with you. I always had some sort of onboard air in the vehicle. I haven't had time to install my original setup in the Subi. So I connected everything up in a portable case. My plug kit is a Safety Seal and the air compressor 100% duty cycle Viair 380C with a 3 gal tank. As for the spare tire. Good point, I currently have new shoes on the car so they match pretty close.Looks good, if you haven't yet you should physically measure the circumference of the spare tire VS OEM. I only say that because even though the tires themselves have the same numbers, they are never exactly the same brand to brand. Subaru recommends they be within 1/4" or you may damage the driveline. I realize that's a spare though, normally when you have same size spare you rotate it into use to keep the wear the same.
I have more info here on our scoobymods site:
If you are traveling, I recommend a plug kit and a portable compressor if you don't have one, this is the one I carry:
Amazon.com: Blackjack KT-340 Tire Repair Tool: Automotive
I've used it a number of times and it really works well, I've even repaired while still on the car. I suggest you add a pair of needle nose pliers though, once you find what's punctured the tire you'll need something to remove it with.
I also have this compressor:
More often than not when I get a flat or a friend does, you can air the tire up enough to get it to a tire shop for a repair.
Works well, I end up using it in my garage rather than firing up my regular compressor.
When I ordered my hood insulator last year, the online guys I buy from (Schlossman) wanted an extra $35 shipping, so I subtracted that from my order and bought it from my local dealership. The parts guy was also adamant it didn't fit my car but he ordered it anyway. It came in a huge oversized box that would never fit in my sedan. I took it out and the parts guy disposed of the box for me.I spent half an hour arguing with the parts department at my dealership. The guy kept saying his database won't let him order the hood insulation and tabs. I told him their website says it fits with my VIN and so do other websites. I told him just remove my VIN from the order and order the parts I asked for. The website and others wanted $55 for shipping. I guess it's a large awkward piece. He said he would call me when it comes in and no refunds. I just laughed and said don't worry about it. I'll make it fit.