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Old 05-22-2010, 10:12 PM   #3776
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+1 on this, it seems that this combo works well for people. It used to be 235/40R17 was the ticket, but it seems that people are ok with the extra delay from the taller sidewall in exchange for the width.

The 9" wheel or even 8.5" are much more gangster, but the fitment is sometimes tight. For your STI struts, I think they are very close in clearance to the sedan struts. I used sedan struts with wagon lower arm parts and 9" with 245 fits with ease, only issue is the lack of camber which you can resolve with camber plates.

There is a group doing a groupbuy for a 5x100 version of 17x9 RPF1, this can fit the wagon with wagon lower suspension parts. Pricing is not bad and the wheel speaks for itself.
If they made the Boost in 17x9 I'd get that, but everyone has the DPT's and I'm just not a DPT fan. I'd love some Buddy Club 6-spoke wheels, but those are some serious money. RPF1's are out of my budget, new wheels/tires/lugs are already going to cost a ton. 17x8 is slightly cheaper as well, but I admit that a 17x9 wheels sure would look nice
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:05 PM   #3777
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Sti Wagon Pink Springs
Stock Struts
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215x45x17 Bridgestone RE960 Pole Position AS on Stock wheels
225x50x16 Falken Azenis Summer on Konig Driver 16x7 et48 (old summer setup)
225x45x17 Dunlop Direzza Star Spec Summer on 04 Sti BBS Gold (new summer setup)

No rubbing on first two, but haven't mounted the 04 BBS yet...don't expect them to rub.

Update...

On the summer setup it does rub a bit on full lock on the inside. Was under there this morning and forgot to check where it was rubbing.

Installed an AD Motorsports 25mm adj front swaybar. It made an immediate improvement over the stock bar. Turn in feels more controlled and the rear end feels less twitchy. It's set at the soft setting with the rear 22mm still at soft setting.

Anyone running this combo with Pink springs find an "ideal" setup with the bar settings? Thanks!!! Mike
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:37 PM   #3778
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hey guys, thought id post my set up.
-bc coilovers
-whiteline camber bolts all the way around
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-rota torque 17x8 with 48 offset
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:58 PM   #3779
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Sedan struts and you managed -1.6* with stock camber bolts?
STI takeoff springs
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Camber bolts maxed out, camber plates as far as they would go before they hit the fender. Sorry if I wasnt clear.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:02 PM   #3780
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Camber bolts maxed out, camber plates as far as they would go before they hit the fender. Sorry if I wasnt clear.
Camber plates make ALL the difference
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:03 PM   #3781
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If they made the Boost in 17x9 I'd get that, but everyone has the DPT's and I'm just not a DPT fan. I'd love some Buddy Club 6-spoke wheels, but those are some serious money. RPF1's are out of my budget, new wheels/tires/lugs are already going to cost a ton. 17x8 is slightly cheaper as well, but I admit that a 17x9 wheels sure would look nice
I forgot to ask what offset would work best with the 17x9 or 17x8 wheels. What do you guys think?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:56 AM   #3782
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I forgot to ask what offset would work best with the 17x9 or 17x8 wheels. What do you guys think?
IMO on a wagon with 9" wide wheels your going to want like a mid to low 40's offset (much higher than 45 and your probably going to hit the strut, and any lower than 40 your going to have to do serious fender work) as for a 8" wide rim a i like a 48 offset you will most likely have to do a little work but how much depends on tire selection of course.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:13 AM   #3783
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^ I'd agree w/ that assessment 40-42 for 9", 45-48 for 8" should be pretty close

you can always fine tune inboard rubbing w/ thin spacers
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:02 AM   #3784
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:44 PM   #3785
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IMO on a wagon with 9" wide wheels your going to want like a mid to low 40's offset (much higher than 45 and your probably going to hit the strut, and any lower than 40 your going to have to do serious fender work) as for a 8" wide rim a i like a 48 offset you will most likely have to do a little work but how much depends on tire selection of course.
This is generally correct, but it really depends on the strut or coilover. Like I said, I can easily fit 9" +45 and 245s with my KW and stock struts, but had much less clearance with my JICs. Pick your suspension, then get the wheel/tires that fit.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:13 AM   #3786
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Is there a Wagon compilation somewhere that lists drop-rates for springs? I'm trying to decide between RCE blacks, yellows, wagons, and Swift R Spec. I'm moving to Denver so I'd prefer a mild drop to clear snow covered streets.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:21 AM   #3787
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Bigsky has a google spread sheet with specs on it.

RCE yellows and wagons are very simalar from what I understand I have yellows I'm thinking will go on next weekend.

Blacks are not much drop like STI take offs

I looked at swifts but I don't remember.

