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Old 07-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #11401
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Anyone know if 15" will steelies fit? I was in the middle of ordering everything to lift my car and I thought I had 16" steels and it turns out they're 15's...

Here's how she sits right now...
So I take it you kept your car? Lol
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #11402
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Slapped my Nameless muffler delete on last night. VERY pleased.....No drone at all with normal driving. Barely hear it. Run through the revs a bit and its a nice deep sound...sounds nice at idle as well.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:58 AM   #11403
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So I take it you kept your car? Lol
Yup, couldn't get a buyer and I got a decent job now so I decided to keep it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #11404
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What is the most optimal RPM range to shift at for best MPG?
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #11405
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What is the most optimal RPM range to shift at for best MPG?
On flats, I shift at 2k. Curse around town in 4th at 50 kmh/30 mph.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #11406
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On flats, I shift at 2k. Curse around town in 4th at 50 kmh/30 mph.
You shift at 2k? I feel like you would be losing mpg.

This all depends on how your car is tuned and how fast you are accelerating.

I generally shift at 2.5-2.8k, enough that on the next gear it doesn't bog hard.

I generally stay in 3rd going 30 as 4th is way to slow to try to make a move quickly.

Usually shift to 5th at 45mph on normal driving. I think the manual says 46 or 47 is the optimal speed to shift to 5th.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #11407
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You shift at 2k? I feel like you would be losing mpg.

This all depends on how your car is tuned and how fast you are accelerating.

I generally shift at 2.5-2.8k, enough that on the next gear it doesn't bog hard.

I generally stay in 3rd going 30 as 4th is way to slow to try to make a move quickly.

Usually shift to 5th at 45mph on normal driving. I think the manual says 46 or 47 is the optimal speed to shift to 5th.
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On an unrelated note. What is the optimal RPM range to shift at for optimal fun?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #11408
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^This

On an unrelated note. What is the optimal RPM range to shift at for optimal fun?
4-4.5k

My Rallitek tune with the AP has really made this car much more enjoyable.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #11409
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You shift at 2k? I feel like you would be losing mpg.

This all depends on how your car is tuned and how fast you are accelerating.

I generally shift at 2.5-2.8k, enough that on the next gear it doesn't bog hard.

I generally stay in 3rd going 30 as 4th is way to slow to try to make a move quickly.

Usually shift to 5th at 45mph on normal driving. I think the manual says 46 or 47 is the optimal speed to shift to 5th.
I do shift at 2k as well. As long as your not in a hurry to get anywhere and take your time shifting; your mpg's will increase slightly.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #11410
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4-4.5k

My Rallitek tune with the AP has really made this car much more enjoyable.
Really want a tune but im too poor atm to do anything to my car lol
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #11411
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ImprezaSPEEDIN is running 255's but he has 18x9.5 chameleon grids
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...5#post40004747. He mentioned he rolled and pulled his fenders tho.
Hmmm... And he's 7mm closer to the fenders than I would be.

Ugh, why do 255 and 245 tires have to be the same price!

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What is the most optimal RPM range to shift at for best MPG?
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^This

On an unrelated note. What is the optimal RPM range to shift at for optimal fun?
6.5k (Redline)

Getting on to the freeway, I'll shift at 4k. Putting around town, a little less. During a race, I'll shift around 5-5.5k.

I used to be afraid of hitting the limiter. Until I realized that it's a limiter and that's what it's for. The one race where I was hitting the limiter about 30 feet from a braking zone. Talked to a couple other drivers who agreed that the fastest option was to just bounce off the limiter instead of shifting.

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4-4.5k

My Rallitek tune with the AP has really made this car much more enjoyable.
Hmm... The tune is that good huh?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #11412
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You shift at 2k? I feel like you would be losing mpg.

This all depends on how your car is tuned and how fast you are accelerating.

I generally shift at 2.5-2.8k, enough that on the next gear it doesn't bog hard.

I generally stay in 3rd going 30 as 4th is way to slow to try to make a move quickly.

Usually shift to 5th at 45mph on normal driving. I think the manual says 46 or 47 is the optimal speed to shift to 5th.
Feels fine shifting at 2k. I drive slow and its to loud past that.

