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Old 08-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #3976
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I don't auto-x the car. Mainly I just drive around town and to the slopes in winter time so I'll need an all season tire. The re92's are TERRIBLE in snow. When we move to Denver next summer I'll likely get a set of wheels with snow tires for winter duty.

What size should I be looking at? 215 like stock or 215/45?
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #3977
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I am picking up a set of these potenza re 760, alot of people like them and my local firestone can install them for 700 flat, basically spliting the profit difference with the guy, balanced, inside weights, and road hazard with all fees. The one thing I always have to keep in mind is places like tire-rack and discount tire, is they always have good prices until you ship them, take them to a shop and pay for mount/balance and disposal fees.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....za+RE760+Sport
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #3978
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Fair enough. Any recommendation for some decent tires on a budget? I'm using the stock 07 WRX 17x7 wheels. 215/45 or 225/45?
Hmm, haven't found the budget all season of my dreams, but I can tell you that the Kumho AST and ASX are horrible.

I was looking at these though, looked promising:

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #3979
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My dad has a set of those DWS coming for his wrx on Friday.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:48 PM   #3980
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Hmm, haven't found the budget all season of my dreams, but I can tell you that the Kumho AST and ASX are horrible.

I was looking at these though, looked promising:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
Yeah, I was looking at the DWS earlier today as well. I might end up with them, I just have to see if I can get them cheaper locally vs. tirerack.

Suggestion on size? I was also thinking of getting 5 of them and an additional wheel. That way I could work all 5 tires in rotations and if I get a non-repairable flat I'd still be good to go. That's what screwed me in the first place. That, and the AWD that won't allow different tread lifes to be mixed.

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I am picking up a set of these potenza re 760, alot of people like them and my local firestone can install them for 700 flat, basically spliting the profit difference with the guy, balanced, inside weights, and road hazard with all fees. The one thing I always have to keep in mind is places like tire-rack and discount tire, is they always have good prices until you ship them, take them to a shop and pay for mount/balance and disposal fees.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....za+RE760+Sport
I have a friend at a shop that will help me out. I was thinking of the 760's, but they're summer only and cost more than the DWS's.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:32 PM   #3981
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^^if you are looking at summer only tires, the sumitomo htrzIII and hankook ventus are both very comfortable and quiet. I have no suggestions for snow capable tires.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:22 PM   #3982
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I have a friend at a shop that will help me out. I was thinking of the 760's, but they're summer only and cost more than the DWS's.
Yeah, sorry about that I see you are up in cary NC...snow is not much of issue down here in Charleston. I have yet to here anything bad about those all season conti DWS...seem to be a very popular choice.

There is this all season thread currently going, might help you. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2031351

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #3983
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Yeah, sorry about that I see you are up in cary NC...snow is not much of issue down here in Charleston. I have yet to here anything bad about those all season conti DWS...seem to be a very popular choice.

There is this all season thread currently going, might help you. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2031351
It only snows once/twice a year in Cary, but we go snowboarding and there's always snow on the ground where we go.

I'll check out that thread.

Size recommendations anyone?
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:23 AM   #3984
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i personally run a full sized spare. Though I don't bother with 5 tire rotations, its nice to have the full size spare.

As far as size goes, for summer and all-season i prefer 225/45-17. For snow, though a narrower tire is better in the snow, I'd stick with the 225 because it has more sidewall >(if you stay with a 17 for winter). Otherwise, go to a 15 or 16" wheel tire combo for sure.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:16 PM   #3985
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Hopefully someone knows offhand, but can I take off the tophats off the front Sti springs/struts without a spring compressor? I'd like to install the Whiteline offset tops so I can get aligned and put the 17x8 wheels on.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #3986
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You can do it, but you can't do it safely. Go to Autozone/Advanced Auto/NAPA and borrow a set of compressors before you lose an eye.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:39 PM   #3987
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You can do it, but you can't do it safely. Go to Autozone/Advanced Auto/NAPA and borrow a set of compressors before you lose an eye.
That was my backup plan, but my car was already on stands waiting for an exhaust so I'll just wait until my other half gets off work so I can use her car.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:20 PM   #3988
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I have taken off my front sti springs w/o the compressor. its doable, not that crazy. a little "pop" when the tophat comes off.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:21 PM   #3989
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you kinda need it to put the springs back on the struts though.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #3990
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you kinda need it to put the springs back on the struts though.
Exactly. I rented the spring compressor from Advance anyways. It's free and I had to pickup some lithium grease anyways.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #3991
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #3992
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Finally have a setup to post:

06 Wagon, no power mods, 92K

Tokico Dspec's, 921 spacers at rear
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STi tophats front
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Mild roll on rear fenders, hack job by me with rolling pin. No rubs.
DBA street rotors, braided lines, Hawk pads, ATE fluid.
Primitive skid plate

Wanted performance and fun for all the mountain roads I go on climbing, needed to be comfy enough to get through 4-6 hour drives to eastern sierra and be able to stay fun with a bunch of gear and a partner and often a rough dirt road. Our local paved roads aint great either. Exactly what I got, perfect in fact.

Love the setup so far, plan for Whiteline 22mm bars F&R after snow tire season comes and goes, or maybe before.

With at least 100lbs in the boot:






Stock susp last winter:



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Old 09-02-2010, 08:55 AM   #3993
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^ Nice Car Lef Footed, pretty much the exact setup I'm aiming for.

How did you find tuning the Tokico's, and do you have the dreaded clunk issue with them?
Also, did you loose much camber with them? I see the camber bolts in the rear, but what about the front?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:59 PM   #3994
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^ Nice Car Lef Footed, pretty much the exact setup I'm aiming for.

How did you find tuning the Tokico's, and do you have the dreaded clunk issue with them?
Also, did you loose much camber with them? I see the camber bolts in the rear, but what about the front?
Thanks, I love it.
I've been pleased with the 'neutral' setting laid out in the manual as the starting point, havent messed with it yet. Was able to get all the settings i needed with the stock front hardware, he added negative camber. No real clunk issue, minor at worst. Not enough for me to dread, but it makes different noises than before sometimes, like entering a steep driveway for example. Performance costs some livability, but Ive found it minimal.

If you can find a set of RCE wagon springs used, get them. I doubt you'll be disappointed. So good on the tarmac, still quite good on gravel roads, and even when the roads turn to near 1st gear crawling, not too much drop at all, just enough.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #3995
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Are there pics floating around of a wagon on Swift Spec-R springs and RCE Black springs? I'm trying to choose between the two.
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^^nice! I would like to see what you would have to say about that setup.

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^^nice! I would like to see what you would have to say about that setup.

b/w the two I would choose the specr, less coil in the rear.
They both have the same amount of rear coils
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i fail...was it the yellows I'm thinking about?
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i fail...was it the yellows I'm thinking about?
Could be. The "less coils, less weight" that Swift is always peddling has more to do with coilover springs I believe.
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its not the weight I don't like, its the coils stacking.

regardless...hope you do go that route because I want to try one day.

edit: you are right, I dbl checked pics of the springs. Its just the angle of the springs, fake me out

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