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Old 12-03-2020, 11:51 PM   #4926
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That's a pricey tire wearing camber angle. I hope you are getting your money's worth from it.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:04 AM   #4927
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That's a pricey tire wearing camber angle. I hope you are getting your money's worth from it.


Agreed. They look sweet But I personally donít run more than -2 degrees of camber on my cars. For a track dedicated car, thatís obviously different.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:27 AM   #4928
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I only drive it in the canyons during the weekends, but yeah stock alignment is best

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Old 12-04-2020, 12:49 AM   #4929
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:59 PM   #4930
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nankang ar1 275/35/18
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:28 PM   #4931
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Old 12-22-2020, 08:01 PM   #4932
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 245/40/18 ; wheel spec 18X8.5 e44

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Old 12-24-2020, 01:13 AM   #4933
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Michelin Pilot Spot 4S 245/40/18 ; wheel spec 18X8.5 e44
Any issues rubbing with that much tire and wheel? What suspension is under it?
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Old 12-24-2020, 10:28 AM   #4934
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I donít think 245/40/18 is ďmeatyĒ thatís pretty standard affair. I run that on my bugeye with no issues.
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Old 12-24-2020, 10:43 AM   #4935
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Michelin Pilot Spot 4S 245/40/18 ; wheel spec 18X8.5 e44
This looks perfect and it fits perfectly, unlike the silver sedan with negative camber. This red hatchback owner shouldn't change a thing.
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Old 12-24-2020, 02:48 PM   #4936
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On an 08-10 anything wider than stock 225 without camber is tough to fit and be functional.
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:50 PM   #4937
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This looks perfect and it fits perfectly, unlike the silver sedan with negative camber. This red hatchback owner shouldn't change a thing.

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Old 12-25-2020, 05:15 AM   #4938
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On an 08-10 anything wider than stock 225 without camber is tough to fit and be functional.

Maybe, offset and wheel size play a factor. I run close to no negative camber at all on a GD chassis. Thereís room in those fenders, even if itís a narrow body gen.



Like I said. Kinda standard affair, which theres nothing wrong with as I run a similar tire and size. Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I Just donít really consider it ďmeatyĒ.

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Old 12-25-2020, 05:35 AM   #4939
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Maybe, I'm stock height running 17x8 +45 on a 225/40/17 and I don't have tons of room inside or out in the front, my wheel is even with the fender line. The back is different, there's much more room. Here's what I mean, the lip is about flush with the fender, not the greatest shot but the rest are in my camera.
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Old 12-25-2020, 09:56 PM   #4940
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This looks perfect and it fits perfectly, unlike the silver sedan with negative camber. This red hatchback owner shouldn't change a thing.

Thank you for the gracious comment. Fitment is an art.
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Old 12-25-2020, 10:52 PM   #4941
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On an 08-10 anything wider than stock 225 without camber is tough to fit and be functional.

There are many factors one takes into account while creating desired fitment. I like a square tire profile. The goal of this build is sport touring. Meaning, I can put in hours upon hours of seat time, be comfortable, yet have the power curve and suspension profile for aggressive driving. Side wall profile and tire choice played a huge roll in comfort and low noise in the cabin. I could go on....

Current camber specs: Front -0.5 ; Rear -1
Note: Rear fenders are rolled, Front fenders rolled with slight pull ( pictures show fitment before Front roll/pull).
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Old 12-26-2020, 09:44 PM   #4942
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Man that is a great picture angle. Excellent fitment too.
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Old 12-26-2020, 09:47 PM   #4943
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There are many factors one takes into account while creating desired fitment. I like a square tire profile. The goal of this build is sport touring. Meaning, I can put in hours upon hours of seat time, be comfortable, yet have the power curve and suspension profile for aggressive driving. Side wall profile and tire choice played a huge roll in comfort and low noise in the cabin. I could go on....

Current camber specs: Front -0.5 ; Rear -1
Note: Rear fenders are rolled, Front fenders rolled with slight pull ( pictures show fitment before Front roll/pull).
That's basically my goal since my car is a daily driver, more towards the aggressive side of things I suppose, at -.5 front camber I'm still chewing up the outside of the front tires pretty bad. I'm not a fitment guy though, function comes first so I was curious as to how you fit that much tire under there without rubbing up front. What suspension are you running by the way?
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:03 PM   #4944
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That's basically my goal since my car is a daily driver, more towards the aggressive side of things I suppose, at -.5 front camber I'm still chewing up the outside of the front tires pretty bad. I'm not a fitment guy though, function comes first so I was curious as to how you fit that much tire under there without rubbing up front. What suspension are you running by the way?

Suspension: Bilstein Cup Kit with RCE Black springs, Cusco LCA, Whiteline toe arms, Perrin F/R swaybars, Legacy SpecB aluminum front lower control arms w/ SiperPro ALK, SuperPro front inner bushing, Whiteline roll center kit, Group N top hats F/R, Whiteline rear swaybar mount brace, Cusco rear member side braces.


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Old 12-30-2020, 01:18 AM   #4945
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:34 AM   #4946
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Suspension: Bilstein Cup Kit with RCE Black springs, Cusco LCA, Whiteline toe arms, Perrin F/R swaybars, Legacy SpecB aluminum front lower control arms w/ SiperPro ALK, SuperPro front inner bushing, Whiteline roll center kit, Group N top hats F/R, Whiteline rear swaybar mount brace, Cusco rear member side braces.
How much of a difference did the cusco lca's and alk make? I'll be running a similar setup only with rce yellows in the spring and I'm not sure how needed they are or if money can go other places.
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:36 AM   #4947
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Old 12-30-2020, 01:13 PM   #4948
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How much of a difference did the cusco lca's and alk make? I'll be running a similar setup only with rce yellows in the spring and I'm not sure how needed they are or if money can go other places.

The LCA are paramount for proper alignment in the rear. By lowering your car you will negate any adjustment the OE parts may have in the rear. Which is slim to none to begin with.

The SuperPro ALK adds caster, which should make the car track better. I replaced the steering rack with 13:1 ratio 2015+ STi rack, and added the roll center kit at the same time. So, I donít have an isolated objective opinion of just the ALK. However, I do notice the front wheels sit further forward in the wheel wells with the SuperPro ALK.

I ran GTSpec rear LCA and Whiteline ALK prior, and will say the car feels much more planted and predictable now. I had to run 1Ē top hat spacers in the rear in order to have the car sit even front to rear, with the GTSpec LCA. Elevating the body of the car to achieve aesthetics was what I choose to do back in 2012, when choices of LCA were limited. GTSpec no longer produces the rear LCA for 08-14 MY Impreza, and for good reason. The geometry sucked, period.

In my opinion, quality rear LCA, and roll center kit to a where to put your money. Adding a ALK is icing on the cake, and a major undertaking to install. My $0.02.

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Old 01-15-2021, 07:10 PM   #4949
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Not sure this qualifies, but was very happy with the end result

265/35/18 on Work ZR10s, 18x9.5 +38




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275/35r18 I'm not sure if I've pulled the rear quarters enough yet...







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