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Old 04-08-2004, 01:47 PM   #26
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Here are the pic's (If someone would like to host them, let me know)

A few updates/clarifications:

The wheels are +48.

The suspension has settled some and the front gap is a little bigger than the front.

The rear camber would not come into spec when aligned. It is approx -1.5. I am not sure why, even with camber bolts. I need to get that sorted out.

The rear fenders will require rolling, they are OK for me, but with rear passengers I am sure it would be a problem.
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Old 04-08-2004, 01:51 PM   #27
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What were the front camber numbers like?
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:12 PM   #28
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The suspension has settled some and the front gap is a little bigger than the front.

Huh ?

So your wheels are basically setup the same as the 04 sti wheels right(17x7.5x48mm)? Just how close is it to rubbing in the back? Would it hit the side wall or the top side of the tire?
I'm kinda confused as to exactly what offset does for a wheel. I know it moves the wheel one way or another, i just forgot which.
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:05 PM   #29
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What were the front camber numbers like?
They were fine, -1/2 degree
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:21 PM   #30
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You don't happen to know how much negative camber was possible in front do you? My whole reason for doing something like this would be so that I didn't have to run low amounts of negative camber in front. I was able to get somewhere between -.3 and -.4 in front with the wagon control arms. I don't think switching to the sedan ones would be worth it unless it could get me at least -1 degree without camber plates.
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:21 PM   #31
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Hmm, I can take some measurements this weekend to see how the two compare. I'm installing some pink bits on a sedan. I think they might be the same as people put sedan rear sway bars on wagons without issue.
Did you happen to get any measurements? I've got a line on a free set of used WRX sedan control arms so I might throw those on my car and see what happens.
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:39 PM   #32
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Here's another solution; get subaru to build the sti in wagon trim. Then you could go down to the squealer and just buy the parts. Like that one will ever happen!
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:44 PM   #33
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AFAIK, the 04 wagons' suspension was re-tuned to deliver performance that is in between the STI and the WRX sedan since there isn't an STI wagon.
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Cool, now if they'd just "Retune" the rest of the car to be more sti like.....
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Old 04-14-2004, 09:29 PM   #35
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You don't happen to know how much negative camber was possible in front do you? My whole reason for doing something like this would be so that I didn't have to run low amounts of negative camber in front. I was able to get somewhere between -.3 and -.4 in front with the wagon control arms. I don't think switching to the sedan ones would be worth it unless it could get me at least -1 degree without camber plates.
I don't know how much neg front camber can be dialed in. I would think that if you use the sedan front control arms with the wagon struts you will get a lot of neg camber.
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Does anyone know if the part that attaches to the knuckle and runs forword then attaches to the body is the same between the wagon and the sedan? Anyone know if the new part is the same as the older legacys and impreza?
I think the part is called a trailing arm.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:16 AM   #37
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I assume that you are talking about the rear suspension. Yes it is the trailing arm and yes the sedan and wagon share the same part. I thought it was the same as on the older Imprezas, but subaruparts.com lists a different part number. Rallispec does sell the same STi pink trailing arm for 93-current Subarus with this caveat Note:Some N/A models may require spacers (addiitonal washers) at the knuckle end due to variations in the knuckle bushing width used over the years on non-WRX models.
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