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Old 08-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #11476
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Photos? I'd like to see how it looks on our cars

Don't want to go too low
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #11477
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Don't want to go too low
Get some RCE blacks.. They are .75" drop all around.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #11478
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Hey all. How has everyone been? I've been hauling downhill bikes and a small trailer for my pitbike with my 2.5i, loving it as a daily.

Looking to put some more funds towards the Audi so i'm taking off my mint Magnaflow Catback on my 08 2.5i sedan. I'm in North Jersey.

You guys in this thread get first dibs before I list it in the Classifieds/Craigslist.


Anyone know the OEM part numbers for the (2) rear exhaust gaskets when putting the stock system back on?

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #11479
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Forgot the offset of the wheels but their 17x8 with a 234/45 tire

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #11480
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Forgot the offset of the wheels but their 17x8 with a 234/45 tire
Dang they make tires with a 234 width?
haha jk
Im super jelly over your front bumper btw! SSM FTW.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #11481
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Dang they make tires with a 234 width?
haha jk
Im super jelly over your front bumper btw! SSM FTW.
Bro don't hate the custom tires lol
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #11482
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Forgot the offset of the wheels but their 17x8 with a 234/45 tire
Looks good, I think the slight drop is much needed on 2.5i's. How is the ride quality?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:55 PM   #11483
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Looks good, I think the slight drop is much needed on 2.5i's. How is the ride quality?
Rides great little stiffer then stock but not killer, only problem is I think my top hats are starting to go so I tend to get a clunk and squeak driving around, I'm either going to get new ones or sell these and go coilover just not sure which one I would go with.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #11484
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Rides great little stiffer then stock but not killer, only problem is I think my top hats are starting to go so I tend to get a clunk and squeak driving around, I'm either going to get new ones or sell these and go coilover just not sure which one I would go with.
Get the whiteline com-c tophats! Great quality, they work with stock suspension (and koni's) and you get an additional .75 degrees or so of negative camber
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #11485
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Get the whiteline com-c tophats! Great quality, they work with stock suspension (and koni's) and you get an additional .75 degrees or so of negative camber
I was looking at those, when I'm not lazy I'm gonna jack up the rear and shake the hell out of everything to try and hear where the problem is... I also bought stock suspension with 25k on it so maybe I'll swap some stuff because my car has 76k and that's alot of miles on the stock top hats
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #11486
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Get the whiteline com-c tophats! Great quality, they work with stock suspension (and koni's) and you get an additional .75 degrees or so of negative camber
Hmm...... This sounds like a good idea for me too. Don't need them, but you know damn well I want them! How much are they?
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #11487
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I was looking at those, when I'm not lazy I'm gonna jack up the rear and shake the hell out of everything to try and hear where the problem is... I also bought stock suspension with 25k on it so maybe I'll swap some stuff because my car has 76k and that's alot of miles on the stock top hats
Yeah that's definitely worth a shot. Could just be your endlinks or various other components being dry of grease. The 09 wrx tophats are starting to clunk...I think.

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Hmm...... This sounds like a good idea for me too. Don't need them, but you know damn well I want them! How much are they?
Exactly my thought process!
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Whit...ng-Strut-Mount
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #11488
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Yeah maybe I'll grease the sway bar bushings again and put the rear sway back to soft. I changed so many bushings I don't wanna deal with greasing them, I'll try to find a spare or something.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #11489
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I'm in the middle of creating a simple wiring harness for some auxiliary lighting. My question is about bringing wires through the firewall.

Do the n/a cars only have rubber grommets on the passenger side? Meaning I'll have to bring all the wiring across the dash to the driver side?
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #11490
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I'm in the middle of creating a simple wiring harness for some auxiliary lighting. My question is about bringing wires through the firewall.

Do the n/a cars only have rubber grommets on the passenger side? Meaning I'll have to bring all the wiring across the dash to the driver side?
You probably want to run all electrical through the passenger side for safety purposes anyways. Then, lift your carpet and run them over the center console hump.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #11491
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I'm in the middle of creating a simple wiring harness for some auxiliary lighting. My question is about bringing wires through the firewall.

