This is a discussion on 2006 WRX STI suspension and wheel upgrade advice within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys, I just bought a 2006 STI with a few minor power mods but no suspention or wheel mods. ...
...uhmm, then stay as far away from that style as you can. That's *all about* camber, offset, and rubbing. They call it a "lifestyle" lol. I guess you could call buying tires way early, destroying the lower side of your car, destroying the cars handling abilities, and all around making it good for nothing but taking pictures of; a lifestyle. 'Stancing' a car is not an upgrade in my book.
Why don't you post a pic of what you already have. I'm assuming you have the STi BBS wheels? Anyway, you should let us know of your priorities and preferences:
SCCA events/track capabilities
or straight 'hellaflush'
...stuff like that. I'm a huge fan of the STi suspension to begin with, they come pretty well of from the factory...big brembos, great shocks, good tires, excellent wheels.
This is the car. i want to make it a little lower for the summer but i still want to drive it in the winter, im thinking adjustable coilovers? and id like bigger summer rims for a little lower profile, just to make the car look a bit more aggressive! and im open to suggestions! thanks!
and i havent heard good things about the stock sti struts... my back drivers side strut needs to be replaced.. so i figured i should just spend the money and get coil overs. and i bought it with only winter tires haha
thanks man! its a pretty cool silver (stone silver pearl). i wont be racing it anytime soon. but i am thinking maybe il get some 18" Enkei RPF1 rims? either chrome or alloy.. i will be keeping the stock rims and tires for winter.