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Old 11-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #7251
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Will these headers bolt up direct to the stock pipe?
Correct 100%, headers are also shipped with new class 8 bolts as well.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #7252
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Anyone know if we can fit a 15" wheel?
Wanna go for that rally look during the winter haha
I believe our brakes are the same as 98-01 RS & they clear 15" wheels.

I tried 15" steelies from 02-04 TS & they fit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #7253
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Is that the sti or wrx wing? Looks great by the way. It's the only thing I told the gf that I wanted for Xmas haha

And might I also ask where you guys got it from. I was looking at subaru genuine parts, but the price for unpainted is outrageous.
08+ STI or 09+ WRX wing, they are the same. Got mine unpainted from eBay for less than half the price of Subaru genuine parts.

Had it painted at a local shop for a total cost less than the unpainted price of SGP.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:09 PM   #7254
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Sweet! Look for an 8.5 wide with an offset of 35+ You should be able to fit those with a 235 tire, without modding the fenders.
Im currently on a 17x8 +48 with 235 tire and im rubbing alot in the front only. Fenders mildy rolled and pulled. I would get an 8.5 but the rim I want only comes in an 8" and 9" widths .
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #7255
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hi 2.5i ers
I've been trying to remove the bounciness of my 2011 2.5i, I've read alot about the spring and oem strut combos, and how they will wear out the OEM struts faster. I get that. But I want to know how the ride quality is after the upgrade of springs (eibach prokit , swift ) on oem shocks is. I do not track the car, it is a daily driver and the roads where I am are not bumpy at all. Can anyone chime in on personal experience on... Eibach Spring and OEM strut...OR...swift spring and OEM strut...OR rceblack and OEM strut?

the Blistein combo or coil over setups are out of the question because theyre out of my budget.

IF any one can give me other suggestions, that would be great.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #7256
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Is that the sti or wrx wing? Looks great by the way. It's the only thing I told the gf that I wanted for Xmas haha

And might I also ask where you guys got it from. I was looking at subaru genuine parts, but the price for unpainted is outrageous.
the sti and wrx spoiler are the same. I bought mine from an sti owner and got it repainted for only $120
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #7257
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hi 2.5i ers
I've been trying to remove the bounciness of my 2011 2.5i, I've read alot about the spring and oem strut combos, and how they will wear out the OEM struts faster. I get that. But I want to know how the ride quality is after the upgrade of springs (eibach prokit , swift ) on oem shocks is. I do not track the car, it is a daily driver and the roads where I am are not bumpy at all. Can anyone chime in on personal experience on... Eibach Spring and OEM strut...OR...swift spring and OEM strut...OR rceblack and OEM strut?

the Blistein combo or coil over setups are out of the question because theyre out of my budget.

IF any one can give me other suggestions, that would be great.
I got the eibach pro kit on my car and the ride quality is pretty good. Not too stiff, not too soft, and not too bumpy. Personally, I'd go with coilovers, the wheel gap on my car is about 1.5" finger gap in the front and 1" finger gap in the back and i want it to be .5"
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #7258
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hi 2.5i ers
I've been trying to remove the bounciness of my 2011 2.5i, I've read alot about the spring and oem strut combos, and how they will wear out the OEM struts faster. I get that. But I want to know how the ride quality is after the upgrade of springs (eibach prokit , swift ) on oem shocks is. I do not track the car, it is a daily driver and the roads where I am are not bumpy at all. Can anyone chime in on personal experience on... Eibach Spring and OEM strut...OR...swift spring and OEM strut...OR rceblack and OEM strut?

the Blistein combo or coil over setups are out of the question because theyre out of my budget.

IF any one can give me other suggestions, that would be great.
If you can't afford new struts/springs or coils then try upgrading to 09+ Wrx suspension, both struts and springs. Relatively cheap, the struts are valved to match the stiffer springs that came on the 09+ models. They are definitely better than your stock setup which has the softer springs that came with the 08wrx's. To answer your question the aftermarket springs will help but keep in mind your stock struts are not valved to match the higher spring rates of aftermarket and will eventually blow (you already know). So on smaller bumps they will feel good but anything like big potholes, you will still get a "bouncyness" feel. I have not put aftermarket springs on my stock struts but with my koni/Rce yellow spring setup on full soft, I get the simulation of what I just described. Hope this helps, goodluck.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #7259
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Im currently on a 17x8 +48 with 235 tire and im rubbing alot in the front only. Fenders mildy rolled and pulled. I would get an 8.5 but the rim I want only comes in an 8" and 9" widths .
Get an alignment? I had -1.5* of camber with 17x9 +38 with 245/40 and never rubbed
What's your next wheel?!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #7260
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Get an alignment? I had -1.5* of camber with 17x9 +38 with 245/40 and never rubbed
+1, that's weird. I'm at 17x8+35 with 245/45, around the same camber and I rarely rub with a full car.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #7261
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Get an alignment? I had -1.5* of camber with 17x9 +38 with 245/40 and never rubbed
What's your next wheel?!
Well im currently on Rota G-forces and I know some people will see this as a downgrade but I really want the xxr 522 17x9 +35 for the concave look. Also where do you get your alignments done? Are they to your custom specs? Or does the alignment shop just do their thing. Btw Tires are michelin pilot sport plus 235/45/17 with only 2k miles so that why I want to reuse them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #7262
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hi 2.5i ers
I've been trying to remove the bounciness of my 2011 2.5i, I've read alot about the spring and oem strut combos, and how they will wear out the OEM struts faster. I get that. But I want to know how the ride quality is after the upgrade of springs (eibach prokit , swift ) on oem shocks is. I do not track the car, it is a daily driver and the roads where I am are not bumpy at all. Can anyone chime in on personal experience on... Eibach Spring and OEM strut...OR...swift spring and OEM strut...OR rceblack and OEM strut?

