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Old 07-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #2
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Looks good, what wheel is in the last pic in the front?
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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looks like an xxrizzle 522
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #4
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Looks good, what wheel is in the last pic in the front?
fast wheel FC01 17x8+40 (( winter setup ))
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:46 PM   #5
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very nice impreza!
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #6
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Looks like a worth while modification. And around $350 isn't a bad price for all 4 corners.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:28 AM   #7
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ya know one of the reasons that the wheels are 'all sunk in and ugly' like that is to keep road debris from being kicked up and killing the paint on the sides of the car


hope ya dont have too much damage from that
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:40 AM   #8
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ya know one of the reasons that the wheels are 'all sunk in and ugly' like that is to keep road debris from being kicked up and killing the paint on the sides of the car
hope ya dont have too much damage from that
I know but I love this look and I took the risk
If I had the money now, my wheels are wider ..

thx for warning
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:59 AM   #9
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Looks pretty sweet man!
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #10
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I might very well do this, really like that look. Stock suspension setup right? Any issues with fender clearance?
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #11
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Looks good! Hope to slap on some 15mm and stay conservative with it but a little more poke.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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With the 20mm spacers is there enough gap and clearance for a 1" drop from lowering springs?
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:12 AM   #13
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How's your turn in? Did you notice any degradation there? Extra 20mm in the offset alters your scrub radius and that degrades certain characteristics of the car. Most folks don't realize this but there's a good reason why Subaru runs +55mm offset wheels. I don't mean to trash your setup, it looks good. IN fact, I have run spacers myself before. Just wanted to point out that spacers like this do come with a cost. So, the question is, did you notice?
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:33 AM   #14
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How's your turn in? Did you notice any degradation there? Extra 20mm in the offset alters your scrub radius and that degrades certain characteristics of the car. Most folks don't realize this but there's a good reason why Subaru runs +55mm offset wheels. I don't mean to trash your setup, it looks good. IN fact, I have run spacers myself before. Just wanted to point out that spacers like this do come with a cost. So, the question is, did you notice?

Widening the front will increase turn in.

Yes, scrub is effected but that's about it.

The extra +5mm in the rear would add to the already bad understeer - though at only 5mm it's probably not much of an issue. 5mm is visually identical though so...


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I'm really thinking about adding 20mm spacers front and rear to my 2015.

Are the name brand spacers generally of similar quality? Perrin, GarageLine, ISC, Ichiba, etc.? Or are there any I should avoid?

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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM   #16
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Widening the front will increase turn in.

Yes, scrub is effected but that's about it.

The extra +5mm in the rear would add to the already bad understeer - though at only 5mm it's probably not much of an issue. 5mm is visually identical though so...


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Yup, and increase I'm scrub radius affects the turn-in and steering effort. So, you take some and you loose some, net being probably more negative than positive. But, I bet most people probably cannot tell the difference.

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ya know one of the reasons that the wheels are 'all sunk in and ugly' like that is to keep road debris from being kicked up and killing the paint ...
Wider wheels that fit... good...!

Spacers that add weight, and mess with steering and suspension geometry... BAD.

If you need a few millimeters to clear a big caliper, fine, but 20 mm just for looks...?

There is a reason the engineers do a lot of stuff... ! Like choosing a wheel/tire combo for predictable handling, less steering kickback, high speed stability... you know, stuff that's much less important than " poke..." or " flush..."

But what do they know... !

And spacers do fail... sometimes catastrophically...! As in big crash...




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Wider wheels that fit... good...!

Spacers that add weight, and mess with steering and suspension geometry... BAD.

If you need a few millimeters to clear a big caliper, fine, but 20 mm just for looks...?

There is a reason the engineers do a lot of stuff... ! Like choosing a wheel/tire combo for predictable handling, less steering kickback, high speed stability... you know, stuff that's much less important than " poke..." or " flush..."

But what do they know... !
Wider wheels dont affect steering or suspension geometry? Uhh, ok.

Adding weight? At least the added (inconsequential) weight of the spacers are centered on the hub. Unlike the weight of larger/wider wheels that add rotational mass that requires more energy to get moving and to slow down.

You act as if every decision that Subaru engineers make is based solely on performance and there is no cost-cutting or bean counting going in.

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And spacers do fail... sometimes catastrophically...! As in big crash...




Without context these images are useless. For all we know this car was being tracked...
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Old Yesterday, 10:35 PM   #19
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Wider wheels dont affect steering or suspension geometry? Uhh, ok. Adding weight? At least the added (inconsequential) weight of the spacers are centered on the hub. Unlike the weight of larger/wider wheels that add rotational mass that requires more energy to get moving and to slow down. You act as if every decision that Subaru engineers make is based solely on performance and there is no cost-cutting or bean counting going in. Without context these images are useless. For all we know this car was being tracked...
Wider wheels with the correct offset... !

And wheels don't move up and down... movement damped by shocks...? Oh, right, they DO...!

And yes, the car was tracked... but by adding another failure point... you risk having a failure...!
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