mhloaf's Soccer Mom Minivan Laggin' Wagon - 2009 WRX (Red Hatchback)
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    mhloaf's Soccer Mom Minivan Laggin' Wagon - 2009 WRX (Red Hatchback)

    been lurking on here for a while now, figured it was time to introduce myself
    Been stock for a long while, but finally getting around to putting parts on her. Just put an Invidia N1 TBE on and getting a protune on May 1st. I went to a dynoday a few weeks ago for a comparison against stock. made 238whp and 252 ft/lbs torque.

    quick rundown
    -KW V1 Coilovers
    -K&N Typhoon Short Ram
    -Invidia Divorced Downpipe
    -Invidia Street N1 Catback
    -Whiteline Rear Diff Bushings

    waiting to go on
    -Whiteline Anti Lift Kit
    -Stoptech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    -Grimmspeed Heatshield
    -Walbro 255

    near future plans
    -DW Injectors

    long term plans
    -Grimmspeed Up-pipe
    -Tial 38mm External Wastegate
    -Headers
    -replace composite Intake Manifold (need to find a better flowing one)
    -FMIC w/ custom piping
    -thinking of a TD05 20G sized turbo (quick spool for auto-x) if i don't decide to go big and rotated.











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    Today I learned that my work blocks imageshack links.

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    thanks for the effort, but so far, it blocks imageshack, imgur, photobucket, some random sites, everything with the name "game" in the title. I checked from my phone though, nice looking car. Is an anti lift kit the same as sway bars? If so, I think that will be my next upgrade. I hear it makes a big difference in handling with only replacing one component.

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    thanks. an ALK replaces bushings in your front lower control arms.
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    as FastWRX.com puts it:
    This kit changes your front suspension geometry by lowering the pickup point for the lower control arm. The result is a decrease in the built-in anti-dive/anti-lift geometry effect, meaning your front-end will stick more in both acceleration and braking modes.

    The mechanics are a little tough to explain, but in short the front wheels will droop a little more on acceleration (making the front end stick more), and the nose of the car will dive a little more under braking (again making the front end stick more). This makes your Subaru more neutral and less prone to wash out the front end under hard cornering when braking or accelerating.

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    Hm, I'll have to look into those.
    Now that I can see the pictures on a real screen I feel the urge to go home and detail my car. I've already looked up stuff about clay bars and compound. Now I just need some time. I like the rims, and the red lug nuts are a cool touch.

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    Looks great what are the specs on those rims? and the tires?

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    I kinda wish I'd ordered red
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    Red is the best color for the 08-09's! Car looks awesome!
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    Thanks, i wasnt keen on a red car but it was the best one available at the time. Shes grown on me.

    Wheels are 17x8 e48 wrapped in Dunlop Direzza Z1 star spec 235/40

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhloaf View Post
    Thanks, i wasnt keen on a red car but it was the best one available at the time. Shes grown on me.

    Wheels are 17x8 e48 wrapped in Dunlop Direzza Z1 star spec 235/40
    Yeah I can't decide what color to paint my rims once I get them. I getting same specs except offset is 45 and going to be on Conti DWS 225/40. I like how your tires look beefy on those rims!!

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    Nice choice, i used to have those on stock wheels. I will be running them for the colder months. What color is your car? Since i have red im limited to basic colors like dark gray, silver, or gunmetal. I got a good deal on these black wheels so i plan on powdercoating them some day.

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    I hate red for cars but for the subaru hatches it looks great!

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