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Old 08-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #2676
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It's actually been almost 2 weeks now!
Maybe I should snap cell phone pics when I stop by after work tonight.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #2677
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That sounds like extortion!
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #2678
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Maybe I should snap cell phone pics when I stop by after work tonight.
You again

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:43 AM   #2679
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Sorry, slow morning and I am doing whatever I can to avoid work.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #2680
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A couple more from tonight:



This one was made from blending 10 photos with the circular polarizer rotated slightly for each one, in order to minimize reflections as much as possible. I really like how it turned out!

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #2681
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Love the front shot.
Not crazy about how in the 3/4 view the doors below the handles are just a featureless black space.
That said, all your photos are far better than anything I could do.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #2682
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Love the front shot.
Not crazy about how in the 3/4 view the doors below the handles are just a featureless black space.
That said, all your photos are far better than anything I could do.
That's what I was thinking when I tried this last night. On today's shots I thought this looked like a very "clean" view. Maybe I'll have to work on the lighting to get some detail in the doors, but not obnoxious reflections.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:42 PM   #2683
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I really like the elimination of the reflections, it keeps the focus on the car. I'll have to try this out.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:05 PM   #2684
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xluben! I finally got my Koni + RCE Blacks + 2010 WRX donor struts installed yesterday! The shop owner and employees were pleasantly surprised at how the new stance, as they weren't expecting that much of wheel gap to be gone

I know I asked you a bunch of questions a while back (again, thank you!), but I hope you don't mind one more - Do you mind sharing your alignment settings? I know I want zero toe all around, but not sure how much front camber...? 2? 2.5? Less? More?

(I searched your thread, but I might have missed it.....sorry if i did!)
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #2685
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I'd have to pull up the exact alignment specs, but I believe I went with about -2.5 degrees in the front. I think the rears ended up being around -2 degrees. Those should be decent for tire wear, but give you a little more grip at the track (in the turns).
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #2686
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I'd have to pull up the exact alignment specs, but I believe I went with about -2.5 degrees in the front. I think the rears ended up being around -2 degrees. Those should be decent for tire wear, but give you a little more grip at the track (in the turns).
Thanks you!

BTW - I'm still amazed at how you make 17's look good on our car. Everytime I look at my stockers, they look so small compared to the car's big body!
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #2687
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BTW - I'm still amazed at how you make 17's look good on our car. Everytime I look at my stockers, they look so small compared to the car's big body!
I think the stock wheels might actually look bigger than mine. I'm excited to get back onto stock wheels again this winter. More of a sleeper look.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #2688
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your car does look meaty with those 17s. makes my car look dainty in comparison.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #2689
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idk why everyone is so obsessed with giant wheels and rubber band tires, we can't all live in a rap video
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #2690
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I'd have to pull up the exact alignment specs, but I believe I went with about -2.5 degrees in the front. I think the rears ended up being around -2 degrees. Those should be decent for tire wear, but give you a little more grip at the track (in the turns).
I went with -2.1 front, -1.5 rear w/zero toe corner balanced based off of a recommendation from Myles over at RCE.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #2691
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My settings are a hair more aggressive than that. Yours should be better for even tire wear on the street, but mine should allow for a little more grip in the corners. Pretty minimal difference though.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #2692
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My settings are a hair more aggressive than that. Yours should be better for even tire wear on the street, but mine should allow for a little more grip in the corners. Pretty minimal difference though.
So we are down to a drivers race again is what I am hearing...
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #2693
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idk why everyone is so obsessed with giant wheels and rubber band tires, we can't all live in a rap video
I don't think anybody here wants that. I personally will run 17's during ski/snowboard season for a bit more comfortable ride. However, 18's still look better on the hatch -- just look at rsutton's wrx, or at the STi's with stock wheels.

....or do you think 255/35/18 or 265/35/18 are "rubber band tires"?
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #2694
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My settings are a hair more aggressive than that. Yours should be better for even tire wear on the street, but mine should allow for a little more grip in the corners. Pretty minimal difference though.
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So we are down to a drivers race again is what I am hearing...
Thank you both for chiming in on my alignment question! Like I said to rsutton on pm, I figure I better ask my two favorite WRX's!
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #2695
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I don't think anybody here wants that. I personally will run 17's during ski/snowboard season for a bit more comfortable ride. However, 18's still look better on the hatch -- just look at rsutton's wrx, or at the STi's with stock wheels.

....or do you think 255/35/18 or 265/35/18 are "rubber band tires"?
I'm just exaggerating a bit, I just don't think 17s look all that bad, stock or otherwise
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:30 PM   #2696
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The secret it out! My new exhaust is the Greddy Ti-C!







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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2398343
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #2697
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Thanks a lot.... I now hate my exhaust.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:54 PM   #2698
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Ohhh snap! How does the wife like it? I really like mine and the baffle really quiets it down to nearly stock volume so that's a definite plus for road trips!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:58 PM   #2699
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Looks and sounds fantastic! Hope to see you around town sometime!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:02 PM   #2700
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Thanks a lot.... I now hate my exhaust.
LOL. It's almost identical!

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Ohhh snap! How does the wife like it? I really like mine and the baffle really quiets it down to nearly stock volume so that's a definite plus for road trips!
She does not like it, lol. I may have to try the silencer sometime. I'll have to pull a log and see if it hurts my power at all.

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Looks and sounds fantastic! Hope to see you around town sometime!
Thanks! Make sure to wave
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