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Old 12-15-2020, 06:04 PM   #1251
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I might have missed it, but what driver seat are you running in there currently and how do you like it?
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:10 PM   #1252
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I might have missed it, but what driver seat are you running in there currently and how do you like it?

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Old 12-16-2020, 06:25 PM   #1253
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holy cow that seat is awesome, but man is it expensive!!!
Do you know if they come in different waist widths? and if so what size did you get?
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Old 12-17-2020, 08:49 AM   #1254
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Beautiful VA! Color is amazing. This thread might be the very reason I trade my 2011 DGM STi for a 19 or 20 LBP. I bought it new and over the years ended up FBO flexfuel, Coilovers, modded as far as I can go without a built motor and turbo. Never really considered getting out of it until recently. Got trade in value for my 11 as well as quote to put back to stock and swap parts to new STi!

Sorry if I missed this but how did you get away with not rolling fenders? My 11 on kwv3s factory settings with 57extreme 18x9.5 +40 needed a rear roll with 265/35/18 RE11s and had to roll the front when I went with Pilot SS which run a little wide.
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Old 12-17-2020, 10:17 AM   #1255
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holy cow that seat is awesome, but man is it expensive!!!
Do you know if they come in different waist widths? and if so what size did you get?
The sportster cs/gt only comes in 1 size. I am a size 32 waist and it fits me very well. Everyone's builds are a bit different, but I know some friends that are 36 and fit as well.

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Beautiful VA! Color is amazing. This thread might be the very reason I trade my 2011 DGM STi for a 19 or 20 LBP. I bought it new and over the years ended up FBO flexfuel, Coilovers, modded as far as I can go without a built motor and turbo. Never really considered getting out of it until recently. Got trade in value for my 11 as well as quote to put back to stock and swap parts to new STi!

Sorry if I missed this but how did you get away with not rolling fenders? My 11 on kwv3s factory settings with 57extreme 18x9.5 +40 needed a rear roll with 265/35/18 RE11s and had to roll the front when I went with Pilot SS which run a little wide.
Let me know if you have any questions! I miss my GR hatch sometimes. It was such a fun little car. but the VA chassis is much more refined and put together. Still a very raw driving experience.

My rears are indeed rolled. Fronts are left alone. A lot as to do with alignment specs as well. The PSS's run very bubbly. It always looks a size bigger than it is 255 look like 265, 265 look like 275, etc. My tires (michelin AS3's) run very true to their size. If I ever swap to a dedicated summer wheel/tire setup, I would most likely go with a 255 since they run wider and have a stiffer sidewall.
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Old 12-20-2020, 07:22 PM   #1256
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Let me know if you have any questions! I miss my GR hatch sometimes. It was such a fun little car. but the VA chassis is much more refined and put together. Still a very raw driving experience.

My rears are indeed rolled. Fronts are left alone. A lot as to do with alignment specs as well. The PSS's run very bubbly. It always looks a size bigger than it is 255 look like 265, 265 look like 275, etc. My tires (michelin AS3's) run very true to their size. If I ever swap to a dedicated summer wheel/tire setup, I would most likely go with a 255 since they run wider and have a stiffer sidewall.
Sorry If I missed it but what did you do to adjust camber, if anything to fit those Enkeis? On my 2011 Sedan, Iím just on KWV3s, rolled rears only to fit 18x9.5 +40 57 Extremes with 265/35/18 re11s but had to roll the fronts to fit the PSS.

Iím looking at some 2020 STis potentially. Im gonna have to figure out what to do with the 19 inch wheels. Canít imagine buying winter tires for them and Iím not sure I want to get into the aftermarket 19 inch wheel game lol. Much more $$ for wheels and tires.
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:43 AM   #1257
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Sorry If I missed it but what did you do to adjust camber, if anything to fit those Enkeis? On my 2011 Sedan, Iím just on KWV3s, rolled rears only to fit 18x9.5 +40 57 Extremes with 265/35/18 re11s but had to roll the fronts to fit the PSS.

Iím looking at some 2020 STis potentially. Im gonna have to figure out what to do with the 19 inch wheels. Canít imagine buying winter tires for them and Iím not sure I want to get into the aftermarket 19 inch wheel game lol. Much more $$ for wheels and tires.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:02 PM   #1258
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Nice vid!

What spacers are you running and assuming the wheels fit without the spacers...+35 is an already pretty aggressive offset, what camber would you need to run in order to not rub if you didnít use spacers?

On My gr/gvb, the 18x9.5 + 40 57 extremes fit on KWV3s with rolled rears only and 265 Re11s fit nicely...No control arms or camber adjustment. Is the GR able to handle wider wheels/ lower offset than the VA? Appreciate any info.
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Old 12-22-2020, 01:24 PM   #1259
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Nice vid!



