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My impreza has new tires!


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#1 Ratty2Austin

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:29 PM

i got some new 215/75R15 BFG A/T for the imp!
I had to do some trimming to make them fit though... :rolleyes:

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now to try them out....

and I still need that lift, and D/R :brow:

#2 soobme

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:38 PM

Lookin' good buddy!

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 08:06 PM

look mean austin!!!!!!!!! nice work... i told you they would look good :banana: get some pics when you test em' out alright?

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 08:16 PM

well, once i get a job, i'll have to get a set. where did you trim, in the front of the rear wells?

Looks great.

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 08:46 PM

AWESOME once again!

thats one of the most rugged imps i`ve ever seen, i think zap or someone has a simular setup.looking forward to seeing yours lifted.

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 08:48 PM

looks awesome austin!!!! now come up here to test 'em! we need to show the heep guys how it's done!

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:06 PM

we need to show the heep guys how it's done!



heep,that kills me..........nice car mate.....

#8 MorganM

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:34 PM

yummy; BFG ATs :slobber:

we need to show the heep guys how it's done!

Sorry; wont show a heep how anything is done with only AWD :-p

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:39 PM

it will show a heep how to make its way threw snow!:grin:

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 01:28 AM

Sorry; wont show a heep how anything is done with only AWD :-p


true...but you'd be suprised!! I certainly was! if he had lo range, it would do awesome...I think the impreza suspension is quite a bit more flexable, so keeping more tires on the ground is easier.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:31 AM

AWESOME once again!

thats one of the most rugged imps i`ve ever seen, i think zap or someone has a simular setup.looking forward to seeing yours lifted.


I don't have the cajones to abuse mine like Austin does his. I paid too damn much for it to beat it. Now if I woulda got the one Austin got. . .

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:45 AM

i got some new 215/75R15 BFG A/T for the imp!
I had to do some trimming to make them fit though... :rolleyes:

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now to try them out....

and I still need that lift, and D/R :brow:



BIG TIME HEAD TURNER:headbang:

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:52 AM

That's always been a difference between me and Austin. He likes to turn heads, I'm more into being incognito. "Walk softly, carry a big stick." :lol:

#14 soobmater

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

i assumed he like to turn heads(tow truck lights on his wagon):lol:

#15 NoahDL88

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 12:51 PM

Austin dosn't like to turn heads, he likes to snap necks, The yellow wagon is still turning heads like its going out of style.

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 04:05 PM

Yeah... I'm an attention whore too...

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 07:52 PM

:lol: :rolleyes:

:o

hmmm... what other outragous thing can I do next?

guess you'll have to wait and see! :drunk:

#18 Andyjo

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:23 PM

fabricate your own locking diff, and add hover mode for those really deep holes :drunk:

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:08 AM

Very nice austin! Shoulda got mud terrains, but that woulda just coax you into going even bigger offroad.:lol:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:24 AM

Austin, how much room do you have between the strut cup & tire.... none?
when i get ahold of another forester rim (16") i'm going to throw on the LI215/70R60/C's on :grin: let's hear it for 28" tires on imprezas :headbang:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:50 AM

Austin, how much room do you have between the strut cup & tire.... none?
when i get ahold of another forester rim (16") i'm going to throw on the LI215/70R60/C's on :grin: let's hear it for 28" tires on imprezas :headbang:


I have plenty of room left. The kumho offroaders I have are actually smaller than these 225/60/16s. They're basically 28s, almost an inch taller than my 27s and much wider than an 8.50.
A lot will depend on your wheel offset. The 205/70/15s on OB wheels were so close to the tower I couldn't get a finger between them.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:17 PM

yeah... the stock forester steel 15s dont have the best offset.. i had to BFH adjust the bottom of the struts a little in the rear (about a 1/8" or so at least..) to make them clear.. :-/

fenders needed lots of trimming and pounding,(leading edge of the rear, and trailing edge on the front wheels) but they clear now :D

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:14 PM

Looks great, Austin. That wagon of yours is looking intensely cool! Can't wait until the day I get to see it in person.

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:43 PM

They're basically 28s, almost an inch taller than my 27s and much wider than an 8.50.


Not to be picky but I have 27x8.5x14's (215/75R14's). So, "much" wider is 1cm? :o 225mm is 8.85inch, so 225 wide tyres are only .35 inch wider then 8.5inch tyres. Sorry, just had to post that. (no offence)

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:20 PM

Despite the measurements listed on the tire, different tires are made somewhat different sizes. I have three different sets of 185/70R14s, each measuring a VERY different size. For example, my old cheapo Douglas street tires did not ever rub on my rear fenders, even when fully loaded. My Yokohama snows rub like mad. Same wheels, same size, just a different tire.




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