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Old 11-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #3276
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How come most suby hatches see here Dont have that body molding on the side like my 2011 does ?
I have them.

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #3277
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #3278
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:16 AM   #3279
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #3280
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That looks amazing. I have been considering a brake upgrade just like this rather than changing wheels. Do you mind me asking where you purchased your brake kit from? Last time I looked, I kit like this cost about $1,700 just for the front.

I see you have PS2 tires as well. I ran these on a Z06 years ago, and loved them. How do you like them on a WRX? I know the tread depth is less than 10/32" and that's fine....I know the weight is about 3 lbs lighter per tire....just wondering if the sidewalls are stiff enough?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:00 AM   #3281
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Those actually look like the new Super Sports... Anyone been successful in negotiating a different tire on a new car purchase? I plan to swap the Dunlops out for the SS's pretty much asap, would be nice if I could just have the car come that way.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 AM   #3282
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Those actually look like the new Super Sports... Anyone been successful in negotiating a different tire on a new car purchase? I plan to swap the Dunlops out for the SS's pretty much asap, would be nice if I could just have the car come that way.
You're right.....Super Sports. My bad.

I also did a bit more research and I believe he is running 5mm spacers + extended wheel studs to clear these Brembos with the OEM wheels.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:55 AM   #3283
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Those actually look like the new Super Sports... Anyone been successful in negotiating a different tire on a new car purchase? I plan to swap the Dunlops out for the SS's pretty much asap, would be nice if I could just have the car come that way.
I hated those dunlops on my sti but then again I live in Washington and we don't get much sun lol. I just put some continental dws on them and called it good. They were over 1000 though after everything. Way better in the rain and snow but don't grip as well when its dry.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:38 AM   #3284
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #3285
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A few from the other day.







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Old 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #3286
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That looks amazing. I have been considering a brake upgrade just like this rather than changing wheels. Do you mind me asking where you purchased your brake kit from? Last time I looked, I kit like this cost about $1,700 just for the front.

I see you have PS2 tires as well. I ran these on a Z06 years ago, and loved them. How do you like them on a WRX? I know the tread depth is less than 10/32" and that's fine....I know the weight is about 3 lbs lighter per tire....just wondering if the sidewalls are stiff enough?
Thanks! It was the first project I undertook after getting the car and it took some tinkering/planning to get it right. I purchased the front calipers used for $600+shipping off a classified on clubWRX and the rears I caved and bought brand new from RallySportDirect ($1000). Reason be is after 3 months I couldn't find any for sale, loved the gold calipers with the stock wheels, & at the time brembo was the only company making the bracket required to mate the rear caliper to the 2011 WRX (check out rsutton's build thread, he has details on the brackets that KNS Brakes makes now so you can buy used rear calipers & save $$$$).

And yes those are Pilot Super Sports and I LOVE THEM! It's my second set after going through the first set with several track days and daily driving. The tempature change at track days is predictable throughout the life of the tire and I was very impressed with the treadwear too. I think the sidewall is more than stiff enough relative to the OEM Dunlops (one track day and they were all torn up & mushy), but unfortunately I haven't had any other performance tires on the WRX so I don't have another comparison haha.

My brother runs Toyo R888s on his cayman with 235/45/17 rears (215 front) and the "mush factor" after throwing down a few laps is pretty similar to the PSS. The toyo's are DOT R tires so I would have to say on a relative basis the PSS are worth the money if you put them through some spirited driving & expect them to last. Again, different car so maybe not the best comparison though...
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #3287
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Here's a picture I took after installing the GTWorx/Bilstein & RCE Yellow combo on my car (SWP) this past weekend. The difference in ride height is not very noticeable as you can tell. I took the picture alongside my friend's wrx, which is completely stock, for comparison.

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #3288
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A few from the other day.
nice car man. That's the color I wanted but too bad they stop making them for 2013
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #3289
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Here's a picture I took after installing the GTWorx/Bilstein & RCE Yellow combo on my car (SWP) this past weekend. The difference in ride height is not very noticeable as you can tell. I took the picture alongside my friend's wrx, which is completely stock, for comparison.
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Need picture! =(
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #3290
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nice car man. That's the color I wanted but too bad they stop making them for 2013
Thanks! It will most likely be for sale next year. I'll give you a good price.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #3291
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You're right.....Super Sports. My bad.

I also did a bit more research and I believe he is running 5mm spacers + extended wheel studs to clear these Brembos with the OEM wheels.
only requires a 3mm spacer up front and you can use the stock studs. been running mine for months now.


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Old 11-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #3292
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Need picture! =(
Sorry, should be up now.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #3293
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only requires a 3mm spacer up front and you can use the stock studs. been running mine for months now.
Ya I went with 5mm because Ichiba didn't have 3mm spacers at the time, but there is def more than enough space on my setup. Techincally, when I was mocking up the calipers to the hub/inside of the wheel with a CAD cutout Brembo provided, only 2mm was needed to clear it safely. Its surprising how much space is behind the OEM WRX wheels with the spoke design...

Btw, I love the red calipers on WRB!! Looks beastly!! Nothing says stopping power like red brembos haha
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #3294
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Sorry, should be up now.
Looks good how do you like the ride difference?
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #3295
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how much did the BBK run you if you dont mind me asking bluemax?













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Old 11-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #3296
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Looks good how do you like the ride difference?
Thanks. I like the ride a lot. It's night and day between these and stock. Noticeably stiffer, but not too stiff for daily driving imo. The car's overall responsiveness also increased. Probably going to pick up the RCE sways and KB endlinks pretty soon too.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #3297
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Thanks. I like the ride a lot. It's night and day between these and stock. Noticeably stiffer, but not too stiff for daily driving imo. The car's overall responsiveness also increased. Probably going to pick up the RCE sways and KB endlinks pretty soon too.
Does it squat much when you get on it?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #3298
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Does it squat much when you get on it?
Haven't actually floored it yet since installing them. I'll let you know when I do.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #3299
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how much did the BBK run you if you dont mind me asking bluemax?
Not too much actually. used goldie fronts, 08+ rears, pads, rotors and bolts from kns. did the install myself at friends shop(awesome to have a close friend who's a mechanic) all in all i think i spent around 1500-1600 for everything. of course i dont have slotted/drilled rotors or fancy stuff like that, but im happy with them.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #3300
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