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      12-19-2010 10:35 PM #36


      I actually really like these.

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      12-19-2010 10:38 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Tuneman7 View Post


      I actually really like these.
      plan on doing that when i get out of college. maybe techart gt rear? cant decide if its too ridiculous...

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      12-19-2010 10:39 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by czykvw View Post

      I guesss these came stock like this in europe?
      Yes.

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      12-19-2010 10:44 PM #39
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      Can someone name those wheels?
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    5. 12-19-2010 10:45 PM #40
      Thankee sir

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      12-19-2010 10:50 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Noisyninja View Post
      I like it, but it's unfortunate the 92-X's front fenders don't match the WRX/Impreza Sedan's rear fenders.

      All GD sedans have the larger boxed front and rear fenders, but all GD wagons (and the wagon-only 92-X) have narrow ones.
      Dare I say that could look really cool with a mildly staggered wheel set?
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      12-19-2010 10:57 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post


      1973 Carrera front end on a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 (AWD)

      http://bringatrailer.com/2007/08/05/...sr-conversion/
      you know I wouldnt know the difference.

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      12-19-2010 11:03 PM #44
      I cant find any pics of it but I think it was in Road and track. 1980 Mustang with a 280 Mercedes front end and I think think it had the Mercedes turbo diesel in it.

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      12-19-2010 11:09 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by czykvw View Post
      I guesss these came stock like this in europe?
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      Yes they did, and yes I'd love to build an SRT version
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    11. 12-19-2010 11:10 PM #46
      Mmmm lsx














      Last edited by Mixican; 12-19-2010 at 11:27 PM.

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      12-19-2010 11:28 PM #47

      the qx56 frontend looks alot better on the titan, already posted but this is much better.[/QUOTE]

      That does look good, get some QX rims and that would really round out the look.

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      12-19-2010 11:32 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      Dare I say that could look really cool with a mildly staggered wheel set?
      I guess as long as you made sure you had the same rolling diameter on the front and rear tires? Isn't it possible to damage your diffs otherwise? I can't really recall seeing any staggered Subarus that hadn't been converted to RWD.

      I know most manufacturers say to always use the same size wheels and tires on all 4 corners.

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      12-19-2010 11:35 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Mixican View Post


      I wanted to post one of these but I forgot the company that did them. Dream Factory Blow.

      http://www.blow-net.co.jp/

    15. 12-19-2010 11:36 PM #50
      Dream Factory Blow

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      12-19-2010 11:42 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Mixican View Post
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      I wish they had a front end conversion for the Cube. I don't think I saw any vehicles on the site that are actually for sale in the US.

      Actually, after looking at the Cube again I don't think it could pull it off. The rear end has the round protrusion. I think part of the reason it works on those Suzukis are because the rear ends are squared off.
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      12-19-2010 11:59 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Noisyninja View Post
      I guess as long as you made sure you had the same rolling diameter on the front and rear tires? Isn't it possible to damage your diffs otherwise? I can't really recall seeing any staggered Subarus that hadn't been converted to RWD.

      I know most manufacturers say to always use the same size wheels and tires on all 4 corners.
      I meant like wider out back than in front, not different diameters.
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      12-20-2010 12:43 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      I meant like wider out back than in front, not different diameters.
      No, I know. But a wider tire with same aspect ratio as a thinner tire will have a larger rolling diameter and circumference.

      Using this calculator: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

      Size: Diameter/Circumference
      235/40-18: 25.4/79.8
      245/40-18: 25.7/80.8

      Now, if you went instead with a 245/35-18 in the rear you have 24.8/77.8.

      I don't know what the acceptable threshold is, but the difference may put unnecessary strain on the diffs especially with a Subaru that has a 50/50 front/rear power split.

      Also, add in the fact that the fronts and rears won't wear evenly which could exacerbate the problem and you wouldn't be able to rotate the tires regularly which you would normally do with an AWD car to address uneven wear.

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      12-20-2010 01:10 AM #54
      Here's one; MKV front on MKIII Cabrio
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      12-20-2010 01:47 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by czykvw View Post

      i would totally rock this all day
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      Would that be under the "three chirps and you're out" policy?

    21. 12-20-2010 01:49 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by GrkPranksta69 View Post
      Here's one; MKV front on MKIII Cabrio
      God damn thats ugly... but very impressive.

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      12-20-2010 04:41 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomperiod View Post


      1973 Carrera front end on a Porsche 964 Carrera 4 (AWD)

      http://bringatrailer.com/2007/08/05/...sr-conversion/
      Ok, I like this.
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      12-20-2010 05:00 AM #60


      yea, this is pretty baller!
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      12-20-2010 08:45 AM #61
      This thread is like a visit to a laboratory for biological experiments on humans and cuddly animals... lots of terrible looking, sometimes sacrilegious, yet strangely compelling creations...

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      12-20-2010 10:13 AM #63
      front end conversions give me flashbacks to 1999

      i kinda like the USDM integra bumper on the EG and Del Sol (when the panels actually line up though)... moreso the del sol.



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      12-20-2010 10:18 AM #64
      Wish I could find the pictures, but I used to have a Mk1 Jetta with a Mk1 cabrio round headlight nose conversion. Looked really good.

      Some other interesting nosejobs, these are all on El Caminos:





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      12-20-2010 10:26 AM #65
      ^^
      Seeing those reminds me. I've seen an old guy around town driving an El Camino with a Third Gen Camaro Front and the Corvette light-style rear bumper. He's got some badges that say 'El Camaro' . I'll try to snap some pics next time I see it.
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      12-20-2010 10:28 AM #66
      This trucks' not done yet, this is an older '01 Excursion with the newer Superduty front end on it. I think it looks pretty tough considering the size and lines of those trucks anyways.

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      12-20-2010 10:44 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by GrkPranksta69 View Post
      Here's one; MKV front on MKIII Cabrio
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      I know that. But it's based on the Toyota iQ which makes it a swap.
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