the Blistein combo or coil over setups are out of the question because theyre out of my budget.

IF any one can give me other suggestions, that would be great.
For cheap, you could get the STI pinks, which are much stiffer and replace the stock springs.. They also give your ride about an 1-1.5" drop.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #7263
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Just cut the springs
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #7264
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Just cut the springs
This.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #7265
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might look into the 09+ wrx shocks.......+ upgraded springs? now im just getting fancy.

really, cutting the springs work?

appreciate all the input
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #7266
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For cheap, you could get the STI pinks, which are much stiffer and replace the stock springs.. They also give your ride about an 1-1.5" drop.
Do these work on our cars stock shocks? I have a set of Epic Engineering lowing springs on but have already had to put saggy butt spacers on to compensate for some drop.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #7267
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might look into the 09+ wrx shocks.......+ upgraded springs? now im just getting fancy.

really, cutting the springs work?

appreciate all the input
Lol No, we're kidding. hahaha

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Do these work on our cars stock shocks? I have a set of Epic Engineering lowing springs on but have already had to put saggy butt spacers on to compensate for some drop.
Im not 100% sure, but another guy with an OBS used the STI pinks on his, stock OBS shocks, by just switching out the springs and it worked.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:14 AM   #7268
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Read this if you are upgrading brakes lol. I'm in the process of buying the rears now after reading this

http://www.turnfast.com/tech_brakes/brakes_balancing2
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:14 AM   #7269
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Read this if you are upgrading brakes lol. I'm in the process of buying the rears now after reading this

http://www.turnfast.com/tech_brakes/brakes_balancing2
nice article, I specifically like how their is calculations with some examples as well. When you mean buying rears, are you referring to upgrading from drum to disc brakes?
I 100% agree that the tires will significantly help in reducing braking distance.
That article makes me want to buy some sti brembo's even more now
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:25 AM   #7270
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nice article, I specifically like how their is calculations with some examples as well. When you mean buying rears, are you referring to upgrading from drum to disc brakes?
I 100% agree that the tires will significantly help in reducing braking distance.
That article makes me want to buy some sti brembo's even more now
Lol, my rears are disks I believe. I'm upgrading my rear pads, so it's all EBC red stuff.

Well I've read that brembo upgrades have no improvements. Even track ppl run our brakes systems so they can put track rims on. brembos are mainly for looks, and heat dissapation, correct me if I'm wrong tho; still learning about brake systems
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:42 AM   #7271
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Lol, my rears are disks I believe. I'm upgrading my rear pads, so it's all EBC red stuff.

Well I've read that brembo upgrades have no improvements. Even track ppl run our brakes systems so they can put track rims on. brembos are mainly for looks, and heat dissapation, correct me if I'm wrong tho; still learning about brake systems
Ohh I gotcha. The main reason I want them is I would be upgrading both the front and rear so it shouldnt mess up the brake bias. As well as the overall piston area is larger than ours form what I remember so heat dissipation is much better as you stated. Also the pad selection is much better than ours just like the 06/07 wrx 4/2 pot setups. However the subaru 4/2pot setups are for more pedal feel and the overall piston area is less than stock believe it or not.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:42 AM   #7272
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Ohh I gotcha. The main reason I want them is I would be upgrading both the front and rear so it shouldnt mess up the brake bias. As well as the overall piston area is larger than ours form what I remember so heat dissipation is much better as you stated. Also the pad selection is much better than ours just like the 06/07 wrx 4/2 pot setups. However the subaru 4/2pot setups are for more pedal feel and the overall piston area is less than stock believe it or not.
ohh i see i see, yeah i get what your saying. right now i'm not feeling much brake bias as i've been reading so much about, but i decided to change out the rear pads too since it was stated in the link that i lose 200lb of braking force. If i ever take a big guy in my car; i would like to have that
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:15 AM   #7273
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For cheap, you could get the STI pinks, which are much stiffer and replace the stock springs.. They also give your ride about an 1-1.5" drop.
Are you talking about THIS? If yes, they aren't cheap at all.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #7274
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Finally got time to take a picture of the current look,
before dressing in winter-boots.



Intrax HDA coilovers are waiting for installment, too.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:29 AM   #7275
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Are you talking about THIS? If yes, they aren't cheap at all.
It's still cheaper than the most basic coilovers on the market which are like $500...Also those are for the STI, they have separate springs for the obs/impreza that are called "STI pinks".

Czechson-is a that a 2liter engine??
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