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Old 12-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #8176
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First snow here in Grand Rapids. First time driving in snow with new car. I was not expecting the rear to break so easily in the snow. Both awesome for hoonage but bad for daily driving. Also, I sorta expected the extreme contacts to have more grip in snow but what can I say I bought all seasons over winter (too poor). What psi are you guys running in the snow? Mine are probably too high, 34-35psi. Anytime I drop below 34 psi the damn low tire light comes up.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #8177
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Check if anything is rubbing on the fender liner!
+1, also it wouldnt hurt to check your endlinks or other various suspension components theoutbackdream. You never know until you check it
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #8178
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First snow here in Grand Rapids. First time driving in snow with new car. I was not expecting the rear to break so easily in the snow. Both awesome for hoonage but bad for daily driving. Also, I sorta expected the extreme contacts to have more grip in snow but what can I say I bought all seasons over winter (too poor). What psi are you guys running in the snow? Mine are probably too high, 34-35psi. Anytime I drop below 34 psi the damn low tire light comes up.
If anything you want to run higher psi due to the temperature difference between summer/winter: http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/...jsp?techid=168
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #8179
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If anything you want to run higher psi due to the temperature difference between summer/winter: http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/...jsp?techid=168
What about different front and back pressure for maximum handling?
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #8180
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What about different front and back pressure for maximum handling?
I go with 1-3 PSI more up front because their is more weight up there but any variations beyond that may cause uneven wear. Also, it may not be the best for the AWD system.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:06 AM   #8181
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I go with 1-3 PSI more up front because their is more weight up there but any variations beyond that may cause uneven wear. Also, it may not be the best for the AWD system.
This, couldnt have said it any better myself.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:13 AM   #8182
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #8183
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Mine went at about 38-40k and at a local repair shop it cost around $200 including parts and labor and a 'performance' alignment to my specs.

It would have been over $400 without an alignment at the dealer.
Lucky you, dealer quoted me $849 for the axle assembly only! Good thing I found a refurbished one at Napa for $150 (just need to buy it first lol). They said that the axle is the same for either side, can anyone confirm this?
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #8184
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Lucky you, dealer quoted me $849 for the axle assembly only! Good thing I found a refurbished one at Napa for $150 (just need to buy it first lol). They said that the axle is the same for either side, can anyone confirm this?
Holy ****!!! I had a brand new axle installed for $105. Free labor, just paid for the part!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #8185
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I got her back from the body shop with a sport grill. http://imgur.com/y0LlB
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #8186
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I got her back from the body shop with a sport grill. http://imgur.com/y0LlB
Looks nice
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #8187
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My 08 2.5 6000k and 3000k HID's with 18x8.5 Rota D Forces on 235/40/18 Nitto NT NeoGen ZR's




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Old 12-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #8188
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Looking good^
My friend finally sent me some dslr photos of my own...







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Old 12-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #8189
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Looking good^
My friend finally sent me some dslr photos of my own...

Urg I want that grill so bad! Cannot find :/
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #8190
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Urg I want that grill so bad! Cannot find :/
You want the stock '10/'11 grille?
I think that you think its a wrx grille, right? lol.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #8191
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So i decided to drop in....I have a 2008 2.5i in the Newport Blue. It was slightly used when i bought it but still pretty new! only has 65k on it right now. I have had it since about April of this year! Here are a couple of pics


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #8192
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You want the stock '10/'11 grille?
I think that you think its a wrx grille, right? lol.
Very aware of this. I just live in New York where my grill looks/looked a lot different from factory. Wrx grilles are cool too though but I'd almost prefer this if I could find one!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #8193
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Looks nice
Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #8194
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First REAL snowfall of the season.

Snowplow status.

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #8195
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First REAL snowfall of the season.

Snowplow status.
Awesome photo!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #8196
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Awesome photo!
Thanks. The ****ty all seasons I have are actually not bad in the snow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #8197
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Thanks. The ****ty all seasons I have are actually not bad in the snow.
Which all seasons are you running?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:04 PM   #8198
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Which all seasons are you running?
Hercules something, I honesty have no idea. I got them when 2 of my tires got blown.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #8199
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Hercules something, I honesty have no idea. I got them when 2 of my tires got blown.
Gotcha. Mine had new capitol sport uhp on it when I got it. Curious how the all seasons are in the snow
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #8200
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Gotcha. Mine had new capitol sport uhp on it when I got it. Curious how the all seasons are in the snow
Oh god I just had my Capitol Sports all seasons removed. The body shop gave me a discount on my deductible because the OEM potenza's i had blew up in a incident and they were on back order. Im so glad they're off i hated them with a fiery passion. kartracer i want those mudflaps did u get them at full price?
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