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Old 05-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #10476
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I was thinking the same but wouldn't it be a nice safety upgrade? For those *oh ****aki* breaking moments?
Personally, I don't think so. You get used to the initial braking (bite) point of the pedal wherever it is, and in an "oh shiite" moment you are generally hitting the pedal fast and hard anyway, I don't think there'd be a noticeable difference in the real world.

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.......I was actually pretty amazed how fast the car can stop from 45 mph, or how much speed I can scrub off from 65 mph in one second before swerving to miss a deer, or something like that. I think that has as much to do with the fatter 400 treadwear tires than the brakes themselves, but for just one stab at the brakes, they work pretty well. ....
This. With my 225 Conti Extremecontact DW tyres braking is phenomonal, in the dry the ABS just won't kick in because all 4 tyres are absolutely stuck to the asphalt. Tyres are everything.
(Apologies for my spelling of tyres, I grew up accross the pond )
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #10477
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Personally, I don't think so. You get used to the initial braking (bite) point of the pedal wherever it is, and in an "oh shiite" moment you are generally hitting the pedal fast and hard anyway, I don't think there'd be a noticeable difference in the real world.

This. With my 225 Conti Extremecontact DW tyres braking is phenomonal, in the dry the ABS just won't kick in because all 4 tyres are absolutely stuck to the asphalt. Tyres are everything.
(Apologies for my spelling of tyres, I grew up accross the pond )
You would be surprised how significant the brace actually is.

To put in perspective, my 2.5i brakes better and also feels better then the 04 Wrx.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #10478
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1 year old picture but I'd like to bring this back because I miss this trip. This was during my trans-continental roadtrip from NY to San Diego and back. 9/10ths of the way up Pikes Peak and I had to take this photo op with the car that beasted the entire trip.
U sir r a bawse n I envy u
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #10479
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To the guys that did LED conversions for the turn signals, where did you guys order the bulbs from? I saw the color changing ones in person but I want just amber bulbs. The ones I found online had reviews saying they weren't as bright as stock.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #10480
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You would be surprised how significant the brace actually is.

To put in perspective, my 2.5i brakes better and also feels better then the 04 Wrx.
Not really, in a previous post I indicated that I had a brace on the car and subsequently sold it. The benefits in pedal firmness are definitely there when you push harder, but on DD light braking duty it's not worth it IMO. If I still tracked the car regularly I would probably have kept it.

I'm not surprised that an 08+ 2.5i brakes better than an 04 WRX, but I can say that my car brakes and feels better with 08+ WRX front brakes installed on it, you don't have to push the pedal as hard in the first place.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #10481
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Not really, in a previous post I indicated that I had a brace on the car and subsequently sold it. The benefits in pedal firmness are definitely there when you push harder, but on DD light braking duty it's not worth it IMO. If I still tracked the car regularly I would probably have kept it.

I'm not surprised that an 08+ 2.5i brakes better than an 04 WRX, but I can say that my car brakes and feels better with 08+ WRX front brakes installed on it, you don't have to push the pedal as hard in the first place.
I'm extremely surprised that my 2.5i brakes better considering it has drums in the rear.

To each their own though, id still rather have the brace.

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:25 PM   #10482
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I'm extreme surprised that my 2.5i brakes better considering it has drums in the rear.

To each their own though, id still rather have the brace.
I cant wait to buy mine, although I do not autocross I sure do use the brakes plenty in the mountain/canyon roads.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #10483
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Put about 50 miles on my Koni/RCE Blacks. I have them set on full soft to get a "feel" for them. Thanks to NF Performance for the install.

My initial impression is "wow". What a complete overhaul. Car now feels planted to the ground, as if to be on rails. The ride feels stiff, but not jarring stiff. It feels just right, how it should be. Normal freeway to freeway "sweeps" going from 60mph normally down to 45mph can now be pushed much harder. I can easily take what I normally would at 45mph up to 60mph with still more to be had. Getting an alignment within a few days also so that wil probably also make this setup feel better.

I'll be posting pictures sometime this week. The drop is perfect, not too much. I like a nice clean/level look.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #10484
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Not really, in a previous post I indicated that I had a brace on the car and subsequently sold it. The benefits in pedal firmness are definitely there when you push harder, but on DD light braking duty it's not worth it IMO. If I still tracked the car regularly I would probably have kept it.

I'm not surprised that an 08+ 2.5i brakes better than an 04 WRX, but I can say that my car brakes and feels better with 08+ WRX front brakes installed on it, you don't have to push the pedal as hard in the first place.
Did the +08 rotors take up all the 1" slosh before it starts to brake? And the only difference between ours and 08 is the width, not the height? So no mods were needed in the stock calipers.

