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Old 08-18-2017, 01:46 PM   #326
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Subispeed has some special colors on the 57CR at the moment. Gunmetallic was the last one I looked at. I love the 57CR but I don't love +38.
I almost got the 57cr's before I got the DR's, but I ultimately decided i prefer 6 spokes than the 5 spokes the Cr's offer.

+38 is the perfect offset for this car. It's what my current DR's are and the fill everything out perfectly. +35 is too much. +40 needs a little more. +38 is just right!
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:49 PM   #327
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I almost got the 57cr's before I got the DR's, but I ultimately decided i prefer 6 spokes than the 5 spokes the Cr's offer.

+38 is the perfect offset for this car. It's what my current DR's are and the fill everything out perfectly. +35 is too much. +40 needs a little more. +38 is just right!
I gotcha.

It's just a personal preference thing for me of course. I had +38 in the past and it was a little too much for me. These are my WedsSport SA-10R in 18x9.5 +45 with 265/35 Conti DWS06 tires. It's perfect for me.

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Old 08-18-2017, 01:51 PM   #328
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I gotcha.

It's just a personal preference thing for me of course. I had +38 in the past and it was a little too much for me. These are my WedsSport SA-10R in 18x9.5 +45 with 265/35 Conti DWS06 tires. It's perfect for me.
Looks good! I just prefer a little more flushness. I wouldn't be opposed to something a little less aggressive if the wheels were what I am after.

But nice choice on tires! Getting the same ones.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:05 PM   #329
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Love it man, good to see one of the older guys still keeping the review/journal style these days.

Selling the wheels huh?
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:07 PM   #330
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Love it man, good to see one of the older guys still keeping the review/journal style these days.

Selling the wheels huh?
I enjoy doing the journals, so I figured I would try and keep up with this one as well. Not sure if I am doing as thorough of a job as I did with my previous ones, but it's still fun for me.

Haha possibly. Depending if I can find another wheel that does it for me. The DR's are still a favorite of mine, so I am not in a rush.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:00 PM   #331
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just save for the ze40s, 18x9 +35 type2 face
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:01 PM   #332
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just save for the ze40s, 18x9 +35 type2 face
Most likely will be the case. Although, I will probably go with the 9.5" size.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:06 PM   #333
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SSR GTV02 in Glare silver. Itís meant for your car, Iím telling you!

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Old 08-18-2017, 03:09 PM   #334
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SSR GTV02 in Glare silver. It’s meant for your car, I’m telling you!
The SSR GTX01's were actually the first set of wheels I thought I was going to snag even before I got the car. Although I wanted them in black, a set in silver would be pretty sweet. Good suggesstion!

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Old 08-18-2017, 03:10 PM   #335
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Yes yes those as well. They both look so good with the 15+ and your car color.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:16 PM   #336
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I don't check your journal for many days, and the first thing I realize going on is that you're looking into changing wheels. Of course LOL
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:18 PM   #337
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I don't check your journal for many days, and the first thing I realize going on is that you're looking into changing wheels. Of course LOL
Haha, when a thought goes through my head I usually post it up here and then all hell breaks loose. Most likely going to hang onto the current wheels for now until I can swing the Ze40's. But if something looks appetizing, I may take the jump.
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:37 PM   #338
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Most likely will be the case. Although, I will probably go with the 9.5" size.
wouldve gone with that size, but these came from my evo and its not much but theyre 1lb lighter than the 9.5 variants
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:40 PM   #339
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wouldve gone with that size, but these came from my evo and its not much but theyre 1lb lighter than the 9.5 variants


Hey if you had them and they are lighter, no reason to change!
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:44 PM   #340
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or check out the tws t-66f in 18x9.5 +40

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Old 08-31-2017, 02:18 PM   #341
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Few quick updates

Finally got the car aligned after installing the coilovers. I wanted to wait until I got the exact ride height I wanted and make sure the coils were broken in properly. I ended up going to one of my favorite local shops that I used to take my m3 to. Very informative guys, super clean shop, and just overall a pleasant experience every time I go. It's called front end shop and they are located in farmingdale, nj. Highly recommend!

Final specs came out to be -1.4 camber up front with 0 toe. Rear is a bit more aggressive with -2.2 and -2.6. Some camber arms will alleviate the excessive camber, but I'm ok with it for now. I'm afraid going less camber would rub the fenders hard and I'm trying to stay away from rolling my fenders. Someday, I might snag a set of spc arms, but for now I'm happy.

The car drives awesome. Feels so planted and tight. Flat through corners and just really increases my confidence while driving harder. Really pleased with how the car is currently setup. A rear sway would definitely benefit and finish off the handling aspect. Definitely on my list.

