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Old 11-11-2011, 08:09 AM   #251
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Well it depends on what you want out of the car. There are better options available if you're more for performance and have a little bit of $ to spend. You will need to replace/rebuild your stock struts with the mileage you likely have on the car if you want to drop it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #252
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Well it depends on what you want out of the car. There are better options available if you're more for performance and have a little bit of $ to spend. You will need to replace/rebuild your stock struts with the mileage you likely have on the car if you want to drop it.
Well I did see bc coilovers but they are kinda expensive and if I were to get a set of springs and shocks...wouldn't it come out to the same price?
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:14 AM   #253
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BCs are junk. As are most cheap coilovers.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #254
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BCs are junk. As are most cheap coilovers.
Wow..it seems like most of the coilovers under a grand arent good. I was wondering if u can post your wheel and tire and suspension specs if you could thanks.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:45 AM   #255
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I'm a function > form minion. You'd be disappointed.

Suspension is Tokico D-Specs w/ Swift Spec R springs. Wheels, I own 4 sets.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:40 PM   #256
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I'm a function > form minion. You'd be disappointed.

Suspension is Tokico D-Specs w/ Swift Spec R springs. Wheels, I own 4 sets.
Yeah I dont think they make d specs for my car lol
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:49 PM   #257
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There are still some pretty good options, like Feal re-valves.

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:46 PM   #258
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Would a 17 x 9 with a 35mm offset work and not look stupid?
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #259
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I have a 07 STI. Sway bars upgraded. Running some 11 STI Limited Spec C wheels with a 55 offset. Can I put on a set of Eibach Pro Kit Springs and have no fitment issues. 235/40/18 is what I run for tires. I auto cross this and would like to lower it a little. Thanks for your time.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:28 AM   #260
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Wow..it seems like most of the coilovers under a grand arent good. I was wondering if u can post your wheel and tire and suspension specs if you could thanks.
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Would a 17 x 9 with a 35mm offset work and not look stupid?
Suspension techniques coilovers are as close as you can get to a good coilover without spending more than about a grand.

17x9+35 with decent alignment with 245/40r17 tires is doable without being stupid. 235/40 if you want a little more margin for clearance.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #261
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Suspension techniques coilovers are as close as you can get to a good coilover without spending more than about a grand.

17x9+35 with decent alignment with 245/40r17 tires is doable without being stupid. 235/40 if you want a little more margin for clearance.
what do u think of 18 x 8.75
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #262
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I recommend NOT getting XXRs.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:49 PM   #263
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year: 1999
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wheel model: Work Emotion 11R
wheel size/offset: 18X9.5 +30
tire brand/model: Direzza DZ101
tire size: 265/35/18
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #264
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amazing secks is above me.

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Can I put some Eibach springs one with out any fitment problems?
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:59 PM   #266
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I have a 2010 STI and i just bought a set of Rota Grid 18x9.5 et30's... I test fit them on my car today to find out that they do not clear my brembros in the front... It touches them by just a hair... How do I make these wheels fit? 5mm spacer? Does anybody run 18x9.5 et30 on a 2008+ STI?
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #267
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I recommend NOT getting XXRs.
Width is not the problem. Your offset selection makes it just that much off. I agree on no XXR.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:15 AM   #268
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Width is not the problem. Your offset selection makes it just that much off. I agree on no XXR.
What do y'all think of prodrive gt 1 in 18 x 8.5 5 x 114.3 with 53mm offset? Debating if I should save for these on my 05 sti and will I have to do anything to make it fit?
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:56 AM   #269
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Fits like stock.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #270
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:18 PM   #271
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quick question; i found a set of 17" rims. tire size is 205/45/17r on all 4rims. two rims are 8.5" the other two are 9.5" i dont plan on doing over 65, or beating on it. my diffs should be fine right? Think about when you take a turn each tire is moving at a different speed because the inner tires turn faster then the outer.
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quick question; i found a set of 17" rims. tire size is 205/45/17r on all 4rims. two rims are 8.5" the other two are 9.5" i dont plan on doing over 65, or beating on it. my diffs should be fine right? Think about when you take a turn each tire is moving at a different speed because the inner tires turn faster then the outer.
No, you won't be fine. You'll fry your center diff very fast. And there is no benefit to staggered setups on our cars in the first place.
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I would argue on a purpose built car, reverse stagger would have benefit simply because more width fits in front than the rear. Especially true since there are bolt on wide front fenders. But the normal people who need to ask need not apply.
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I would argue on a purpose built car, reverse stagger would have benefit simply because more width fits in front than the rear. Especially true since there are bolt on wide front fenders. But the normal people who need to ask need not apply.
205/45/17s on 8.5" and 9.5", because race car!
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I would argue on a purpose built car, reverse stagger would have benefit simply because more width fits in front than the rear. Especially true since there are bolt on wide front fenders. But the normal people who need to ask need not apply.
Most awd time attack cars will stagger offsets, not wheel width. A lower offset in front dramatically helps turn-in, and reduces understeer.
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