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This is a discussion on Ninfourteener's Progress Thread + Pics within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I like the "look" of the Gold Rotas better.... but they are getting a nice set of cheap, long lasting ...

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    I like the "look" of the Gold Rotas better.... but they are getting a nice set of cheap, long lasting all-seasons for daily driving.

    But... The Rotas are a $700 set of wheels.

    The WORKs are an $1800 set of wheels.... They are lighter... and wider.

    They are getting some sticky-as-hell track tires.

    BTW.. stockers are sold.. they helped fund the purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    I love WORK wheels... Armin will disagree
    I do too... Emotion CR KAIs are my favorites. Only other wheel I like more are Volk RE30s, which then Armin might agree with


    Damn good pickup on the Works!
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    I'm debating between my next big project. I had slated to perform a BBK upgrade and a larger Turbo towards the end of this year.

    But now I'm thinking of getting a used 1999-2001 Impreza 2.5 RS Coupe to make into a winter beater/rally cross vehicle. Something I won't have to worry about for DD, door dings, or potholes. Maybe use up some of the OEM parts I took of the WRX....

    What do you all think?
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    Honestly.... any late 90s RS that is worth buying is going to be expensive... and not nearly as powerful (without big $$$)

    Whereas a "beater" bugeye can now be had for under 10K..... and a huge percentage of your current parts will be interchangable.

    I would almost say that if you're looking for a "project", a bugeye would be a better choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    I'm debating between my next big project. I had slated to perform a BBK upgrade and a larger Turbo towards the end of this year.

    But now I'm thinking of getting a used 1999-2001 Impreza 2.5 RS Coupe to make into a winter beater/rally cross vehicle. Something I won't have to worry about for DD, door dings, or potholes. Maybe use up some of the OEM parts I took of the WRX....

    What do you all think?
    I'm with 914. All of the nice RS' that I've seen go from 6-8k depending on what kind of shape it is in. I'd honestly spend a little extra to get a bugeye that just needs some TLC.
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    Yeah, most I'm seeing are going anywhere from $4k - $9k.

    I'm not looking for power though. Just a semi-nice, NA impreza with about 100k miles on it. Something I can put tires on and a service and go have some fun.
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    New.... updated list... just because I like to keep track:

    EXTERIOR:

    SPT door logos
    slcsubaru.com rear window decals
    COBB Tuning license plate frames
    07 STI Ltd. Front lip
    Hella Supertones - custom painted black/azure blue
    Custom hand-made rear towhook - powdercoated azure blue

    SUSPENSION MODS:

    Daily Driver - Rota Formula Mesh 18x8 +48 GOLD
    Nitto NT05 max perf tires - 235/40/18, 200 treadwear
    Race Wheels - WORK Emotion CR KAI 17x9 +44 BRONZE
    Hoosier A6 AutoX (DOT legal slicks) - 245/40/17, 40 treadwear
    Eibach Pro-kit springs (1.2 front, 0.8 rear)
    Cobb 25mm front swaybar
    Cobb 25mm rear swaybar
    Cobb rear swaybar adjustable mounts
    Whiteline rear endlinks
    Kartboy front endlinks
    Greddy front Strut bar
    Generic rear strut bar
    Generic undercarriage H-brace
    Subydude single-adjustable short shifter
    Perrin SSK Shift knob
    Perrin Polyeurothane shifter bushings
    AMSOIL synthetic transmission gear oil
    Redline synthetic rear diff gear oil

    BRAKES:

    Rotora 10.5" front FC4 BBK calipers
    Rotora 13" (330mm) drilled/slotted rotors
    Brembo STI rear calipers
    DBA 2657 STI 12.4" (316mm) rear adapter rotors - slotted
    Stoptech steel braided brake lines (4)
    All 4 dust shields removed / drilled out
    ATE Super Blue racing brake fluid
    *** Calipers custom powdercoated Azure Blue with SPT logos

