Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday April 24, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Member's Car Gallery

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
jsavage
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15699
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Sandy Eggo
Vehicle:
02 wrx
White

Default Lifted STi....Please don't ban me.

Well. When I first bought my STi I never thought it would come to this. Initially I had visions of a clean, tinted, lowered white sti...a sleeper. So that's what I went for a first. The more I used my STi for everyday things the more I realized it didn't fit my lifestyle that well. Mountain bikes shoved in the back seat...surfboards in the front. When I added a yak rack I realized I loved my car that much more just because it all of a sudden became that much more practical (even though it detracted from the car...in the aesthetics isle). When I started realizing that my lowered (on gf210s) sti wasn't cutting it when traveling to the mountain or the surf, I knew I needed a vehicle that had a bit more ground clearance. I started thinking of buying an old school wagon and lifting it, maybe an outback sedan...Then what I realized is that I still wanted STi power, just with the ground clearance of an outback (or a little more). So....(sorry for the lame pics...better shots to come).







Thanks to Mark at ground control for hooking me up with a great product that suits my needs perfectly. The car actually handles great...Takes bumps much better than before yet has stiffer spring rates (??) ...I am also able to drop the front down about 1-2" and the rear 1-1.5"...so I can drop the CG down a bit for those rare but great track/autoX days.
I was waiting at the shop today to get my alignment done parked next to a Pathfinder and noticed I had about 1-2" of ground clearance on the Nissan! The pics don't really do it justice for how much higher it is...gotta find a stock sti to take pics next to.
Also installed the PDE camber plates which I am very happy with...a steal for the price IMO. Solid design...lifted, I am running 1.8 of neg. camber and 5.0 of caster. Very happy with my current handling.
Well..I feel some hate coming...so please feel free to unleash.
If work would give me a damn weekend off, I'd be able to test the new setup down in Baja...so stay tuned for some pics/video of rally de bajito.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by Ferg; 07-05-2008 at 05:58 PM. Reason: fixed pics
jsavage is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:09 AM   #2
izzodesh
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 68274
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Buffalo
Vehicle:
07XK OT ad expert
targeting ur ip

Default

wow unique doesnt even describe that
izzodesh is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:10 AM   #3
subiedude03
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 92599
Join Date: Aug 2005
Default

does it handle well?
subiedude03 is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:11 AM   #4
nate49509
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 22452
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Not Flint.
Vehicle:
'04 WRX
witty comment goes here

Default

I don't want to hate on you. Its your car and you can do what you want with it. But you should've looked into an FXT. A turbo back and a reflash will give you plenty of power.
nate49509 is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:12 AM   #5
rally_on
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 86849
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: SL,UT
Vehicle:
1977 Datsun

Default

awesome
rally_on is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:12 AM   #6
wrxtremeWGN
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12281
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Vehicle:
08 FSXT
Tiger's Blood

Default

get some beefier tires. superswampers.
wrxtremeWGN is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:13 AM   #7
99subi
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 78118
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Westchester NY
Vehicle:
2002 Corvette coupe
05 Legacy

Default

omg, ................. one question. What drugs are you on ???? lol
99subi is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:13 AM   #8
buzz367
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 99226
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Carlsbad CA
Vehicle:
2005 impreza 2.5 rs
aspen white

Default

thats pretty high dude.
buzz367 is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:14 AM   #9
jsavage
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15699
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Sandy Eggo
Vehicle:
02 wrx
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subiedude03
does it handle well?
No kidding, it handles freakin great. I'll have to take out to the autoX soon to prove it


Next step will be to get the rest of my exhaust in and a Cobb Stage2 for a little more low end grunt.
jsavage is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:16 AM   #10
jsavage
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15699
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Sandy Eggo
Vehicle:
02 wrx
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nate49509
I don't want to hate on you. Its your car and you can do what you want with it. But you should've looked into an FXT. A turbo back and a reflash will give you plenty of power.
Thought of it, but what's the point? Loose $4k swapping cars for something I am less into? Besides...I got more wheel travel than a FXT and a suspension that can handle a ton more abuse.
jsavage is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:17 AM   #11
99subi
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 78118
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Westchester NY
Vehicle:
2002 Corvette coupe
05 Legacy

