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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; Great thread! Looking forward to your commentary....

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    Great thread! Looking forward to your commentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    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.
    that's the way I'm leaning at this point- it's not going to be real easy though


    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    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
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    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.

    will be deleting this post in case my better half happens on to it
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    Bigsky, check out the red pin stripping in the grill of this White STi:

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    well I sourced a set of 08 front struts (if your wondering how I did that so quick- you'd be correct that I sourced them prior to getting the car ) to use a donors when Koni comes out w/ their insert/shock setup for the 08/09's

    a comparo of the strut tops- similar, but not interchangeable

    gen3 on the right



    strut comparo- again similar (but different)

    gen3 bottom



    the stroke on the front strut is almost identical to the previous gen- 169mm (measured the 04 at 167), the piston diameter the same as well 22mm

    you can also see from the pic that is uses the exact same bump stop as well- 60mm in length

    I'm trying to get someone to get a measurement for the rear shock and for the rear bump stop as well

    armed w/ these measurements I'll get measurements at full droop and then be able calculate bump and rebound travel

    on a lighter note the better half is very impressed w/ the power of the new car- she's made several comments about having to be extra careful around town
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    I was amazed at the top end speed in the 09; it took me by surprise when I first took it on the freeway.

    The turbo spools up really quick too, makes those short trips much more enjoyable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post

    camino cielo- test drive one
    Working evenings this week and was actually planning to go to my dealer (1/2 hr away) and look and test both the '09 WRX and an '08 STi, they're selling them $4000 off MSRP, sounds VERY tempting to me. And if I get a good price on trade in on my M3....

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    Quote Originally Posted by camino cielo View Post
    Working evenings this week and was actually planning to go to my dealer (1/2 hr away) and look and test both the '09 WRX and an '08 STi, they're selling them $4000 off MSRP, sounds VERY tempting to me. And if I get a good price on trade in on my M3....
    I will be very interested to hear your review of the two cars, especially if you're able to drive them back-to-back.
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    ^ me too
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    Sway bar notes

    Sway bar Notes


    for the Gen3 Imprezas

    2008 WRX front 20mm/rear 15mm
    2008 STi front 21mm/ rear 18mm
    2009 WRX front 21mm/ rear 16mm

    the front bars between the STi and WRX are NOT interchangeable

    the rear bars between the STi and WRX ARE interchangeable

    I should note that the rear bars on the Gen3's are shorter than previous models so you can't directly compare them by diameter- a shorter bar will stiffer than a longer bar

    I'll post up lengths soon and maybe JR can roughly calculate the differences made by the different lengths
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    Another *subscribed*.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOOSTIN View Post
    BIG SKY~ did you order your SPT CBE yet?
    I'm currently debating- may have found a very good deal on a Cobb cbe
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