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Re: Baron's '05 STi journal!! read: sloooow progress **winter hibernation**

Wow, so I just looked and found out I made the 2013/14 member calendar!!! There are so many other really great photos and beautiful cars in there. Go buy one!

In the April set, I'm up in the right hand corner, with the side profile looking towards a curved road.

I feel so honored to be on there and helping to support the community! Such a cool feeling.

Onward towards spring....
 

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Re: Baron's '05 STi journal!! read: sloooow progress **winter hibernation**

Sold the Cusco camber plates since I've decided to go with Fortune Auto 510's with their own adjustable rear plates. They seem to get good reviews and they look like a setup I could benefit from, not to mention the warranty and craftsmanship! 8k/6k springs may be too rough for roads around here, but it's not my DD, so I think I can put up with it.

Also purchased some PnP and bead-blasted top-feed TGV deletes, since I will be converting in order to install the ID1000's later on down the line.
 

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Re: Baron's '05 STi journal!! read: sloooow progress **winter hibernation**

Damn, Ross is in need of some camber plates right now.


I agree, the road embarrassingly rough here. My KW's are sometimes too rough, although much nicer for comfort than anything else I've ever experienced in a WRX/STi.

Are you going to do the bump-steer and roll-center kit while you're at it?
 

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Well crap, had I known that or posted on NebSub more often, I'm sure I would've sold them locally rather than go on NASIOC.

Yeah, there are even a bunch of potholes opening up right in my neighborhood. Hopefully they'll get patched up when it gets nice.

Actually, I had given it some thought. After all, lowering and decreasing camber angle will change the geometry. Roll centers help with correction of that, right? I didn't plan on lowering the car too much, maybe an inch in front, half inch in rear.
 

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Re: Baron's '05 STi journal!! read: sloooow progress **winter hibernation**

Ok, so I found a real, brand new V-Limited lip for a price that I don't think anyone could pass up. I have been searching for one of these or something like it for quite a while now. Super pumped on this find. 2 more months til the nice season and going to the Wednesday night local meets!
 

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Well crap, had I known that or posted on NebSub more often, I'm sure I would've sold them locally rather than go on NASIOC.
I can see why you didn't post on NSOC, they're cheap-asses.

Actually, I had given it some thought. After all, lowering and decreasing camber angle will change the geometry. Roll centers help with correction of that, right? I didn't plan on lowering the car too much, maybe an inch in front, half inch in rear.

The bring the roll center back to near stock geometry. This isn't an STi, but it should give a good explanation with pics. Roll Centers

I didn't lower my car nearly much at all. I put taller tires on and give it a nice, but useable look. Growing up in AZ and having been all over the country many times over, Omaha, NE has some of the worst roads I've ever been on, so I like to retain my suspension travel.


Ok, so I found a real, brand new V-Limited lip for a price that I don't think anyone could pass up. I have been searching for one of these or something like it for quite a while now. Super pumped on this find. 2 more months til the nice season and going to the Wednesday night local meets!
Is it more than $80 shipped? Hate for it to turn into an authentic piece of trash. :lol:
 

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Ha, I'll keep that in mind!!

That's a great write-up, pretty close to what I was thinking! Yeah, the tires that I have ready to go on with the SSR's are 40's and the ones on my stockers are 45's, so it shouldn't be too different in height. When I get the FA 510's on, I'm going to lower it slightly. Like you said, a nice but usable look. Yeah our roads are indeed shit.

Yeah, it's definitely more than $80 shipped, but I'm going to drive consciously that it's there, so I'll be avoiding the usual hazards that would bust it up.
 

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Been looking at parts, watching videos, and reading lots of threads. Man, April can't come soon enough!!

Definitely going to a full exhaust straight away.
 

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Been looking at parts, watching videos, and reading lots of threads. Man, April can't come soon enough!!

Definitely going to a full exhaust straight away.
Gt spec headers and uppipe for sale! Pm or text for info! Subscribed cause im curious to see how you build this now.
 

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Let me know when you're ready to do some work on your car. I can lend a hand on stuff as I like to have "tech days" every now and again. Your car is clean enough that I don't mind putting some physical work into. :)
 

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Gt spec headers and uppipe for sale! Pm or text for info! Subscribed cause im curious to see how you build this now.
Soon to be PM'ing! Thanks for the subscribe!

Let me know when you're ready to do some work on your car. I can lend a hand on stuff as I like to have "tech days" every now and again. Your car is clean enough that I don't mind putting some physical work into. :)
Thanks for the offer, Jaz! Sounds good, I will get in touch once I get some kit to put on. Relatively soon here, just waiting on the tax return, more saving and to get some free time aside to really sit down and plan out some initial purchases before pulling the trigger.
 

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If you need help with some decision making, let me know. I've probably have seen and tuned just about every combo you can think of.
 

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Oh for sure, I've gathered you've been around this stuff for a long while. I look forward to it very much! Did you say you had CCW's on your SHO? If not, they looked a lot like CCW's.
 

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Haha, indeed they do! Sounds like you still have it? I thought you sold it...
 

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I have a deposit on the car. It will be paid for in a couple days, however, the new owner from California doesn't pick it up until Spring. I can say I was able to sell for more than I bought my STi for.
 

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Good to hear! Wow that's impressive, although I'm not too surprised. It's a damn fine car and damn powerful. Too bad I never rode in it. :(
 

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Re: Baron's '05 STi journal!! read: sloooow progress **winter hibernation**

If youre looking for a set of ccw classics for your sti I know a guy selling a set of 18x10.5s black and chrome. ;-)
 

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If youre looking for a set of ccw classics for your sti I know a guy selling a set of 18x10.5s black and chrome. ;-)
Aghh, that would be awesome...but alas, I'm not widebody and all that!! Who knows if I'll ever do that....
 
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