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Old 12-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #313
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Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine, CA
2004 WRX sedan
Aspen White


Originally Posted by chitownwrx View Post
Just got this installed on my 07 sedan and I love it

Tokico D-Specs, (5.5 TFFS f/r), extenders
Scooby921 Spacers
Swift Machs
Whiteline Com-C front/ Group N rear strut tops

I can't wait to see how it does on the autox and track!
BTW I now have a case of saggy butt. I haven't seen a lot of posts on here about the Machs causing this problem with sedans, as they should only lower about 1" front/ 0.8" rear.
Originally Posted by murrdogg24 View Post
2004 WRX sedan 81k miles
5 front/ 5 1/2 rear (still on break in period)
02-03 Swift Sport springs 185f/151r
Group N tophats front and rear(02-03)
14mm camber bolts front and rear
Whiteline adjustable rear strut tower brace
Paranoid Fabrications front fender braces
Every Kartboy bushing known to man
05 STi control arms with poly bushings
Whiteline adjustable sways front and rear
Kartboy end links
17x7.5 JDM v7's with Bridgestone RE-01R 225/45/17
Alignment spec's: -2.0 f -2.0 r 0 toe

Car feels nice and stable turn in more crisp. Will probably loosen the struts up some more after a couple hundred more miles. No clunking yet. Just got alignment done today will observe and report back if any problem arise. I'm starting to think I should have gone with a spring with higher rates but wanted to retain daily drivablility. I commute 60 miles a day right now and road seem to be getting crappier here in Cali
quoted setups similar to mine for reference above.

2004 WRX sedan 120k
5 FFS front/5.5 FFS rear for DD
2004-07 WRX sedan Swift Sport springs 190 lbs/in front, 151 lbs/in rear (TIC says the rear is progressive)
-1” front, -0.8” rear
Front Group N top hats/rear stock top hats with Scooby921 spacers (note, spacers do not fit in Monroe top hats)
Whiteline steering rack bushings, Group N transmission mount, Torque Solutions motor pitch mount, 20mm OEM rear sway bar and rear Kartboy endlinks
17x8 Rota Torque with 225/45/17 Nitto Neo Gen tires

I wanted a low spring rate for comfort in daily driving while being sporty and lowering the car. This setup is perfect. A lot less (at least 2/3 reduced) lean over when turning and diving when breaking, despite only mild spring rates on the Swifts. Yet the ride on imperfect freeways and low speed jarring bumps is smoother than stock. I do feel a little bit that it has "saggy butt", but the front to rear difference in wheel gap has been slightly reduced. The Group N top hats added a touch more road noise, but no more than switching to sticky tires does.

I initially was too aggressive and set it 4 FFS front/4.5 FFS rear and it was unnecessarily stiff. at 5 front/5.5 rear it's not too stiff but there is also no bouncing at the same time. I haven't really noticed a "break in period." If anything they are getting softer. The springs were used and struts were brand new.
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Last edited by bluestone; 12-09-2012 at 04:23 PM.
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