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I cant wait to buy mine, although I do not autocross I sure do use the brakes plenty in the mountain/canyon roads.
That would be the only reason I would get the brace if I didn't track, but since I don't live in the mountains, not for me.

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #10485
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Has anyone tried installing the Bayson R 08 STI Rear Wing? Any comments about the fitment of the spoiler, lights and washer nozzle?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-12-Imprez...b9a466&vxp=mtr
Don't think I would get it if I needed to mess around with drilling/fitting issues...
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #10486
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Has anyone tried installing the Bayson R 08 STI Rear Wing? Any comments about the fitment of the spoiler, lights and washer nozzle?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-12-Imprez...b9a466&vxp=mtr
Don't think I would get it if I needed to mess around with drilling/fitting issues...
No drilling required, it's a direct fit.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #10487
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Did the +08 rotors take up all the 1" slosh before it starts to brake? And the only difference between ours and 08 is the width, not the height? So no mods were needed in the stock calipers.
I bought a whole used WRX assembly i.e. rotors, calipers & brackets, though I think you can just get the rotors & brackets to use with the 2.5i calipers, maybe someone else can chime in on that. The rotor is a larger diameter, so the caliper has to be spaced further out from center.
It doesn't get rid of all the movement before the biting point, but because you are getting the same braking force with less pedal force, you are not having to push the pedal as hard, and therefore there's less flex at the MC.

If you really want to remove all the play get the MC brace, it definitely works.

Thinking about it, I tried the MC brace after I installed the WRX setup, so maybe that's why I see no difference during regular DD-ing......
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #10488
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I drove my dad's new 2013 Impreza yesterday and there's a big improvement in the handling/steering, throttle response and braking (all respond/react/feel much much better). Although I'm not as crazy about the looks of the car, I actually kind of want one now just based on the driving experience... lol

If the new WRX is anything like it (I'm hoping they throw in the 6AT from the BRZ), I think I'll definitely be going that route for my next vehicle. Otherwise, I'm really wanting a new model Impreza.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #10489
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I drove my dad's new 2013 Impreza yesterday and there's a big improvement in the handling/steering, throttle response and braking (all respond/react/feel much much better). Although I'm not as crazy about the looks of the car, I actually kind of want one now just based on the driving experience... lol

If the new WRX is anything like it (I'm hoping they throw in the 6AT from the BRZ), I think I'll definitely be going that route for my next vehicle. Otherwise, I'm really wanting a new model Impreza.
You want an AT? Interesting.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #10490
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You want an AT? Interesting.
I'm hoping he ment 6mt, I saw a few leaked photos of the new wrx components in a mule version using the 13+ Impreza platform. They were using a 6 speed with lock out reverse.

Really hope it doesn't look anything like the new impreza's though.

Ok I have a question. 600+ pounds in the back of your car ( few guys, full tank, gear....) Koni vs coilovers, which one would be more likely to stay level, and how much will they both sag in the back?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #10491
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I know with my stock suspension and carrying around that weight in the back seats/trunk.. The rear would sag super low, tucking a little bit. Haven't put any weight in the rear yet with my new setup so I don't know.

I'd imagine the coilovers would probably be stiffer and could support the weight difference without the sag. I would also guess that the Koni setup is a much better DD ride depending on which springs are used. All depends on which coilovers you are thinking of though.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #10492
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Yeah I think coilovers could support it but it just depends on your spring rates and dampening levels. But you could also build your suspension to suite your needs whatever the case may be.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #10493
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It's not happening anytime soon, just looking to educate myself on the subject. I figured that the coils would be better for staying level too.

Bought my springs slightly used and I have to watch what I put in the back or the ride height will be uneven front to back. Drives me crazy.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #10494
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Yeah I think coilovers could support it but it just depends on your spring rates and dampening levels. But you could also build your suspension to suite your needs whatever the case may be.
I wouldn't build something just to keep the car level when taking a crew camping for the weekend, but adjustable it definitely the way to go me thinks.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #10495
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I wouldn't build something just to keep the car level when taking a crew camping for the weekend, but adjustable it definitely the way to go me thinks.
You can adjust the damping on the Konis.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #10496
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #10497
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You can adjust the damping on the Konis.
I was thinking ride height too, just damping wouldn't do much for keeping up with the extra weight.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #10498
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You looking for performance? Or just hauling capacity?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #10499
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You looking for performance? Or just hauling capacity?
Capacity and a sexy looking right height I guess. I'll have to keep it far from slammed because of the winters. But I don't intend on tracking or auto-Xing.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #10500
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Haha right on. I get the same BS winters here in MN.
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