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I know this is a very old post.. Is anyone here able to advise on how to make these buttons functional? I was not able to figure out what parts I would need to make the middle and right buttons functional.

 

As far as I could determine, you need to have a button in that spot and not a blank.

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That looks great for fogs, lots of side coverage, and doesn't look like an increase in height above the low beams. Long ago, in the days of manual everything, i would occasionally run my aftermarket fogs only and lights off in the deep tule* fog of central CA. Just worked better with that setup.

 

 

*TIL it is tule fog not tully fog

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The last time I drove my Outback traction was a serious issue, so I’ve been looking for some wider wheels.

I’ve settled on either TE37’s in an 18x9.5”, and doing all of the fitment mods needed, or BBS RF 520’s (18x9” ET45).

 

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What tires/size are you planning to run?

 

I’m undecided right now because I’d also like to find some coilovers to replace my aging Bilstein BTS setup. I’m currently running 235/45r18’s on 18x8” Enkei Raijin’s. I’m thinking a 265/40r18. What size tire would you recommend?

 

Edit: Maybe 255/45r18

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You could always send your bilstein shocks for a rebuild/re-valving. I did that when I got mine. Only sent them the rear ones though.

 

Since then, I replaced the original rear coils with some 500 lbs/inch Eibach from summit racing, since I usually carry heavy loads. Also purchased these sleeves to adjust preload.

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You could always send your bilstein shocks for a rebuild/re-valving. I did that when I got mine. Only sent them the rear ones though.

 

Since then, I replaced the original rear coils with some 500 lbs/inch Eibach from summit racing, since I usually carry heavy loads. Also purchased these sleeves to adjust preload.

 

How long did the rebuild take? Understood that you had it done pre-COVID and that may impact their turnaround.

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Man, that was back in Jan 2017.. Checking my emails, they said 4-6 weeks from date of receipt. Somehow, I don't remember it took that long.

 

And what I liked is a technician actually called me to find out what I was looking for in terms of the shock performance. I recall that it is important they know the spring rates of the coils.

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Why not. With the power you have, lower would be better really IMO. But then again, I know sometimes you may go and hit some forest roads or something.

 

 

I forgot to mention that I did add an ADF lift kit on mine too. I think it is 1.5" front and 2" rear. IIRC, center cap to fender lip is about ~43cm at this time. I need to recheck..

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KW Tarmacs with 8k/6k from Myles at Racecomp perhaps? After 6 yrs my warranty rebuild took 12 days door to door down to the KW facility in CA.

 

Those are KW V3’s?

 

I still have the Outback spacers installed. Will I need to get rid of those?

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The tarmacs are KW V1 so single adjustable. Racecomp does have the the double adjustable KW for the STI on their site, probably best to chat with Myles about spec’ing to your platform but don’t see why not. He would most likely have thoughts on use of spacers
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What tires/size are you planning to run?

 

Sorry I can’t help. I’m in a sedan. I run 245/40/18 Dunlop z2 on 18x8.5 Raijin with RCE T1 and a bunch of suspension and fender mods. (A bitch to fit)

 

Will be purchasing 245/35/18 mps4s OR MP sport cup in the next few weeks.

"Striving to better, oft we mar what's well." - Bill Shakespeare - car modder
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