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I picked up a 2.5rs coupe about a month ago... it came with 17 inch motegi track lites and clunking driver front suspension.
I have a GD 2.5RS parts car & also a 2002 WRX Donor I will be scavenging parts off of.

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Had a few sets of 5x100 18 inch wheels laying around so started test fitting:

18x8 5x100 +40
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Also installed GD BC coilovers, with GC8 tophat camber plates - in the rear to allow the strut body to clear the bigger/wider wheels & tires
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Also check out this badass snail 馃悓
snacking on some grease! it is nature foreshadowing the future of the build..
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Did a HID retrofit over the long weekend:

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I have a 6 speed & built motor to swap in, but the car is running so well as is. Still debating on tackling the swap myself or turning it over to the professionals.

next up will be a big brake kit installation & bleed/break in.
Stay tuned!
-CC
 

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Welcome! Nice coupe...Retrofits look great. Was that a total DIY or did you use a kit? Looks awesome either way.
 

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Did you have any issues with the rear top hats clearing?
I just installed gd Coilovers with gc8 top hats, and I couldn't run any camber without it hitting.
 

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Nice car man, welcome! Big fan of the wheel choice!
Hey - I'm glad to be back in the Subaru world - after a hiatus into the Evo X platform.
Wheels are: (I know, I know "drift spare" OmG WtF BBQ you're running different wheels and the differentials are going to explode)

3x (18x8.5 +40) Rays 57F
1x (18x8.5 +48) Advan RGII - Passenger Front

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Tires:
4x Hankook V12 Evo2 245/35/18

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The BC top hats are great - installation was smooth and straightforward. Camber is maxed out on both top hats. I have not had the car on the alignment rack yet.
Just paid close attention to the bolts and their markings before and after removal/replacement.

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Welcome! Nice coupe...Retrofits look great. Was that a total DIY or did you use a kit? Looks awesome either way.
Hey @Stew3223
This was a DIY retrofit..

I had some spare HID parts laying around.. but I ordered the following:

Reflector Headlamps ($90, free shipping)
9003 Relay Wiring Harness (allows Bi-xenon functionality)
2x HID ballasts w/ built in igniters (no name brand)

already on hand:
DDM Tuning 2.5 inch HID bi xenon projectors
2x HID Bulbs 6500k (no name brand)
 

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sup?

brakes have been upgraded!
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No spacers, wheels barely clear caliper - still gonna send it.

Driver side:

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passenger side:

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I'm tired and hungry.
brakes bedded, bled-ish.
also got my haircut today.
my new f路ng haircut and all my friends, they have the same haircut!
f=ng skanks
 
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