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Old 05-01-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Kostamojen:

Keep us updated please on what you have to do to get them to fit. Especially if it can be done with limited, no rolling, fender work.

The MXs have a section width of 9.3" which is the same as the Hoosier A3SO3 which I would love to run at autocrosses. I have a set of Kuhmo V700 (9.1" section width) waiting to mount on slipstreams that are in UPS limbo. BTW - all 225 50 16 measurements.

What suspension are you running - track and street? I have KYBs set at 3 and 7 for autocrosses - the only time the V700s will see pavement.

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Old 05-02-2003, 01:53 AM   #2
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Suspension: KYB AGX's with Ground Control coilover perches/springs (~250/225 rates) running at 2/5 for the street.

Im running about an inch or so lower than stock, and ive had to do a considerable amount of fender rolling and im STILL rubbing... But its the FRONTs amazingly causing the problem under hard right turns under load. It might have to do with the fact one of my front wheels is sitting farther back in the wheel well than the other but I dont know yet.

I havent found the exact area of issue yet, and ive resorted to cutting away alot of the fender liner to get clearance in the front and its getting annoying.... Ive even raised up the suspension a tad in the front... Im gonna have to do some more rolling soon to get it totaly fixed, but as it is right now I dont have any trouble on the street at all, im just trying to get it worked out perfect for crazy hard driving

As for NO rolling, its impossible. And if you are worried about your paint or keeping the car re-sellable, dont do it with the bat
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Old 05-04-2003, 03:46 AM   #3
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I installed the Slipstreams and V700s last night and took them for a spirited drive through a local parking lot to check for rubbing before Sunday's autocross. The only rubbing was on the inside of the right fender. The rubbing was slight. They only way I could tell was that after I took the wheels off the plastic was rough to the touch on the inside of the fender lip. There was no rubbing on the back at all or on the left side of the front.

I'm riding at what appears to be stock height with the stock springs and KYBs. I had them set at 4 and 8 to try and minimize any roll.

I'll update after the autocross, but it seems so far that this set up will work.

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:40 PM   #4
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Ya, I think that inside fender spot is where I might be rubbing as well...

Update me when you try it out My next auto-x isnt until June
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:34 PM   #5
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Where did you get your slipstreams?!?!? silver/grey are hard to come by these days
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Old 05-05-2003, 02:43 AM   #6
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Auto Innovations in Milipitas California, I drove down there and picked them up but I dont know if they got anymore since then (I think I got the last set, not sure).

I lucked out cause Steve, one of the employees there, messaged me when I asked if anyone had any in stock and completely lucked out that they actually had some Yes, they are DAMN hard to find (took me like two weeks to get that message after emailing every rota vendor i could find)
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Old 05-05-2003, 08:29 AM   #7
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I got mine (black) from The WRX store. ILP Performance had the silver or grey. It seemed like that as soon as the shipment came in they all went fast. One day no one had them and then the next day everyone had a few sets - no it seems like everyone has them on back order.

I did seven runs yesterday with them on with Ecsta V700. There was no rubbing. The only rubbing that I had was from the night before when I had someone riding with me and the right fender plastic got scuffed. With no one riding for all of the autocross runs there was no rubbing.

It looks like the Slipstreams, V700s, KYBs (set at full stiff with stock springs) works pretty well.

I have to next try the Hoosiers in the same size. Their section width is 9.3" (same as the MXs) vs the 9.1" of the V700s. Kostamojen - no chance of putting back on your stock springs to see if you rub with the MXs?

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No chance of putting the stock springs back on, no, but I can raise my ground controls to near stock height Ill definatly fiddle with my car more after finals in 3 weeks if you can wait that long
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