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This is a discussion on The official WRX VS The Curb thread within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I think it makes the most sense starting w/ the softeset settings and gradually working up. It's easy to change ...

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    I think it makes the most sense starting w/ the softeset settings and gradually working up. It's easy to change settings and very worthwhile experimenting. Everyone likes a little different handling car- someone's understeering pig could easily be someone else's oversteering nightmare
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    UPDATE: I sent in all of the paperwork to appeal my surcharge a few months ago. Last week I recieved a letter saying that I would have to wait about 18 months for a court date. Well today I recieved another letter saying that I less than 50% at fault so they will be removing my surcharge from my insurance. It was definately worth the $50 to appeal the surcharge...
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    Doh! Hit a curb, damage show n' tell

    Eh, I was turning into my neighborhood when I waited a little too long to turn in.... ended up whacking my right front wheel w/ the curb. At first I though my whole front end had come off, turns out it wasn't as bad as I thought, but still pretty horrible. I was able to limp her about 100 yds or so to my drive way. This is why my tire is shredded.


    I'm going to go ahead and upgrade to the aluminum control arms.... but here's the rundown on the parts:

    Control Arms - 350 (might've snagged a deal on nasioc for 250!)
    Side Skirt - 100
    Front Right Fender - 130 + Paint (100)
    Fender Liner - 30
    Ball Joints - 60 ( need to replace anyway)
    lugs - 70 (purely aesthetic but also need to replace as you can see in the pics)

    Then new tires + alignment

    = Totally destroying my mod money account.
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    I did the sam thing you did, but mine was due to snow.... Here is the Link.....

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    nothing funny about stubble on the man-marbles.

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    Ouch!

    You will like the aluminium control arms ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    Ouch!

    You will like the aluminium control arms ...

    I think I would've liked the brembos I was fixing to buy better.


    I'm going to do my best with a dremel and some touch-up paint with the rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks
    I think I would've liked the brembos I was fixing to buy better.

    I'm going to do my best with a dremel and some touch-up paint with the rims.
    Good luck!

    Brembos would have been more useful I suppose. Those red struts look familiar.
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    they are kyb agx's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks
    they are kyb agx's
    Ah, the people who make the SPT STi struts (what I have).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunks
    I'm going to do my best with a dremel and some touch-up paint with the rims.
    Make sure the rim is still true. I did the same with my old car and after repairs and alignment and balancing and everything, I still had a slight vibration that was that the rim was knocked out of true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfusionista
    Make sure the rim is still true. I did the same with my old car and after repairs and alignment and balancing and everything, I still had a slight vibration that was that the rim was knocked out of true.

    Yeah, I'm going to be running on another set of wheels for now... brining the place to a tire place this week to see if it is bent or not.

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    I did the same kinda thing last month except on my left rear wheel. Bald tires+large puddles= bad news... Started hydroplaning, overcorrected, car snapped around into curb...
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    Yup that sucks

    mine from 3 years ago- result of a little off






    Go to a tire place that has a Hunter Roadforce machine- it is bar none the best wheel/tire balancer on the market- it will identify any shortcomings of the wheel (if there is any)
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    i ran over a concrete divider in mine tried turning a corner at high speed the car went straight over the top, snapped the front right control arm. I replaced the control and got new tyres and a wheel alignment, the wheel alignment shows everything is back to spec. my only problem now is that i beleive i may have stuffed my shocks from the large impact? the car feels bouncier and the ride isnt as comfortable...is this possible? or am i just imagining it?

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    struts do get bent in accidents- so it's a possibility- often it's so slight you'd never see it w/ the naked eye.
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