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Old 02-17-2011, 02:09 PM   #33
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Maple Valley WA
2006 Forester XT
2003 WRX


Not a HUGE update, but an update none the less.

Test fitting of the s13 rear subframe was quite a let down. The upper control arms were almost directly below the frame rails. Seeing how I don't have the resources (or desire ) to back-half the car, that plan got the big red X. This also dashes my hopes for rear wheel fitment as that extra 1.5 inches on either side would have allowed me to run wider/lower offset wheels with ease. I'll be making my own overfenders out back, and wasn't planning on going wider than 20-25mm, but now it looks like I'll be going 40-45mm due to not having that extra room.

So it's back to the STI subframe and trying to figure out how I can make this work without custom axles...that will still break. We took some measurements and it looks like with some (extensive) machine work, we may be on to something. STI knuckles + 240sx hubs is the new game plan. This will allow me to use factory 240sx axles that are already pretty stout! Hopefully this weekend will show some progress.

Since this IS the Gallery, I guess I have to post a couple pictures. I don't have any suspension and these tires will NOT be used. Just kind of taken to show how big these suckers are

And the bread winner......



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