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    02 WRX with STi Suspension-wheel alignment..?

    I just recently had the 06 STi suspension (struts, springs, top hats) put on my 02 wrx. I was wondering if the wheel alignment would be the 06 STi specs or the 02 WRX specs.

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    They're whatever specs you want them to be. I don't trust ANY factory specs, personally.
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    Since the main components of the suspension tying everything to the car are the same, I'd err towards the WRX settings. But you really need to decide for yourself on this one. You can set it up however you like. There's no right or wrong answer here.
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    Thanks guys. I just don't want my tires to wear quicker. I already lost one tire due to my previous struts being bent, causing too much negative camber.
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    When you see a car that's worn its tyres evenly across the surface on all fours, you're sometimes seeing a car that won't turn. IMO responsive steering and max traction when cornering imply at least somewhat increased wear. How much depends on you. Look at the factory specs and see if it's something that interests you. Definitely go for 0 (zero) toe and then decide how much camber you like. Without toe, camber alone tends to be quite forgiving, so even at over 1' negative you may find you are not seeing dramatically accelerated wear. Meanwhile, the car will allow you to change directions relatively well too. Compromises, find one you can accept.
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    F Camber: -2.0-1.5 deg.
    R Camber: -1.5-1.0 deg.
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