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Old 11-30-2012, 07:58 AM   #4001
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I meant STI/WRX in case one was a hatch and one was a sedan. They are definitely completely different, but many people don't realize that, so I always clarify.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #4002
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From the "profile" thread:

Here are some of my profile shots over the last two years.

No photos of winter 2010/2011 setup (steelies, stock suspension) or the early summer 2011 setup (OEM wheels and suspension). Started profile shots once I got the coilovers. Here are the 2011 photos.

Wheels: OEM 2011 WRX 17x8"
Tires: OEM Dunlop 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers



Wheels: OEM 2011 WRX 17x8"
Tires: OEM Dunlop 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (a little lower?)



Wheels: OEM 2011 WRX 17x8"
Tires: OEM Dunlop 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (same height as previous?)



Wheels: OEM 2011 WRX 17x8"
Tires: OEM Dunlop 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (lowest? near max low)



Wheels: OEM 2004 STI BBS 17x7.5"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (raised a little)



Wheels: Steelies 16x6.5"
Tires: General Altimax 215/55R16
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (raised all the way)

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #4003
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And summer 2012 photos:

Wheels: OEM 2004 STI BBS 17x7.5"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 235/45R17
Spacers: H&R 25mm
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (similar height as previous summer)



Wheels: Mach V Awesome 17x9"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 255/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: BC Inverted Coilovers (same height as previous)



Wheels: Mach V Awesome 17x9"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 255/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: RCE Black and OEM 2011 WRX Struts



Wheels: Mach V Awesome 17x9"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 255/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: RCE Black, Koni Yellow Shocks, and OEM 2009 WRX Struts



Wheels: Mach V Awesome 17x9"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 255/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: RCE Black, Koni Yellow Shocks, and OEM 2009 WRX Struts



Wheels: Mach V Awesome 17x9"
Tires: Dunlop Star Spec 255/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: RCE Black, Koni Yellow Shocks, and OEM 2009 WRX Struts



Wheels: OEM 2011 WRX 17x8"
Tires: General Altimax 225/45R17
Spacers: None
Suspension: RCE Black, Koni Yellow Shocks, and OEM 2009 WRX Struts

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #4004
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Really loving your car's progress. Keep it up!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #4005
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I would never even want to change the stock wheels if they were a little more flush with the fenders!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #4006
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I like how they look, but they'd have to be at least 9" wide, lower offset and well under 20lbs for me to keep them on year round.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #4007
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Are you liking the rce/koni setup better than the bc coilovers? I had some fortune auto 500's on for a couple weeks. I'm running swift sports and stock shocks, liking that way better than the coilovers myself. Coilovers + DD is not a good mix for me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #4008
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Are you liking the rce/koni setup better than the bc coilovers? I had some fortune auto 500's on for a couple weeks. I'm running swift sports and stock shocks, liking that way better than the coilovers myself. Coilovers + DD is not a good mix for me.
Yes, much, much better. They are just so much smoother on the street. The 8kg/mm standard springs on most coilovers are just too stiff for rough surfaces. The RCE springs are a lot softer, but the Koni shocks still provide nice handling.

8kg/mm = 450lb/in (standard coilover springs)
5kb/mm = 275lb/in (RCE Black springs)

The RCE spring setup sits pretty low. I think it looks great in the summer, but may end up being a little too low if I end up getting a lot of snow in my area this winter.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #4009
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I would recommend the Swifts either in sport or spec r if your looking to swap them. being that you have upgraded shocks you could go spec r, I would have gone spec r but I'm on stock shocks for now, sports only drop the car 3/4". I'm very impressed with the linear feel of them. Coilovers and bumpy street roads actually makes the car harder to control let alone horrible ride quality. Lesson learned for me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:20 PM   #4010
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I would recommend the Swifts either in sport or spec r if your looking to swap them. being that you have upgraded shocks you could go spec r, I would have gone spec r but I'm on stock shocks for now, sports only drop the car 3/4". I'm very impressed with the linear feel of them. Coilovers and bumpy street roads actually makes the car harder to control let alone horrible ride quality. Lesson learned for me.
That's the same rated drop as the springs I have now. I had a really hard time finding much info on them. I couldn't find spring rates for the Sport springs. The Spec-R's are 6kg/mm front and 7.5kg/mm rear. Seems a bit stiff for my liking.