I also ordered some new tires. Continental dws06 in 265/35/18. Tirerack had a rebate until the end of the month, so I decided to get them now instead of waiting. Looking forward to getting them on!

I noticed some grease being slung onto my driver front wheel. Looks to be coming from the axle shaft on that side. Any ideas what may be the cause? Is there is a simple fix for this? Also, should I be concerned? It's not a ton, but enough to notice and globs of it on my wheel.












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Old 08-31-2017, 03:41 PM   #342
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Uhhh I'm no expert but I wouldn't brush off a potentially torn axle boot. If it runs dry you'll definitely need an axle. I'd visit the dealership.

Also, you might eliminate the need for an upgraded RSB if you reverse your camber settings. More up front, less out back.

And I'm running the same tires in the same size. They're amazing.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:45 PM   #343
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Uhhh I'm no expert but I wouldn't brush off a potentially torn axle boot. If it runs dry you'll definitely need an axle. I'd visit the dealership.

Also, you might eliminate the need for an upgraded RSB if you reverse your camber settings. More up front, less out back.

And I'm running the same tires in the same size. They're amazing.
I didn't see any tears in the boot when I looked, so I might try to tighten up the clamp to see if it came lose or something. Going to see how that works if not I'll swing by the dealer.

Yeah, I could do that, but as I said, I would need to start rolling fenders and get some adjustable arms to dial the camber back. It handles just fine for what I use the car for currently.

Great! I have been a large fan of the DWS's and looking forward to getting them on this car.
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Old 08-31-2017, 03:50 PM   #344
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I didn't see any tears in the boot when I looked, so I might try to tighten up the clamp to see if it came lose or something. Going to see how that works if not I'll swing by the dealer.

Yeah, I could do that, but as I said, I would need to start rolling fenders and get some adjustable arms to dial the camber back. It handles just fine for what I use the car for currently.

Great! I have been a large fan of the DWS's and looking forward to getting them on this car.
Sorry, I misread and thought you had installed camber arms already.

I may be getting an alignment on the 12th at RT Tuning. They want to check to see if I need one first, then decide if they're going to do it. It's been a year since I've had one. But if I do, I'm going to see if they can do -2* all around with 0 toe. I'm currently at -1.5* all around right now and I feel there's some room for more turn-in response.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:21 PM   #345
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Lapis was my first choice. It looks phenomenal in the sun and when it's clean. reminds me a lot of Interlagos blue on m3's. Very deep blue with purple undertones. It's really, really nice. White was my second choice.

We shall see. I have a few wheels planned for this car, so it should really transform the car.

I debated briefly waiting for the 18 STI, but there wasn't anything that they announced that really jumped out at me. I dislike the updated front bumper (I like fog lights), the 19's wheels are too much for this car (more expensive tires and rougher ride), and the bright brake calipers are too flashy for me. I do like the interior updates though, but it wasn't enough for me to wait for it. I figured I would hop in a 17 for now and by the time the new motor is in the STI and I wait a year after it's in production, it should put me right at the 4 year mark. Good timing to upgrade
I totally agree with what you mentioned about the rim size of the STI 18. 19" rims are too expensive for tire maintenance and there would be less shock absorbance. That was one of the deciding factors for me when I was buying my 2017 STI.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:56 PM   #346
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Got my new tires mounted up this weekend. Amazing what a difference a new tire makes. Car drives so much smoother and so quiet! Sidewalls are softer so some float was introduced, but that was to be expected. A rear sway bar should be the ticket. Happy to be able to drive in whatever whether that Mother Nature decides to throw at it. Looking forward to winter in this car!

Did a quick wash this weekend and decided to record it. It's a boring video, but hey figured why not.






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Old 09-05-2017, 03:59 PM   #347
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My God sir she is beautiful! I need a better camera to take pics of mine. I have LBP too and am beyond in love with it.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:01 PM   #348
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My God sir she is beautiful! I need a better camera to take pics of mine. I have LBP too and am beyond in love with it.
Thank you! I have a DSLR, but I hardly ever take it out anymore. I just use my iphone 7+ and the photos come out pretty darn great.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:31 PM   #349
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As I watched the whole wash video, I realized about 2/3 of the way through that I wasn't looking at your old neighborhood lol. Car looks fabulous.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:29 PM   #350
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As I watched the whole wash video, I realized about 2/3 of the way through that I wasn't looking at your old neighborhood lol. Car looks fabulous.
Haha thanks man. Yeah, we moved into a new house last year. Needed something bigger for all the stuff and kids we are accumulating
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