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Old 02-08-2012, 08:04 PM   #11626
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I think i have taken my grill/ front bumper off so many times that I could prolly take it off in under a minute haha anyone else feel the same way?
Yup... The best part about mine though is that almost all of the clips along the botton have either broken off or have been ground off from me just beating the **** out of the bottom of my bumper.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #11627
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Those plastic things always break haha.

For rear camber do I need bolts, the kit with the control arm bushings, or does it depend how low/negative camber I want?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #11628
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Yup... The best part about mine though is that almost all of the clips along the botton have either broken off or have been ground off from me just beating the **** out of the bottom of my bumper.
All my clips on the bottom have been gone ever since I purchased the car haha all i need to remove is the clips near the grill and the 2 on each fender. Then its just rippin the bumper off from there

luckily, ive only scraped my bumper once and the damage is more on the bottom so its not visible unless your laying on the ground.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #11629
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wheels/ tires have been purchased and they are sitting in my garage

new suspension is coming this spring
Nice!
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #11630
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Hey Leif, selling my car!!!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #11631
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Their is 8 plastic trim popper things when you open the hood remove them. Then, bend the grill back and look/feel for 4 small screws then carefully pull the grill from the bumper. DONE
Cool thanks. Not sure why I thought it was going to be a pain in the ass. Hope it's that easy.

BTW last time I took my passenger door card off I was surprised I got it off in about 90 seconds.. even those sketchy clips on the arm rests. Fixed that buzzing plastic box and had door card back on in another two minutes. First time it was like 15 minutes trying to not break stuff and being careful.

My stereo sounds 1000000 x better now too. I can finally use my Polk Audio speakers and give them some bass without that damn door buzzing.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:25 AM   #11632
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Hey Leif, selling my car!!!!
haha wtf are you gonna get then?
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #11633
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For rear camber do I need bolts, the kit with the control arm bushings, or does it depend how low/negative camber I want?
Bolts are no good... It's a multi-link system so there is nowhere for the bolts to go.

There are basically two options, Whiteline Camber adjustment bushings or adjustable lower control arms. The bushings will be less expensive than LCAs but they will have less adjustment and be a pain to install and adjust.

Because of the design of the rear suspension. The camber will naturally go negative as the car goes lower. I've seen as much as -3* of camber with stock links. Even when I was only lowered on Swift sport springs I was seeing -2.5* of camber. I have since got a set of LCAs and coils and I'm now lower with a more neutral alignment.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #11634
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Bolts are no good... It's a multi-link system so there is nowhere for the bolts to go.

There are basically two options, Whiteline Camber adjustment bushings or adjustable lower control arms. The bushings will be less expensive than LCAs but they will have less adjustment and be a pain to install and adjust.

Because of the design of the rear suspension. The camber will naturally go negative as the car goes lower. I've seen as much as -3* of camber with stock links. Even when I was only lowered on Swift sport springs I was seeing -2.5* of camber. I have since got a set of LCAs and coils and I'm now lower with a more neutral alignment.
Thanks! I plan to have about -3 (or slightly less) in the rear so I'll probably leave it stock for now and upgrade soon.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #11635
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Got some new kicks for my 2.5i. 18x8 Drag DR-34 with 235/40 Falcon Zeix 912 tires. Stock suspension, obviously.



I know EVERYONE is gonna say "needs moar low!!!" but whatever, it's a AWD vehicle and it's slow as hell so I'm keeping it stock height.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #11636
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+45 offset? Side profile shots?
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #11637
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[...] it's a AWD vehicle and it's slow as hell so I'm keeping it stock height.


Hear hear!
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #11638
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haha wtf are you gonna get then?
We'll see.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #11639
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+45 offset? Side profile shots?
I wanna say either 38 or 48 offset, but I forget which. They're flush as all hell, so if I ever DO drop it an inch or so I'm gonna have to roll the fenders for sure.

That was just a quick and dirty iPhone pic after I got them put on. I'll try to get some better DSLR pics up this weekend.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #11640
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...it's a AWD vehicle and it's slow as hell so I'm keeping it stock height.


I second Geerolla.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #11641
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #11642
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Hear hear!
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I second Geerolla.
LMAO! Thanks guys. If I had a WRX or STI, I'd lower it for sure, but I still like the idea of being able to go off road a little if I want, ya know?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:02 AM   #11643
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Tuesday coilovers go on

I sold the RPF1's and wear 16x6.5 steelies

Hopefully buying 17x9 Rota DPT's locally if they don't sell by next Thursday. Much better than the XXR's I was saving for!
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:38 AM   #11644
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Anyone know if the Perrin axleback exhaust for the 08 WRX will work on the 2.5i? Anyone got one I can hear a clip of?

http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...leback-exhaust

I'm assuming it will. I had a Alta/Perrin catback on my '07 MINI Copper S and it sounded SO fantastic. Plus I love their black stealth finish.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #11645
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Sweet wheels brah, does it go fast? But I think I'm hoping to find a Forester XT, Legacy GT sedan, 06 Saabaru or a hawkeye wagon

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:20 AM   #11646
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Sweet wheels brah, does it go fast? But I think I'm hoping to find a Forester XT, Legacy GT sedan, 06 Saabaru or a hawkeye wagon
Yeah it secretly has 400hp lol. Forester or a wagon! I want one. Not sure how long I'm gonna keep my car either.. it's too hard to part it out and return it to stock though..
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:39 AM   #11647
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If you still lived down here I could give you my stock suspension...

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Old 02-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #11648
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Tuesday coilovers go on

I sold the RPF1's and wear 16x6.5 steelies

Hopefully buying 17x9 Rota DPT's locally if they don't sell by next Thursday. Much better than the XXR's I was saving for!
I have some 17x9 Rota DPTs for sale locally!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2294620

I'm open to offers
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #11649
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Anyone know if the Perrin axleback exhaust for the 08 WRX will work on the 2.5i? Anyone got one I can hear a clip of?

http://www.perrinperformance.com/sub...leback-exhaust

I'm assuming it will. I had a Alta/Perrin catback on my '07 MINI Copper S and it sounded SO fantastic. Plus I love their black stealth finish.
I believe it should bolt right up. But I would still give perrin a call and ask them to make sure.

I havent heard it on a NA car..but my buddy has a 2011 wrx with the perrin exhaust and it sounds awesome. I'm just not sure if that would change for your car.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #11650
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I have some 17x9 Rota DPTs for sale locally!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2294620

I'm open to offers
Ohhh, your in Maine though I'd prefer the 35 offset over the 42 I may pick up. Take a road trip to Mass

Also, DAMN. The pull on that wagons fenders is sexy.
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