What spacers are you running and assuming the wheels fit without the spacers...+35 is an already pretty aggressive offset, what camber would you need to run in order to not rub if you didnít use spacers?



On My gr/gvb, the 18x9.5 + 40 57 extremes fit on KWV3s with rolled rears only and 265 Re11s fit nicely...No control arms or camber adjustment. Is the GR able to handle wider wheels/ lower offset than the VA? Appreciate any info.

Same camber would need to be ran. Maybe a tad less, but not much. It depends on your ride height and tires choice as well.

Yes, they will fit, but your camber will be way out of spec and uneven.

No the gr and va handle run the same specs in terms of offset and specs needs.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:37 AM   #1260
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Hey man, no love for Nasioc? let's see those updates on here!
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:55 AM   #1261
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Hey man, no love for Nasioc? let's see those updates on here!
Haha, I rarely come on the forums anymore. I update every so often when I have enough to post about. Unfortunately, the community just isn't what it used to be.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:10 AM   #1262
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Haha, I rarely come on the forums anymore. I update every so often when I have enough to post about. Unfortunately, the community just isn't what it used to be.
The last statement makes me sad. Don't forget about the community that is still around!

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Old 01-22-2021, 10:13 AM   #1263
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Howdy everyone!

I feel like anytime I do a 'catch up' post on here, I am apologizing for not updating the journal haha. As you know, I have moved to video format for my reviews/installs via youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjg...IVSZDEhzRVHpvw). If you would like to stay up to date on my build, be sure to check it out. I post 3 days a week (sometimes more)! I am also very active on my Instagram as well (@chrisvuono).

The STI has become a garage queen now and only gets driven on nicer/warm days. I now drive a 2018 Outback as a daily since purchasing a 2021 Kia Telluride to handle the growing needs of our family.

Some recent new updates to the car
- Wedssport TC105c 18x10 +35
- Michelin PS4s 265/35/18
- Project Kics Gold Hub Centric Rings
- IAG AOS V3 - Black (not installed yet)
- Raceseng Stratose Alcantara Shift Knob
- Full paint correction and ceramic coating of Gtechniq CSL/EXOv4

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- Stage 3
- Carbon Hood
- Carbon Lip Kit
- Another fun project car

Stay tuned to the channel next week as I have a big update to my garage coming. It should really clean the place up!

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Old 01-22-2021, 10:21 AM   #1264
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The last statement makes me sad. Don't forget about the community that is still around!
It is sad. Anytime I come on here, it makes me upset to see how little the traffic is. Forums were literally my main source of obtaining car knowledge and for a while... entertainment. Since social media took over, it's hard to get the communication from members. I used to be able to post a full review and have some great conversations on here. Now I can post up a lengthy, thought out post/review and it won't get a single response.

The only reason I still do continue to update on here once in a while is purely for my own enjoyment and documentation. It is cool to see some of the OG's pop in to comment and say hello.

Either way, I don't forget about this place. I come back to check up on certain people's cars and journals.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:27 AM   #1265
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That picture of the STi with the car cover is cool!
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:35 AM   #1266
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That picture of the STi with the car cover is cool!

Thanks! That is how she sits most of the time. Really nice cover for the money.


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Old 01-22-2021, 01:16 PM   #1267
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really nice wheels forsure,
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Old 01-23-2021, 08:53 AM   #1268
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Love the new wheels and tires. Really nice choice Chris! Excited for your future plans. Stage 3 is in my opinion the best way to enjoy the car without breaking the bank or changing the required maintenance. I too am considering making the switch to a full carbon lip kit. Canít wait to see the car in person when the weather warms up.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:10 AM   #1269
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Haha, I rarely come on the forums anymore. I update every so often when I have enough to post about. Unfortunately, the community just isn't what it used to be.
I agree. Forums are dead. Joined when I got my first STi in 07 and this and the other STi forum were very active. So much great info and I learned a tremendous amount about these cars but seems thatís been replaced by pictures, comments and vids.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #1270
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Beautiful work on this STi man! This car is the reason I will probably end up with my 3rd new STi and it will highly likely be Lapis Blue. All the small mods make a big difference. I had an 07 and 11 I bought new. Just sold my 11 this week and I'm looking at a bunch of other cars, GT350, M2, M3, M4, used GTR(not likely), but I keep coming back to the AWD turbo, manual. Not many of those left. Cheap to mod, reliable, practical. Will continue to follow your build.

Did you sell your enkeis?
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:48 PM   #1271
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Love how your build is coming along. Can't wait to get your thoughts on Stage 3! Since you DD an Outback now I bet your STI feels like a rocket when you drive it. I drove my wife's 2018 OB for two weeks straight and as so happy to be back in my 2019 STI, especially when I had to pass snails on two lane roads.

