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Old 10-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #13701
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do you guys think an acess port on a 2.5i would be of any use. I know in previous vehicles I had done na tunes and they increased the acceleration a little and allowed me to use the launch control features. I obviously know i cant do any of the turbo options.
No. There aren't any performance modifications that amount to any power. Like anything else you can dump thousands into it and make it faster, but what you would pay and the work it would take would not be worth it.
Just work on handling, you can make them handle fairly inexpensively, and although it may not have the most power, it won't need it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #13702
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No. There aren't any performance modifications that amount to any power. Like anything else you can dump thousands into it and make it faster, but what you would pay and the work it would take would not be worth it.
Just work on handling, you can make them handle fairly inexpensively, and although it may not have the most power, it won't need it.
This is very true I have Bc coils on mine and its made the car so much more enjoyable
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:02 AM   #13703
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Just got this, 2011 impreza 2.5i limted 5mt! I love it plan on doing stuff in the next week
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #13704
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okay I will have to invest in some thanks. I thought about doing coilovers a while ago or a eibach pro kit but not sure about how it would work out in south east pa. Do you guys scrape alot?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #13705
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not sure about how it would work out in south east pa. Do you guys scrape alot?
Im not sure what your road conditions are like over there but here in CA its pretty bad in certain area's. Im only lowered about an 1.2-1.5" or so but I only rubbed on my tires with a full load of people and have yet to scrape. What do you plan to do for your car?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #13706
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probably bout the same. I was thinking about coilovers but they are so expensive compared to springs.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #13707
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I also was looking at maybe a eibach pro kit. You guys have any suggestions. My budget would only be like 250 or less right now.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #13708
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I also was looking at maybe a eibach pro kit. You guys have any suggestions. My budget would only be like 250 or less right now.
Well to reiterate what's been said at least 200 times on this thread, aftermarket springs will blow your stock struts/shocks fairly soon lol. Your best bet is to save up and get what you really want. I've told numerous people I love my koni inserts and Rce yellow but the spring rate is a little harsh for some people.
From memory the pro-kit comes with springs, swaybars, and endlinks for a relatively cheap price? The sways are good however I believe they are hollow which IMO isn't the greatest.. Also the springs are only really helpful if you get aftermarket struts/shocks. Some people are saying their $550 race land coils are great but who knows lol.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #13709
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Well to reiterate what's been said at least 200 times on this thread, aftermarket springs will blow your stock struts/shocks fairly soon lol. Your best bet is to save up and get what you really want. I've told numerous people I love my koni inserts and Rce yellow but the spring rate is a little harsh for some people.
From memory the pro-kit comes with springs, swaybars, and endlinks for a relatively cheap price? The sways are good however I believe they are hollow which IMO isn't the greatest.. Also the springs are only really helpful if you get aftermarket struts/shocks. Some people are saying their $550 race land coils are great but who knows lol.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #13710
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Well to reiterate what's been said at least 200 times on this thread, aftermarket springs will blow your stock struts/shocks fairly soon lol. Your best bet is to save up and get what you really want. I've told numerous people I love my koni inserts and Rce yellow but the spring rate is a little harsh for some people.
From memory the pro-kit comes with springs, swaybars, and endlinks for a relatively cheap price? The sways are good however I believe they are hollow which IMO isn't the greatest.. Also the springs are only really helpful if you get aftermarket struts/shocks. Some people are saying their $550 race land coils are great but who knows lol.
This is only partially true , their are some ppl on here who have had aftermarket springs on stock struts for months even years. I mean eventually you will have to swap struts cus they will go. Bt its not gonna be an immediate thing. It almost depend on the drop u do. If u want springs try em. If u don't like em go back stock. Bt thats only my Dos Centavos.. LOL.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:57 PM   #13711
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This is only partially true , their are some ppl on here who have had aftermarket springs on stock struts for months even years. I mean eventually you will have to swap struts cus they will go. Bt its not gonna be an immediate thing. It almost depend on the drop u do. If u want springs try em. If u don't like em go back stock. Bt thats only my Dos Centavos.. LOL.
Specifically 08+ Imprezas can not handle even the mildest of drop springs.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #13712
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@JourdanWithaU what kind of wheels do you (and apparently greg, haha) have?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:36 AM   #13713
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Well to reiterate what's been said at least 200 times on this thread, aftermarket springs will blow your stock struts/shocks fairly soon lol. Your best bet is to save up and get what you really want. I've told numerous people I love my koni inserts and Rce yellow but the spring rate is a little harsh for some people.
From memory the pro-kit comes with springs, swaybars, and endlinks for a relatively cheap price? The sways are good however I believe they are hollow which IMO isn't the greatest.. Also the springs are only really helpful if you get aftermarket struts/shocks. Some people are saying their $550 race land coils are great but who knows lol.
No, the pro-kit is just springs. They do make sway bars and other parts, but the Eibach pro-kit is a set of springs.
Eibach 7714.140 Pro-Kit Performance Spring Kit : Amazon.com : AutomotiveEibach 7714.140 Pro-Kit Performance Spring Kit : Amazon.com : Automotive
They are only 5% stiffer (if I remember correctly) and can be ran without a problem on stock struts. I don't know about you newer guys but I had them on my 06 2.5i wagon for six months and now have them in my 04 WRX with no problems.
They don't make a huge difference in handling, but it is noticeable. It's also the perfect drop in my opinion, not too low to get into trouble, but you can tell it's dropped.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:00 AM   #13714
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Specifically 08+ Imprezas can not handle even the mildest of drop springs.
LOL seriously! and thank you for that addition. The valving in the 08+ impreza's are just pathetic IMO. Sorry for any confusion between years. Apparently previous 07 and below years are okay with lowering springs?

