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Old 12-18-2012, 12:31 AM   #3251
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RX? is that an RX8? What is a good price for those?
Subaru RX (85-89), aka 3rd generation Leone.





they're upwards of $350-$400, because they're relatively rare. The datsun folks love them too as they swap into datsun/nissan R160 diffs.

(e.g. :http://www.the510realm.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=150468
http://forums.nicoclub.com/subaru-r1...o-t186165.html

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"The RX 3-door hatchback is comparatively rare as only 2600 units were made during its 1987 to 1989 production run. Very few remain operational today. It can be recognized by a rear wing, factory ground effects kit and white paint with white wheels. Most RXs were white. The RX was equipped with the EA82T turbo engine, as found in the XT Vortex mated to a five speed manual transmission. The drivetrain featured a 3.70:1 rear Limited Slip Differential as well as a locking center differential and two speed transfer case. The gearbox also featured a 1.592:1 low range activated via a center console mounted lever. Other characteristics were; rally tuned suspension, four wheel disc brakes, power windows, A/C, central locking, power sunroof, adjustable seats and steering wheel, split fold-down rear seats, full indicative panel, Hill Holder and 1,070 kg (2,359 lb) of weight. 1989 marked the end of the production run for the RX."
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:34 AM   #3252
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Hmm. I was talking LSD for my 2012... Must have been some confusion
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:14 AM   #3253
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I've only ever seen one RX, and at first I was like WTF is this? Subaru? "Full time 4WD"? Coupe?!

Definitely a cool car though.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #3254
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Finishing up my lift! Soon to be off to the trails and a good bit of snow trekking this winter





And as it sits in other seasons..

by far my favorite bug eye, way to not rice it out like everyone else. really makes me miss mine.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:41 PM   #3255
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I love it, I have a 2012, very much want to lift it at least 2 inches.
Kings springs+spacers is the route I'd go. The springs on their own will get you most of the way there, just shy of 1.5. Doubling spacers on their own will get you clearance but won't get you any extra suspension travel (body lift).

You can run the Kings without a damper upgrade, but they work out a lot nicer with one. The increased rates on their own work the standard dampers out pretty well, toss in rough terrain and the job gets even tougher for them.

Greg's set up was Feal inserts/shocks. In front you get a insert that installs into the stock strut body, and in the rear you get a complete new shock. The inserts are valved to match the increased rates of the kings, as well as for rough terrain (gravel valving). The new inserts are also damping adjustable now. Ride quality is excelletn on paved or unpaved roads as the Feal units are far superior performance wise to the standard dampers.

As for Forester suspension, I think stuff off the 09+ Foresters might work, as it is similar to the 08+ Impreza suspension. We haven't tried it yet though, so I don't really know what all would be involved. With the Kings+Feal+spacer set up though, you get a lift as well as improved dampers.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:31 PM   #3256
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Kings springs+spacers is the route I'd go. The springs on their own will get you most of the way there, just shy of 1.5. Doubling spacers on their own will get you clearance but won't get you any extra suspension travel (body lift).

You can run the Kings without a damper upgrade, but they work out a lot nicer with one. The increased rates on their own work the standard dampers out pretty well, toss in rough terrain and the job gets even tougher for them.

Greg's set up was Feal inserts/shocks. In front you get a insert that installs into the stock strut body, and in the rear you get a complete new shock. The inserts are valved to match the increased rates of the kings, as well as for rough terrain (gravel valving). The new inserts are also damping adjustable now. Ride quality is excelletn on paved or unpaved roads as the Feal units are far superior performance wise to the standard dampers.

As for Forester suspension, I think stuff off the 09+ Foresters might work, as it is similar to the 08+ Impreza suspension. We haven't tried it yet though, so I don't really know what all would be involved. With the Kings+Feal+spacer set up though, you get a lift as well as improved dampers.

-Anthony
Thanks Anthony! According to Paul at Primative I can run a forester suspension on my car. Waiting on hearing more details. I think that is the way I would like to go as I can get used forester suspension parts cheap.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #3257
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Kings springs+spacers is the route I'd go. The springs on their own will get you most of the way there, just shy of 1.5. Doubling spacers on their own will get you clearance but won't get you any extra suspension travel (body lift).

You can run the Kings without a damper upgrade, but they work out a lot nicer with one. The increased rates on their own work the standard dampers out pretty well, toss in rough terrain and the job gets even tougher for them.

Greg's set up was Feal inserts/shocks. In front you get a insert that installs into the stock strut body, and in the rear you get a complete new shock. The inserts are valved to match the increased rates of the kings, as well as for rough terrain (gravel valving). The new inserts are also damping adjustable now. Ride quality is excelletn on paved or unpaved roads as the Feal units are far superior performance wise to the standard dampers.

As for Forester suspension, I think stuff off the 09+ Foresters might work, as it is similar to the 08+ Impreza suspension. We haven't tried it yet though, so I don't really know what all would be involved. With the Kings+Feal+spacer set up though, you get a lift as well as improved dampers.

