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Old 11-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #3126
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Sounds like your car needed an alignment, or somebody that knows how to do an alignment.

I have had 3 sets of Grabbers now (one set is currently pushing 40k and has plenty of life left) and have had zero issues. I liked them so much I went out and bought a set of 5 for my Westfalia. The only "issue" I have had with mine is that the right front on my wifes car seems to have a magnet in it as that corner keeps picking up nails (seriously, she has had sooo many patches it's not even funny, Les Schwab knows her by name at this point)
Wasn't the alignment, had it done when they were installed and again at a different shop when I replaced them with something else and both times everthing was within factory specs. They were also rotated frequently every time I was working on the car at my buddy's shop. There were no signs of uneven wear, over/under inflation, or edges feathering, just how short they lasted.

Funny you mention a Vanagon, as I'm currently searching for a good set of metric tires for the one I just inherited.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #3127
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First time off-roading ever today. It was the best experience ever pretty much.

I need MOAR LIFT




and yes I know, it's not that dirty. It wasn't muddy enough today
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #3128
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #3129
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First time off-roading ever today. It was the best experience ever pretty much.

I need MOAR LIFT




and yes I know, it's not that dirty. It wasn't muddy enough today
glad you popped your gravel cherry bro!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #3130
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Vaughn: PM will be sent!

Burkart: Me too! I grew up riding dirtbikes my entire life and this reminded me of being back on the trails. The best part about today: Seeing the expression on some guy's face when I zipped past him and his jeep
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #3131
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I havnt changed my studless snows since 2009 when I first lifted my 02 Wagon. Rotate every oil change or so (4-5K miles) and have had totally even wear all around, and it still carves the corners fairly well (except MUCH more tire noise).








haha, that's amazing durability for snows! they must be slippery by now! winter was best for burnouts and slides in my mom's 1995 Q45

also: outstanding photo.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #3132
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Now that our season is over, here's a couple from this past season.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #3133
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Heres my before and after:








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Old 11-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #3134
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that's a big lift! any issues so far?
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #3135
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I wish my sti didn't need 17" rims
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:43 PM   #3136
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It doesn't if you downgrade to 4 or two pots ;-)
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #3137
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that's a big lift! any issues so far?
I Just finished the lift on Saturday and got it aligned yesterday. Only issue so far is the tires keep catching on the inner most screw for the front rally armor mudflaps but I think I have a pretty simple solution for that. Other than that It is smooth on the highway no vibrations wobbles binding or otherwise. I got a really strange look from a guy in a new challenger rt 6 speed that i paced for a couple miles with lift and tires installed lol.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #3138
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #3139
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looks fun. where were ya? how was it?

i'd say your pre-prepped tow strap is genius.

whenever i've had to go belly-down and hook one up, it's ruined everything im wearing with mud and salty, salty tears!! we need moar lift
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #3140
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Just some logging roads in Pennsylvania. I just wish there's more mud though. The straps there because it get's used quite often.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #3141
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It doesn't if you downgrade to 4 or two pots ;-)
I havent found a way to do that on my 08 with out spending a bunch of money. wrx calipers and rotors dont just bolt on with the 5x114
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #3142
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Why?
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....OATS&tab=Specs
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #3143
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While I'm not 100% sure on the'08 STi's stock tire diameter, but guessing its pretty close to the '11 specs (I believe it's 235/35-18 @ 24.4" in diameter) so the smallest Geolander in that size (225/60-17) is 27.6" in diameter. Highly likely to rub on pretty much any setup he could go with. Would take some hellacious fender work, almost guarenteed. Here's the tire calculator I used:
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #3144
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my mud slut. currently in hibernation because I've had a lot of fun with her recently and neglected some maintenance. I need to get her back on the road and into the snow!

the lift is 04 fxt struts and springs, 1" strut spacers and the legacy outback body lift. I did a **** ton of fender trimming too as you can see in the first pic. General grabbers 215/65/16. by spring It'll have 235/75/15 and a dual range. =]

pictures are in reverse chronological order.. oops









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Old 11-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #3145
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my mud slut. currently in hibernation because I've had a lot of fun with her recently and neglected some maintenance. I need to get her back on the road and into the snow!

the lift is 04 fxt struts and springs, 1" strut spacers and the legacy outback body lift. I did a **** ton of fender trimming too as you can see in the first pic. General grabbers 215/65/16. by spring It'll have 235/75/15 and a dual range. =]

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Ah-mazing machine. is your snorkel working? seems unreal- fording depth as high as the vehicle!?! nods...
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #3146
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haha thanks. yeah the snorkel works, havent pushed the limits yet. Ive gone up to the hood so far.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #3147
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haha thanks. yeah the snorkel works, havent pushed the limits yet. Ive gone up to the hood so far.


kudos! very clean muddy e.c. =]
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:47 PM   #3148
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Well, she's almost gone now, and soon I'll have an STi to get nice & dirty with. Completely back to stock look now. Gonna kind of miss her, since she's looking so good now. Oh well, almost gone now.

Goodbye Roxie, you once dirty bitch.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #3149
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These are all "pre lift", the car is now lifted on OEM bugeye springs.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #3150
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**drooling**
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