15 Most Popular Subaru WRX/STI Accessories
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Buyers of the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are an active group and use their performance cars for commuting and weekend adventures. You’ll see WRX/STI owners heading to the mountains for snowboarding, mountain biking and camping trips. Check out what’s available from Subaru and see which ones work for you.
We counted at least 15 accessories specifically for performance enthusiasts, and there’s more for those who want to keep their WRX/STI looking good. They are backed by the balance of the vehicle’s 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, even if the accessory is installed after delivery. If they are installed after the 3/36 warranty period, they are backed by a 1-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
Start on the outside with Rear Aero Splash Guards for a more aerodynamic look. They reduce the ground clearance and come in a set of two. You can protect your performance car from parking lot mishaps with Body Side Molding and stainless steel Door Edge Guards, both color-matched to coordinate with the styling of the vehicle. The Rear Bumper Appliqué protects bumper when loading cargo. You can enhance the look of the WRX/STI with an STI carbon fiber trunk trim. It includes the STI logo embedded in the clear coat.
With the Side Window Deflectors, you can roll down windows and keep the weather out, and the Moon roof air deflector keeps sun glare and wind noise out. Cargo Tray, Cargo net, and All-Weather Floor Mats are all available to protect the inside from stains, dirt and other messes from your sports gear.
The Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink detects glare, darkens automatically, operates most garage doors, security gates and home lighting. It can also be programmed to provide garage door status, so you know when it’s been opened. The Remote Engine Starter lets you warm up the engine and cabin before you get in. The key fob lets you start the vehicle from up to 30 feet away by pushing a button. Subaru WRX/STI Wheel locks will help deter wheel and tire theft.
Upgraded Kicker Sound system
The Kicker Powered Subwoofer is available with an integrated 100W amplifier and a passive crossover network provides a powerful deep bass sound and mounts in the trunk. The Kicker tweeter kit improves the high note sound includes two 22mm tweeters placed in the front dash. (4500hz to 22khz response). Enhance the audio sound even more with the Kicker speaker upgrade that includes 4 high-efficiency two-way speakers with injection-molded Poly and comes with 20mm silk dome tweeters (30hz to 22khz response rate).
Cargo, Mountain Bike, Kayak, Paddle Board and Snowboard accessories
If you carrying passengers, you’ll need the extra space inside, and Subaru/Thule accessories are a good solution for the trip. The Thule Crossbar fixed set increases cargo-carrying capabilities and is compatible with Subaru roof attachments and the available Thule cargo carriers. They come in 13 cubic feet of lockable storage capacity, and feature duel-side opening for loading on either side.
A Heavy Duty Roof Cargo Basket, Hitch mounted Bike Carrier, Roof Bike Carrier and Fork-mounted Bike Carrier will let you easily carry your mountain bikes with up to 2.6-inch wide tires. For winter sports enthusiasts, Thule offers the the Ski and Snowboard Carrier that holds up to six pairs of skis or four snowboards. For those who are into water adventures, Subaru offers the Thule Kayak Carrier or Paddle Board Carrier. To check out Roof Top Tents go here.
WRX Sport Package
For the 2018 WRX, there’s an STI performance exhaust system: The STI exhaust will give the stock WRX a better exhaust note and give it a little more power. The STI Performance exhaust system has practical benefits that allow exhaust gases to flow more freely, so the 2.0-liter turbo Boxer engine “breathes” better, which helps improve overall efficiency. The performance exhaust removes spent gases quickly and easily under all conditions. We aren’t sure how much power increase there is, but it will effectively improve performance. The system comes with the STI logo stamped on the exhaust tips
The Short Throw Shifter is a must for performance enthusiasts. This enables the driver to select the right gear much quicker for a more engaging driving experience. The shorter throw enables faster shifts and has a more positive feel than the original-equipment shifter. Anyone who has experienced this on the track can attest that quicker, more precise shifts translate into an overall more engaged driving experience. The shifter gives the WRX a sportier feel on the road or track. It also comes with a custom Aluminum/Leather shift knob.
STI 15 Spoke 18-inch Black Alloy Wheels
The WRX Sport package upgrades to unique STI 15-spoke 18" Black Wheels. You might not think that wheels can make a different, but they can have a big effect on the handling of your 2018 Subaru WRX. The STI 15-spoke 18" Black Wheels help enhance overall visual appeal and and they also improve handling. They reduce unsprung weight, which helps to improve handling performance and steering precision.
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