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Old 01-17-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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Oh man, I can't wait until these go back on.....

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Old 01-17-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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not even close to as shiny as they should be.
I polished them up (surprise, surprise?) and sent them to the basement for storage.

Is it february yet?
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #5
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new winter wheels and tires have arrived.

Raceline RL7's w/ Gislaved Nordfrost 3.

195/65r15!
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:08 PM   #6
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new winter wheels and tires have arrived.

Raceline RL7's w/ Gislaved Nordfrost 3.

195/65r15!
Have you tried out the tires yet?
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:27 AM   #7
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Raceline RL7's
I <3 RL7s!

Where'd you get them Chris?
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:50 AM   #8
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new winter wheels and tires have arrived.

Raceline RL7's w/ Gislaved Nordfrost 3.

195/65r15!
15" winter wheels FTW! We need to see some pics!

I guess you'll be hoping for a dump of snow now eh?

I wish I could run 15's on the LGT.

LaterZ!
Darren!!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:15 AM   #9
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My winter wheels. Out with the old - rota
In with the stock goldies : )



compare with my summer goldies, sorry no concave here




some random suspension parts, cant wait to put those on after winter......
also have DBA rotors and ferodo pads, not shown

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Old 01-18-2009, 12:21 PM   #10
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^nice Ohlin coilovers 32rulz.
Those are some sweet suspension products.



I'm on my way to the garage to finish off an impulse mod I picked up yesterday.
Nobody told me I had to remove the damn front subframe though!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #11
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thanks steve.
i'll prolly go to jason for install and alignment too
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:45 PM   #12
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^nice Ohlin coilovers 32rulz.
Those are some sweet suspension products.



I'm on my way to the garage to finish off an impulse mod I picked up yesterday.
Nobody told me I had to remove the damn front subframe though!
Hrmm.. I think I know what it is
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:04 AM   #13
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
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new winter wheels and tires have arrived.

Raceline RL7's w/ Gislaved Nordfrost 3.

195/65r15!
I thought you can't fit 15" on normal WRX brakes
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:37 PM   #15
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As I thought! ALK
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:39 PM   #16
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I thought you can't fit 15" on normal WRX brakes
He has rally wheels
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #17
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I thought you can't fit 15" on normal WRX brakes
^beat me to it.

15" will fit over the 4pot/2pot red/black setup (~11.4" F/R rotors or group N brakes) IF you buy the proper rally wheels that are cast to clear.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:31 PM   #18
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As I thought! ALK
woot!

Laying out my parts


bustin' nuts


huge difference between oem and ALK


almost done.





some notes:
-184ft/lb is a LOT of torque. I broke an adapter before manning up and using proper 1/2" tools.
-stock end nut is 22mm, while the Whiteline nut is 24mm. Be sure to have your tools ready, as these don't come in the average kit.

I love the mod so far. I still have to get it aligned, but in the bit I was able to drive this morning, I fell in love. Steering feel is lighter, and the wheel corrects itself going back to center. I can't wait to feel what it's like with the c/o and wheels.



Finally, I have to give it up for this little tool.


Craftsman mini-impact wrench.
I asked for a cordless impact for x-mas, hoping that it would be able to do wheel lugs. Unfortunately, this little tool doesn't have the torque to break wheel studs. Not all was lost though, as it's strong enough to do a lot of projects on the car. Using the cordless is effecient as it is, but once you add a little impact, wow. Well worth the $100 or so it costs.

cheers.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:31 PM   #19
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That drill with the socket hanging off looks hurtin.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #20
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He has rally wheels
I know it will clear the 4 pots, but I thought the normal 2 pot WRX brakes won't work even if the wheels are rally spec.

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^beat me to it.

15" will fit over the 4pot/2pot red/black setup (~11.4" F/R rotors or group N brakes) IF you buy the proper rally wheels that are cast to clear.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:48 PM   #21
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That drill with the socket hanging off looks hurtin.
hahaha, **** off.
It does look like an ad for Viagra though...

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Old 01-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #22
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I know it will clear the 4 pots, but I thought the normal 2 pot WRX brakes won't work even if the wheels are rally spec.

Bannerman ran them. I don't think he did any filing but I could be wrong.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:50 PM   #23
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hahaha, **** off.
It does look like an ad for Viagra though...

It was just spent, that's all
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #24
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I noticed when I installed my ALK kit that the spacers make the subframe hang lower. I had to cut one of the front mounting holes off of the aero under panels so they would still sit flush against the chassis. I like the better handling of bumpy corners though.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #25
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Which ALK is good for street and spirit driving? Whiteline Race or Basic? Does the WL ALK has the "sport" version?
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