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Old 07-09-2005, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Rota Boosts and Falken Ziex's?

It is time! ::does the happy-white-boy dance::
I've been wanting to change the suspension setup for a while now, and now finally after a couple of months of having the car I can. Monday I think I'll be ordering the parts from Subydude.
- 17x8, 5x100 Steel Grey Rota Boosts.
- Falken Ziex 512's.
I believe the lugnuts will be included, and it'll all be mounted and balanced.

Before I order, though, I need to decide what tire size to get. 225/45/17 seems like a good choice, I think. It's my daily driver, albeit in southern California. Rain isn't a problem here, but driveability is. How's it sound?

Great, now after writing this I can't decide if I like charcoal grey, steel grey, or gun metallic more. Decide for me?
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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put the order in, its a good combo on wheels/tires

color, you gonna have to make that decision yourself
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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.....fi ya don't NEED an AS tire, why buy one???? especially in sunny so cal????
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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.....fi ya don't NEED an AS tire, why buy one???? especially in sunny so cal????
It may come as a surprise to you Uncle Scotty, but we have these things called mountains which are covered in snow during the winter months just an hour or so away.

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Old 07-09-2005, 10:43 PM   #5
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It may come as a surprise to you Uncle Scotty, but we have these things called mountains which are covered in snow during the winter months just an hour or so away.

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....well then, ya need a second set of wheels with proper winter rubber on 'em.....share 'em with a fellow subaru owner.....like a time share thing....
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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....well then, ya need a second set of wheels with proper winter rubber on 'em.....share 'em with a fellow subaru owner.....like a time share thing....
A time share for winter tires, now that's a new one!

Well, my beloved Toyo Proxes 4s were on backorder for like 2-3 weeks, so I went with the Falken ST-115s...should come in on Monday.
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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I had the Ziex 512's on my wrx last winter and they were great...Thinking of doing the same again for the LGT this winter..
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:06 PM   #8
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I'd like to stick with AS tires, just wanna play it safe. And it's not like we can use summer tires for anything..I hate Los Angeles traffic

And what about rim colors!
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:21 PM   #9
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And what about rim colors!
Anything goes well with white, just write down your color choices on separate pieces of paper, throw them in a hat, and just pick one...
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Old 07-09-2005, 11:24 PM   #10
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it's not like we can use summer tires for anything..I hate Los Angeles traffic

And what about rim colors!
not too sure what that means.

anyways, if you are just a semi-agressive street driver and never track or autoX on a regular basis, then the a/s should fit you just fine. the falken ziex has been one of nasioc's favorites as far as all seasons go. good luck and enjoy.
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:05 AM   #11
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Here's another vote for the Ziex 512's; my buddy loved them and he had them on his Passat. Also, he does a lot of mountainous, snowy driving. However, he has seen the light and now drives a LGT Ltd.; sweet ride, makes me a little jealous. I just bought an STI cluster to keep up with his cool gauges.
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