Default

ptsmalls nice ninja edit ^^
99subi is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:17 AM   #12
t3hWIT
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 58779
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: **** Town
Vehicle:
95 STi RA (rhd)
98 Tacoma (300k Club)

Default

That's horrible.
t3hWIT is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:18 AM   #13
STi-MAN
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 70252
Join Date: Sep 2004
Vehicle:
05 STI
blue

Default

yea its your car its up to you, buut to me it looks like its jumping or just about to land on the ground.
STi-MAN is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:20 AM   #14
SQC120
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 39677
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Vehicle:
2008 Land Rover
02 WRX

Default

as long as u r happy mang.
SQC120 is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:24 AM   #15
grannyshifter
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 90312
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: International
Location: ( . Y . )
Default

omg!
grannyshifter is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:24 AM   #16
Woofy
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 99294
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Fairfield IA
Vehicle:
05 sti
Black,IBthatsracist.

Default

looks kinda odd/cool.rock whatcha got how u want. to each his own.
Woofy is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:27 AM   #17
timeless
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 46316
Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Taco trucks, L.A.
Vehicle:
30R STI 440 whp/wtq
Prodrive gc010e 18x9.5+25

Default

you know, after heading to mammoth i was curious what my choices were too in getting more ground clearance. i'm on espiler springs right now and actually thought about going back to coilovers to get higher; but that comes with big $$$.
timeless is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:38 AM   #18
t3hWIT
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 58779
Join Date: Apr 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: **** Town
Vehicle:
95 STi RA (rhd)
98 Tacoma (300k Club)

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by STi-MAN
yea its your car its up to you, buut to me it looks like its jumping or just about to land on the ground.
Think of the photo ops
t3hWIT is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:40 AM   #19
ima5exyindo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 63869
Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Chino Hills
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
Java Black Pearl

Default

holy wheel gap
ima5exyindo is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:53 AM   #20
RexSex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 79088
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Vehicle:
2004 300hp WRX
Silver

Default

hahahahahahahahahahaahhaahahahaha.....

I love that...plz man, raise it like 4-6 more inches and I will be happy. Im not kidding. That would look hilarious...driving around in an STi that sits like 3 feet off the ground...LOL, and get some really fat fat wheels.

Your car would definitely be a one of a kind. No doubt about that.
RexSex is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:04 AM   #21
KDV
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 103348
Join Date: Dec 2005
Default

It does look a little weird, but I agree with you, your car should fit your lifestyle.

BTW - how did you mount your rack towers, looks very clean.
KDV is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:13 AM   #22
wrxpunk53
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 48001
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Galveston/College Station, TX
Default

good god, where do you travel that you need to raise your STI that high?
wrxpunk53 is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:44 AM   #23
twentynine
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 96176
Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
'05 WRX

Default

Interesting. I would've just gone back to stock suspension for more clearance, but that's just me.

Must be fun offroading without a care though. My car is such a road princess and the mere thought of bumpy terrain scares me.

For your car... to heck with the autox. Take her out for some dirt rally action!
twentynine is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:54 AM   #24
pleue
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 35469
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Bay Area/ LA
Vehicle:
2002 wrx wagon
mbp

Default

please post the specs on your set up and where it could be had. I'm looking for something similar for my wagon forthose offroad excursions to baja.
pleue is offline  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:56 AM   #25
bitterWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 49624
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: CA
Vehicle:
04 AW WRX
13 SWP STi

Default

HHHAHAA SO AWESOME.

I think it would be really cool if it becomes a trend. Hahaha
bitterWRX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please don't ban Diabolical1CC wyn525i Off-Topic 26 04-23-2006 06:12 PM
I want my STi to be louder. Please don't hurt me. kidkoala Newbies & FAQs 28 02-09-2005 01:45 PM
Fishguy - please don't strike me from existence docwhorocks Off-Topic 10 01-20-2005 10:34 AM
Please don't hit me going from Fairview N to 405 South 66666 Southern California Impreza Club Forum -- SCIC 5 08-05-2004 07:26 PM
Sorry this might be a stupid quesiton but please don't flame me. Bardiel Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain 11 12-02-2002 11:34 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.