But I usually drive alone with nothing in the car, impreza superleggera style
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:44 PM   #11413
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6.5k (Redline)

I used to be afraid of hitting the limiter. Until I realized that it's a limiter and that's what it's for.
I'm with Jordan on that one, I don't race but I hit it a lot in the winter drifting in 1st/2nd gear. When you need to keep a line you can't be shifting mid-drift. Probably not the best thing for it, but I take it easy on the car during the summer months.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:01 PM   #11414
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Hmm... The tune is that good huh?
The tune isn't an "omg I can feel so much more power", but more of a "yes, this is how the car should've came from the factory". It's way more lively. The torque is more immediate.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #11415
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Feels fine shifting at 2k. I drive slow and its to loud past that.

But I usually drive alone with nothing in the car, impreza superleggera style
Shifting at 2k would mean you are in 4th gear by 30mph... In other words you are shifting immediately from 1st>2nd, 2nd>3rd and 3rd to 4th. No pull at all in any of those 4 gears.

Completely possible, but where's the fun? Lol
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:07 AM   #11416
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Shifting at 2k would mean you are in 4th gear by 30mph... In other words you are shifting immediately from 1st>2nd, 2nd>3rd and 3rd to 4th. No pull at all in any of those 4 gears.

Completely possible, but where's the fun? Lol
while on a road trip. from where im staying for the summer back to salt lake I like to shift around 2.5k just to see how high I can get my avg mpg, but that doesn't mean I don't like to have fun. my drive to work is over Teton pass I like to shift close to redline when possible.

So fun!
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:32 AM   #11417
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Shifting at 2k would mean you are in 4th gear by 30mph... In other words you are shifting immediately from 1st>2nd, 2nd>3rd and 3rd to 4th. No pull at all in any of those 4 gears.

Completely possible, but where's the fun? Lol
This conversation was started by asking how to get best mpg's. No one said anything about what gear their in when having fun.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:42 AM   #11418
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This conversation was started by asking how to get best mpg's. No one said anything about what gear their in when having fun.
Valid point. I still think 2k is too early. Too much bog at low rpms and when you do need to accelerate quick (which is frequent) there goes all of the gas you conserved before hand.

I think on a 2 wheel drive, car shifting at a low rpm is more ideal.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #11419
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Anyone know if 15" will steelies fit? I was in the middle of ordering everything to lift my car and I thought I had 16" steels and it turns out they're 15's...
Nice car. Yes, 15"steelies fit, I run them during winter (195/65/15)
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:41 PM   #11420
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Whats going on guys? Been a while since I've been on. Working two 70 hours a week is brutal!

Some pictures of my car and my girlfriends new car that I detailed.





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Old 07-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #11421
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I love your GF's new car.

Just got back from New England Rally. Saw some modded 2.5i sedans in MA, VT and ME. Any of you?

Also, selling a mint Yakima Loadwarrior Basket with spare tire mount and Foglight mount. One of you Subaru guy's... BUY IT!!!!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post40289820
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:46 AM   #11422
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Not on the front. Exhaust is in the way.

i am running a cobb 22mm wrx front sway bar. i got it to fit just had to make a spacer for my exhuast so it wouldnt rub and flattened the top of the header so it wouldnt rub either
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:22 AM   #11423
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Have you ever run 255 tires?

Not me. I like my diffs.
Nope just 245 they rub a but if theres weight in the car .
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:17 PM   #11424
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I love your GF's new car.

Just got back from New England Rally. Saw some modded 2.5i sedans in MA, VT and ME. Any of you?

Also, selling a mint Yakima Loadwarrior Basket with spare tire mount and Foglight mount. One of you Subaru guy's... BUY IT!!!!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post40289820
Love that Audi in your ad.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #11425
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bumpdate,
After a lot of elbow grease, I turned the ugly 08 wrx grille into the beauty I have below and swapped out the stock one.


My bro also bought me a 30" Totron LED lightbar! After basically hacking up all of the lower grille; it fits flush and is mounted very solid. One word describes this beast, BRIGHT!

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