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Old 09-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Winter Mode - Who's ready?

It's a little early but Winter Mode is right around the corner. Time for that delicious pumpkin pie latte as I stand posing by my car on a busy Robson street Friday afternoon. Or... maybe not but it's time for Winter soon and I was in a desperate search for 17 BBS STi rims and a nice set of winter tires. I couldn't find what I was exactly looking for. So here's the kicker. My car had it's handbrake over tightened a few days ago and I ended up getting towed to Specialty Subaru. Well Specialty Subaru had a brand new, never mounted, 17" STi BBS rim set mounted on Hankook winter tires. So I bit the bullet. I bought them and got them mounted on the spot.

So I started texting the Slurrey Crew and I got a text message back from Amar. I am an idiot, yes I am I did not buy STi BBS rims, no no, instead without me even having a clue what I bought, I got 2007 STi limited edition Enkei rims. Now I feel like crap using them for Winter Mode. So... Who's READY for Winter Mode? Because I am and I can't wait.









My car went in the body shop this morning for some repairs to my rear bumper. My aftermarket exhaust I had (T1R) melted a large hole on each side So... this is my rental car: I'm sorry SUBARU.


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Old 09-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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lancers a bit of an upgrade
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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lancers a bit of an upgrade


and i cnat wait for winter... shred!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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and i cnat wait for winter... shred!!
I'm gonna carve that green run like no tomorrow..
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Green?? damnit.. I'm still doing pendulums down the bunny hill bro!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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French fry... pizza.... french fry.... pizza.... Wait up guys!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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I used those same rims in gold for 2 winters their great. I wouldn't worry about the BBS vs enkei crap unless you find yourself running into curbs a lot.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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Where'd you get the winter mode sticker!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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Winter Mode awww yeah!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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Where'd you get the winter mode sticker!
+1 for the sticker where?
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #11
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Hell yea winter mode! I want that sticker too!

I just ordered my rally armor mudflaps from rally sport direct yesterday, and I already have 4 18" snowies waiting to be mounted up.

Also I will be buying a roof rack soon for shredding the pow pow up at cypress!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #12
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toooo early.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #13
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You Subaru guys amuse me, I'm debating Duratrac's or Silent Armour's ,(Both have the snowflake symbol) in the 33" tall variety, not sure if I'll get them for my 17's or 18's. Picking up detailing supplies this weekend to get a good coat of wax done before winter.

I'll put this here....

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #14
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You Subaru guys amuse me, I'm debating Duratrac's or Silent Armour's ,(Both have the snowflake symbol) in the 33" tall variety, not sure if I'll get them for my 17's or 18's. Picking up detailing supplies this weekend to get a good coat of wax done before winter.

I'll put this here....

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2399145

Pics or troll
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #15
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2.5" lift and 32's
Has the quadratrac II transfer case with select terrrain, hill descent, etc...
Free tows for all Subaru's this winter!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #16
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2.5" lift and 32's
Has the quadratrac II transfer case with select terrrain, hill descent, etc...
Free tows for all Subaru's this winter!
Have you sold your WRX yet? If not we should trade TMIC :P
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #17
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just itching for the snow to fall!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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The Winter Mode sticker, I got it made at metrotown burnaby at a shop called Auto World. Just go to the front desk, ask whoever is there to print out the winter mode decal. I already told them lots of subbie guys will be coming hahah
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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Have you sold your WRX yet? If not we should trade TMIC :P
Sold almost a month ago, he's in Richmond, lives near Victor.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #20
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The Winter Mode sticker, I got it made at metrotown burnaby at a shop called Auto World. Just go to the front desk, ask whoever is there to print out the winter mode decal. I already told them lots of subbie guys will be coming hahah
How much were they each? So this is just some generic sticker from Auto World?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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How much were they each? So this is just some generic sticker from Auto World?
I got it custom made. $10 per decal
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #22
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Quadratrac2 is pretty amazing.

Silent armours are sweet, you don't really lose fuel mileage, and they're great in severe conditions. i had a 2008 GC Diesel with 32's, silent armours while I was living in Kamloops driving back and forth from van every weekend regardless of weather.

I got a 2008 4runner now with a 3" lift and 32's yokohama geolander ATS. those are pretty good tires as well, but no snow flake. However I don't notice a difference in severe snow between the geolanders and silent armours. Geolanders are about 20% cheaper than the silent armors.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #23
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I got it custom made. $10 per decal
So they have your template still?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:32 PM   #24
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2.5" lift and 32's
Has the quadratrac II transfer case with select terrrain, hill descent, etc...
Free tows for all Subaru's this winter!


Nah, I'm good bro!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #25
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So they have your template still?
Yes they have it saved
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