-Anthony
Don't forget the 1" spacers on top, Anthony. Unfortunately stock just feels like über **** to me now.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #3258
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Any steering issues Greg?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:15 AM   #3259
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Don't forget the 1" spacers on top, Anthony. Unfortunately stock just feels like über **** to me now.
Stock was refreshing to me after selling my BCs this fall. I might get kings next fall.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #3260
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Any steering issues Greg?
Then? No. Now? Yes.
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Stock was refreshing to me after selling my BCs this fall. I might get kings next fall.
That's cause you went from cheap coil overs to the decent stock spring-strut combo. Just wait till you get the kings. Or buy mine.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:07 AM   #3261
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by far my favorite bug eye, way to not rice it out like everyone else. really makes me miss mine.
Truly appreciated, thank you!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #3262
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Will 225/70-R15's fit a stock suspension 2012 WRX or are spacers going to be needed?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #3263
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Then? No. Now? Yes.
You had steering issues with your lift?
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #3264
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You had steering issues with your lift?
No, reread what I've written. I had zero issues with a lift, with no lift is when issues started happening. Guess the car got used to being high.....
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:30 PM   #3265
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quick question about gravel tres -- are you able to use them for daily driving?

how noisy are they?

do they last longer than standard tires when used dor daily driving?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:51 PM   #3266
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quick question about gravel tres -- are you able to use them for daily driving?
Yes.
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how noisy are they?
Depends on which ones you get. The Geolanders I have are just slightly noisier than my all-seasons, stick on pavement about as well and are a million times better off-road.
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This I can't answer, but I feel comfortable saying that they are a hell of a lot more resilient than any street tire I've had.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #3267
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Yes.

Depends on which ones you get. The Geolanders I have are just slightly noisier than my all-seasons, stick on pavement about as well and are a million times better off-road.

This I can't answer, but I feel comfortable saying that they are a hell of a lot more resilient than any street tire I've had.

Thanks.

I've been looking for a set of gravel tires I can use for daily driving as well. Any suggestions? Grabbers? Bridgestone? DMack?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #3268
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so...decided that in lieu of the snow storm coming i would ad some clearance to my car.... just on some ISC coil overs...wheels are stock S5 TII RX-7 16"ers and i have some adapters on there so they poke slightly...but otherwise there just 16x7's with 205/55 stock sized General Altimax Artics.. the sedan u see poking its ass in the pic will be lifted on some Fozzy suspension and maybe more that will have a better spec sheet for this thread after its running...
before: (quick setting as i just got it running before hand...will end up lower though )

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #3269
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Thanks.

I've been looking for a set of gravel tires I can use for daily driving as well. Any suggestions? Grabbers? Bridgestone? DMack?
No prob. I'd say Yokohama Geolanders. Smallest A/T tire I've found available. Unless someone else has found something that will work better.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #3270
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quick question about gravel tres -- are you able to use them for daily driving?

how noisy are they?

do they last longer than standard tires when used dor daily driving?
The grabber's/bridgestone tires of that type, will be fine for highway. Those are all terrain tires vs actual "gravel" tires. Gravel tires ( Lassa, Dmack, Pirelli, BFG, Michelin etc...) DO NOT like road driving.

Actual gravel tires will get burned up in no time on tarmac driving. So to be sure we're all on the same page.....

All terrain (Geolander etc.....) Okay for road driving (designed for it in fact)


Actual gravel tires ( Lassa, BFG Pirelli, Dmack etc....) Not okay for road driving


The soft compound and sharp tread blocks make them awesome for dirt/gravel, but get super hot for road driving. You can trash a set of soft compounds real quick on tarmac driving. The harder compounds fair a little better, but still not advisable for daily driving by any means.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #3271
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Good call Anthony, wasn't even thinking about that. Gravels =/= all terrains.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #3272
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The grabber's/bridgestone tires of that type, will be fine for highway. Those are all terrain tires vs actual "gravel" tires. Gravel tires ( Lassa, Dmack, Pirelli, BFG, Michelin etc...) DO NOT like road driving.

Actual gravel tires will get burned up in no time on tarmac driving. So to be sure we're all on the same page.....

All terrain (Geolander etc.....) Okay for road driving (designed for it in fact)

Actual gravel tires ( Lassa, BFG Pirelli, Dmack etc....) Not okay for road driving

The soft compound and sharp tread blocks make them awesome for dirt/gravel, but get super hot for road driving. You can trash a set of soft compounds real quick on tarmac driving. The harder compounds fair a little better, but still not advisable for daily driving by any means.

-Anthony
Perfect. Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the input.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #3273
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #3274
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That video is so badass wish I had an area like that
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #3275
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I want these lol


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The grabber's/bridgestone tires of that type, will be fine for highway. Those are all terrain tires vs actual "gravel" tires. Gravel tires ( Lassa, Dmack, Pirelli, BFG, Michelin etc...) DO NOT like road driving.

Actual gravel tires will get burned up in no time on tarmac driving. So to be sure we're all on the same page.....

All terrain (Geolander etc.....) Okay for road driving (designed for it in fact)


Actual gravel tires ( Lassa, BFG Pirelli, Dmack etc....) Not okay for road driving


The soft compound and sharp tread blocks make them awesome for dirt/gravel, but get super hot for road driving. You can trash a set of soft compounds real quick on tarmac driving. The harder compounds fair a little better, but still not advisable for daily driving by any means.

-Anthony
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