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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #2626
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Thanks. I'd been thinking maybe 42 36.....wasn't able to get as much negative camber as I'd hoped.

I will search, but anyone know off the top of their heads whether there are camber plates for cars using stock strut housings (considering feal revalves).
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #2627
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There are lots of plates that work with stock strut housings. I personally used to run the RCE plates on my D-Specs struts and never had any problems. There are quite a few others that can work as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:16 PM   #2628
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I see the vorshlags are out for oem strut housings (per vorshlag). But looks like TIC might have something...
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:34 PM   #2629
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I am sure TiC has something if you haven't found anything yet. Give them a call/e-mail. I'd honestly try to find a used set of RCE non-lowering or lowering camber plates. They don't raise the car any.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #2630
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I was reading the rule book and I havent seen anybody talking about this here but am I the only one that noticed that we went from a 9 in wide rim to unlimited? If so anybody changing their wheel setups now?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:45 AM   #2631
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I was reading the rule book and I havent seen anybody talking about this here but am I the only one that noticed that we went from a 9 in wide rim to unlimited? If so anybody changing their wheel setups now?
We have had unlimited for a long time. I believe lots of guys have ranged anywhere from 9" up to 10" wide for many years now. My 17x9.5" have already been ordered to take advantage of this allowance for this year
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #2632
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Wow my mistake, could of sworn that we were limited to a 9" wheel lol. yazel, what rims are you running. Trying to decide between Enkei RPF1 in 17x8.5 or see if it's worth it to do 17x9.5.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:09 AM   #2633
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Go with the 9.5s. They're worth it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #2634
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Stumbled upon yazel's group buy. From what I've seen aside from rolliing the fenders and 5mm spacers up front and recommending extended wheel studs, it should fit rather nicely under an '04 STi's wheel wells.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:32 AM   #2635
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Stumbled upon yazel's group buy. From what I've seen aside from rolliing the fenders and 5mm spacers up front and recommending extended wheel studs, it should fit rather nicely under an '04 STi's wheel wells.
don't forget stiff suspension and camber as well.

T3hClap.com how to fit 9.5s on a GD
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #2636
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9.5's in the rear will require extra effort on alignment and coilover clearance to be right and avoid rubbing/sidewall damage. I've tried 9.5 +45's, and I just couldn't get them to fit the way I wanted
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:48 AM   #2637
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Yazel and myself are registered for the Wilimington Match Tour in early April....anyone else going? The class is a whopping 4 of us right now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #2638
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9.5's in the rear will require extra effort on alignment and coilover clearance to be right and avoid rubbing/sidewall damage. I've tried 9.5 +45's, and I just couldn't get them to fit the way I wanted
Generally on the 04 you need a 38 or lower rear offset to avoid coilover clearance issues.

on the 05-07 I've seen people get away with a +45mm 9.5" wheel with 265s with the camber bolt/plate trick (which is against STU rules IIRC).
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #2639
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+45 seemed like the best balance of offset, but I had major rubbing on the outside and minor on the coilover spring/perch. 9's work fine for me.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #2640
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If I had to try again, I'd go with shorter rear springs to move the perches up and try to find a +50 or so 9.5 wheel. I'm glad we are limited to 245's, or I'd have to switch to another class
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #2641
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9.5's in the rear will require extra effort on alignment and coilover clearance to be right and avoid rubbing/sidewall damage. I've tried 9.5 +45's, and I just couldn't get them to fit the way I wanted
My Enkei RPF1's are 9.5" et45 with roughly -1.8 to -2.0 rear camber using camber plates up top and the T2's are slotted. I do have some slight rubbing in the rear, but it's very minimal and not an issue.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:56 AM   #2642
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That may be my concern. I like less camber in the rear. I'm around -1.2.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:09 AM   #2643
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I can see where that could be an issue for you then. Are you running a softer bar in the rear then to keep oversteer under control? I'm running a Whiteline 22mm bar on full soft. Rotation is very controllable. Just curious why such low rear camber.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #2644
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I'm running the huge 29mm rear bar. I like less rear camber to avoid diffing out as much on corner exit. I do not recognize oversteer as a problem on these cars.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #2645
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So essentially more rear grip for acceleration purposes when on throttle at corner exit, if I'm reading that right? I've thought about doing something like that, but I kind of enjoy the rear coming out the way it does, helps me point the car better in a lot of situations...but maybe that's why I'm always ending up behind you at Nats? Well, one of the many reasons at least.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:15 AM   #2646
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I don't know if what I'm doing is best, but it drives well enough and my tire wear is very good. I've tried Rob's car once, and it was better in some ways and worse in others. In general, I don't really pay much attention to handling issues as long as I can drive around them. My shocks are still set full soft on all 8 knobs...
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #2647
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Just imagine what you could do if you actually tried.

I don't really tweak my alignment settings at all, usually just play with shocks/tire pressures to suit conditions. And even then, I don't entirely know what I'm doing.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #2648
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My Enkei RPF1's are 9.5" et45 with roughly -1.8 to -2.0 rear camber using camber plates up top and the T2's are slotted. I do have some slight rubbing in the rear, but it's very minimal and not an issue.
The RPF1 isn't available in a 9.5 +45mm

they have a 9" +45mm (doesn't clear the front brembos without an 18mm spacer) and a 9.5" +38mm (needs a 5mm to clear the front brembos).

The T2s are very generous on the inboard clearance, plus with the full slotted bolt you slap the plates negative, run the bolts full positive and you end up with a nice -2.0 or so rear camber.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #2649
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The RPF1 isn't available in a 9.5 +45mm
They do in an 18" diameter...currently running 18x9.5" et45 Enkei RPF1's with a 15mm spacer up front to clear the Brembos.

If you're going to run the 17's, I would get the +38's. I believe Dan (IlliniSTi) is running those on his car without any fender clearance issues. The rubbing is only happening on mine due to the taller 18's.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:42 PM   #2650
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They do in an 18" diameter...currently running 18x9.5" et45 Enkei RPF1's with a 15mm spacer up front to clear the Brembos.
That's right, I forgot you were on 18s for some reason.
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