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Old 05-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #2976
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I finally received my Drop Lug nuts for my car after a 4 week wait. Here are some pics of how they look. I cleaned the Suby up a bit as well.







I definitely like these much better compared to stock.
Can you post a picture of the whole car? I've been thinking of picking these up. How strong/reliable do they appear to be?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #2977
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I like your setup and now im considering to do a same set up as you because I'm really on the fence of lowering the impreza. Could you take a full side shot of the car it looks like the wheels tire setup filled in the gap nicely. Also if you can take a pic of the poke from the top of the fender so I have an idea of thw fitment
Sorry it took me so long to respond, life threw me a curve ball. Here's some photos... let me know if it's what your looking for. I was thinking about lowering it but I do a lot of driving on dirt roads plus I'm thinking about moving to Boston or north Cali next year so I gotta keep the height for the snow


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Old 05-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #2978
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Can you post a picture of the whole car? I've been thinking of picking these up. How strong/reliable do they appear to be?




They appear to be strong.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #2979
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I came across this post, liked what I saw, and thought I'd share with the rest of y'all:

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #2980
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They appear to be strong.
Tuner lugs are made for aftermarket wheels, the oem lugs are designed to be used with your oem wheels, messing with that is a waste of time , money and potentially safety, and to say it looks better, I mean we are talking about lugs right??
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #2981
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Tuner lugs are made for aftermarket wheels, the oem lugs are designed to be used with your oem wheels, messing with that is a waste of time , money and potentially safety, and to say it looks better, I mean we are talking about lugs right??
Totally agree!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #2982
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On top of this the OEMs look just fine... I mean how are lug nuts supposed to really "look" lol
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:46 PM   #2983
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New knob...big shout out to chris@wclathewerks for the awesome custom job!



On a side note...our imprezas have a rather hefty stock knob...very surprised by that.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #2984
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On top of this the OEMs look just fine... I mean how are lug nuts supposed to really "look" lol
Clean, not rusty, without gouges
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:31 AM   #2985
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Hey gregorz4.. what % tint do you have on your car?
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #2986
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sneak peak of my plasti dipped roof....untill i get better pics when the suns up

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #2987
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Tuner lugs are made for aftermarket wheels, the oem lugs are designed to be used with your oem wheels, messing with that is a waste of time , money and potentially safety, and to say it looks better, I mean we are talking about lugs right??
Not quite true, I bought http://www.mcgard.com/automotive-2/i...gory_pathway=0 to replace my crappy looking oems that were only 10 months old and rusting. The mcgards fit perfectly as they are cone seat just like oem. I posted pics in the big impreza thread
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #2988
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Not quite true, I bought http://www.mcgard.com/automotive-2/i...gory_pathway=0 to replace my crappy looking oems that were only 10 months old and rusting. The mcgards fit perfectly as they are cone seat just like oem. I posted pics in the big impreza thread
Those don't look the same as the others posted
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #2989
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Hey gregorz4.. what % tint do you have on your car?
20 percent all around
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #2990
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Those don't look the same as the others posted
They aren't, they are what I got. they have worked great for the last 1000 miles. They are "tuner style"though because that have the cone seat

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #2991
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Tuner lugs are made for aftermarket wheels, the oem lugs are designed to be used with your oem wheels, messing with that is a waste of time , money and potentially safety, and to say it looks better, I mean we are talking about lugs right??
I dont see the harm in aftermarket lugs. I havent seen or heard of any wheels blowing off the bolts due to putting aftermarket lugs on with an oem wheel. Its not like im putting insane amounts of power to the wheels to cause some sort of extreme force to try and break them. If you have some sort of study or proof that shows oem rims with aftermarket lugs is unsafe then please forward the link and maybe ill reconsider this switch.

The aftermarket lugs were cheaper than the stock oem from Subaru, 50$ compared to 100.

These lug nuts do actually look better, yes they are lug nuts...I don't care they still look better.

Here is a pic showing what 60 percent of my lug nuts look like compared to the new aftermarket ones.


They really do look better don't they ? :P

Waste of time? it took me all of 20 minutes to switch the lug nuts...

The seat of the aftermarket lugs matches the angle of the oem lugs so I really dont see the harm in it. Unless it is made by some inferior metal that im not aware of them I don't think I will be worrying about my wheels falling off anytime soon.
I have a friend whos had aftermarket lugs on his oem rims for the past 4 years and he hasnt had any problem with it...and his car is a 12 second turbo civic broooo...

