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Old 06-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Is it a bad idea to put them on. I have heard they do a lot of wearing and put a lot of stress on the bearing and stuff.

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Old 06-27-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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dude... search!!!!!!!!!!!

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seriously... this comes up every week

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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where should i search if it comes up every week i dont see anything in here........
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:39 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #6
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Maybe he could start scrolling if the link provided actually worked.
Maybe he'll just figure it out himself then. That might actually work.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #7
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I have been running 50mm's in rear for almost a year with no problems now.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:50 PM   #8
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50mm? lol not on a subaru...
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:56 PM   #9
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I have a race suspension on my 02 wrx, pretty much every upgrade available. I've heard from some people on these forums "spacers are so rice/bad" with no support, and from plenty of knowledgeable people that if they are quality they are fine.

I just ordered Ichiba 25mm's for the rear so that the rims would be flush with the fenders, like the fronts already are stock. Plus, I'm going from 225/40 on 8.5inch wheels to 255/40, and I have literally 1mm rim-strut clearance in the rear, so going from stretched tires to bulging tires would mean that I would REQUIRE a spacer for fitment.

They are bolt on spacers and the design seems pretty solid to me. If anything, a wider stance in the rear would add stability without sacrificing turn in.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
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I have the Project Kics 10mm bolt on's and am adding some 5's on top of them.

I know that people used to complain about about the bearings in the impreza's having issues in older models. I think that its more of an urban myth. I was told that the 04 STi did have documented issues and thats why they switched the hubs out and we know have the 05+ 114.3x5 hubs. At anyrate, unless you have your car loaded down with excessive weight and driving it at 140 mph for 15k miles, I doubt that you will have any issue beyond the extra stress of driving like a maniac.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:43 PM   #11
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type wheel spacer in the SEARCH function and have fun

If you want wheel spacers then simply buy a set. measure the space you want to feel up and add that much spacer. There is plenty of Subaru guys running spacers on their daily and track cars, and even more people running spacers outside of the suby realm. So go for it!
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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I have a race suspension on my 02 wrx, pretty much every upgrade available.

I just ordered Ichiba 25mm's for the rear so that the rims would be flush with the fenders, like the fronts already are stock. Plus, I'm going from 225/40 on 8.5inch wheels to 255/40, and I have literally 1mm rim-strut clearance in the rear, so going from stretched tires to bulging tires would mean that I would REQUIRE a spacer for fitment.
nope. i have 18x8.5 +48s with 255/35/18s and don't rub on the struts at all. the only rubbing i ever got was when the front end was loaded, causing the tires to rub on the inner fender well. the rubbing was VERY minimal.

if all you're worried about is rubbing on the strut, a 3mm spacer would suffice and you wouldn't even need to change the studs. if you want to be hellaflush, then 25mm will do the trick.

you probably have a +48 on there now i'm guessing. so a 25mm spacer is going to get you down to +23. have fun with those rear fenders and messing around with rear camber.
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Nah its on there now and its not even "hellaflush", just equally flush as fronts. And I discovered the reason its so tight is that when my alignment shop effed with the rear toe and camber, the pulled the lateral links in tighter than stock, essentially bringing the hub closer in.

And the rear camber is just as adjustable as before? Between camber bolts and the adjustable lateral links? Plus I don't have it lowered to the point where the fender touches the tire-- there's equal clearance on the sides and rear of tire, about 3/4 inch.
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I have 07 limited with stock rims. do I have to adjust camber if I space out 25mm ??
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06 STI with cusco 2R coilovers, etc. , i ordered hubcentric spacers in 25mm (i think, pretty thick imo and not what i realy was looking for) they looked and felt great BUT the rear tires rubed on the fender whenever she hit a significant bump. 255 35 18 with NON rolled fenders. Unsure if that would have made a difference though. Needed more camber plus rolling fender may have worked. I left the fronts on for awhile and she drove fine. totaly flush with the fenders. Looked great.
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Since I have stock suspension. Do you think I can get away with rear rubbing with 25mm spacers on stock 225/45/17 tires and rims?? thanks



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06 STI with cusco 2R coilovers, etc. , i ordered hubcentric spacers in 25mm (i think, pretty thick imo and not what i realy was looking for) they looked and felt great BUT the rear tires rubed on the fender whenever she hit a significant bump. 255 35 18 with NON rolled fenders. Unsure if that would have made a difference though. Needed more camber plus rolling fender may have worked. I left the fronts on for awhile and she drove fine. totaly flush with the fenders. Looked great.
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you probably wont have any problems.

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Old 08-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #18
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Since I have stock suspension. Do you think I can get away with rear rubbing with 25mm spacers on stock 225/45/17 tires and rims?? thanks
you'll still rub on turns and bumps because the stock springs are soft, unless you adjust camber and do work on the fenders.

btw, hellaflush looks hellastupid at stock ride height...
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you'll still rub on turns and bumps because the stock springs are soft, unless you adjust camber and do work on the fenders.

btw, hellaflush looks hellastupid at stock ride height...
So true.
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spoken for truth and clarity

please no flush ass wheels with stock height
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