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Old 03-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #4976
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Looking for a bit of advice on my suspension.
06' wagon with Stock struts and STI pink springs
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Front and rear strut bars.

The car is to jittery and just dosn't feel right. Car is a spirited daily driver...
Thinking about pulling the 24mm front and going back to stock and want to change the shocks and maybe the springs at the same time.

Thoughts or suggestions on struts/spring combo.
"jittery"?

The springs are underdamped, and maybe your struts are wearing out so the problem is worse. Get Tokico D-specs, koni inserts, FEAL inserts or something.

Maybe the 24mm front sway bar is "too big" for your tastes. As the sway bars get firmer, you feel more lateral jerkyness when one side hits a bump. One might describe this as "jittery".
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #4977
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"jittery"?

The springs are underdamped, and maybe your struts are wearing out so the problem is worse. Get Tokico D-specs, koni inserts, FEAL inserts or something.

Maybe the 24mm front sway bar is "too big" for your tastes. As the sway bars get firmer, you feel more lateral jerkyness when one side hits a bump. One might describe this as "jittery".
Do you think excel Gs would have enough dampening for the Pinks? Not really looking to drop a Grand on my suspension at the moment.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:41 PM   #4978
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Do you think excel Gs would have enough dampening for the Pinks? Not really looking to drop a Grand on my suspension at the moment.
No, because they are OEM replacements.

But before you go buying parts, describe in more detail what "jittery" means to you. What are you doing (dd, etc), what are the road conditions, how fast are you going, are you turning or going straight, what happens that "jitters"?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #4979
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Nothing wrong with the excel Gs. It rides great with the epic springs. Much better than my old coilovers rode. If you don't have the money for d specs then excel Gs or tokico hps will be fine.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #4980
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No, because they are OEM replacements.

But before you go buying parts, describe in more detail what "jittery" means to you. What are you doing (dd, etc), what are the road conditions, how fast are you going, are you turning or going straight, what happens that "jitters"?
Car just feels unsettled in all conditions, bounces around and tracks the groves in the roads. ...think Honda with cut springs bouncy. It seemd to be getting worse so i got it alligned and balanced and didn't really help.

I got the springs a while back and i don't remember it being as bad which is why i was thinking shocks but the more i looked in to suspensions the more confused i got.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #4981
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WRXMunkey, even if your stock struts were in good shape, they would have a hard time keeping up with STI springs. I'm sure the struts are DONE.
Excell-G can work with STI springs, BUT!!!!, the struts will be at the upper limit of what they can handle. NOT the best combo. The same goes for Tokico HP (blues).
Your best bet is to save up for Tokico D-Spec, Koni inserts, Feal inserts or 04 STI struts revalved by Feal. You can then use any spring you want.
If, and I do mean IF!!! You are 1000000% sure you want to stick with the STI springs and not use any other type, then go for KYB AGX. The AGX are as high tech as bricks but they do work well with STI springs. They are a very limited strut that I would only recommend with STI springs.
With the sedan specific struts you will have to fix the loss of negative camber. Easy to do and written about many times.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #4982
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Im good with switching to different springs, i only picked them up as i got a really good deal on them. I'm kind of leaning towards the epic springs with excel g struts or RCE Wagon springs with ??? the rce wagons seem to be the way to go but anyone got thought on which struts to pair with them?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #4983
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Except for the AGX, any of the ones I mentioned above would be great.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #4984
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Im good with switching to different springs, i only picked them up as i got a really good deal on them. I'm kind of leaning towards the epic springs with excel g struts or RCE Wagon springs with ??? the rce wagons seem to be the way to go but anyone got thought on which struts to pair with them?
I'm running RCE wagons with Koni inserts and they're great. It's more work to hack up your stock housings but you get to have better camber settings.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #4985
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Wagon vs blacks question

Emailed rce yesterday, have yet to receive a reply.

Blacks are 10/12#in stiffer than wagon according to RSD/RCE's site.

So other than losing roughly ~3/8 of travel and adding a shim to level. How many of you had issues with less travel? I ask because I can get my hands on a low mileage set of blacks for about half that of a new wagon set.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #4986
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i have a 2005 forester ll bean any good recommendations on some lowering springs?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #4987
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i have a 2005 forester ll bean any good recommendations on some lowering springs?
Can you narrow down more on what you are looking for?
How low do you want to go, function over fashion or?
Plan on getting new dampers?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #4988
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Can you narrow down more on what you are looking for?
How low do you want to go, function over fashion or?
Plan on getting new dampers?
ill be driving the car as a daily. l would like to have it lowered, good at performance and fashion and how much would dampers cost? also the lowering shocks and springs?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #4989
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Pick up some WRX wagon springs/struts. They'll be cheap, bolt right up, provide a nice drop, and not destroy ride quality.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #4990
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Pick up some WRX wagon springs/struts. They'll be cheap, bolt right up, provide a nice drop, and not destroy ride quality.
would you possibly know which ones to get and my price range is like 300-400
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:24 PM   #4991
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He means OEM wrx springs. Another good source is to get on the forester forum and search through there.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:30 PM   #4992
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I mean click through the classifieds and find someone with an 02-07 OEM WRX springs and struts for sale. Preferably a wagon or you'll need some saggy butt spacers. I sold mine for like $175 with 80k miles on them, so I'd imagine a little clicking around will find you a set easily in your price range.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #4993
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I mean click through the classifieds and find someone with an 02-07 OEM WRX springs and struts for sale. Preferably a wagon or you'll need some saggy butt spacers. I sold mine for like $175 with 80k miles on them, so I'd imagine a little clicking around will find you a set easily in your price range.
okay thank you. i am new and first time subi owner so kinda new at this forum stuff. what forums or links can you recommend for 05 forester ll bean?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #4994
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okay thank you. i am new and first time subi owner so kinda new at this forum stuff. what forums or links can you recommend for 05 forester ll bean?
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #4995
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would wrx sti springs and shocks work?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #4996
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Assuming they've suggested wrx struts means you have the narrow ear on the hub. You would need an 04 sti setup. They would be lower and stiffer than wrx take offs. You'd still be saggy butt. Not sure if you'll have any driveline issues though.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #4997
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Assuming they've suggested wrx struts means you have the narrow ear on the hub. You would need an 04 sti setup. They would be lower and stiffer than wrx take offs. You'd still be saggy butt. Not sure if you'll have any driveline issues though.
so what would you recommend for an 05 forester ll bean. i want to have it lowered atleast 2inches because right now its stock height and id like it to hVe an aggressive look
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:17 PM   #4998
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so what would you recommend for an 05 forester ll bean. i want to have it lowered atleast 2inches because right now its stock height and id like it to hVe an aggressive look
would a 04 tien springs fit on a oem struts on 05 llbean forester
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #4999
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yep 04-07 Impreza is the same struts as a the Fozzy
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