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Old 04-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #26
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Would love more information on camber settings......
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:34 PM   #27
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Pics from the front?

Looks great!


Must resist the urge of lowering my Wrx, lol.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:21 PM   #28
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so no rear LCA needed ?
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:19 PM   #29
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Solid. looks great!
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:03 PM   #30
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Don't buy a '15 they said....it would be ugly they said.....

Freakin' gorgeous color and wheel set up! Props!
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #31
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Don't buy a '15 they said....it would be ugly they said..... Freakin' gorgeous color and wheel set up! Props!
I know right..
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:11 PM   #32
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^I 2nd that.....WORRRRDDDDD
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:38 PM   #33
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Would love more information on camber settings......
Getting caught up from tuning trip in Brazil My apologies for the delayed response.

Since my last post, I have corner balanced and lowered the rear a little bit more to settle things out. I also set the alignment. Without adding a camber kit in the rear, what you see pictured is -2.5 degrees camber in the rear. The front is currently running -2.75 front camber. The front doesn't rub at all, however, once I lowered the rear a little more, I started rubbing if I drive hard or carry passengers in the back.

Easy fix...did a gentle and carefully rolling of the rear fender, and a very slight trimming of the bracket that connects the rear bumper to the 1/4 panel. Now I can drive as hard as I want without rubbing and I think the stance is perfect at this point.

Here are my current final settings if anyone is curious.
Front Camber -2.75
Front Toe: 0
Front caster 8 degrees

Rear camber: -2.75 (will change to -2.0 once I install the camber adjusters)
Rear Toe: 1/16th inch toe in each side.

This is a great dual purpose alignment setup, IMHO. Tracks dead stable and straight and steering wheel has great return feedback and return to center.

Does anyone happen to have the official 2015 OEM STi alignment specs? I have everything through 2014 but I know Subaru made major changes to the rear alignment on the 15....haven't found any published data though.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:53 PM   #34
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Sorry if this is a bit of a dumb question, but if the GR/GV suspension fits then the same would be the same for the rear camber bolts?

Also, do the hub bore sizes match? Did you swap over the hub rings?

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Old 05-04-2014, 05:54 PM   #35
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Getting caught up from tuning trip in Brazil My apologies for the delayed response.

Since my last post, I have corner balanced and lowered the rear a little bit more to settle things out. I also set the alignment. Without adding a camber kit in the rear, what you see pictured is -2.5 degrees camber in the rear. The front is currently running -2.75 front camber. The front doesn't rub at all, however, once I lowered the rear a little more, I started rubbing if I drive hard or carry passengers in the back.

Easy fix...did a gentle and carefully rolling of the rear fender, and a very slight trimming of the bracket that connects the rear bumper to the 1/4 panel. Now I can drive as hard as I want without rubbing and I think the stance is perfect at this point.

Here are my current final settings if anyone is curious.
Front Camber -2.75
Front Toe: 0
Front caster 8 degrees

Rear camber: -2.75 (will change to -2.0 once I install the camber adjusters)
Rear Toe: 1/16th inch toe in each side.

This is a great dual purpose alignment setup, IMHO. Tracks dead stable and straight and steering wheel has great return feedback and return to center.

Does anyone happen to have the official 2015 OEM STi alignment specs? I have everything through 2014 but I know Subaru made major changes to the rear alignment on the 15....haven't found any published data though.
Wow, thanks for the detailed response!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:47 PM   #36
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Sorry if this is a bit of a dumb question, but if the GR/GV suspension fits then the same would be the same for the rear camber bolts?

Also, do the hub bore sizes match? Did you swap over the hub rings?
Yes, yes, and yes.

On a side note, Some of the GT Spec and Whiteline braces such as the rear tie braces, front and rear upper strut bars won't fit, and the front sway bar isn't cooperating either.

Happy to answer any other questions you all have.

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:58 AM   #37
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Great! Thank you for the answers, look forward to seeing more of your STI.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:28 PM   #38
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Are you still entertaining the idea of trading your 15' wheels for oem 11+?
Which style 15' do you have?
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:51 AM   #39
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Okay, straightening out my questions. Did you notice a big difference between this setup on your "11 vs the "15? Would you say it reacts better with the new STI or with the older one?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #40
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Had the opportunity to see this on the Tail of the Dragon yesterday, unfortunately not under the best circumstances. Glad to see your friend was alright. Wish I could have done more to help. It looks and sounds incredible!
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:27 PM   #41
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At the Dragon this weekend by chance?
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:03 AM   #42
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I am in the process of taking all of our go-fast-goodies off my 2011 STi and transferring them over to my new 2015....
Drool. Volks, Ohlin's. You are doing it right sir. Beautiful car. What other bits are you finding that will transfer from the last gen to the new one?
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:18 AM   #43
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Looks pretty damn good. I might have to look into these for my DGM.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:24 AM   #44
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Looks great, keep it up!

And 8 degrees of castor? Do you have castor adding parts on this car already?

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Old 06-02-2014, 10:42 AM   #45
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Drool. Volks, Ohlin's. You are doing it right sir. Beautiful car. What other bits are you finding that will transfer from the last gen to the new one?
To clarify a few more things on the parts swap over from the 2011 STi:
1) Rear sway bar works just fine, as do the rear end links and Whiteside sway bar support bracket. I haven't tried putting the WL front bar, but probably won't...IMHO the front OEM bar is fine.

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At the Dragon this weekend by chance?
I was at the Dragon the week of May 17th through Sunday for ZDAYZ. Did you see me up there?

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Looks great, keep it up!

And 8 degrees of castor? Do you have castor adding parts on this car already?
Running the Whiteside Caster/Anti-Dive solid bushings up front. Probably the single best suspension mod anyone can do to their Subaru. Increasing front caster is one of the best things you can do to improve handling without any negative consequences to tire wear. And the WL solid bushing result in zero increase to NHV.

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Old 06-05-2014, 05:01 PM   #46
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Default 2015 WRX and STI aglinment specs



2015 STI launch edition with 300 miles and full fuel tank.

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:09 PM   #47
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Thank you for posting your results with the 2015 STi off the shelf. Do you happen to have the official 2015 spec sheet for alignment? If I am not mistaken the reference page you posted is for a a pre-2015 or is it actually for the 15?
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:09 PM   #48
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Thank you for posting your results with the 2015 STi off the shelf. Do you happen to have the official 2015 spec sheet for alignment? If I am not mistaken the reference page you posted is for a a pre-2015 or is it actually for the 15?
The page is out of the online 2015 service manual.
I will email you all 9 pages referencing suspension.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:51 PM   #49
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The page is out of the online 2015 service manual.
I will email you all 9 pages referencing suspension.
Thank you. Much appreciated. Sharif@ForgedPerformance.com.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:58 PM   #50
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The page is out of the online 2015 service manual.
I will email you all 9 pages referencing suspension.
Unless I am miss reading that specification (I had to read it a bunch of times since some values are in degrees, some in mm, inches, and then minutes), the 2015 has double the rear toe-in verses the 2014 specification. I had heard that Subaru increased the toe in dramatically to help offset the quicker steering ratio. The 15, even stock is way less darty than the 08-14 and has much better on-center feel in steering wheel. Looks like caster is the same as 2014, so that centered straightline and mid corner stability is likely coming from the increased rear toe-in, coupled with the longer wheelbase and stiffer chassis.

Makes we wish I did some tracking testing with the 15 when it had the bone stock suspension. But then again, I can't recall ever setting up a Subaru...or any car for that matter...to OEM alignment specs...haha.
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