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Old 09-26-2010, 12:47 AM   #26
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Let us know how your wheel bearings hold up to the offset ...
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:06 AM   #27
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Well, not the first mod I would do to a new car, but it looks pretty good.
First mod was cobb short shifter....then I got tired of the train track wheels and had to get spacers. The drop is coming very soon....

On order is a pitch stop mount, shifter bushings and cobb lowering springs.

I'm ordering the parts that made the biggest difference in driving feel on the FXT (except for spacers). Power mods will follow.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:43 AM   #28
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looks great!
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:45 AM   #29
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Keep 'em and get some Tiens!
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:18 PM   #30
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Looks good to me also,just a lil drop and your there.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #31
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you put spacers on a stock car. Guess you just think the subaru engineers got it wrong. But by all means, as long as you like how it looks. Guess herrafrush is next.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:09 PM   #32
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Gotta love the haters.
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Old 09-26-2010, 04:37 PM   #33
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you put spacers on a stock car. Guess you just think the subaru engineers got it wrong. But by all means, as long as you like how it looks. Guess herrafrush is next.
Its not a thing of getting it wrong or not, they simply put the skinny wheels on because they can't justify wider/bigger wheels like the STI for the price point of the wrx. the stock wheels just make it look like they don't belong on that car.
Only thing that worries me is premature damage to the bearings but in the looks department, these look perfect!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:33 PM   #34
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I feel like the damage is completely over exxagerated. It seems like everyone says there is premature damage to the bearings, but the people who actually do them report very minor or no change in the lifespan of the bearings.

I agree, this makes the car look considerably better. It also makes it look a little lower.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:39 PM   #35
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Not bad at all I say keep the 25mm and get springs/coils.. Depending which route you're going of course
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:40 PM   #36
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Wheel spacers are dangerous, do it correctly and get the right offfset wheels and call it days
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:47 AM   #37
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I tried ASU....

I keep trying. But image over substance rules the day. It is better to spend less, and 'improve' your looks, than to spend more and do it right and keep the car reliable and performing as designed.

I lost hope once the herrafrush crowd moved in. Place has not been the same since.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #38
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looks money. keep it!
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:55 AM   #39
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When I look at the new wrx's (well the 11 models) it makes me want to trade in my 08! These look very sharp!
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #40
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I tried ASU....

I keep trying. But image over substance rules the day. It is better to spend less, and 'improve' your looks, than to spend more and do it right and keep the car reliable and performing as designed.

I lost hope once the herrafrush crowd moved in. Place has not been the same since.
Worry about your own cars. I don't care if my bearings fail tomorrow..
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:14 AM   #41
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you put spacers on a stock car. Guess you just think the subaru engineers got it wrong. But by all means, as long as you like how it looks. Guess herrafrush is next.
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I tried ASU....

I keep trying. But image over substance rules the day. It is better to spend less, and 'improve' your looks, than to spend more and do it right and keep the car reliable and performing as designed.

I lost hope once the herrafrush crowd moved in. Place has not been the same since.

Right, because subaru engineers put the 'widebody' onto the wrx strictly because of performance... had nothing to do with looks...

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #42
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Nice Forester!
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #43
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Right, because subaru engineers put the 'widebody' onto the wrx strictly because of performance... had nothing to do with looks...

The fact that they put wider tires, and stiffer bushings on means that they probably WERE thinking about performance. Plus they can produce only one bodystyle hatch, versus two. So they were also thinking price. Looks are just a bonus. Do not fool yourself. You really think Subaru put LOOKS before function??? Where have you been for the past 12 years.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #44
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Worry about your own cars. I don't care if my bearings fail tomorrow..
As long as it looks mad tite right brotatoe.
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #45
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Subaru knows what they are doing... the bearings are better now than in 2004. There are plenty of people driving around here with low offsets and no ill effect on the bearings. Now the op should just know that planning on replacing the hubs at 60k miles should be a preventative maintanence

Sorry for the spelling, phone web replies suck.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:43 PM   #46
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Wheel spacers are dangerous, do it correctly and get the right offfset wheels and call it days

It's not like your wheel bearing is going to fail and you veer off the road...

Looks awesome!
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:49 PM   #47
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looks good to me.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:22 PM   #48
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made it looks a bit better for sure. Subaru is still failing on fitting wheels. Most Car companies are making wheels with widths and offsets that better fill out the fenders. They didn't have to do 25mm's more from the factory, but something like 10-15mm's over what it is now would improve the look.

this wheel bearing talk makes me laugh
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #49
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2011 wrx ftw
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #50
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second mod drop it down. Looks good. Wheel bearings are easy.
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