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Old 09-16-2013, 11:00 PM   #1826
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dang...that is perfection
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #1827
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dang...that is perfection
Thanks Mike!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #1828
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I thought I made that word up

Anyway, I'd like to see a shot of the interior where the new console is going, whenever you get one.
Hopefully once I finally get the headliner back in I'll do full interior shoot again. Need like 28-30 hrs per day, that would be great. Than I can start working on my car, day jobs are so overrated right?
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:16 AM   #1829
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With the yellow in the headlights and the fogs, might I suggest another color like yellow or fluorescent yellow in the strip you have around the grille? Read every page of this thread yesterday, love your car and your vision for it. Well, excpet for the red, hehe... Great work on everything.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #1830
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Hopefully once I finally get the headliner back in I'll do full interior shoot again. Need like 28-30 hrs per day, that would be great. Than I can start working on my car, day jobs are so overrated right?
Maybe overrated, but day jobs provide for our hobbies, no?

No pressure from me. Looking forward to whenever that interior shoot may occur.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #1831
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With the yellow in the headlights and the fogs, might I suggest another color like yellow or fluorescent yellow in the strip you have around the grille? Read every page of this thread yesterday, love your car and your vision for it. Well, except for the red, hehe... Great work on everything.
Haha, thanks!! I've been meaning to actually remove the red stripe for about 6 months now. I think I outgrew the novelty of it and go back and fourth whether I like it or not. This week it looks fine, next week who knows, haha

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Maybe overrated, but day jobs provide for our hobbies, no?

No pressure from me. Looking forward to whenever that interior shoot may occur.
Yeah, without a day job I'd be in all sorts of trouble, lol
Just wish there was more hours in a day so I can do both
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:21 AM   #1832
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May I suggest a white grille stripe? That's what I have on mine and think it fits the theme very well. As always, loving the Alcantara work Jason. Also, glad to see your business off to a great start!
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #1833
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Double post.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #1834
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May I suggest a white grille stripe? That's what I have on mine and think it fits the theme very well. As always, loving the Alcantara work Jason. Also, glad to see your business off to a great start!
Thanks man!
I do like the white too, I've seen one in person and it makes so much more sense than the red. IDK, I'm indecisive which usually means I'll leave it as is until I get really sick of it
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #1835
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Can you measure the distance from the middle of the lip to the inside of the wing please?

I think my M3 lip is coming in today and was hoping for any sort of dimensions
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #1836
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Overland04 - What size tires are you running on your summer setup?

you have two different sizes listed on the first page 255/40/18 and 255/35r/18.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #1837
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Can you measure the distance from the middle of the lip to the inside of the wing please?

I think my M3 lip is coming in today and was hoping for any sort of dimensions
Hey, do you still need the dimensions? I just got back from being away for a couple days. If so, can you clarify on what you need? The measurement I think you need should be the width of the inside of the wing divided by 2.

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Overland04 - What size tires are you running on your summer setup?

you have two different sizes listed on the first page 255/40/18 and 255/35r/18.
Ooops, they are 255/35's
Nice catch BTW, I have no idea why I wrote that, lol
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #1838
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Feel free to answe me here or pm about the gtworx setup it's prolly a page bak or so by now just wondering how you feel about them now that they have been on a while performance feel all around? Thanks
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #1839
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Hey Man, so sorry I missed that question, I'll be glad to answer.
There is not one single complaint that I can say about the RCE suspension that I have in my car. In my opinion and for my driving conditions, they are perfect.
The ride height is fully functional without sitting too high, the handling is superb in combination with their 25mm F/R sway bars, the ride quality is firm yet extremely comfortable and the quality of the parts are holding up well and still look new.

For my purpose, I wouldn't need anything more that what I have and I'm 100% happy with my choice to ditch the coilovers.

Did a 2400 mile road trip to Chicago and back with my wife and not one single issue or complaint in ride comfort for either of us. A+ for Race Comp Engineering
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #1840
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Nice appreciate it hopefully ill be able to schedule some time with you in the spring to meet hang out and so some Alcantra and mods to the car, including the gtworx to compliment the sways!
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #1841
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Nice appreciate it hopefully ill be able to schedule some time with you in the spring to meet hang out and so some Alcantra and mods to the car, including the gtworx to compliment the sways!
Whenever you are ready!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:01 PM   #1842
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I do not think i have like the Hatches till i saw this journal/write up! great work!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #1843
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I do not think i have like the Hatches till i saw this journal/write up! great work!!
Thanks for reading through my thread and glad you liked it.
Cheers bud!
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:47 PM   #1844
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Already installed the M3 lip spoiler, Im all set dude! haha
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #1845
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I like my car

Happy Friday!

