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Old 06-12-17, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

I’m way past the age that aftermarket equipment appeals to but I would like something better then the factory system

I guess you can not get the HK premium system on the 2018 STI but you can add the Kicker components from the dealer accessories section.

BUT you can not do that if you select the Recaro Seat / Push Button Start Package.


I have no idea of what one has to do with the other so if anyone has info on this please explain it to me.

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Old 06-12-17, 09:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

Choose the kicker.
Just upgrade aftermarket seats by yourself. They are much lighter, cheaper.
Push button start is kind of useless. Regular key is the better way. It feels better.
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

I'll take a stab here. The 2018 sti base only has one option package (package 3) which is power recaros and keyless. The 2018 sti limited has the above plus, leather, harmon kardon and a moonroof. They also got rid of the bbs wheels on the limited model in 2018. Long way of saying that if you could get the upgraded speakers in the base model, no one would buy the limited since they're too similar now. Just a guess... Seems silly to me too.

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Old 06-12-17, 10:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

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Choose the kicker.
Just upgrade aftermarket seats by yourself. They are much lighter, cheaper.
Push button start is kind of useless. Regular key is the better way. It feels better.
I beyond the aftermarket thing, I did that to cars before most of you were born.

I just want a peppy rally styled car to drive around town.


Blue Tooth and Smart Keys (no key needed to open the door, trunk or start the car) is the way to go

I never have to get my phone or my keys out of my pocket to drive which very convenient
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

Get limited sti, since base sti with these options is close price to limited
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Old 06-13-17, 12:22 AM   #6
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I beyond the aftermarket thing, I did that to cars before most of you were born.

I just want a peppy rally styled car to drive around town.


Blue Tooth and Smart Keys (no key needed to open the door, trunk or start the car) is the way to go

I never have to get my phone or my keys out of my pocket to drive which very convenient
That's great. There's no correct answer here.
My car is bone stock except an oil cooler and two bucket seats.
Stock seats are terrible on track since I felt like I was flying around.
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Old 06-13-17, 05:45 AM   #7
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

I ordered the Limited STI for the better sound system. One nice thing about this generation base STI is that the kicker sub has a limiter option. On my 2013 STI, it was way too much base for the stock system; but then again I just got a louder exhaust and called it a day
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Get limited sti, since base sti with these options is close price to limited
I don't know what you mean by "close" but to me $4k isn't close and that is the difference between the 2 after you add the Recaro package to the base model.

I also HATE a sunroof and zero interest in the nav system and all of the sensing upgrades that the limited comes with




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That's great. There's no correct answer here.
My car is bone stock except an oil cooler and two bucket seats.
Stock seats are terrible on track since I felt like I was flying around.


I'm not looking for a correct answer, I'm just tying to figure out why Subaru won't let you add the Kicker Speaker components once you have added the Recaro Seat Package.




I don't want to sound ungrateful but one of the biggest issues with forum interaction is that members love to offer solutions and advice that outside the scope of the original post.


I asked "why can't I add the Kicker Speakers to a 2018 STI with the Racaro Seat Packaged" and you advice me to get the speakers and go for after market seats

I'm surprised a bunch of members have told me to hold off on this car an get the new 2020.
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Default Re: 2018 STI Factory Stereo Options

Is the kicker upgrade worth it?
I have a base 15' and the stereo is crap. Not to hijack the thread but wondering if it's improved


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Is the kicker upgrade worth it?
I have a base 15' and the stereo is crap. Not to hijack the thread but wondering if it's improved


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No perceived hijack on my part, I'm kind of wondering if the Kickers at worth it too.
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