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Old 03-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #1376
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:24 PM   #1377
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:09 PM   #1378
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Thanks! And how could one miss FAIRBANKS?! LIES! Although I'm sure the weather up there has been more cooperative than the weather down there. It's been nice up here.

Thanks! I know some guys wanted better taillight pics so I aimed for that goal, plus the STI fender garnishes.

Thanks! 2013 BBS. Light as hell for the size: 18x8.5 @ 20.5 lbs each. I'm gonna be a happy camper once I get 245/40R18 Continental ExtremeContact DW summer tires on them. Light and usable!
245/35/18 is the closest match to OEM tire diameter. That's what I'm rolling on for summer tires.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:17 PM   #1379
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I thought about that, but 35 is such a thin/short sidewall... I dunno. Lemme marinate on that for a hot minute.

Just researched real quick. Looks like that size is the best way to retain my stock wheel ratio. It saves me 1 pound each tire too! Overall I'll be adding .1 pound each wheel over stock wheel weight (including tires).
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #1380
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:19 PM   #1381
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where did you buy the rims from ?

Iam looking for a pair myself
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:34 PM   #1382
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:55 PM   #1383
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i wanna buy a pair too :P
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:10 AM   #1384
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245/35 Is a bit tiny.

IMO 245/40 or 255-265/35.

Only tire sizes worth looking at for 8.5/9.5" wheels
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #1385
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Realization #1: I forgot my snow tires are 255/45R18, not 245. More reason why they rub lock-to-lock.

Realization #2: No warranty for cleaning corrosion buildup at battery terminals. $50, everything looks as good as new!

Realization #3: Bayson R full STI lip kit comes in with my Seattle stock load today!

I don't think 35 sidewall is THAT thin-looking. We'll see what happens. I'm liking the idea of saving weight and have wider tires. 255/35R18 sounds kinda hot. Also heavy, so probably not. Either 245/35 or 245/40.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:41 PM   #1386
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Realization #4: My STI cover on my new fender garnish doesn't sit flush against the garnish piece. I'm going to have to find some thick, double-sided tape to put behind it to keep it down. Kind of annoying. You can only tell when you're looking down the car from back to front and mostly up close.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:08 PM   #1387
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@Woyiq: Still takin' dem kinda pics, bruh.



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Old 03-07-2014, 11:17 PM   #1388
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Install all the parts!

I'm still waiting for that Nam.. *gets choked out by ninjas*
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:14 PM   #1389
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At some point, I'll break down and get that same kit...glad to see he sells it all together now.

I'd be tempted to grind the sideskirts a bit to look more like OEM, though. Like round off that sharp corner at least.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:27 PM   #1390
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I think some of the front lips look good but I scrape already. When I get new coilovers it's going to be worse. You have a problem with that at all?
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #1391
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #1392
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I think some of the front lips look good but I scrape already. When I get new coilovers it's going to be worse. You have a problem with that at all?
Look at my car, I live in central nj. I don't have any problems. angle ALL the things.
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #1393
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Yeah I try my best but they love crowned roads here due to the rain. Most modern construction isn't bad, but the town I work in used to flood frequently in the 30's and 40's and most of the roads still reflect that. Turning off the street feels like driving into a ditch sometimes. So dumb.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #1394
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Yeah I try my best but they love crowned roads here due to the rain. Most modern construction isn't bad, but the town I work in used to flood frequently in the 30's and 40's and most of the roads still reflect that. Turning off the street feels like driving into a ditch sometimes. So dumb.
You have it easy. Try living in New England with a lowered car.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #1395
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I thought about that, but 35 is such a thin/short sidewall... I dunno. Lemme marinate on that for a hot minute.

Just researched real quick. Looks like that size is the best way to retain my stock wheel ratio. It saves me 1 pound each tire too! Overall I'll be adding .1 pound each wheel over stock wheel weight (including tires).

My 235/40/18 were perfect. If you would like I am going to start test fitting a lot of different styles soon, I can try and get you pictures.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:58 PM   #1396
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I was looking at pics of 35 vs 40 sidewall and it honestly doesn't look much different to me. I've driven on 40 sidewall plenty of times. The question is: Can I live with the rougher ride of 35 sidewall? Alaska's roads are very uneven, although I do my best to drive on the raised parts and I don't run over potholes. I might have to succumb to being a victim of circumstance and realize that I live in Alaska and having thinner sidewall tires is probably not the best idea. I do like the thought of having even more road communicated to me, though...
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:47 PM   #1397
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For what it's worth I'm doing staggered 255/35 and 225/40

I'm sure that will totally help with yer decision
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:45 AM   #1398
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I'm rolling 235/35/18r, been up and down the Staten Island Expressway a few times this year, no issues with them. Good luck finding a road more roughed up than that warzone. yeesh.
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I'm rolling 235/35/18r, been up and down the Staten Island Expressway a few times this year, no issues with them. Good luck finding a road more roughed up than that warzone. yeesh.
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:34 PM   #1400
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Thanks for the input guys. I think it might also depend on the suspension I go with. There will be considerable gap if I get 245/35R18 tires at stock ride height. Even a 1.4" drop with Eibach Sportline springs might not be enough to satisfy my thirst for stance.

Examples of 245/35R18 at least in the rear wheels:





My lip kit should be getting installed in about 90 minutes. It's snowing right now, but I'm going to try and wash my car before showing up so I can keep the areas clean beforehand and take pictures afterwards. I forgot the STI emblems, so those will be applied later.

Anyone have any idea on mounting the front STI emblem for the grille? I haven't really looked at it yet. Just a buncha random plastic assortments, like a backing piece and some screws.
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