Do the n/a cars only have rubber grommets on the passenger side? Meaning I'll have to bring all the wiring across the dash to the driver side?
Not 100% sure but there might be a gromet right above your dead pedal. In the WRX, I used that to wire my boost guage wires through.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #11492
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Well... Im trying to install Some 3 mm hub centric spacers and for some reason they wont fit on the front hubs. I measured the spacer and its 56.11mm wide then I measured the hub and its 56.09mm so it should fit but it wont. I tried it on the rears and they slipped on no problem. I hate when something that should be easy isn't.

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Old 08-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #11493
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You probably want to run all electrical through the passenger side for safety purposes anyways. Then, lift your carpet and run them over the center console hump.
Having problems getting to that grommet as is. The whole interior is is in prices. Might at well rip up the carpet and start looking around the dead petal.

As for passenger side grommet, does it just pull off from the engine bay?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #11494
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Well... Im trying to install Some 3 mm hub centric spacers and for some reason they wont fit on the front hubs. I measured the spacer anf its 56.11mm wide then I measured the hub and its 56.09mm so it should fit but it wont. I tried it on the rears and they slipped on no problem. I hate when something that should be easy isn't.
the front left went on easy and I got the right one on as well. Just used some washers and old lug nuts to press it on.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #11495
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[quote="Sellars21;40330013"]I'm in the middle of creating a simple wiring harness for some auxiliary lighting. My question is about bringing wires through the firewall. Do the n/a cars only have rubber grommets on the passenger side? Meaning I'll have to bring all the wiring across the dash to the driver side?[/QUOTE

There's a big one on the driver side, that's what I used for all my wiring.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #11496
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Having problems getting to that grommet as is. The whole interior is is in prices. Might at well rip up the carpet and start looking around the dead petal.

As for passenger side grommet, does it just pull off from the engine bay?
The only things you should need to remove are the center console, shifter trim, and side peices of the center console.. then you should be able to lift up enough carpet to snake it through.

The grommet is below the glove box and about 6" up. If you take a 6" bit driver and use some electric tape to wrap the wire to that you can pierce through the grommet and be able to grab and pull from inside the car. Remember that once your wiring is through, to use some electrical tape and make a seal connecting the wire to the grommet (for moisture purposes).

I did this when installing my amp, it was a pain in the ass in my 10 degree garage in the dead of winter.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #11497
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I'm in the middle of creating a simple wiring harness for some auxiliary lighting. My question is about bringing wires through the firewall. Do the n/a cars only have rubber grommets on the passenger side? Meaning I'll have to bring all the wiring across the dash to the driver side?[/QUOTE

There's a big one on the driver side, that's what I used for all my wiring.
I've always read its better to run the wiring across from the battery to avoid electrical problems. Not sure how much truth there is to that, but it made more sense to route it through the passenger since my amp is under my passenger seat.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #11498
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Thanks everyone, I managed to pull out the larger grommet on the passenger side. With nearly the whole dash out of the car I realized that I only needed to take off the glove compartment to fish the wires through.

Not sure if its proper or best but I made a small hole through the grommet and ran the two prices of 16 gauge through the hole. Once I tie everything in place tomorrow I'll seal the grommet with goop or something. But even without its probably water tight as the hole is so small.

I then wired everything up, only have to fish the wire to the switch on the drivers side. Got the idea from Kartracer with his LED china bar, cant best the price. My 24" bar should arrive in a week. I'll post something then.

Kartracer: What was the bars power cord made of, I'm hoping just a power and a ground?

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:16 PM   #11499
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For everyone whose running coilovers, what brand, how are they for everyday driving(i do about 18k miles a year) and what about for when you hit the track or twisty roads? Kinda thinking of getting rid if the konis and going coils... Have kw v1, tein, or either bc br or bc inverted in mind let me know what you coilover users think... Thanks!!!
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For everyone whose running coilovers, what brand, how are they for everyday driving(i do about 18k miles a year) and what about for when you hit the track or twisty roads? Kinda thinking of getting rid if the konis and going coils... Have kw v1, tein, or either bc br or bc inverted in mind let me know what you coilover users think... Thanks!!!
Considering the Koni damper rate is probably better than any 1k coilover, id say your ride would worsen.
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