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Old 06-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #876
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Wow! Looks great!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:46 PM   #877
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which replaced my old wheels as well.

so now he's been eyeing my current wheels.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:06 PM   #878
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gotta love the community. lol
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #879
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which replaced my old wheels as well.

so now he's been eyeing my current wheels.
haha though I think they look amazing, your new enkei seems best on a GR
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:37 PM   #880
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Wish I still had my Sti to put these on...... look so sweet.






For sale if anyone wants them pm me
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:04 PM   #881
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Rainy morning spent installing Whiteline adjustable 24mm front and rear swaybars, and new Whiteline rear endlinks. Have only driven home but first impressions are far less body roll. Set on medium on rear and stiff on front.

+1 for alignment shop that supplied me with parts and great advice


A little beefier than stock

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Old 06-19-2011, 11:40 AM   #882
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Nice Kent. Your wagon's such a sweet ride now. Looking to add a fsb myself real soon. Ykuve done alot to your Subie over the last 6 months, nice work.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:16 PM   #883
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Nice Kent. Your wagon's such a sweet ride now. Looking to add a fsb myself real soon. Ykuve done alot to your Subie over the last 6 months, nice work.
He has a sedan
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #884
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I'll miss my old set of Weds Sport SA-90 but I bought jchretien's set of 16" STI Rays TE37

The ancient winter tires got replaced with some Bridgetone RE760.




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Old 06-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #885
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those are some of the best "stock" wheels for your car, they look awesome, and you'll love the RE760's. I've got em on both my GR and SH and they're super nice.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:24 AM   #886
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He has a sedan
Yep got it - thnks. Not sure why I thought he had a wagon. Anyhow, your sedan looks good Kent. 3 weeks can't be soon enough eh? Will be by for a ride soon. Your mod road is the same as mine albeit you're in overdrive and I'm slow and go. However, I just installed a Mode Racing DA shifter w/front and rear bushings. Huuggge difference. Heel and toeing is so much better as I don't lose as much revs as before. Group N tranny mount is next, then brakes, then maybe a clutch? - ahhhh$$$$.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:46 PM   #887
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Some new goodies are sitting in the corner of my place waiting to be installed including these JDM 4 pots which I had blasted and powder coated, just finished the white on the lettering, the photo doesn't do them justice, they turned out wicked... waiting on rebuild parts due to the bloody postal strike!

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:45 PM   #888
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I just got my alignment done at Dale's. I was extremely impressed with the service I was given there. It was more of an experience than an appointment. Car handles much better now and I have a future handling plan of attack. Thanks a lot Jason! Cheers.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #889
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Put these on a week ago.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #890
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I just got my alignment done at Dale's. I was extremely impressed with the service I was given there. It was more of an experience than an appointment. Car handles much better now and I have a future handling plan of attack. Thanks a lot Jason! Cheers.
you should have told me you were going out there i would have met you to hang out...
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:10 AM   #891
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you should have told me you were going out there i would have met you to hang out...
I should have. Do you live in that direction? Or just would have been up for a drive?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:22 AM   #892
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i work in port kells...
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:52 AM   #893
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Getting my 2011 lower control arms with group n bushings put in by Dale's today. Also getting the steering rack and rear subframe bushings done too. Then off to Harrison and Kelowna to test it all out. I'm excited!

Kev
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:40 PM   #894
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^ you're gonna love those control arms.

LOVE EM!!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:14 PM   #895
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Default ARP Wheel Stud Install & 15mm Spacers

NOTE: my apologies for the way the photo's show in thread - this has worked for me in past but not today(?)!

My plan was to upgrade to ARP wheel studs in order to use 15mm spacers on STi 5-spokes and 2011 STi Enkei 15-spokes.


Wow! I underestimated the work required to do this on Subaru's... But then again I last did wheel studs in 1982 when building my 1969 Datsun 510 DRC car...


I researched NASIOC & IWSTi as much as possible. I wanted to do this correctly as opposed to the short cuts of grinding out part of the front hub carrier (fit studs in w/o pulling hub from upright) or grinding out most of the rear ABS mount from the rear backing plate. Just not the way IMO.


Jay (Dale's) & I talked about this at length and I think his decision to take a pass on this job was the right one!


Jonny & Andrew at Fastrack highly recco'ed Dynamic Performance in Richmond. Edwin & Gerry there have done this several times and know what they're up against! +1 for Dynamic Performance!


The caveat is that the rear hubs seem to corrode into the upright/carrier on GR's (likley same / similar to earlier chassis') when winter driven or higher KM's. The removal trashes each hub so a new Subaru L & R hub is pretty much a necessity... May not be if very low KM's or not winter driven. No such luck for me.


Parts:
- L & R Subaru rear hub assemblies
- ARP Subie Wheel Studs (4 x 5-pks)
- Ichiba Type 2 15mm hub-centric wheel spacers (type 2's are the bolt on type which I got for test fitting. With ARP's the Ichiba studs are knocked out of the spacers)
- Project KICs R-26 16 + 4 lugs
- 3 hours and lots of BS&T


Original rear hubs - now junk!


New Rear Hub's w/ ARP Studs


Some rear suspensiondisassembly required...


Rear completed


Front's before & after


End result

Last edited by rs420; 07-29-2011 at 05:19 PM. Reason: FIXED FOR YA
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:07 PM   #896
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Can you show some 3/4 profile so we can see how much more the wheels stick out?
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:17 PM   #897
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http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/mckeet01/July%202011%20-%20ARP%20Wheel%20Stud/Delta-20110729-00407.jpg
http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/mckeet01/July%202011%20-%20ARP%20Wheel%20Stud/Delta-20110729-00408.jpg
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #898
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Getting my 2011 lower control arms with group n bushings put in by Dale's today. Also getting the steering rack and rear subframe bushings done too. Then off to Harrison and Kelowna to test it all out. I'm excited!

Kev
Hey Kev,

I saw your car at Dale's on Friday getting the treatment.

So what's your thoughts after driving these upgrades?
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:28 PM   #899
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Fixed for ya. That looks really good!



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Old 08-29-2011, 10:50 PM   #900
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Default Feal Suspension '10 STi Damper Package

Dale's installed my Feal package on my '10 STi last Friday!

Initial impressions are very favourable!

- Overall the ride at street speeds feels a little more supple. Noticeably more comfortable. Car take all sizes of speed bumps much more easily.

- Huge improvement on that vicious STi rear rebound kick! Much more damped!

- Quick back & forth transitions feel more quick/accurate/stable.

- What is really noticeable is the hugely improved chassis control on some rolling, whooped-out style roads! IE: out by Boundry Bay or any roads near the river or built across river delta or bog.
Wow, big improvement. The rear does not rebound so fast and drive/kick the front down into the next roller/bump which was then complicated by the side to side pitching. I used to drive these slowly and seek the smoothest line in either lane. Now can just charge straight thru in way more control.


- Decelerating into left to right transitions then accelerating out is way more controled - the car transitions much more smoothly without the front porpoise’ing on the brake to throttle plus right to left transition.

I like! Big improvement and 1/2 the price of decent coilovers!

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