    ENGINE, ECU MANAGEMENT, AND EXHAUST

    COBB AP V1, Currently running stage 3, VF39, 91 Octane
    VF39 turbo
    SPT intake
    SPT intake heat shield
    Walbro 255 fuel pump
    Removal of intake silencer and Air intake duct
    Subaru Fender hole plug
    Factory STI Intercooler
    Factory STI Splitter and rubber bellows
    Perrin silicon Y-pipe
    COBB turbo heat shield
    X02 Racing catless 3-inch stainless steel Turboback exhaust
    Custom built 3inch axleback section w/ A-spec muffler
    SPT blue billet oil cap
    OPTIMA yellow-top battery
    Custom Billet aluminum battery tie-down
    Mobil 1 5W30 sythetic motor oil

    INTERIOR, STEREO AND GAUGES

    Factory STI front seats, all airbags 100% operational
    Factory STI rear seats
    Autometer C2 mechanical oil pressure, full sweep 0-100
    Autometer C2 mechanical boost/vacuum, full sweep, -30+20
    Autometer C2 electrical Air/Fuel Ratio, full sweep
    Autometer C2 electrical Pyrometer EGT, full sweep 0-2000
    Autometer C2 electrical Voltmeter, full sweep, 0-18 volts
    Autometer C2 Fuel pressure, full sweep, 0-100 psi
    Autometer C2 DPSS stage 2 tachometer/shift light
    Autometer Tach adapter
    SPI intake temp gauge (pre-intercooler)
    SPI intake temp gauge (post-intercooler)
    Custom "stealth switch" to override headlights & dim all gauge lights
    Autometer triple gauge clock replacement pod
    Glow**** cup pod (top of steering column)
    Glow**** grey triple gauge A-pillar pod
    Generic dual gauge pod
    Factory Clock/airbag indicator relocated to lower stereo din
    Pioneer 9800 Bluetooth head unit
    Samsung Moment Android smartphone (plays MP3s+talk+GPS voice wirelessly)
    Rockford Fosgate 6.5 aluminum dual coaxial speakers (front)
    Rockford Fosgate 5.25 aluminum dual coaxial speakers (rear)
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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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    Obviously the Advans on these things are toast..... but I couldn't help but try them on... and get a feel for them. I wouldn't dare track them yet.... but I don't think putzing around town at slow speeds will hurt anything.

    So I did...... no rubbing whatsoever.... I couldn't believe it. If I go any lower with the car... there's no doubt I'll have to roll the rear fenders though. For now though.... not an "immediate" requirement.

    Anyway.... thought I'd do some comparison shots

    Rota 18x8, +48, on 235/40/18 tires:


    Clearance from the rear strut:


    A comparison to the new wheels.
    WORK 17x9, +44, with 255/40/17 tires:


    Rear comparison shots:
    Rotas:

    Works:


    New rear strut clearance (yikes!!!):


    Works on the car:






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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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    IMHO that thing is going to have enough grip to cause suspension/drivetrain issues.

    Looks nice...bet it handles well.
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    ^^^ Funny you should mention that..... every single crack, line, pebble, or "whatever" in the road.... these tires grab it and pull it that way. Uneven pavement is almost unbearable.

    The "grip" on these things is almost unrealistic..... It's also what I would consider to be "unstreetable".... It is THAT dramatic. It's almost a "burden" to drive these things on the street.

    They are just track wheels/tires though..... and yes..... they will be a 500% increase over what I had on the track..... and what I had was pretty damn good.

    The Rotas are getting el cheapo all seasons. I no longer own stockers, so I have to find something that will be good for daily driving, as well as snow driving.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    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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    is it just me or do the Works look exactly like the Rota torques?
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    Yup.. just about everything Rota makes is a knockoff.

    Not to say that is a bad thing.... I think Rotas are a great choice for a good looking/inexpensive wheel.

    But yes, Torques are Emotion Cr Kai knockoffs

    My Rota Formula Mesh wheels are BBS knockoffs.
    2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=165158
    1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
    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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    :drool: Those Work's are so nice. That is quite the suspension/break setup you have going.
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