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Old 09-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default 2004 WRX Suspension ideas?

Figured out what wheels I want to get, 2004 STi BBS's, so, what's a good suspension to drop the car and eliminate some gap without having to drastically change my driving habits... And something I can keep year around which includes switching back to stockers...
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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lowered an inch is good.....2 inches is too much
forget forged...no need
get cheap wheels so ya dont cry when ya curb/bend one
rota...enkei...5zigen all make 17x8 wheels that ya can get for ~$800 - $1000 or so/set
get 235/40 tires and done
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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New topic. old thread lol

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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An 1inch sounds great
I like forged, I like the best. I would rather wait get exactly what I want.
I don't understand the numbers on the tires... What does each one mean?
If you dont even know what the "numbers" mean why do you THINK forged is the "best"?

You are clueless. Start reading and learning.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Because Forged is the process of taking a large raw block and forcing it through a mold at extreme pressure, therefore creating a solid one piece wheel. That wheel is then lighter, but still stronger and denser. Just because I don't understand some things, doesn't mean I am completely clueless... I have never dealt with switching tires or wheels so I never looked into it...
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Found a deal local, and one on Nasioc, the local one is...

04 STi BBS. Tires- 225/45/17 Yokohama Avids. 1000 miles on them...

What do you guys think?
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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avids are LOW performance

and 'forged' wheels are kiddie f00-f00

would you rather bend a $200 wheel or a $400 wheel???

the very vast majority of aluminum wheels on the road are cast....they work just fine
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #8
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avids are LOW performance

and 'forged' wheels are kiddie f00-f00

would you rather bend a $200 wheel or a $400 wheel???

the very vast majority of aluminum wheels on the road are cast....they work just fine
WTF? lmfao

And I have never bent a wheel ever... so I am going to stick with never bending a wheel
"Just fine" Might work for you but I don't roll with "just fine".
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #9
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WTF? lmfao

And I have never bent a wheel ever... so I am going to stick with never bending a wheel
"Just fine" Might work for you but I don't roll with "just fine".
sweetie....you are a young dumb n000blette....ya dont know a forged wheel from an original thought.....not a clue, i promise

just like all the rest around here


keep drinkin the kiddie k00-aid....just like all the rest
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
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Could you try that again and speak to me in english...
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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oh yeah

forged wheels on an all stock 04 wrx????

LMAO...what a maroon.....jesus...talk about polishin a turd
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #12
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Could you try that again and speak to me in english...
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idiot

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total

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nothing

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how's that???
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #13
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I worked as a tire tech for years. Of all the cars I saw equipped with "low profile" tires, at least 50% of them had at least 1 bent wheel. If you want to run 18's or even 17's you're in for a surprise.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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WTF? lmfao

And I have never bent a wheel ever... so I am going to stick with never bending a wheel
"Just fine" Might work for you but I don't roll with "just fine".
Congrats on confirming how idiotic you are.

You come into a tech forum, ask for technical advice, and then act like a drama queen when people who have forgotten more than you will likely ever know about such matters make solid suggestions.

Why even bother posting? Oh, right -- because you've already admitted that YOU DON'T KNOW A GODDAMNED THING.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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oh yeah

forged wheels on an all stock 04 wrx????

LMAO...what a maroon.....jesus...talk about polishin a turd
All stock suspension, wheels, brakes, etc, aka, anything that could effect wheels.... And it's moron*... lmfao Oh, and Polishing. How's that GED coming along?

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you are an idiot a total know nothing kiddie idiot
how's that???
Still barely, but I guess it's passable for 2nd grade...

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I worked as a tire tech for years. Of all the cars I saw equipped with "low profile" tires, at least 50% of them had at least 1 bent wheel. If you want to run 18's or even 17's you're in for a surprise.
04 STI BBS's are 17". I guess I will see how it goes then.

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Congrats on confirming how idiotic you are.

You come into a tech forum, ask for technical advice, and then act like a drama queen when people who have forgotten more than you will likely ever know about such matters make solid suggestions.

Why even bother posting? Oh, right -- because you've already admitted that YOU DON'T KNOW A GODDAMNED THING.
*Doesn't know what the tire numbers symbolize, must not know anything.* Great logic ***got
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #16
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so explain how not knowing ANYTHING about wheel sizing makes you an expert on wheel sizing?

