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calculating the difference in width.


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#1 lesstutrey

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

Ok, so we all know lifting a subaru the couple inches we can before needing to drop brings our tires, and thus stance, INWARD and requires a the caster/camber to be adjusted afterward. Has anyone calculated how FAR inward it actually moves the stance in? I'm thinking it's actually a pretty good deal, 1/2-1" per side, but i have no way of really knowing. I'd have to know the original angle and the altered angle as well. I could measure that but there is a blizzard about to hit and i sure as s*** am not lifting my vehicle in the rain slush we're getting beforehand to do this. So if anyone has those numbers, i think i can figure out how much it moved IN so i can figure out how much i need to move it OUT to make it back to normal. I'd use hubcentric spacers and replace lug studs with ARP Racing longer ones, which is SO MUCH SAFER than the hub adapter/spacers. I have 2002 OBW, but i'd be willing to do the math on uhh.. any model. I think this could be very useful when trying to run a 225x70, 235x60/65 tire, instead of 215x70. I really like my 235x60 BFG Rugged Terrains, but this is the first snow they will see, and i've heard good in snow, not so great in ice due to lack of siping. Won't some tire shops sipe tires (i work in a shop and am about to leave for work, i should know things like this) for a charge?

#2 lesstutrey

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

On a side note, what impreza 15's fit the larger brakes on the later (2002-2003) outbacks. I know some do.. Just can't find thread that said which ones. Could always swap calipers too.. But my nomaro (73 nova ready to drag + 69 camaro bumper valance + 70-73 camaro bumper/pan with the nova tail lights) is where most of my money is going, it needs to be ready for show season and is heavy custom work, and ideally magazine coverage type auto. I work/am partner in a body/restoration/customization shop (R&R Customs LLC of Sycamore, IL) and this is the stuff we do, once we figure out how :)

Edited by lesstutrey, 20 December 2012 - 02:46 PM.


#3 uniberp

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

Lift with struts or subframe blocks?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

I realize I haven't read everything there is on lifting a subaru, but I've never seen anything that says it makes the wheelbase narrower.




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