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    CD (coefficient of drag) .34
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    It seems like the 06-07 model years would have had the best CD of any of the gen 2's. They definitely have a larger front air diffuser underneith.

    WHat is the track width on the new STi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentH View Post
    It seems like the 06-07 model years would have had the best CD of any of the gen 2's. They definitely have a larger front air diffuser underneith.

    WHat is the track width on the new STi?
    Best CD is subjective. We all love our favorite songs.

    Better Cd is a dimensionless number found in a wind tunnel. Drag is Cd times frontal area and speed^. In the real world it isn't simple.
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    the large front air diffuser was introduced w/ the 04's, the 05+ STi's added additional under cladding including a rear diffuser

    08 STi track is 60.2/60.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    the large front air diffuser was introduced w/ the 04's, the 05+ STi's added additional under cladding including a rear diffuser

    08 STi track is 60.2/60.6
    Looks like a 5mm front wheel spacer would be a good thing to kill turn in understeer in DS. Still beating a dead horse...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post
    Looks like a 5mm front wheel spacer would be a good thing to kill turn in understeer in DS. Still beating a dead horse...
    I haven't ruled out DS (although the tinkerer in me has a hard time thinking about it )

    agreed- a suby offset wheel w/ 5mm spacers up front would be a very nice combo

    evidently the 06/07 WRX DS guys are squeezing 245/40/17's R compounds w/o too much drama
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    I haven't ruled out DS (although the tinkerer in me has a hard time thinking about it )

    agreed- a suby offset wheel w/ 5mm spacers up front would be a very nice combo

    evidently the 06/07 WRX DS guys are squeezing 245/40/17's R compounds w/o too much drama
    The engineer in me has been held check for 5 years by the Stock rules. Very slipery and expensive slope. Tyres are cheap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post
    The engineer in me has been held check for 5 years by the Stock rules. Very slipery and expensive slope. Tyres are cheap...
    I know I wouldn't last five years, but to hold down costs could I go one year is the question
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    I know I wouldn't last five years, but to hold down costs could I go one year is the question
    I still have the old BMW 2002 up on jack stands. 30 grand and a hell of alot of work would get into Mod with a 20 B engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post
    Dreams are expensive.
    nice car

    I concur
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    Enjoy your new ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
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    Hmmm...this got me thinking, a little disappointed with my '02 BMW M3, we had our first rain in 6 months yesterday and took the freeway onramp quite carefully, the M still slid and understeered and boy did I wish I had AWD! Also gas mileage is poor around town (but better on Hwy ~ 29 mpg). And now when the WRX is better sprung and better powered....I was disappointed with the '08, therefore figured I try something else when I sold my '05 wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post

    add in 225/45/17 Dunlop SP Sport 01's and you have a out of the box good handling car, while the 01's don't have the outright dry grip of some of the "super tires" it does have good grip- the grip breaks off predictably and they are communicative at their limit- probably why Subaru chose this tire ((my guess is they perform well in the wet too)
    well I guessed right , we got a little over a 1/2" of rain yesterday- so I took that opportunity to do a little wet testing- now granted these tires are at full tread, but they do grip very (very) well in the wet

    one point I should make about these tires (and most other tires), brand new there is a mold release (and often other compounds that help preserve tires) that needs to be scrubbed out- this usually takes 100-150 miles (this varies). before the mold release is gone the tires can be a little slippery, bear this in mind when driving off the lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    I haven't ruled out DS (although the tinkerer in me has a hard time thinking about it )
    I'd absolutely run this thing is DS for at least a year. Then maybe jump up to ESP (assuming it is placed there) once there is good aftermarket support to make that jump.
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    And so it begins.....

    Lower it and paint the .....

    I project future $$$ spent on this project to be $11432.12. List of mods to include:

    F&R LSD's
    2 sets of Sway bars
    13 sets of rims
    20 sets of tires
    7 sets of brake pads
    a bunch-o-custom suspension
    2 sets of camber plates
    11 JDM goodies custom imported
    8 gallons of Subaru Extra S
    -3 deg of camber
    and at least a CBE.



    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    one point I should make about these tires (and most other tires), brand new there is a mold release (and often other compounds that help preserve tires) that needs to be scrubbed out- this usually takes 100-150 miles (this varies). before the mold release is gone the tires can be a little slippery, bear this in mind when driving off the lot
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