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This is only partially true , their are some ppl on here who have had aftermarket springs on stock struts for months even years. I mean eventually you will have to swap struts cus they will go.
Grant it you have a 07 impreza

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No, the pro-kit is just springs. I don't know about you newer guys but I had them on my 06 2.5i wagon for six months and now have them in my 04 WRX with no problems.
They don't make a huge difference in handling, but it is noticeable. It's also the perfect drop in my opinion, not too low to get into trouble, but you can tell it's dropped.
Thank you for the clarification, I was just going off of memory lol. If a drop is all you want rather than performance springs than Im glad your happy it's your car
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:02 AM   #13715
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Thank you for the clarification, I was just going off of memory lol. If a drop is all you want rather than performance springs than Im glad your happy it's your car
I really like them. Since I DD my car all year around and we have nasty winters here, it's pretty much all you can do that can be run all year around.
Later on I will upgrade the struts, but for now they're holding up fine.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:31 AM   #13716
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And it's funny that Subaru itself will sell you stiffer springs (STI pink springs) and still warranty your struts.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #13717
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #13718
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@JourdanWithaU what kind of wheels do you (and apparently greg, haha) have?
Rota P45F. Mine are 18x8+48. Greg's might be a different size.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #13719
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I'll admit I have racelands. I drove 5000 miles on them and for the price they are great they are a little stiff but not bad. It improves the handling a lot over stock but they do become softer over time. I just needed a cheap suspension till next summer when I'm selling the car and picking up a Rex. But that's just my experience
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #13720
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #13721
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Good thing you drove past that tree just in time, before it fell down.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #13722
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #13723
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #13724
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i have been on slam-techs for over a year without any issues, granted it I have an 07. But i do plan on getting coils this next spring

^are those the chargespeed side skirts? looks soo good with the that front lip

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #13725
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i have been on slam-techs for over a year without any issues, granted it I have an 07. But i do plan on getting coils this next spring

^are those the chargespeed side skirts? looks soo good with the that front lip
yea its the chargespeed side skirts
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