http://www.7lautosport.com/store/pro...rings-2009-WRX
http://www.7lautosport.com/store/pro...8-STI-2011-WRX
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #4011
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Yeah 7L is my buddies shop. Let me see if I can find the specs for the Swifts real quick. My other friend has the first set of spec r's on his 11 sti hatch and he likes them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #4012
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http://www.swiftsprings.net/products-sport_springs.html

There is a pdf link near the top of this page that should have all the info.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #4013
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I don't understand why I would want this over what I have now? Is this an advertisement?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #4014
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No, this is not an advertisement. I can delete the post if you would like. I thought you wanted spring rate info and couldn't find it? Let me know and I can delete it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #4015
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I guess I was curious since you mentioned it, but I don't see any reason I would want them no matter what the spring rate is, and I'm not sure why you think I would want to change.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #4016
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How was the ride on RCE Blacks on the stock struts? I'm not ready to swap my struts but would like to maybe lower the car a little. Were they bouncy?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #4017
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You never had an AOS on your car right? I was wondering what your thoughts are about them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #4018
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You have tried several exhausts and have tried a couple suspension setups, thought you might be looking to try another spring setup since the pictures you just posted were geared towards suspension/wheels. I am on stock wheels so I have no experience with aftermarket wheels. It was just a suggestion based off of my experience so far. Didn't mean to come off that way.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #4019
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How was the ride on RCE Blacks on the stock struts? I'm not ready to swap my struts but would like to maybe lower the car a little. Were they bouncy?
The ride was nice and smooth, but the stock struts don't provide as much control as the Koni's. I think it's still a good combo for daily use, probably not as good for that track. RCE says the stock struts will last with the Blacks, but I'm guessing it will wear them out more quickly. How long they'll last I have no idea.

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You never had an AOS on your car right? I was wondering what your thoughts are about them.
No I don't. I have heard good and bad. I haven't had any oil consumption issues.

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You have tried several exhausts and have tried a couple suspension setups, thought you might be looking to try another spring setup since the pictures you just posted were geared towards suspension/wheels. I am on stock wheels so I have no experience with aftermarket wheels. It was just a suggestion based off of my experience so far. Didn't mean to come off that way.
Oh, OK. I guess I usually only change if there is something I think will be better. For suspension I really like this setup. In order to find something better I think I'd have to go to high end coilovers or maybe air ride of some kind. Both are a lot more expensive.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #4020
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I need to look into the koni's you have. The springs did help but I can definitely tell shocks would make a great improvement.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #4021
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Is there a reason why you opted to chopped the 09 struts instead of your original stock struts ?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #4022
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I need to look into the koni's you have. The springs did help but I can definitely tell shocks would make a great improvement.
In terms of handling, the Koni's are much more beneficial than changing the springs. If you pair them together you should be very happy.

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Is there a reason why you opted to chopped the 09 struts instead of your original stock struts ?
I wanted to keep mine in case I need to swap back. I went with 09's because the narrow body geometry allows the 08-10 struts to have about 0.5-1.0 deg more negative camber when installed on a 2011+ (which I wanted). I discovered that the 08-10 struts also lower the car about 1/2" more than the OEM 11+ (this was not known going into it, but I'm not unhappy about it).
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #4023
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When you had the tsudo do you remember if the stock dp will bolt up with the cbe? I have to go through CO inspection and need to put the stock dp back on to pass. I'm just not sure if I need to put the whole stock exhaust back on or not.

Thanks for the help with the #'s and ?'s about my tune! We got it figured out, my tuner said he simply had the DAM set to .8, he's making a few changes to map and is gonna set it to 1. I went back out to road I was doing the logs on and it definetly changes inclines often. Can you think of any reason that I would be knocking the p0137 code every once in a while?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #4024
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It should. Just make sure the gasket seals.

He can set the DAM to initially be whatever he wants. But if it wasn't making it up to 1 then I don't think you want to just set it to 1. That will just make things worse. The car will be using more timing, knock even sooner, and then go back down to .8 or lower.

That code is related to an O2 sensor but it may be one you can ignore and have him turn off. Not sure on that though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #4025
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Ben what is the offset on ur Mach v wheels?
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