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    I've heard from more than a few that the rear strut brace does a lot for the car... I'd be interested to try it!
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    ^^ I wrote up my personal opinions and pics on page 11 of this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Actually.... I'm still using the stock brake and pads..... at 38K miles. Whenever they do decide to go bad, I'm just going to go all out and get the Stoptech Stg 2 kit... fluid, lines, pads, and rotors..... but for now, I'm just waiting for them to go out... and they aren't even squealing.

    Next????.... is tires..... I'm torn between a $600 set of Falken Azenis rt-615...... and the $450 Sumitomo HTR Z II. I actually created a thread in the suspension forum to get some opinions.

    As far as strut braces are concerned..... already have them... front/rear/and the H-brace.
    Do you have a performance alignment as well? I imagine at this point you're tearing the corners to shreds.

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    I have had it aligned... but within the stock settings.... not trying to chew up tires prematurely by adding camber
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    I have had it aligned... but within the stock settings.... not trying to chew up tires prematurely by adding camber
    They say the toe is what can chew up a tire. And besides, if you only run like say, -1.5 camber up front, you really won't wear out the tires any faster I don't think, and even if you do you'll have a ton of fun doing it! I love my -1.5 up front - best $75 I've ever spent

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    Anything other than the stock settings (camber) is going to chew up the insides of the tire faster...... and eventually, the tires start making a pretty ugly noise too..... had it happen.

    I do have an "aggressive" alignment, but it is still within the factory specs.

    Even with that though..... the insides of my front tires are significantly more worn than the outsides.
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    Was this all on your 18in rims?

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    yes
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
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    2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    That's probably why. I have no problems here on CO crappy roads with my -1.5 but I have the crappy stock wheels :-( - yea sorry guys I don't have $1300 to drop on a good wheel/tire combo
    But I know guys here in CO who have the same reports you do, but they're running 17 or bigger wheels. Oh well.

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    I did an aggressive alignment (within factory specs) and I ended up with the insides on cords, with 50% tread on the outsides.

    Needless to say, I wasn't the happiest of people
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    After reading up on the rules for the upcoming Mitsubishi Vs. Subaru lap battle at Miller Motorsports park (LapBattle.com) on May 2nd...... I went ahead and took some preparatory measures:

    Stoptech stage 1 brake package.... Motul Fluid, stainless steel braided lines, and axxis ultimate pads

    Import Image Racing: Stoptech Stage 1 Brake Kit for 06-07 WRX

    By the way... Import image had the best price on the planet.... including ebay.

    I have every intention of stomping some mitsubishi ass

    Tires are still in work.... probably buying tomorrow..... install pics within a week!!!
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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    I decided against both the Sumitomos and the Falkens.

    I just bought them..... brand new for the summer from Nitto (NT-05).... their grippiest street tire thus far.... and unlike the falkens, actually decent in the rain:

    $570, shipped to my door, 235-40-18

    Nitto Tire - High Performance Tires for Car and Truck Enthusiasts

    These ought to do the trick
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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
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    Looky what just showed up from the UPS guy.

    These things are crazy!!! I've never owned a set of tires like this before. It's amazing... the sidewall is damn near bulletproof..... feels like it's made out of kevlar or something.

    But the tread...... is so damn soft and sticky..... feels like the eraser of a pencil.

    I'm so going to kick some mitsubishi ass



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    WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
    WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
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    OMG! You are going to LOVE those!

    The NT-05 might get a look once my 245/40/17 Bridgestone RE-01Rs wear out (no more production )

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    One of these days we should compare each other's list of mod bills I'm willing to bet we could collectively account for multiple divorce cases...

    Is there a 12 step program for car addiction?
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