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Old 01-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #4
lodown1
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Join Date: Jan 2009
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98 Forester 3.0R

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For wheels i picked up a set of the STI 17x8 BBS wheels, and powder coated them with a harbor freight powder coat gun. for my first powder coat job they turned out pretty good.




With all that done I thought i was ready to go get the car aligned, however when i started my car it was really loud, which was because i forgot to put my exhaust back on, and i mean the whole thing, headers to tailpipe. It was easier to remove the whole thing since all the bolts were rusted.

When I tried to bolt the headers back up they kept hitting something, which turned out to be the nice new sti crossmember, since i still have my stock forester engine the headers go under the crossmember instead of over it.

The quickest/easiest solution was to lengthen my header tubes by about 2"






Now the exhaust clears the subframe and sway bar, and I can go get an alignment


And here are the results








This ones shows where the offset of the wheels/sti control arms puts the wheels in relation to the body
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