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Old 01-06-2008, 08:30 PM   #625
TheAnser
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Member#: 84045
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Milton,PA
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Base 6M
LR

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Hey Fellas!!!

I got my set-up on today!

RCE Wagon Springs
RCE Lowering Front Plates
Group-N Rear Top Hats
Koni Inserts set to full soft

Initial Impressions:

Stiff, but VERY liveable on full soft. The only bumps I noticed a stiffer ride on are "abrupt" bumps (railroad crossings, potholes, things of that nature) for my commute to work it feels very compliant to the stock ride, soaks up some of the long/swoopy bumps VERY well. I found that I was going through turns faster and with more confidence than with the stock set-up.

It's in no way a complete pavement pounder with snow tires and no alignment, but it is free of it's "elephant on a stilts" feel that it came with from the factory.

I also packed 3 other people along with myself into it. me = 175lbs, dave in passenger seat = 225lbs?, Mikie rear driver's side = 210lbs, Ryan rear passenger's side = 150lbs. So it was fairly balanced. Absolutely NO Rubbing at all...

Overall: Very pleased with the set-up at this point. Cannot wait to mate them up with some good sway's.

Next question: I am going to be going in for alignment hopefully by Tuesday. I have been looking around, as a daily driver with 1-10 auto-x's per year, it looks as though -2 camber in the front looks good with minimal tire wear, 0 toe-in all around looks good. But I haven't seen many figures for rear camber settings? Anyone have any suggestions?

I will take pictures after my alignment. I did note that on the driver's side the rear was 13.5" and the front was about 13 9/16 or 13 5/8" it was like right in between. Overall almost the perfect stance in my eyes.

Thanks guys! Pics forthcoming with measurements, both now and stock (if I can find my stock ones?

-Orion-
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