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This is a discussion on Project wagon begins! within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; As some of you might know- I'm out of my sedan in a new wagon. Unfortuantely almost nothing swapped over ...

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    Project wagon begins!

    As some of you might know- I'm out of my sedan in a new wagon. Unfortuantely almost nothing swapped over from my sedan- struts/control arms/lateral links/etc.

    As I've frequently preached I started w/ tires- Pirelli P Zero Nero's (the hi-po's, not the M&S's) 225/50/16 wrapped around Volk TE37's 16X7 (11.1 lbs! ).

    My next step is dumping the finger thin 17mm rear sway bar for my sedan 20mm rear (one of the few pieces that actually swapped over). I have to wait on sway bushings as the 04 has the "new" HD sway mounts and a different shaped bushing.

    This car (like my sedan) will see autox/rallyx/track days and be chief grcoery getter as well.

    Stay tuned.

    EDIT

    Getting to be along thread and have gone through several different setups and was suggested that I put a cliff notes version of where I'm at currently- so here it is

    CN version at this point

    Suspension
    Koni inserts in oe wagon strut bodies
    STi Tarmac springs (324/274)
    RCE front camber plates, Grp N rear tops
    camber -3.0 front (-1.5 "winter"), -1.5 rear, toe 0 f/r
    WL 27mm adj front sway bar, WL 22mm adj rear sway bar
    STi lower arm bar
    Grp N transverse link bushings
    05 wagon front aluminum lateral links w/ Grp N bushings, 05 wagon front alum converted to rears w/ Grp N bushings
    oe trailing links w/ Grp N bushings front/rear
    Poltec pillowball sway links front/rear
    WL Steering rack bushings
    STi front/rear strut bars
    Enkei RCT4 17x8 wrapped w/ 235/40/17 Advan Neovas
    v7 STi "goldies" 17x7.5 soon to be wrapped w/ winter tires

    Aero
    05 STi side aero pieces, 06 STi rear diffuser ala Cusco rear brace, jdm STi tranny cover

    Brakes
    FHI 4/2 pots w/ DBA 5000 rotors front/4000 rears
    Goodridge coated ss lines
    Motul RBF fluid
    Ferodo DS2500's front/rear DS3000's front track days
    DIY brake ducting and deflectors
    MRT master cylinder brace
    Big Sky
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    what else is in store?
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    NICE

    Sounds like you're off to a good start, can't wait to see what's coming up next.
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    I am very excited to follow your upgrade path, as I have an 04 wagon. I have changed out the sway bar for an 02 20mm sedan bar...Overall improvement. I have left my stock tires on as my training wheels to learn my car, that is my first mod, learning how to drive it.

    Enjoy.

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    Found a few more bits that carried over

    MRT master cylinder bracket:
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    STI ti front strut bar
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    STi lower arm bar- these wouldn't be the order in which I'd reccomend mods- just parts that happen to fit the wagon from my sedan
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    Are you going to be taking the same approximate route with the wagon, or are you going to try a different approach this time?
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    How do you like those Pirellis? I know you've tried a number of different tires...how do these compare to previous tires you've used?
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    What kind of a person drives a wagon?

    But the important question is, how do the big bad Kumhos fit?
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    I'll be taking a similar approach- same needs and I was pleased w/ the results last time around. A balancing act for sure. Gravel and tarmac can have very different demands.

    The Pirelli's are awesome- compare very favorably w/ both the T1S's and S03's. Unfortunately they no longer make them in 225/50/16's- can get thme in the ver popular 19" sizes I'll probably try the Pilot Sports next (probably next year).

    Only the coolest guys are driving the wagons aren't they

    I'm afraid the big Kumho's are out- 3 month wait on the wheels, mounted the Kuhmos, heat cycled them and never even got to run them .

    They're in the private for sale at a steal. Back to STX for this year.

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    Nice...how are they in terms of giving feedback to you on when they're about to break loose?
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    Any idea how much more clearance you'd need to fit the Kumhos? Sucks to hear that they don't fit, although its not too surprising.
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    Originally posted by Verdugo
    Nice...how are they in terms of giving feedback to you on when they're about to break loose?
    Feedback is fair- the T1's and S03's were better in that respect. The T1's were the lightest, Pirelli's next. S03's had the stiffest sidewall, T1 the least. Pirelli's have the best dry grip, T1's the least. T1's were best in standing water, Pirelli's the least. All about even on wet (non standing). T1's and Pirellis same price (close), S03's more expensive.

    These are relative to just these tires- all I'd highly reccomend as a top notch wet/dry hi po tire.

    Fitment of the 245's are close, but not close enough. With the suspension good and loaded I'd be rubbing. They were actually pretty close w/ the sedan- I think you'd have difficulty fitting larger- unless you just drove them up and down the street or for a show. Too bad - I had really been wanting to run that setup.

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    Great, thanks Mike! I really respect your opinion so I appreciate it quite a bit!
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