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This is a discussion on Project Hatch (aka project grocery getter part II) within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Car is coming along nicely Mike... I still haven't done anything to mine. It's been boring without any races for ...

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    Car is coming along nicely Mike... I still haven't done anything to mine.
    It's been boring without any races for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devious1Josh View Post
    Car is coming along nicely Mike... I still haven't done anything to mine.
    It's been boring without any races for awhile.
    agreed- hard to believe today is the FIRST day of winter! Spring won't come soon enough for me
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    just thread the entire thead, and now i know im getting an 09 5 door over an si sedan. i am very excited to see this progress, and do similar things to my car. cant wait for pictures.

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    I agree! I am right there with ya...although the test drive (which blew...cuz it was icey...only got on it in 2nd/third) sealed the deal for me.

    A 2009/2010 (maybe left over 2009 can be had for cheap? or possibly a leftover 2009 STI at the end of 2009. They will be even cheaper than they are now if SOA releases a boost in power from the current sti engine (which they better... after seeing the chaos the 09 wrx has caused!).

    I am excited...even though its 10-16 months away for me!

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    The trip

    I feel I can post up a pretty in depth review of the Nokian WRG2 now.

    I'll be perfectly honest- I hate driving in the winter. I get no joy driving when the roads are snow packed and icy. I have no choice however due to the clime I've elected to live. Montana is "blessed" with lots of crappy winter weather. Montana is also a big state. I have relatives that live in the NW corner of the state while I reside in the SE portion of the state. To get to my relatives requires a 700 mil drive- one way. If traveling in December in Montana, combined with driving 700 miles you are assured to find some roads that are snow packed and icy. I have set a personal milestone today in traveling 700 miles in almost entirely snow packed and icy conditions. As I type the white in my knuckles is still evident! I counted no less than 35 vehicles off the road in various condition, from not too bad- to bad

    To the tires- they performed very, very well. The grip on ice was very good, not studded tire good, but good. The grip in slush was good. The grip in deep snow was good as well. There are better snow/ice tires out there- Nokian makes a few. Quite frankly it would have been nice to have been on studded tires today, but most days that's not the case. What really separates the G2 from the rest is it's performance on non ice/snow- dry and wet. Unfortunately I didn't see much of that on this trip, but have driven them plenty in dry and wet conditions previously- and they are good. While they are a V-rated tire- they are not a "summer" by any stretch. The sidewalls are pretty soft and w/ all the siping there is a fair amount of tread squirm- this is in comparison to a true "summer" tire, in comparison to a typical snow tire however- these do feel like a hi po tire!

    I can't comment on wear yet, but if they wear even half as well as my previous Nokians I'll be very pleased.

    cliff notes- WRG2= good "winter" tire, don't move to Montana
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    cliff notes- WRG2= good "winter" tire, don't move to Montana
    Good advice!

    The radio just reported we broke several state records in December, including the highest winds ever recorded: 119 mph. That's what category 4 hurricane right there? See if we were Florida we'd get bailed out right about now, but no...
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    4 or 5 of the cars I saw off were in the Bozeman area

    funny I looked at the weather the day before (12/29) and Bozeman was 50 and sunny!!! road report showed the roads mostly dry (12/29) as well- must of been a dandy that blew in
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    a little Christmas present for the car

    don't see using it much around here, but when I venture out of state should be handy

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    You'll love the Nuvi. I just did 6000 miles round trip (coast to coast for the holidays) using their cheapest model, the 200, and it worked extremely well.

    BTW, your thread is causing me to want to go buy an 09 WRX. Well, that and the fact I just drove cross country twice in a Honda Fit.
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    can u post up vid of cobb exhaust sound? thanks

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    good to know the nuvi works well- coming from a small town and going to a big city is a little daunting- hopefully this will help

    ^ exhaust isn't installed yet- want a before/after dyno before putting it on

    when I do I'll get a sound clip
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    How's it going? This is my first post for the site so hello everyone

    I just bought a new 2009 base WRX and plan to do very few upgrades to it to keep it d-stock legal. No plans for this year.

    I was wondering, how much negative camber have people been able to get out of the front wheels with stock suspension? I will probably try to have it maxed out as much as I can.

    The stock classes we have in my local club also have a street tire only version of the stock classes which I plan on running in.

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    Bryan- welcome aboard and congrats on your purchase

    the only one I've seen posted is Annie's 09

    NASIOC - View Single Post - How competitive will the '09+ WRX be in D-Stock/ESP?

    she wasn't able to break the -1.0 mark, but a couple of encouraging things in that shot- look at the positive caster ~ 5.5 degrees- that's a full two degrees over the previous gen, also look at the rear camber- that's ~ .5 degrees less than previous gens, both will help

    I haven't gotten mine on a rack yet- waiting for the Koni's to be made (fingers crossed)

    I do have one trick up my sleeve and I predict I will break through -1.0, hopefully even closer to -1.5

    I use this- a small block exhaust manifold spreader- you place one end on the control arm, the other on the rim- turn and it lengthens- the strut needs to be fully loosened and I'm going to even loosen the strut tops this time around



    on the rear I'm going to do the same thing and see if I can't dial out a couple of tenths
    "Simplify and add lightness." - Colin Chapman

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    Hey, if Bryan H is Bryan Heitkotter from the San Francisco region, I'm gonna sell my 2009 WRX now and jump into a different class where I won't get squashed.

    Question about the Koni's being built-single or double adjustable and any idea on price? Also, where did you get a sacrificial front and rear strut to send Koni? I checked with Moton and they don't have anything for the WRX yet,but can custom build something if I send in sample struts (I just am trying to avoid buying perfectly good struts from the dealer to use as models for Moton).

    Thanks!

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    No that's a different BryanH. I'm from MA. No need to sell the WRX. I only compete in local events

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