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Old 09-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #1846
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I like my car

Happy Friday!

I like your car too. Not only is she super duper clean but she probably doesn't have a blown turbo either.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #1847
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I like your car too. Not only is she super duper clean but she probably doesn't have a blown turbo either.
Oh boy, this doesn't sound good

On that note, I'm really happy with the power path that I have taken with this car. It's technically a Stage 2+ with the added safety of an aftermarket intercooler, injectors, plugs, and fuel bump. Power is right at 300hp which is great for nimble daily spirited driving and piece of mind that my motor and transmission are quite happy.

I do struggle with the want for more power often but the consequences of what "could" happen are the reasons that I stay within safe levels.

Best of luck going forward bud!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:25 PM   #1848
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Hey Jason- Read through the thread in its entirety, and the attention to detail is fantastic. Clean, practical, and explicit in detail. Think everyone could find a useful piece of information in here.

Quick question about your sway/suspension set up. Did you decide to go with RCE Sways b/c of your spring/strut set up, to keep things within the same group of manufacturers? With that being said, do you feel a 25mm f/r bar is necessary for a daily driver? Finally, I believe the RCE Black springs are compatible with stock struts (+09 WRX and up). For someone that wanted to go with a modular build for cost purposes, you have any thoughts on using the Blacks with stocks, and upgrading to the GTWorx/Bilstein Struts when the pocketbook allowed? Sorry for all the Q's!
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #1849
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Hey Jason- Read through the thread in its entirety, and the attention to detail is fantastic. Clean, practical, and explicit in detail. Think everyone could find a useful piece of information in here.

Quick question about your sway/suspension set up. Did you decide to go with RCE Sways b/c of your spring/strut set up, to keep things within the same group of manufacturers? With that being said, do you feel a 25mm f/r bar is necessary for a daily driver? Finally, I believe the RCE Black springs are compatible with stock struts (+09 WRX and up). For someone that wanted to go with a modular build for cost purposes, you have any thoughts on using the Blacks with stocks, and upgrading to the GTWorx/Bilstein Struts when the pocketbook allowed? Sorry for all the Q's!
Hey man, thanks for taking the time out to ready through my thread, appreciate it!

There were two main reasons that I chose to go with the 25mm sways by RCE. First would be that I wanted to go with the same manufacture as the strut/springs as I feel they make really solid products.
The second is the corrosion factor over a comparable Perrin or Whiteline bar. In the harsh winter environment that the bars are exposed to, I've seen a few cars with similar conditions after a year starting to rust, flake and fade. The RCE has a better, tougher finish, which was a great selling point to me.
The sizing is larger than most bars and may seem like overkill but the RCE bars are hollow in comparison to a 22mm solid. There is slight weight savings and in return a lower cost factor that could be placed into better bushings, mounts and finish instead of higher profits.

With the springs on stock struts you will deal with two factors. One being that yes, they will work but it may only last a day or if you are lucky, years. Only your driving habits will determine that.

If you can manage to keep your stock struts working for long, you will definitely be missing out on the proper dampening of a specifically designed GTWORX strut. The stock WRX strut is valved very lightly and will have a tough time keeping up with fast transitions being that the car is sitting an inch or so lower than normal.

Yes, having the car sit at a better height is more appealing for sure and I will encourage you to do anything you feel comfortable with spending. I applaud that you would use the black springs over epic or equivalent but if you can save for spring/strut combo with a decent time frame, I would wait. If it were a REAL long wait, the springs first and careful driving would be a close second.


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Old 09-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #1850
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Thanks for the response Jason- appreciate the time and considerations. Much of what you stated was in line with my general expectations. I now remember you noting the finish on the RCE bars- I live in a similar climate, and have the same considerations to make; seems to be a worthy one.

Just so I am understanding correctly, without the corresponding upgraded strut, lowering springs in general are less than effective for anything other than appearance, and could serve as a liability on the stockers?

Thanks again-
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