Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday December 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #1
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default Lowering w/o Suspension changes?

Hey guys I just bought my 2014 WRX Limited Hatchback and I think for handling Im just going to go with the antisway bars and end links. After dropping my SRT4 and dealing with how hard the ride became from messing with my suspension I'm not looking to do that again but I really hate that wheel gap. Is there anyway to close the wheel gap without messing with the suspension? Would throwing on bigger wheels/rims help?. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. As always thanks guys!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
sub9lulu
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36946
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CFL
Default

no lol
u trying to donk out the wrx ?
sub9lulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:19 PM   #3
Zefy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 105104
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
1979 BRAT / 01 RSTI
99 2.5TS (DEAD) / 87 GL

Default

load up the car with fat people?
Zefy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:21 PM   #4
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default

I don't want to lose the gap entirely I think that looks retarded but its like a 3" gap I'd like to shave off about an inch if possible.
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
m71owner
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 332321
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: grand rapids mi
Vehicle:
1998 2.5rs
wrb

Default

Just throw on decent springs that lower it a bit and you should be fine. I don't know how you lowered your site but a good set of struts and springs go pretty far.
m71owner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default

Yeah thats definitely the easiest way to close the gap but I am trying to mess with the comfortability of the ride as little as possible. Springs generally have a pretty significant impact on the ride I've noticed.
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 11:09 PM   #7
Jonnyfive
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 395731
Join Date: Jul 2014
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium
DGM

Default

Springs making the ride harsher is totally case by case. You should have researched your last set more. Check out racecomp springs, for instance. They actually soften the ride for dd with a longer initial spring travel, but quickly become more rigid for aggressive driving and offer an improvement over the stock springs through that range as well. I believe it's called progressive, as opposed to linear.

Last edited by Jonnyfive; 08-23-2014 at 03:36 AM.
Jonnyfive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 01:10 AM   #8
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default

are those the RCE Black or Yellows? do you have them?
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 01:24 AM   #9
Tomekkplk
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 358657
Join Date: Jun 2013
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Berlin, CT
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
Ice Silver Metallic

Default

sti has 18's, wrx has 17's. Look at how the sti sits with the 1" bigger wheels and if you like the 18's then buy a new pair
Tomekkplk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 01:42 AM   #10
Srtkr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 228025
Join Date: Oct 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Ill noise
Vehicle:
07 Forester XT
Blue

Default

What did your srt have?

My srt and forester both have bc coilover and never had one person complain about the ride quality
Srtkr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 03:38 AM   #11
Jonnyfive
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 395731
Join Date: Jul 2014
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
2015 WRX Premium
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R4dioFlyer View Post
are those the RCE Black or Yellows? do you have them?
I have the blacks on order for my 2015 right now. I wanted to reduce the wheel gap with a functional solution. My previous post was what I have gathered from others who do have those springs installed.
Jonnyfive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 06:48 PM   #12
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonnyfive View Post
I have the blacks on order for my 2015 right now. I wanted to reduce the wheel gap with a functional solution. My previous post was what I have gathered from others who do have those springs installed.
I'll hit you up in a couple weeks and see how you like them compared to your stock suspension. Where do you live? I'm moving to CO and I hear the reads aren't very good there so I don't know if a harder suspension is the right way to go for me
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #13
R4dioFlyer
*** Banned ***
 
Member#: 397116
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Chicago
Vehicle:
2014 WRX Hatchback
Crystal Black Silica

Default 18'' rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomekkplk View Post
sti has 18's, wrx has 17's. Look at how the sti sits with the 1" bigger wheels and if you like the 18's then buy a new pair

I just looked unfortunately it doesn't look like it fills the gap very much if at all. The bigger wheel does look better just because the 17'' rims are too small for the body.
R4dioFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.