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Old 05-09-17, 07:55 PM   #51
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Throwing back a few years here... if I understand right, you did not need to do any fender modification to fit the NT03s?

That's pretty awesome if so -- I'm also a fan of the wide 17s!
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Old 05-10-17, 09:41 AM   #52
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Throwing back a few years here... if I understand right, you did not need to do any fender modification to fit the NT03s?

That's pretty awesome if so -- I'm also a fan of the wide 17s!
That's correct. The front fenders have been rolled but I don't think it was actually needed tbh, just wanted to be safe.

It's much easier and cheaper to just pull the rears I think (and I might end up doing it in the future) but yes, with the combo of camber plates, rear strut slots, and whiteline adjustable lateral links I was able to fit the tire/wheel combo between the strut, fender, and trailing arm with a mm or two there and there to spare.

I've run these with 255/40/17 direzza2 and 255/40/17 r888 and no issues with rubbing. I have driven on rough roads, big compression dips in a straight line, hard slow cornering, fast 120mph+ cornering, and no issues. the balance is more neutral with a slightly larger ratio of front to rear track width (i'm sure the suspension/alignment "nerds" will be able to tall me how bad or good this is but it feels great on the street), so on winter tires for instance on ramps the car will tend to rotate really well off throttle and neutral to mild throttle at the limits of tire grip (suspension is too stiff for winter tires...) and on the r-comps the car will tuck in and rotate under full throttle on ramps as an example (that has a lot to do with my powerband as well though).
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Thanks for the detailed info!
It's interesting coming from having a GR with tons of room under the fenders to a GD. I know there's more room than I think there is, but there's more learning to be done for sure.
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That lip is.....interesting...never actually seen it before....huh, TIL.

But yeah, it looks WAY better line-wise with the WRX skirts than the STi ones. +1 for style pickyness like me....so many people overlook things like this and just throw things on a car that clash with each other visually....
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That lip is.....interesting...never actually seen it before....huh, TIL.

But yeah, it looks WAY better line-wise with the WRX skirts than the STi ones. +1 for style pickyness like me....so many people overlook things like this and just throw things on a car that clash with each other visually....
And now I had to learn what TIL means haha!

Yeah, this lip, I remembered it from like 8 years ago when a friend of mine had it but I never liked it too much with the sti side skirts being used. I forgot it existed until I bought some wrx sides a few years ago and found only 1 or 2 bad pics on the net ... still took me a couple of years to finally paint and install everything and I'm glad I did
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Just another small update. I had a set of universal Morimoto LED foglights waiting for install. As any other GD owner knows there aren't really any options other than the OEM setup for fogs but those just weren't going to cut it for me so these had to be custom mounted.

Using the OEM foglights, removing the lenses, projectors etc and just using the "cups" we were able to mount the foglights as the bolt patter matched up with the OEM projector pattern. Some studs, jb weld, and some nuts and screws later... success and a clean install that still allows for adjustment.

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High mileage update

245,000KM

Well, time flies when you're having fun.

Its been about 30,000km since the turbo upgrade and supporting mods. Because I only use this car as a toy now most mileage is for fun, meaning attack every ramp, lots of WOT through the gears, fast road driving etc... Still running strong.

Still stock motor, its never been out of the car. 365whp at 7000rpm used often. I love this thing. I've even had the pickup tube crack and lost oil pressure while driving back at around 85,000km and its still running perfectly. Don't skimp on the tune.

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Stock motor,365whp .. 245k km ... and here i am wondering if entry level forged rods,pistons would take +-350whp safely.

You sir prove these motors ain't so brittle after all. Simply astonishing.
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Stock motor,365whp .. 245k km ... and here i am wondering if entry level forged rods,pistons would take +-350whp safely.

You sir prove these motors ain't so brittle after all. Simply astonishing.
Thanks,

I wouldn't say astonishing though. While I can't comment on the first tune being good for longevity (because I tuned it myself at stg2 )... I do know for certain that my goal for having a flat torque curve is definitely keeping it running well at this amount of mileage. My tuner/builder is well known for making high hp stock engine cars and has a number of stock engine records on various platforms so the expertise is there to maximize the benefits of an engine package and exploit them. You have to take into account that I am making less peak torque now than when I (or anyone for that matter) was at stg2 levels, so the stress is technically less. So I get the best of both worlds, quick, responsive spool as well as super wide powerband, and less stress overall. I'd still like to do a few more things to extend the usable revs closer to 8000 and over 400whp though.

Now, if I was making 350-400wtq peak and only revving to 6500rpm making similar WHP I would be slower as well as more damaging and would likely need a rebuild sooner than later.

At the end of the day, I will still likely build a motor, the only difference is that I will have to do it because this one will simply wear out (knock on wood)
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