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Those will likely be the tires. But for snow tires and rims, $2000 is a little much. You can get a set of Sport Edition Fox 2's with Dunlop M2's in 225/45-17 for $1084 plus shipping from Tire Rack. Put the same tires on Prodrive P1's and you're still only looking at $1404.
 

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jbhebert said:
Those will likely be the tires. But for snow tires and rims, $2000 is a little much. You can get a set of Sport Edition Fox 2's with Dunlop M2's in 225/45-17 for $1084 plus shipping from Tire Rack. Put the same tires on Prodrive P1's and you're still only looking at $1404.
Times like these, Im glad i live in Texas. No need for 2 sets of rims + tires.

Anyone know the treadwear time on the Potenza tires that are stated as included with the STI?
 

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What's the widest tire size that can fit properly?

I have a question about gear ratios. It says in the new specs that the final drive ratio is 3.9 and the first gear is 3.636. When someone says that they are putting in, say 3.73 gears in a mustang, does the 3.73 mean the first gear ratio or the final drive ratio? And will the Sti ratios change, cause it didnt look like they had a ratio for the 6th gear...
 

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the gear ratios you are referring to in the STI would be in the tranny I believe. When I had my Chevelle way back when, I would say "I have a 4.11 posi rear end", that is the gear ratio in the rear differential, NOT referring to the gear ratios in the tranny as I believe you are referring to with the STI.
 

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Anything you would have changed in the STi? :)

gotcha, thnx for clearin that up, so do we know the rear differential ratio for the Evo or the Sti? It would seem since the Sti has the 6-speed that they could put a taller gear ratio in for even BETTER acceleration...
 

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Umm, so this shows the Suretrac Front Differential. Good stuff, if it really is going to come with that- then there is NOTHING that the Japanese STi comes with that this does not.

This quite possible will make this Impreza the Holy Grail of Impreza's and drop the 22b out of that honor. :D
 

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Went to my dealer and signed up for an STI - #1 on the list!

Those tires look like they will grip really well! Here in the midwest I am definately going to have to get some snow tires during the winter for additional fun! :D
 

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The final drive ratio is ratio of the differential(s) in the axle(s). When someone talks about swapping gears, this usually means diff gears. The STi has a 3.9 final drive, meaning for every 3.9 times the driveshaft turns, the tire turns once. Subaru defintely wants this thing to be fast off the line with that kind of first gear and final drive ratio. My biggest gripe with the gearing on the WRX was that first was too tall.
 

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st_eye said:
jbhebert said:
Those will likely be the tires. But for snow tires and rims, $2000 is a little much. You can get a set of Sport Edition Fox 2's with Dunlop M2's in 225/45-17 for $1084 plus shipping from Tire Rack. Put the same tires on Prodrive P1's and you're still only looking at $1404.
Times like these, Im glad i live in Texas. No need for 2 sets of rims + tires.

Anyone know the treadwear time on the Potenza tires that are stated as included with the STI?
Those are incredibly soft compound tires. I'd say that you're looking at under 20k miles easy road use, under 10k miles hard use/track time. :(

I plan on replacing mine with Potenza S-03's when they wear out. Much better day-to-day tire.
 

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I read the Evo8 has a 4.529:1 final drive. How big of a difference is this compared to the STi. If the Evo 8 does 0-60 in 4.9secs. would that mean the STi could possibly do 0-60 in like 4.5-4.6, maybe faster???
 

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ScoobyDo got one of the Subaru guys to give his best guess-timate as to the weight of the STi. More than 3100 lbs. but less than 3300 lbs.
 

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ScoobyDo got one of the Subaru guys to give his best guess-timate as to the weight of the STi. More than 3100 lbs. but less than 3300 lbs.
Well, as long as its less than 3300 lbs. How much is the Evo gonna weigh?
 
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