Don't lower your '08+ WRX or STi with drop springs!

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Don't lower your '08+ WRX or STi with drop springs!

Post  catgut on Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:17 am

As title states unless you are looking for appearance only and don't care about leaking struts. Don't ask me how I know. If you do opt for springs I recommend the "SPT Pinks" since minimal drop is to be had and much stiffer rates than all other brand offerings.

I'll explain in detail later when I have more time to post reasons why; I did mine out of necessity for a lower CG but was well aware of the trade-offs based on my measurements and experience.

Stay tuned for more info.

J
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Post  trekz11 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:57 pm

any update on this one jesse?
no $$$ for a c/o yet so really looking on buying new springs. scratch
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Post  catgut on Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:13 pm

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-suspension-handling-stiffening/

Posting from a Blackberry, hard to do link. Copy & paste above link text & read ALL suspension threads, especially stickies to learn more about our suspensions (GR Impreza) reason why I regret getting Cobb springs but I compensated bumper bottoming by cutting rear bumpers. Save up for c/o or full '09 WRX struts, springs, top-hats, etc. but I also don't recommend SPT "pinks" either, same result; blown rear struts. Just trying to help you avoid some grief. Otherwise if you can deal with risking your rear struts going bad due to bottoming then by all means go for it Smile

I'll explain in more detail later, possibly our clinic if we have time.

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Post  trekz11 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:37 pm

one more thing, does the 08 2.5i and the 08 wrx have the same suspension setup?
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Post  catgut on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:29 pm

I think I read somewhere that struts & springs are different on 2.5i & WRX but have to remember where I saw it. Best bet would be to ask Prestige parts dept if they share same part numbers to confirm.

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Post  catgut on Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:01 am

Here's a little update and a cheap and effective alternative for our cars as a whole. Review of for a GD but alot can be taken from this. Keep in mind that the dampers used are the ones with the external reservoir. More when I get time. Read here:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspension-handling-stiffening/168885-bc-racing-er-series-coilover-comprehensive-review.html

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Post  gonzosti on Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:48 am

Tein Coilover install plus explination of coilovers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQfw1bZDP9g&feature=player_embedded
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