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Old 07-15-11, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default Control arms or camber kit

Okay,

I have done much searching and even trying to talk to others that have a similiar setup but never any mention back. I have a 2011 STI sedan and I am going with a 18x10.5 +30 wheel, I have BC coilovers....the question is do I HAVE to have the rear control arms or can I use the stock ones with some kind of a camber kit like the Whiteline one? My tire size will be a 245/40-18

Thanks in advance to any information you have!!
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Old 07-15-11, 03:30 AM   #2
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The whiteline camber kit is cheaper than any control arm, but you only get like +-.75 degree of adjustment and I heard it's a PITA to adjust, which your alignment guy will have to do. Save yourself the headache and just go with control arms. I have Cusco myself and there's nothing bad I have to say about them, aside from their price.
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Old 07-15-11, 03:43 AM   #3
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Whoa - a 245/40 tire on a 10.5 rim??? I don't think that will work. A 245/40 is quite stretched on a 9.5 rim.
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Old 07-15-11, 04:11 AM   #4
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@ JAZ I actually know of someone with a 225 on a 10" so I should be alright for now at least.... @STI-lllegal also are the Cusco ones adjustable like the GT spec ones?? I was looking at the GT spec because they have a 30 degree bend in them and they
are adjustable.
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Old 07-27-12, 07:30 PM   #5
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@ JAZ I actually know of someone with a 225 on a 10" so I should be alright for now at least.
I know an individual or two who have spent paychecks on methamphetamines, so no harm in rocking that either I suppose; that’s some seriously flawed logic.

If you’re asking me… which you’re not, but I’m going to say it anyways… You’re letting the wrong folks influence your car modding mentality. This super-duper hellaflush thing is quite popular; I even see some and think to myself “that doesn’t look half bad, I actually quite enjoy the aesthetics.” But you lose a ridiculous amount of function; not just high-performance function either, legitimate daily driving characteristics will be hindered just the same.

Have you seen how your pals with these ridiculous setups have to maneuver over the slightest bump in the road? If where you live is one giant parking lot for miles that has absolutely no transitions and was just paved last week, you’re golden; but if not, those transitions are going to become extremely cumbersome after a very short while. Never mind speed bumps or drainage paths. Spirited driving or track day? <Insert p’shaw here>, you’re slow-cruisin’ everywhere with a puckered up shit-chute, sweating over pavement cracks like a toddler scared they’re going break their mother’s back.

My advice; don’t stretch a tire that much. If you absolutely must, at least put a bead of gorilla glue to help secure it to the wheel for safety’s sake.

For the inept, that’s satire. Just like your car once you’ve achieved HERRA-FRUSH status, the glue won’t actually serve a functional purpose. For the sake of whatever deity you pray to or believe in, think of the tire. If your tire had a face, I imagine its expression as it hung on for dear life would look something like this…



Envision simply trying to push this skateboard down the road to your pal’s car that’s out of commission on the corner (cause his tire slipped off the bead of his wheel). He needs your help getting his spare on stat, which by the way is going to be HELLA-TUCKED into the fender well.



Never mind taking it to a park for a session of kick-flips and fakies, or whatever else those super limber athletic kids are doing these days. Just consider the annoyance of constantly stressing over little pebbles and making sure you’re balanced in the right spots so you don’t scrape and bust open your face.

I’m not saying you need to go full-retard like me and run some mixture of a track setup and stanced garbage on a daily driver. If I’m being honest with myself, it looks like I’m riding on balloons; but its HERRA-FUNCTIONAR. I can approach road-imperfections and corners at normal or accelerated speeds and not worry about my tire shooting off my wheel like one of those paper wasp things that you’d shoot at the nerdy kid in science class (thanks, bullies).

In the end it’s your car, so do what you want. But jot this down, you WILL get sick of slamming on your brakes as you glute-clench because there is a half-inch dip in the road and the SUV full of stoners behind you both; A) doesn’t know where their brake pedal is (let alone have the reflexes to hit it in time), and B) can’t stop in their classified mail truck as fast as you can in your tin can with Brembos.

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Old 07-27-12, 07:41 PM   #6
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but its HERRA-FUNCTIONAR
Oh man, I almost spewed water out my nose when I read this. Made my night.
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Old 07-27-12, 11:49 PM   #7
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If I were to put 18x10.5 +30 wheels on my STI, I'd get some 275/35-18 size tires!! You should do it right!! Think about it. If you do decide to enter your car in some car show... people will be throwing up on how big the tires are... not how low you are... I'm just sayin. Meaty tires FTW!
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If I were to put 18x10.5 +30 wheels on my STI, I'd get some 275/35-18 size tires!! You should do it right!! Think about it. If you do decide to enter your car in some car show... people will be throwing up on how big the tires are... not how low you are... I'm just sayin. Meaty tires FTW!
Did someone say HERRA-MEATY?



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Old 07-28-12, 01:45 PM   #9
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DEEK! you are absolutly out of your mind!!!!! lol
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