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Old 10-26-2018, 09:29 PM   #2051
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Those boat anchors still make me and your rod bearings sad

Wish I had something off the shelf that was a suitable upgrade for your lightweight rods.




Let me bug my buddy about them.
I mean, if you did I'd have bought from you. I also know others that are running the Manley stuff with good success so I'm not too worried.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:35 PM   #2052
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Yeah, I'm just ball busting. I'm sure they'll serve you well.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #2053
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I just saw the product announcement for these on FB. Geometry corrected front and rear drop knuckles.

https://usa.wisefab.com/shop/subaru-...-drop-knuckles

https://usa.wisefab.com/shop/subaru-...-drop-knuckles

Looks like a home run to me, especially for the price and the fact they work with either 5x100 or 5x114 hubs. I was able to use some modified 08 WRX front knuckles and bolt-on hubs on my 04 WRX, but at some point I'll likely switch over to these.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:00 PM   #2054
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Thanks for that. Good chance that's the route I'll go in the rear for next season.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:41 PM   #2055
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I just saw the product announcement for these on FB. Geometry corrected front and rear drop knuckles.

https://usa.wisefab.com/shop/subaru-...-drop-knuckles

https://usa.wisefab.com/shop/subaru-...-drop-knuckles

Looks like a home run to me, especially for the price and the fact they work with either 5x100 or 5x114 hubs. I was able to use some modified 08 WRX front knuckles and bolt-on hubs on my 04 WRX, but at some point I'll likely switch over to these.
Good price on those. The rear is an interesting approach, but will be nice for existing suspension pieces.

50mm is also good. I've seen way too many vendors who think 10-15mm is a big deal. 40mm is really the beginning of the ball park for "ok, this actually makes a difference now".
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:32 PM   #2056
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The rears look good. Iím still leaning towards the full spectrum units for the front.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #2057
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The rears look good. Iím still leaning towards the full spectrum units for the front.
The weight loss on the Full Spectrum units is a lot higher and it has more configurability. Not sure on strength differences since I didn't look for alloy used on the steel for these.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:30 PM   #2058
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Are these not within a 1 pound of the full spectrum ones in terms of weight loss? They also have a significant advantage in wallet losses compared to the FS ones too, which makes me think these will become decently popular.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:50 PM   #2059
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Are these not within a 1 pound of the full spectrum ones in terms of weight loss? They also have a significant advantage in wallet losses compared to the FS ones too, which makes me think these will become decently popular.
This is from memory, but I want to say that the FS set I got was just shy of 15 lbs lighter combined so about double the weight loss.

The price difference is very nice though. I made my own off the stock knuckles though for about $150 in steel and weld wire, but they were obviously heavier than OEM by the time I was done.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:58 PM   #2060
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FS claims 11lbs saved total, so 5.5 each. whereas these are advertised to be around 4.5lbs lighter than stock each. It looks to be a pretty good kit in my opinion. The FS ones look amazing, but that price point is tough to swallow.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #2061
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What surprised me is they advertise the material, or maybe I just missed it?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:03 PM   #2062
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I made my own off the stock knuckles though for about $150 in steel and weld wire, but they were obviously heavier than OEM by the time I was done.
I was just starting down that path. At this price point, I might have to spend money instead.

The price is already good, but I wonder if they'd do a group buy?
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:59 PM   #2063
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What surprised me is they advertise the material, or maybe I just missed it?


Iíve been looking. Havenít figure it out.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #2064
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I’ve been looking. Haven’t figure it out.
I'm going to guess the sheet is 1018 and not 4340, otherwise they'd happily advertise chromoly.

I'm thinking I'm just going to hog mine out of 6061.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:36 AM   #2065
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I'm going to guess the sheet is 1018 and not 4340, otherwise they'd happily advertise chromoly.

I'm thinking I'm just going to hog mine out of 6061.
I imagine 1018 would be "ok", but I'd feel a lot safer with a 4000 series steel under those stresses.

The FS ones are 7075, so a mild bump in strength there too.

There's also the Cunningham option from Colorado for geometry correction and updated front arms. No weight savings, but all the camber stuff and no more urethane bushings up front.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:24 PM   #2066
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I already have the wisefab rears in the mail lol

I had been saving for the Brypar rears, thank goodness I hadn't quite gotten there yet, would have had serious buyers remorse considering how expensive the Brypar stuff is now.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:58 PM   #2067
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I think you'll like the rear stuff. It was really nice when I modded mine, although with the 335's I still struggled to get enough rear camber without hitting the shock body. Now the shock is just barely grazing the body and the tire occasionally rubs on the shock, but other wise it's good to go. My changes also resulted in relocating the sway bar attachment to knuckle and rod ending everything, so the wisefab stuff "should" be a lot easier to live and deal with.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:53 PM   #2068
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I imagine 1018 would be "ok", but I'd feel a lot safer with a 4000 series steel under those stresses.
Well you just use more 1018 and have the same strength, essentially.

Being the processing required for 4340, I'd feel safer buying 1018 unless I really trusted the shop
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:44 PM   #2069
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What, you don’t trust the average shop to know how to properly heat treat 4340 after welding?
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I already have the wisefab rears in the mail lol



I had been saving for the Brypar rears, thank goodness I hadn't quite gotten there yet, would have had serious buyers remorse considering how expensive the Brypar stuff is now.


Are you going to do the modifications to the new knuckle to maintain the OE ebrake assembly?
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:00 PM   #2071
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Hypothetically speaking, if they were to offer a group buy, how many of you would be in?
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Are you going to do the modifications to the new knuckle to maintain the OE ebrake assembly?
Yep, need to in order to stay SM legal. Looks like it should be pretty easy.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:22 PM   #2073
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Yep, need to in order to stay SM legal. Looks like it should be pretty easy.


I havenít had my hands in the e brake assembly enough. Iíll let one of you guys be the guinea pig for that. Lol.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:18 PM   #2074
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Hypothetically speaking, if they were to offer a group buy, how many of you would be in?
I would strongly consider it, I am on the fence on the rears right now
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