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Old 03-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #1301
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How big are the spacers? Sorry if you posted that already.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #1302
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[quote=Overland04;39456005]Awesome, when are you planning to get them?



I already placed my order yesterday.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #1303
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How big are the spacers? Sorry if you posted that already.
The spaces are 25mm
I needed about 15mm to clear the Brembos but I would have to change to bigger wheel studs. The 25mm spacers use the stock studs so I went with them. They ended up being the perfect fit for my fenders so I'm happy.

Just crazy thick!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #1304
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I already placed my order yesterday.
What are you riding on now?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:31 PM   #1305
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Did you cut off one lobe from the bump stops? I've been waiting to do this install myself, a few weeks and all should be together! Looking good!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #1306
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What are you riding on now?
My car is pretty much stock, got the whiteline swaybars to go alone with the bilsteins.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #1307
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Did you cut off one lobe from the bump stops? I've been waiting to do this install myself, a few weeks and all should be together! Looking good!
Hmmmm, I know the front's didn't have them and for some reason I can't remember seeing ones on the rear. Is there supposed to be?
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #1308
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My car is pretty much stock, got the whiteline swaybars to go alone with the bilsteins.
It's going to be such a change for the better. I went back to stock for a couple weeks before I changed everything to RCE. It was so amazing!

Good luck with the install!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #1309
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Hmmmm, I know the front's didn't have them and for some reason I can't remember seeing ones on the rear. Is there supposed to be?
I thought you were supposed to reuse the fronts and I swear my rears came with new ones. Ben or Rob may be able to chime in. I'll look through my stuff.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:01 PM   #1310
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I thought you were supposed to reuse the fronts and I swear my rears came with new ones. Ben or Rob may be able to chime in. I'll look through my stuff.
I reused all of mine when I installed that setup.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #1311
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Great job with the WRX.

I have one question, do you regret not getting an STi, in the first place?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:20 PM   #1312
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I wish there was a wheel that I could run that looks the same without having to run the spacers. I love the way they look but hate that I have to use these HUGE spacers to get it that way.
Idk what your offset is with those spacers, but I run XXR 527 17x8.25 +25 (no spacers required) as my winters. Tires are Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 215/50/17.

I wanted the same thing, a wheel that would sit flush with my fenders just like how I have my summer setup, but be narrow enough for winter.

For reference, my summer setup is Sumitomo HTR ZIII 245/40/18 x 9 +35 Drag DR-31.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:44 PM   #1313
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I reused all of mine when I installed that setup.
Rears too? I just checked and mine came with new rears but no fronts. Did you trim your fronts or was it not needed with the yellows?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #1314
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I thought you were supposed to reuse the fronts and I swear my rears came with new ones. Ben or Rob may be able to chime in. I'll look through my stuff.
The fronts definitely don't get reused. The shafts on the Bilstein's are 1-5/16" and the stock is 3/4". No way it would fit.

Still got to check the rears to be sure.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:58 PM   #1315
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Idk what your offset is with those spacers, but I run XXR 527 17x8.25 +25 (no spacers required) as my winters. Tires are Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 215/50/17.

I wanted the same thing, a wheel that would sit flush with my fenders just like how I have my summer setup, but be narrow enough for winter.

For reference, my summer setup is Sumitomo HTR ZIII 245/40/18 x 9 +35 Drag DR-31.
It looks like the offset for the Sparco wheels are +48 which would make it similar to your +25's without spacers.
You're running a 215 on an 8.25 rim?
The winter setup on there now is a 235 on a 7.5"
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #1316
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Great job with the WRX.

I have one question, do you regret not getting an STi, in the first place?
That topic comes up often but the quick answer for me is yes, I should have and still wish I did. I'll make excuses of why the WRX was a better choice but deep down I wish I did the STi.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #1317
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That topic comes up often but the quick answer for me is yes, I should have and still wish I did. I'll make excuses of why the WRX was a better choice but deep down I wish I did the STi.
That is how I felt when I got my 06 WRX... so I got a 07 STi... lol

Here's to hoping you one day get an STi, and do this good again!
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:57 AM   #1318
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It looks like the offset for the Sparco wheels are +48 which would make it similar to your +25's without spacers.
You're running a 215 on an 8.25 rim?
The winter setup on there now is a 235 on a 7.5"
Yes'r. Since its such a tall tire, you can't see the stretch. If I had the room I would run 225's instead. But the additional 5mm might rub.

Keep in mind mine's a narrow body.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:34 AM   #1319
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Yes'r. Since its such a tall tire, you can't see the stretch. If I had the room I would run 225's instead. But the additional 5mm might rub.

Keep in mind mine's a narrow body.
I wonder how the XXR's would do around the Brembo's, At +25 I would think they would be fine. They look great on your car, thanks for the info!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #1320
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Rears too? I just checked and mine came with new rears but no fronts. Did you trim your fronts or was it not needed with the yellows?
This picture is the only one I have of the Bilstein's compared to the stock shaft. The stock bump stop is almost the same diameter as the shaft of the Bilstein's. I was able to use the stock dust cover though, that still fits!

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #1321
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This picture is the only one I have of the Bilstein's compared to the stock shaft. The stock bump stop is almost the same diameter as the shaft of the Bilstein's. I was able to use the stock dust cover though, that still fits!

Wow, I can't believe I missed that part! I haven't had my stock ones off so I wasn't sure the shaft size. I'm guess I'm confusing things Ben's Koni swap with RCE blacks. Sorry for the confusion, carry on

Looking forward to more pictures!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #1322
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So the GTWorx don't use any bump stops at all? If you do happen to bottom out does it break the shock/strut? The giant shaft is probably a lot stronger, but that still would concern me a bit.

Overall they do look great. Sometimes I wish they were in stock when I got mine. I think I would have gotten them over the Koni's. I'm pretty happy with the Koni's though. Just a lot more work to put in, and a bit more low.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:54 PM   #1323
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Is that a different or new version of the Bilsteins? Mine don't sit anywhere near that low, and I've never seen anyone else's that low either.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #1324
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So the GTWorx don't use any bump stops at all? If you do happen to bottom out does it break the shock/strut? The giant shaft is probably a lot stronger, but that still would concern me a bit.

Overall they do look great. Sometimes I wish they were in stock when I got mine. I think I would have gotten them over the Koni's. I'm pretty happy with the Koni's though. Just a lot more work to put in, and a bit more low.
I'm wondering the same thing. Anybody know....Rob or Myles?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #1325
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I'm wondering the same thing. Anybody know....Rob or Myles?
I got the word on the bump stop situation...
The fronts are internal, so they're bump stops but you just can't see them.
The rears come with bump stops which don't have to be cut at all if your using their black or yellow springs. If you use anything lower than 25mm, then you'll have to cut a section down on the rear.

I feel better knowing that about the fronts too
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