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Old 10-05-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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I recently swapped my RCE Yellows out for some Swift Sport springs on my 05 STi. The Yellows lower 23mm in the front and the Swifts lower 20mm front. After I swapped them out I noticed my car sits way higher in the front than before. The only thing I can think of is I got an alignment afterwards and my caster was way off. Also after my alignment my camber up front is -.5 could caster or camber affect ride height? I'm considering RCE lowering camber plates to make up for it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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After I swapped them out I noticed my car sits way higher in the front than before.
How much higher? Larger wheel gap in the front is normal... is the side skirt (rocker panel) level? I have RCE blacks on my 05 (fairly similar to swift sports) and the wheel gap in the front is significantly larger than the rear, but rocker panel is completely level.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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Old springs were 'settled' whereas the new springs are not. It will take some time for the new springs to get settled and the car to lower a bit more.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:37 PM   #4
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Old springs were 'settled' whereas the new springs are not. It will take some time for the new springs to get settled and the car to lower a bit more.
The RCE were new. Only 1k on them. The swifts I bought used.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #5
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Pictures of before and after by any chance?
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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I'm betting it's just saggy butt. If you didn't know already, the front fenders are cut higher so it looks like it's sagged in the back, but in actuality the car is level. I'm guessing the RCE springs were set up so that there's a slight rake, getting rid of the illusion that there's a saggy butt.

If you post pics we can tell you more. I have Swift Sport springs on my 07 WRX and I can tell you it looks lower in the back.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:38 AM   #7
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did ya get the correct part number springs?

is the stack up correct???

what else changed???
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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did ya get the correct part number springs?

is the stack up correct???

what else changed???
I bought them from a guy on here.
They mount up the same as the Yellows. Everything looks the same.
Nothing else changed other than my alignment. I looked at pics and my front end lookalike it should according to others with Swift Sports on. They just look higher than the yellows. I didn't think the human eye could notice 3mm lol
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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I bought them from a guy on here.
They mount up the same as the Yellows. Everything looks the same.
Nothing else changed other than my alignment. I looked at pics and my front end lookalike it should according to others with Swift Sports on. They just look higher than the yellows. I didn't think the human eye could notice 3mm lol
the human eye can see way beyond one ten thousandth of an inch difference
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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the human eye can see way beyond one ten thousandth of an inch difference
I understand that but it looks extreme! Lol oh well maybe ill get some RCE lowering tops. I can't find pics of an 04-05 STi with swift sports and lowering camber tops or even yellows with lowering camber tops. You know of any?
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #11
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get coilovers and call it a day
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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get coilovers and call it a day
I have had coils. They suck. Bounce all day long. Need back surgery after a 300 mi drive.
And I spent a pretty penny on a "good" set. Still sucked. Springs are FAR better, considering my car never sees a track.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 AM   #13
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Spoken like someone that doesn't have a clue.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #14
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Spoken like someone that doesn't have a clue.
Haha ya. No doubt.
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