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Old 09-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #51
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moar pics of the forester please haha... i like bro.. i say F the haters.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:28 PM   #52
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Looks good!!!

Are you planning on changing the wheels to meet that offset? Like others have been saying, spacers are great, but can damage your bearings. However, I don't think as severely as some people say.

Waiting for my STI to come in already... damn wait list...
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:15 PM   #53
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what color is this CGM?
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #54
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I'll eventually buy some wheels...maybe when the tires wear out.

Color is DGM.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:30 PM   #55
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awsome i just ordered a 11 STi in DGM and ur WRX look sick i havnt seen a DGM wrx or sti yet so i hope i like it lol
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #56
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The DGM is a dead sexy color.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #57
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This thing about tracks, wheels, and engineering makes people forget about capitalism economics. Subaru, like everyone else, goes for the money, and the hardcore fans are a desperate bunch.

They knew people would buy the WRX no matter what, and yes, they need to set the STI appart of the other models using performance and looks. Looks are very important, it's what sets a Porsche appart from a Ferrari.

The WRX is probably the one with the most sales, so think about a small change like the wheels. Say the 17 inch is $100 less than the 18 inch, that's $400 per car for, say, 30,000 cars worldwide...probably more. So, that's $12 million less on cars that will sell anyway. Now add track, suspension and body. Oh...they took out the multi-CD player, was that a bad system? No, they had to save somewhere, and there went the wheels too.

What they probably know is that fans will go for spacers, wider wheels/tires, or whatever. And we know Subaru does very tough cars. I say the body and track change was to come anyway, they just got some money upfront.

I'm surprised the space was enough for 25mm, good for the trial and hit.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:43 PM   #58
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I looked at the pics carefully, and tires seem flush. Now, if you wanted to go for a wider tire later, it would come out of the fender. So, if you stay with the same tire size or a flush variation, keep the 25mm. But if you plan on a wider tire, you should think about a smaller spacer or keep that in mind for next year.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:46 PM   #59
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what color is this CGM?
Crystal Gray Metallic. That came on the 2005-07 WRX/ STI.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:31 PM   #60
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slam it, camber it, done
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:35 PM   #61
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I swapped the spacers to 20mm since ill be upgrading to rota meshes next year. I plan on going with 245s. Total offset will be 28
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:51 PM   #62
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I swapped the spacers to 20mm since ill be upgrading to rota meshes next year. I plan on going with 245s. Total offset will be 28
Interesting. I guess rota meshes are different wheels and will be wider?

Regarding tires, that's what I did with my 2009; when I changed the tires I went from 225 to 235. Mainly because roads here are sometimes tough and such low tires...one got a bump and ride felt a bit harsh. The 235 is wider and just a little taller, so it fills the well better.

Subaru increased the wheel width, which stretches the 235 and makes it lower, not as low as the 225, but close. Which makes the change to 245 seem the same as I did.

Please post some pics of the 20mm installed, let's see the difference.
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:24 PM   #63
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I noticed some suggesting the use of larger spacers in the back than in the rear, I suppose this is because of the negative camber.

Although I have seen cars that seem to have a wider track or wheels at the rear, would this provide any negative effects on handling?

Having, say, 20mm front and 25mm rear or 15/20, would probably look cool.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #64
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DO NOT GET h&r SPORT SPRINGs
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:32 PM   #65
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I noticed some suggesting the use of larger spacers in the back than in the rear, I suppose this is because of the negative camber.

Although I have seen cars that seem to have a wider track or wheels at the rear, would this provide any negative effects on handling?

Having, say, 20mm front and 25mm rear or 15/20, would probably look cool.
Yes it would. The car was not designed for a staggered track in OEM form. But if your thinking of uber low car with huge camber, then handling is not your top priority anyway, so knock yourself out.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #66
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Selling the spacers. WEnt with 35et wheels.

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Old 12-02-2010, 04:42 PM   #67
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Looks great! How wide are the wheels? Any difference/loss in handling? I'm looking to get a wider offset but don't want to sacrifice handling too much.

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Old 12-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #68
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oh baby that forester is sittin right
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #69
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Wheels are 18x8 with 245/40 tires from the 2011 sti. Handling is vastly improved
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:03 PM   #70
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I'm loving the new widebody sedans... Nice pick up!!!

You should throw the wheels from your FXT on there to see what they
look like.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #71
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^ yes will be doing that after I roll the fenders this weekend.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:40 PM   #72
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Selling the spacers. WEnt with 35et wheels.
Very nice, that thing just gobbled up those 35+ wheels
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:04 AM   #73
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More pics!!! Let's see some other angles (nice car btw)
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:43 AM   #74
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Bad time of day for pics.



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Old 12-03-2010, 01:30 PM   #75
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looks good! this made me thing to put spacers on my 2011 hatch... i gotta fill out that fender well, but am looking to rota gravel 18x8.5 in the future, so idk!

Yours looks great!!
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