Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday November 27, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default WRX control arms on a BE...hmm

So I've been reading this:

http://scoobymods.com/forums/showthr...1280#post21280

And got to thinking...pick up some wrx sedan control arm takeoffs, change out the bushings (the front is $46 and the rears will be group N ones I bought from ten80 ), and the front track has just been increased by 20mm for under $200 and increased negative camber from the geometry change.

How would that affect the handling do you guys think? It should help reduce understeer and better turnin and sharper steering response (combination of the stiffer bushings, neg camber, and wider track)...at least that's what I'm theorizing.

I'm also thinking that the negative camber should prevent any rubbing from the fender with the wider track too...but it may be anyone's guess.

Right now I'm just bouncing this idea around. Opinions, questions, theories?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Well, I think I'm going to try this out. I've asked a couple of wrx wagon owners about the extra stance and it seems to work out pretty well with not a lot of downsides.

Time to source me some used control arms
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
Huffer
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36735
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Wellington,NZ / Willoughby,OH
Vehicle:
99 GF8 Impreza 2.0
2= 1998 BD + BK Legacy GT

Default

Should be an interesting mod - you should have plenty of room under the fenders too...
Huffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2007, 07:51 PM   #4
Sneeky Pete
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 97745
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Chicago-Subs
Vehicle:
2005 OBXT 5spd red
05 OB Lmited Black

Default

Keep us updated,Sounds interesting.
Sneeky Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 10:23 AM   #5
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Updating this:

It didn't go quite as planned, but the control arms are in there

Even at 0 camber, I didn't have problems rolling on 225's and a 48 offset wheel (7.5" width). I have about 3k miles on this setup and so far no transaxle issues.

I can't say about the wider track being the only contributor to the handling changes, but it is much more stable during high speed turns, turn-in's much more responsive, and it's not as tail happy as before (unexpected).
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 11:54 PM   #6
ballitch
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 74907
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: salem, OR
Vehicle:
98 cam'd EJ251
Wrx Tranny,slowr than ish

Default

You might not have axles problems now, but there is a reason sedan and wagon axles are different. I would probably throw some sedan axles in there just to be on the safe side.

Thats interesting that the wider front track you now have doesn't make the rear step out a little easier...


~Josh~
ballitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 06:35 PM   #7
DLC
out back
Moderator
 
Member#: 1964
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: 84XXX
Vehicle:
05 OB XT LTD
Silver/Gray

Default

Neato.
DLC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #8
MitchGT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 73684
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Kirkland, WA
Vehicle:
2012 4Runner

Default

Story on the headlights?
MitchGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 01:19 AM   #9
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballitch View Post
You might not have axles problems now, but there is a reason sedan and wagon axles are different. I would probably throw some sedan axles in there just to be on the safe side.

Thats interesting that the wider front track you now have doesn't make the rear step out a little easier...


~Josh~
Actually there's wagon owners that have put 10,15,20k on this kind of setups without any problems either, but I'm not going to cry foul if anything happens. It's more likely a wheel bearing with go first I think...*knocks on wood*

The multi-link rear and wheel setup may have something to do with different handling characteristic that I've heard from impreza owners that went with the wider front track.
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #10
rougeben83
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 115154
Join Date: May 2006
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2005 Outback XT
White on grey

Default

Just to update this. almost 3 years later and over 32k miles, still doing fine on the original axles, hubs, bearings (though I did have to replace one bearing/hub because the hub cracked from attempting to remove a stubborn ball-joint).
rougeben83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I bent my aluminum control arm. Can i put 02 control arms on for now? ki11switch Brakes, Steering & Suspension 4 07-14-2009 01:39 PM
OEM Alum. Front Control Arms on '04 WRX? hakkenpepper Brakes, Steering & Suspension 12 05-29-2006 04:23 PM
How many of you with aluminum control arms on your WRX modvp Brakes, Steering & Suspension 12 01-02-2004 02:37 PM
EJ20 X-member, do I need to go with WRX control arms on my GC8. underground-mpyre Subaru Conversions 8 09-25-2003 01:39 PM
Identical struts/ control arms on 02+ WRX & pre01 Impreza? pillaka Brakes, Steering & Suspension 1 02-24-2003 08:02 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.