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Old 02-18-2011, 11:49 AM   #1776
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yes you are correct about the tires, and that is stock suspension. only thing is i had to cut the front flaps(width wise) on the inside of the wheel well because the tires would rub against the flaps when your turned the wheel lol.
This is cool. I know I've seen a bunch of Imprezas ans WRXs running the 215x65s and only a tiny bit of touching at full turn.

I was concerned the WRX rim offset would be too much
My aftermarket rims must have less offset and fit a 27" grabber ATS fine,


but when test fitting the WRX rim I got concerned about tire clearance with the strut shaft. These are KYB GR2 OB struts, so more clearance witht he lower perch...


I may still go for it later, the 215x65 16s, and try to sell my 27x8.5 14s..

Nice looking WRX, with the grabbers!
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:32 PM   #1777
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I'm looking at a set of 215/60/16 yokohamas and was just wondering if anyone had any experience with them? Im going to be driving a mix of city, highway, snow, and some sand (hopefully). Big mix lol. Im just wondering how the taller tire will effect my tranny (4eat with 84,000 miles). Can the taller tires lead to any quicker wear and tear on it? I know the speedo will be off, and it should be running lower rpms when I'm on the highway.

I don't think it'll matter but I have my stock wheels (04 OBS) and will be getting the 1" spacers this summer. Already have a 22mm sway bar in the back.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:19 PM   #1778
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Taller tires don't effect anything other than speed. Your transmission can handle them just fine.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:43 PM   #1779
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Taller tires don't effect anything other than speed. Your transmission can handle them just fine.
Thank You, looks like its time for the fun to begin.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #1780
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yes you are correct about the tires, and that is stock suspension. only thing is i had to cut the front flaps(width wise) on the inside of the wheel well because the tires would rub against the flaps when your turned the wheel lol.
Nice! Yeah I'm shopping for tires and I like to take my car everywhere (literally) so I think I'm set on what to get. And thanks for the advice to cut the front flaps too!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #1781
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now i'm kicking my self in the ass because i wanted to order 215/65-16 for my '08 OBS (stock height for now)... but everyone kept telling me that they would rub on everything...
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:30 AM   #1782
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Rubbing is depending on everything else, not just the tires.

Wheel offset, suspension lift, which struts you are running, how much of the fender liners are intact, etc.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:37 AM   #1783
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Middletown. You from around the area?
in brick, work in freehold, have family in middletown though. where were you driving around in thst mud?if you want you can PM me if its a secret spot
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:04 AM   #1784
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lol its not a secret spot, it was actually just the grass parking lot for the englishtown auction. figured i couldnt get in too much trouble being it was a parking lot, which ya know....is made for cars to drive on hahaah.

heres a video actually:

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #1785
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car sounds awesome.....the guy at the end is amazing, lol.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #1786
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That was the 3inch straight pipe before I killed it. but thanks.



I kinda wanna do a side exit...
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #1787
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any more updates?
Well basically, everything from the Forester has finally been installed, however, I still need adjustable rear trailing arms to center the rear wheel. I will have those soon. Then its on to the SS 1" spacers and 15" wheels and tires. And it been aligned and rides and handles just as good as stock. I also had to get forester rear end links to put the sway bar back on.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #1788
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dropping some pictures here...



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Old 02-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #1789
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^^^nice!
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:27 PM   #1790
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Brandy-new lightpod for the STi:









And this is why low-mounted lightbars are junk:





Damage from the Winter Challenge Rally in upstate VT this past weekend, lights worked great, before and after the crash
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:35 PM   #1791
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Brandy-new lightpod for the STi:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...u/DSCN0277.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...u/DSCN0276.jpg





And this is why low-mounted lightbars are junk:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...u/DSCN0279.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...u/DSCN0278.jpg

Damage from the Winter Challenge Rally in upstate VT this past weekend, lights worked great, before and after the crash

I'd probably be pissed if that happened to me...
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #1792
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I'd probably be pissed if that happened to me...
Meh it's just plastic, the important thing is that me and my codriver were fine, and we were able to complete the rally and make the 4hr drive home without needing a tow truck.

Besides, if you're not breaking things... what's the point?
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #1793
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nice!
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #1794
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Went out for some snow fun this weekend to test out the fozzie suspension on my WRX. I babied it since I'm still getting used to wheeling a stock car.

More to come soon I hope.

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #1795
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I just picked up a set of Forester (04) struts/springs/etc. for my '95.

Should I just drill a new hole to mount the rears, or spend money on other tophats? I forget which solution does better with lining up the struts properly...
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #1796
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I would go for the top hats Kosta.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:42 PM   #1797
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Noob question... If I put FXT springs and struts on my 02 RS do I need to remove my sway bars or get different ones?
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:57 PM   #1798
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^^ I took my sways off only for the travel. You can keep them but they were a bitch to put back on my WRX. (not 100% sure if RS is the same) It helped to have a garage pit and put the car down before attaching the sways and I had my friend sit on the bumper.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:07 PM   #1799
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^^ I took my sways off only for the travel. You can keep them but they were a bitch to put back on my WRX. (not 100% sure if RS is the same) It helped to have a garage pit and put the car down before attaching the sways and I had my friend sit on the bumper.

It's not going to over stress anything by putting them back on? Would adjustable endlinks help at all? I don't know what it is but the lifted look is soo sick and I like it better than lowered
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:10 AM   #1800
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The only thing it would put any sort of stress on is the end links. I broke one of the plastic stock ones on a trail and just took both bars off. Street handling sucks but you get that effect lifting any car without geometry changes.
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