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    22 mm iirc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me
    Sounds like ill be getting some rear camber bolts. I'd like -1.5 in the front.

    I have Perrin sways, rear stout mounts, Perrin end links.
    Between the springs and sways, you can get away with less aggressive camber.

    Camber bolts cost me $40 from my dealership and the shop that did my alignment was able to get -3.5 out of the rear before they stopped (for S&Gs, they wanted to see how much adjustment they had). Well worth the expense...

    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me
    22 mm iirc.
    With 22mm bars and the Com-C mounts, I'd shoot for -1.75 F / -1.25 R to start with and play with it from there based on grip. If you can bump up the sways stiffness, I'd say do that and dial it back to -1.5 / -1.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Between the springs and sways, you can get away with less aggressive camber.

    Camber bolts cost me $40 from my dealership and the shop that did my alignment was able to get -3.5 out of the rear before they stopped (for S&Gs, they wanted to see how much adjustment they had). Well worth the expense...
    Yeah I have had them on other cars.
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    I do have the front STi pinks off the 04. Just the rears were aftermarket


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    Rear Camber bolts on the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    I do have the front STi pinks off the 04. Just the rears were aftermarket
    After you sent me the pic of the KYB's on there, I ordered Tokico D specs.

    What are you lookin to get for the fronts?
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    You can easily hit those numbers with the com-c so as said put them in the max caster orientation (strut bolt hole outboard and rear).

    Below -1.8 I saw enough camber wear I had to dial it back. I think I'm at -1.7 this time.

    Last time in they couldn't get my rear camber bolts loose and they only charge me for a regular alignment so I didn't take it up. I'll have to free those up myself when I go back. I'd do front camber +0.5 for the rears (what I used per BigSky's advice in the past) i.e. -1.7 front -1.2 rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    You can easily hit those numbers with the com-c so as said put them in the max caster orientation (strut bolt hole outboard and rear).

    Below -1.8 I saw enough camber wear I had to dial it back. I think I'm at -1.7 this time.

    Last time in they couldn't get my rear camber bolts loose and they only charge me for a regular alignment so I didn't take it up. I'll have to free those up myself when I go back. I'd do front camber +0.5 for the rears (what I used per BigSky's advice in the past) i.e. -1.7 front -1.2 rear.

    That sounds like a plan. I'm excited, especially since I will be aligning it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me View Post
    That sounds like a plan. I'm excited, especially since I will be aligning it myself.
    Yup, significant cred. if you align it yourself. I may tackle that myself one day but not today.

    One thing to look into - Mike had that tool that would press a nice bushing into the rear arm mount and had the rear arms with a bushing in them. I don't know if it is applicable to an '06 but I noticed a real difference in the rear with those two bushings in place. I'll see if I can find the thread.
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    From your guys experience having the shop align your Wrx's, were they able to get to the camber bolts from underneath the car to make fine adjustments, or did they have to take the wheel off each time?
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    They had work to do, I had coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06wrx4me
    From your guys experience having the shop align your Wrx's, were they able to get to the camber bolts from underneath the car to make fine adjustments, or did they have to take the wheel off each time?
    I believe they were able to access them with the wheels on the car. I don't know for sure, though.

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    Well looks like I need to DIY some wheel stands for use doing alignments with my 2 post lift.

    Also need to DIY a steering wheel holder for setting toe.

    I think an extensive DIY thread is in my future.
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    Should I buy new #7's from the front suspension, and #3's from the rear suspension? Are they necessary with aftermarket struts? I assume so.

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    I usually don't replace those unless they look really ratty.
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    I usually don't replace those unless they look really ratty.
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