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Old 06-15-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Mach V's new BRZ on 17x9, 255/40R17

21 miles on it, and we're modifying it already...











The wheels are our own Mach V Awesome, 17x9 +42, satin black on the left side, gunmetal on the right. Tires are 255/40R17. I would probably go with a 245, but we already had the 255's on hand and mounted up, so we just bolted those on. At least at full ride height, I have not been able to get it to rub. If we lower it, it would probably rub.

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Those would fit perfect with a couple degrees of camber up front. The factory alignment settings sure are interesting.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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Nice! What are the factory camber settings? How is the clearance on the inside?
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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Looks great, Dan! I want to stop by the shop and check it out at some point. And of course pick up some goodies for my car while I'm there.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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Look at that puny horn! You know what must be done.

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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Nice! What are the factory camber settings? How is the clearance on the inside?
Scooby South's numbers-

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Subaru has great alignment equipment! It seems pretty crazy that some of those numbers are so far apart from each side.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #8
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Nice! What are the factory camber settings? How is the clearance on the inside?
Tons of clearance in back. Millimeters in front -- the inside of the tire is very close to the spring perch.

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Just from my photos I think our car has more than a half degree of rear camber.

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #9
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Does anyone have a printout/screenshot of the stock alignment with a driver inside the car?
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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Black Delrin Kartboy shift knob, STi logo.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #12
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #13
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Beautiful! Please do tell where that STI logo sticker can be had!?
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #14
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Beautiful! Please do tell where that STI logo sticker can be had!?
Maybe try clicking that hyperlink above.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #15
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Haha I didn't click it originally because I assumed it was going to link to Kartboy's site, which I had just happened to be on right before you posted pics and KNEW there wasn't an STI sticker on there. I still fail, though, because I assumed...

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #16
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Sticks out too far in my opinion. This car doesn't need that much tire. 225's or 235's with stickier compound would be more than enough given the BRZ's weight. Shoot when I get one I might just stick with the stock size and get some Direzzas or RE11's.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #17
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a widebody kit would look so sick on this car.... keep up the good work MachV!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #18
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Sticks out too far in my opinion. This car doesn't need that much tire. 225's or 235's with stickier compound would be more than enough given the BRZ's weight. Shoot when I get one I might just stick with the stock size and get some Direzzas or RE11's.
225/45-17 (& 225/50-16) Star Specs (Direzzas) are $3/tire cheaper than the oem size (215/45-17).

Bumping up to 245/40-17 would be $34/tire more than oem.

I'd probably go with the 225s, run 1-2lbs less pressure at each corner, put $12 into the autox fund (that's half an entry fee!) unless I felt the 1.4% speedo error and 0.2" taller sidewall would be noticeably detrimental.
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Hey Dan, I'm thinking about getting one of the shiftknobs for my BRZ from your website but don't know which to choose, decisions decisions lol. What's the difference between the delrin and the titanium?
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225/45-17 (& 225/50-16) Star Specs (Direzzas) are $3/tire cheaper than the oem size (215/45-17).

Bumping up to 245/40-17 would be $34/tire more than oem.

I'd probably go with the 225s, run 1-2lbs less pressure at each corner, put $12 into the autox fund (that's half an entry fee!) unless I felt the 1.4% speedo error and 0.2" taller sidewall would be noticeably detrimental.
Oh no, $34!? That's half a tank of gas!
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:29 PM   #21
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Hey Dan, I'm thinking about getting one of the shiftknobs for my BRZ from your website but don't know which to choose, decisions decisions lol. What's the difference between the delrin and the titanium?
Delrin is a plastic material -- think of one of those soft white cutting boards. It's light, and cool to the touch (or in winter, warm). We don't have titanium. We DO have aluminum, which is heavier, harder, and warmer in summer/colder in winter, until your hand equalizes the temp. Either one is very nice. They're affordable enough you could get a couple and switch 'em around...

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Delrin is a plastic material -- think of one of those soft white cutting boards. It's light, and cool to the touch (or in winter, warm). We don't have titanium. We DO have aluminum, which is heavier, harder, and warmer in summer/colder in winter, until your hand equalizes the temp. Either one is very nice. They're affordable enough you could get a couple and switch 'em around...

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I never really thought about non-metal shift knobs before. Although I once froze my hand to my aluminum one while in Edmonton (it was -52 degrees out and my hand was damp from wiping the snow off my windshield). That was unpleasant...

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Although I once froze my hand to my aluminum one while in Edmonton...
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #24
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Delrin is a plastic material -- think of one of those soft white cutting boards. It's light, and cool to the touch (or in winter, warm). We don't have titanium. We DO have aluminum, which is heavier, harder, and warmer in summer/colder in winter, until your hand equalizes the temp. Either one is very nice. They're affordable enough you could get a couple and switch 'em around...

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thanks for the info! i'll check out which i want to get, leaning more towards the delrin one just don't know what color lol. i ordered my brz in swp also and that black looks great! & my mistake, i meant to say aluminum, i was probably drooling at that shiftknob pic lol
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #25
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niice..I am running 17x9 42 also... with 245s...have to wait to see what size tire I can 'officially' run...

this is my alignment now...getting ready to change it again... with coilovers and plates..

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