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Is there a Wagon compilation somewhere that lists drop-rates for springs? I'm trying to decide between RCE blacks, yellows, wagons, and Swift R Spec. I'm moving to Denver so I'd prefer a mild drop to clear snow covered streets.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:46 PM   #3788
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Bigsky has a google spread sheet with specs on it.

RCE yellows and wagons are very simalar from what I understand I have yellows I'm thinking will go on next weekend.

Blacks are not much drop like STI take offs

I looked at swifts but I don't remember.

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I'll need ground clearance, so that's what's leading me to the RCE blacks, but I still don't want to look like a monster truck. I can't find the rates I want with a drop I like.

I haven't talked to anyone with Yellows or Wagon springs that live with snow though.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #3789
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Iirc blacks will give you like a half an inch drop like sti take offs at a higher /diffrent rates I can search right now but if you look for drop with sti take offs to a wrx and the blacks are simalar

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Old 06-10-2010, 01:36 PM   #3790
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I haven't talked to anyone with Yellows or Wagon springs that live with snow though.
I've got wagon springs and they went through this last winter just fine with snow tires. I think NY snow might be different to Colorado snow though. lol
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:01 PM   #3791
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Bigsky has a google spread sheet with specs on it.

RCE yellows and wagons are very simalar from what I understand I have yellows I'm thinking will go on next weekend.

Blacks are not much drop like STI take offs

I looked at swifts but I don't remember.

R-
Pardon my ignorance...but where can I view this spreadsheet?

I'm ordering springs soon. Hate the saggy butt.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #3792
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Iirc blacks will give you like a half an inch drop like sti take offs at a higher /diffrent rates I can search right now but if you look for drop with sti take offs to a wrx and the blacks are simalar

Ry
I'm already on STi takeoffs and STi struts and I'd like for a small amount lower drop, but I don't know how any springs will compare when they say they drop X car X amount when I don't have X car. For example, if they lower an 04 STi 20mm and 05+ STi 25mm, how low will it lower my WRX? I'm assuming 2mm lower than now since I've already got STi springs, but I don't know if my car originally was lowered 5mm or 10mm since the 05+ and 04 are different.

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I've got wagon springs and they went through this last winter just fine with snow tires. I think NY snow might be different to Colorado snow though. lol
Have you driven in thick snow? Like 4"+ of snow on the ground?
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:51 PM   #3793
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I'm already on STi takeoffs and STi struts and I'd like for a small amount lower drop, but I don't know how any springs will compare when they say they drop X car X amount when I don't have X car. For example, if they lower an 04 STi 20mm and 05+ STi 25mm, how low will it lower my WRX? I'm assuming 2mm lower than now since I've already got STi springs, but I don't know if my car originally was lowered 5mm or 10mm since the 05+ and 04 are different.



Have you driven in thick snow? Like 4"+ of snow on the ground?
I was 14"F/13.75"R hub center to fender with koni inserts in wagon housings and RCE Wagon springs. I drove through over a foot of snow with the car without any issues.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #3794
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Pardon my ignorance...but where can I view this spreadsheet?

I'm ordering springs soon. Hate the saggy butt.

You can view it right about here...http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...fS2h3RXc&gid=1
Hope it helps out.
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You can view it right about here...http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...fS2h3RXc&gid=1
Hope it helps out.
Hey thanks!

Who has experience with GF210 on a wagon? I'm hoping it will even out the fender gap a bit.

And yeah, snow doesn't really matter in these cars as far as I can tell. I've driven through over a foot of snow. Plowed through with ease.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #3796
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Have you driven in thick snow? Like 4"+ of snow on the ground?
4", no problem. I don't think I've driven in more than 8" or 10", this winter was a little lame snow wise.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:14 PM   #3797
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4", no problem. I don't think I've driven in more than 8" or 10", this winter was a little lame snow wise.
I was on a snowboarding vacation in WV and they'd gotten TONS of snow before we arrived. I was trying to go up a gentle grade with about 6" of snow on my stock 17" RE92 tires and just would not get up it. I'm on STi springs too so I'm not dropped much at all.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:45 PM   #3798
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I was on a snowboarding vacation in WV and they'd gotten TONS of snow before we arrived. I was trying to go up a gentle grade with about 6" of snow on my stock 17" RE92 tires and just would not get up it. I'm on STi springs too so I'm not dropped much at all.
Found your problem.
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Definitely get snow tires. You will be so happy. I hardly ever engaged my abs stopping during winter or broke traction accelerating.

I was rolling around on these, they are soft and squishy but in the snow they are amazing.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Altimax+Arctic
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Found your problem.
Yeah, that's what I figured.
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