You are clueless and you can't even admit it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #17
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If you could read you could obviously see I already stated I didn't know what the numbers meant, I am not sure where I disputed anything about wheel size... I believe it was wheels bending, not anything about size...
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Btw i looked that up lol, only thing that ticks me off, "If I am reading this correctly", the width of the rim is in inches... but the width of the tire is in mm?! Wtf is the point of that?

Second number is the height of the sidewalls...?
Last number is the diameter of the rim.
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*Doesn't know what the tire numbers symbolize, must not know anything.* Great logic ***got


You're too busy painting your lug nuts BLUE to take 3 minutes to investigate what tire sidewall markings describe.

Have fun doing it all wrong, you asswipe.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #21
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Lol. I though the last thread was bad. Here he's using the definition of forged he learned lol
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #22
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I love threads like this.. Someone comes in asking for help and every one is a dick about it because he doesn't know something.. Obviously he doesn't know it or he wouldn't be here asking, everyone starts off somewhere and has to ask the "noob" questions sometime in life.

If you're just looking for a light drop with out being slammed and aren't going to be tracking the car I would look into a good set of springs.. I was in your same position and didn't want a huge drop but something where it wasn't monster trucking and I went with the Tanabe GF210's after a bunch of online research, they weren't a huge drop where I have to drive slow over everything. If the GF210's are to much of a drop for your liking you Tanabe has another one the NF210 what gives it a better ride with less of a drop.

For rims I believe 17x7.5 +48 (maybe even 8 or 8.5) with 225's is a good size for a stock 04 wrx and not looking to modify anything else (roll, pull, camber etc..)

Here's a pic of mine with the same set up as above.. Great daily driver without any problems, no tucking or having to go slow over bumps.



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You're too busy painting your lug nuts BLUE to take 3 minutes to investigate what tire sidewall markings describe.

Have fun doing it all wrong, you asswipe.
Muteki lug nuts I won at Wicked Big Meet in Connecticut. You look like an ass when you assume, hasn't anyone told you that?

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I love threads like this.. Someone comes in asking for help and every one is a dick about it because he doesn't know something.. Obviously he doesn't know it or he wouldn't be here asking, everyone starts off somewhere and has to ask the "noob" questions sometime in life.

If you're just looking for a light drop with out being slammed and aren't going to be tracking the car I would look into a good set of springs.. I was in your same position and didn't want a huge drop but something where it wasn't monster trucking and I went with the Tanabe GF210's after a bunch of online research, they weren't a huge drop where I have to drive slow over everything. If the GF210's are to much of a drop for your liking you Tanabe has another one the NF210 what gives it a better ride with less of a drop.

For rims I believe 17x7.5 +48 (maybe even 8 or 8.5) with 225's is a good size for a stock 04 wrx and not looking to modify anything else (roll, pull, camber etc..)

Here's a pic of mine with the same set up as above.. Great daily driver without any problems, no tucking or having to go slow over bumps.



Omfg an intelligent person on Nasioc!? I found the only one! Finally!

Thanks for the time you took to write this reply. So what I was thinking was Konig Backbone, or Konig Feather? Both seem like really high quality forged wheels, 17x7.5, and off of CarId.com (not my favorite site but w/e) I can package a set of tires with the wheels Yokohama S.Drive, 225/45R17.

In terms of suspension, I still feel pretty clueless
Epic Engineering Lowering Springs. Reviews say it wasn't a horrible drop, and they seem to be a decent price?

Also was thinking of just going big and getting Apexi N1 EXV coilovers? Control my drop type deal? Will also make it easier when I switch my stockers back every winter too...

I went through here, http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Suspension,
And if I could maybe pick up the full suspension through there? I am guessing it goes better if I get the lowering springs, (or coilovers), some top hats? end links, trailing arms, bushings? Not sure what all goes together the best?


When I get my exhaust I am getting the Cobb Stage 2 Power Pack. But I am also ordering Gaskets, Exhaust heat shield, Cobb hangers, a turbo heat shield, and heat wrap for the exhaust and turbo heat shield... Not necessary, but while I am working on it I might as well get all I can done.

(Thinking of adding headers to that as well and wrapping those.)
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Oh, BTW, you have a sexy STi :P I think you should paint the front lip to match the body of the car. Just my .02$.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #25
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Konig high quality lol.

That's a wrx.

Call Turn In Concepts when you want the real deal on suspension. If you are clueless about wheels you are even more clueless about suspension. What suspension works for you is highly dependent on how you drive and what you do with the car.

I wouldn't waste my time with anything under 8" wide.
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