I will keep you guys posted if any wheels or lugs fly off, but Im sure there really isnt a huge chance of all the lug nuts failing at the exact same time causing any unsafe situations. I've checked through all the lugs, re torqued them to spec, and all seems fine.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #2992
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I dont see the harm in aftermarket lugs. I havent seen or heard of any wheels blowing off the bolts due to putting aftermarket lugs on with an oem wheel. Its not like im putting insane amounts of power to the wheels to cause some sort of extreme force to try and break them. If you have some sort of study or proof that shows oem rims with aftermarket lugs is unsafe then please forward the link and maybe ill reconsider this switch.

The aftermarket lugs were cheaper than the stock oem from Subaru, 50$ compared to 100.

These lug nuts do actually look better, yes they are lug nuts...I don't care they still look better.

Here is a pic showing what 60 percent of my lug nuts look like compared to the new aftermarket ones.


They really do look better don't they ? :P

Waste of time? it took me all of 20 minutes to switch the lug nuts...

The seat of the aftermarket lugs matches the angle of the oem lugs so I really dont see the harm in it. Unless it is made by some inferior metal that im not aware of them I don't think I will be worrying about my wheels falling off anytime soon.
I have a friend whos had aftermarket lugs on his oem rims for the past 4 years and he hasnt had any problem with it...and his car is a 12 second turbo civic broooo...

I will keep you guys posted if any wheels or lugs fly off, but Im sure there really isnt a huge chance of all the lug nuts failing at the exact same time causing any unsafe situations. I've checked through all the lugs, re torqued them to spec, and all seems fine.
I did say potential issues, if they seat the same then you should be ok, but i still see no value here. Look better?? better how? They now stick out too far and draw attention to them. Why would you want to draw attention to lug nuts? Time may have been $20 minutes but it is still replacing something that was pointless. I feel like this was a mod just to mod with no real value, at least you could have got he black ones to justify that they are really different, but this to me still makes no sense. It's money you could have used on something more beneficial.

Obviously its your car, so do what you like.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #2993
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I did say potential issues, if they seat the same then you should be ok, but i still see no value here. Look better?? better how? They now stick out too far and draw attention to them. Why would you want to draw attention to lug nuts? Time may have been $20 minutes but it is still replacing something that was pointless. I feel like this was a mod just to mod with no real value, at least you could have got he black ones to justify that they are really different, but this to me still makes no sense. It's money you could have used on something more beneficial.

Obviously its your car, so do what you like.


Blue! Had them on for a yr now through salt and winter, strong and reliable. for $40, they look great!

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Old 05-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #2994
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I did say potential issues, if they seat the same then you should be ok, but i still see no value here. Look better?? better how? They now stick out too far and draw attention to them. Why would you want to draw attention to lug nuts? Time may have been $20 minutes but it is still replacing something that was pointless. I feel like this was a mod just to mod with no real value, at least you could have got he black ones to justify that they are really different, but this to me still makes no sense. It's money you could have used on something more beneficial.

Obviously its your car, so do what you like.
Like you said, it's my car, I'll do what I like. It looks better than the stock, it may stick out a bit, but not as much as other lugs,
I like it. To each his own.
Besides, what mod actually ads value? Rims? Lowering springs?
It's not pointless when your current lugs are rusting, gouged, turning black. I think that if any part of your car was experiencing these symptoms you would consider changing/upgrading them.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #2995
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I put on the window deflectors. I like them so far.


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Old 05-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #2996
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^Whats your % tint? looks like a happy medium between too dark and not dark enough

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Old 05-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #2997
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^Whats your % tint? looks like a happy medium between too dark and not dark enough
Yes I agree. I like the level i chose. Its 35% at the sides and 20% rear window.
However Ive already recieved a ticket a few months back.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #2998
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Just got a new shift knob for the car...(sorry for the cellphone pic)



Big thanks to chris@wclathewerks for the awesome job.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:27 PM   #2999
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Whats your state law regarding tinting? Did they get you for the rear window?

I'm somewhat lucky as I have a medical waiver for tint due to migraines, so I can use that as my get out of ticket free card
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NJ state law says no tint on fronts or windshield. The back and rear has no limit.

Did you get waiver from a general physician or eye doctor?
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