Your new wheels look great, although I thought your Enkei's looked good too!
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:44 PM   #1272
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It's a shame that NASIOC and other forums are dying if not dead already, I'd take them over social media any day and the wealth of knowledge that'll eventually be lost is sad.

I appreciate your updates here, and I try to pop in on your Insta posts!
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:55 PM   #1273
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Still looking once in a while! Even if I look at your Youtube video!

I've got new wheel too. Going with 57Transcent Rev Limit Edition 18x9.5 ET38 with the same tire as you in 265 35 18...Can't wait for spring to get here!
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:13 PM   #1274
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Beautiful build! Ever think about a meet/cruise for us Jersey subscribers to tje channel?
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:37 PM   #1275
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really nice wheels forsure,
Thank you! I go out into the garage often just to take a peak at them. They are beautiful.

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Love the new wheels and tires. Really nice choice Chris! Excited for your future plans. Stage 3 is in my opinion the best way to enjoy the car without breaking the bank or changing the required maintenance. I too am considering making the switch to a full carbon lip kit. Can't wait to see the car in person when the weather warms up.
Thanks Matt! Definitely a change, but I can't believe how much more I like it. The enkei's were a big shoe to fill, but super pleased with the switch.

Absoltuely! Getting all my ducks lined in a row and deciding on all the parts. Lots to consider, but I feel my list is going to make alot of sense. Not cutting corners.

I'll switch to full carbon someday. Definitely content with my current eBay kit, but in due time, it'll be upgraded to something worthwhile.

For sure! It should be a lot of fun to catch up and make a video on yours. I think a lot of people will be interested in seeing, what I think, is the cleanest and well put together GR Hatch STI's out there.

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I agree. Forums are dead. Joined when I got my first STi in 07 and this and the other STi forum were very active. So much great info and I learned a tremendous amount about these cars but seems that's been replaced by pictures, comments and vids.
I too have learned a ton from this forum alone. The nice part about it is the information is still there.

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Beautiful work on this STi man! This car is the reason I will probably end up with my 3rd new STi and it will highly likely be Lapis Blue. All the small mods make a big difference. I had an 07 and 11 I bought new. Just sold my 11 this week and I'm looking at a bunch of other cars, GT350, M2, M3, M4, used GTR(not likely), but I keep coming back to the AWD turbo, manual. Not many of those left. Cheap to mod, reliable, practical. Will continue to follow your build.

Did you sell your enkeis?
Thank you for the support! Completely agree. There really is not many options out there that are this "old school". Forget the HP numbers, it's hard to find something that is this engaging in the price range. plenty of other/newer cars are quicker, but it's a fairly dull experience.

I currently still have the Enkei's at the moment.

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Love how your build is coming along. Can't wait to get your thoughts on Stage 3! Since you DD an Outback now I bet your STI feels like a rocket when you drive it. I drove my wife's 2018 OB for two weeks straight and as so happy to be back in my 2019 STI, especially when I had to pass snails on two lane roads.

Your new wheels look great, although I thought your Enkei's looked good too!
Thank you! This "build" is easily my favorite. My approach was similar from past builds, but seeing it all together after all this time and effort is fairly rewarding.

Honestly, I have yet to take the STI out for a drive since the outback took over as DD. The weather has been crap and I just did a 2 week long detail on the car, so I never got a chance to take it out. I have moved it a few times in the driveway and instantly surprised how heavy the steering is and how solid the whole car feels. It's going to feel incredible when I take it out finally. Looking forward to doing that asap!

The Enkei's are a fantastic wheel. Dare I say one of the best looking on the VA chassis. But honestly... EVERYONE picked up a set now. They are becoming very popular. Not that it's a bad thing, but it definitely loses its special appeal. I am not one to try to stand out from the crowd really, but it got a bit too repetitive. On top of having them on for 3 years, it was time for a change.

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It's a shame that NASIOC and other forums are dying if not dead already, I'd take them over social media any day and the wealth of knowledge that'll eventually be lost is sad.

I appreciate your updates here, and I try to pop in on your Insta posts!
For sure. It is sad to see the activity diminish. Although, video format has definitely filled that creative gap I've been looking to fill. Mods and everything take 3 times as long to install when filming, but knowing it's out there step by step (even if it's a 30 min long video) to help others is what matters most.

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Still looking once in a while! Even if I look at your Youtube video!

I've got new wheel too. Going with 57Transcent Rev Limit Edition 18x9.5 ET38 with the same tire as you in 265 35 18...Can't wait for spring to get here!


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Beautiful build! Ever think about a meet/cruise for us Jersey subscribers to tje channel?
Absolutely! I actually wanted to do one in the Spring of 2020, but had to postpone due to the events. I definitely would like to do one at some point once things calm down and we can plan appropriately. I think it would be a lot of fun putting some faces to names and go out and enjoy our cars together.
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