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This is a discussion on Colorado Member's Forum within the Mountain States forums, part of the Regional Discussion category; Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman are those stockers powdercoated or painted? They look really good. They definitely look painted...you can see ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    are those stockers powdercoated or painted? They look really good.
    They definitely look painted...you can see the lip of the rim is silver... unless that's just the lighting.

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    Sry to hear bout ur slide and the rims. I slid a bit the other day but was lucky no one/thing was around. Summer tires really are a bad idea on the snow, i'm saving funds for a winter set next year.

    I'm ready for another meet sometime. I missed out on the last one and haven't gotten to see many other subies other than in passing the opposite way on the roads.
    Maybe after the 1st of the year would be best since holidays can be a bit of a busy time for some?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    are those stockers powdercoated or painted? They look really good.
    Thanks, I painted them. Instead of powdercoating them I just repaint them when winter rolls around.

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    I have Yokohama IceGuard IG20 winter tires and I have been very pleased with them, they're what Discount Tires had. I had them mounted on my stock rims and bought new nice rims for my summer performance tires.

    The improved traction is definitely night and day and the car is amazing with them. I'm on my 2nd season and they're not wearing out at all, just don't go racing around in them.
    2009 WRX - South Denver, CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelley View Post
    Hey everyone!

    I just bought an '09 WRX 4-door and am super excited! I just found (and joined) this site today and looking forward to learning from the experts.

    My question relates to winter tires. (Sorry if it's already been addressed already!) Given the summer performance tires I have now, the consensus seems to be that winter tires are a good idea, especially since I got this car so I can go skiing in the worst weather. But what do I buy? Winter driving is not an issue for me (I grew up in ND), and mountain driving is not a problem given that I've lived in Denver for 13 years. I heard that true snow tires will not last long here due to the lack of snow in the city. I'm not really thinking of racing the car; I just want something that will let me get up I-70 on a big powder day -- and have fun doing it!

    Does anyone have some specific suggestions? Also, is it worthwhile to get a second set of rims as well? Is this just for ease of changing or is there some other reason?

    Thanks for the help!
    Welcome Morelley!

    The second set of rims is for a couple reasons... one is ease of changing.. instead of mounting and balancing... another is because winter is hell on all things. The Magnesium Chloride can kill a nice wheel's finish, and things like that happened to wrinklechops can happen.
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    Hi All,
    New WRX owner here in Boulder. Had an Audi A4 for the previous 9 years and just switched to a spark silver 2010 WRX hatch. Love it so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boulderburner View Post
    Hi All,
    New WRX owner here in Boulder. Had an Audi A4 for the previous 9 years and just switched to a spark silver 2010 WRX hatch. Love it so far!
    Welcome! I also used to drive a A4 before I switched to my WRX. I am happy with the switch too.

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    Merry Christmas to all the snowy Coloradoans on the forum! Hope everyone has a great day, and lets all treat our subies extra good today lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by boulderburner View Post
    Hi All,
    New WRX owner here in Boulder. Had an Audi A4 for the previous 9 years and just switched to a spark silver 2010 WRX hatch. Love it so far!
    Welcome


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    Welcome! I also used to drive a A4 before I switched to my WRX. I am happy with the switch too.
    That was back when you still liked women, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleman03wrx View Post
    Merry Christmas to all the snowy Coloradoans on the forum! Hope everyone has a great day, and lets all treat our subies extra good today lol
    Merry Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    Welcome




    That was back when you still liked women, right?

    We need to grab a brew AJ
    Haha, real funny Kevin lol.. Yeah for sure lets grab a brew next week sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASRacing View Post
    Haha, real funny Kevin lol.. Yeah for sure lets grab a brew next week sometime.
    definitely. How're things going with the visitors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lengthwise32 View Post
    I have Yokohama IceGuard IG20 winter tires and I have been very pleased with them, they're what Discount Tires had. I had them mounted on my stock rims and bought new nice rims for my summer performance tires.

    The improved traction is definitely night and day and the car is amazing with them. I'm on my 2nd season and they're not wearing out at all, just don't go racing around in them.
    Thanks, everyone, for your replies! I went up to Breckenridge before getting new tires... luckily, the entire drive there and back was on dry pavement. While up there I found an empty, snowy parking lot where I tested the summer tires. I might have been running on plastic wheels -- the '89 Geo Spectrum I had in high school in ND would have done better! Scary. After coming back down, I got some Yokohama W.Drives (at the Discount Tire guy's recommendation). Expensive, yes. But did my car absolutely own the snowpacked road on the trip that followed? Absolutely!! I've never had winter control like this before. The only downside is that my beautiful car is now covered in I-70 road gunk. Suppose it's only the appropriate Subaru rite of passage.

    On a different topic... I'm periodically experiencing "high" idle speeds. E.g., sometimes when I come to a stop and push the clutch in completely, the engine will hold at 2000 RPM's until I either shift into neutral and release the clutch or until several seconds go by... then it returns to normal idle. I have no mods... is this normal behavior? Should I submit this question to a different thread?

    Thanks!

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    cold weather idle is usually high. There's an actual idle map in the ecu based on temperature and whether or not a/c is on
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    Yes it's normal. I'm not sure why it's in the code, but the engineers put it in there for some reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by morelley View Post

    On a different topic... I'm periodically experiencing "high" idle speeds. E.g., sometimes when I come to a stop and push the clutch in completely, the engine will hold at 2000 RPM's until I either shift into neutral and release the clutch or until several seconds go by... then it returns to normal idle. I have no mods... is this normal behavior? Should I submit this question to a different thread?

    Thanks!
    2009 WRX - South Denver, CO

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