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The Other Black Sheep - Subaru Impreza 2.5 NA

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by KenLyns, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
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    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    OEM tires wore down to 5/32" tread depth, too shallow for the coming winter, so I got new wheels and tires:
    Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 215/65-15 (1" larger than OE)
    Maxxim Winner 15x6.5" wheels (1" smaller than OE)
    Weight saving per corner: 8 lb

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    The larger tire fills the fender gap better:

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    Caliper clearance:

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    Had to get spline-drive small-dia. lugnuts:

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
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    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Got to play in a little bit of snow. My area has seen a mild winter so far this year.

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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  3. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM
    #23
    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
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    Gender:
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    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Installed a Stant InStant-Fill gap cap, P/N 41004. So far so good. Gas station nozzle fits fine. No Check Engine light.

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    Note this P/N does not fit the Taco. Use either 41001 or 41003 depending on your year.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
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