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Old 06-24-2017, 03:06 PM   #126
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A downside that postpones any modding for me is that you can spend as much to be as fast, maybe a little faster! Than an sti... but in the end you won't have the platform to take it as far. Still I find there is great sentimental value in mastering that which you already have. In some of our cases, our dd is all we have, and we have grown to love them so much.
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:12 PM   #127
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But, I rejoice.

I've decided to order a set of konig hypergrams. Recently, indecision has had the best of me in whether or not to order wheels for the 5x100 n/a hubs, or to order tires for my stockers so that I could buy wheels in 5x114 for when I do a 6MT swap followed by swapping in an ej257.
*plus, my grandfather (along with everyone else) keeps bugging me with "When are you going to get new wheels!?" (I'm on steelies, and have been since I bought this car in Feb).

The sti swap may be great, but I know very little about the platform I have now, and the mechanics of cars in general. I'm a great parts changer! But for technicalities I am just getting started. I think the best I can do is learn what I can from the vehicle that I have.

Very exciting, lol.

These. They come in Opal Red as well as Bronze. Not too sold on the bronze or the opal red, and I figure the gunmetal is a good medium, leaving them the best color option for resale. Can always powdercoat them, too. And the 17x8 only weigh 16.3lbs!!!


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Old 06-25-2017, 10:28 PM   #128
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very nice!
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:35 PM   #129
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very nice!
Garret, do you know how much each one of your wheels weighs naked(without the tire)?

I've been curious to know how playing with different combos of wheel and tiresets would affect numbers on a chassis dyno...

Some would argue that 5 or 7lbs difference in weight difference wouldn't matter. Some would say there's a significant impact. I'm one of the 'significant impacters'.

One guy even went as far as to tell me that 'real racers don't worry about wheel weight'. Pretty laughable, considering I raced motocross for close to a decade. I know about weight, let me tell you in full gear, ESPECIALLY when you have to use a port-o-potty at a race in between motos in 90 degree weather IN FULL GEAR. Lol. There's a reason a number of XC trail bike racers have acquired the title 'weight weenies'. Also a nickname that goes for any other person in any sport or activity involving weight.

When it comes to our n/a's I would say weight plays a huge role, where every inch is mile.

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Old 06-25-2017, 11:50 PM   #130
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Garret, do you know how much each one of your wheels weighs naked(without the tire)?

I've been curious to know how playing with different combos of wheel and tiresets would affect numbers on a chassis dyno...

Some would argue that 5 or 7lbs difference in weight difference wouldn't matter. Some would say there's a significant impact. I'm one of the 'significant impacters'.

One guy even went as far as to tell me that 'real racers don't worry about wheel weight'. Pretty laughable, considering I raced motocross for close to a decade. I know about weight, let me tell you in full gear, ESPECIALLY when you have to use a port-o-potty at a race in between motos in 90 degree weather IN FULL GEAR. Lol. There's a reason a number of XC trail bike racers have acquired the title 'weight weenies'. Also a nickname that goes for any other person in any sport or activity involving weight.

When it comes to our n/a's I would say weight plays a huge role, where every inch is mile.
Weight in the wheels not only changes acceleration, but how the suspension deals with road bumps. Lighter is better in both cases.
If weight was not an issue, then why do peeps (like me) buy lightweight flywheels and pulleys?
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im not totally sure the weight... i know there not nearly as light as your wheels are.
and yes yes yes go light weight as much as you can. the 2.5i impreza is a pig compared to the older models. i've got light weight pulleys too, the rev increase was noticeable. guys also forget that the sti has an aluminum drive shaft. i'm pretty sure it could bolt up under our cars too **of im wrong here some one let me know**. i'd like to do some carbon fibre body parts too some day.
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