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Old 06-17-2008, 02:43 PM   #701
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^^^ are you using any spacers at the rear? my rear sits quite a bit lower.
It actually settled a little in the back. new pics coming right up. today i measured the from the arch to the wheel center as best i could. i only had a mm measuring tape.

FL = 346mm (13.6")
FR = 344mm (13.55")
RR = 350mm (13.78")
RL = 352mm (13.85")

my OD of my tires is slightly smaller then stock, I imagine this slightly affects the measurement.

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Old 06-17-2008, 02:55 PM   #702
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tire diameter won't effect measured ride height- that's why it's prefered to measure from the center of the hub -> wheel arch- takes out the differences in overall tire height
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:11 PM   #703
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tire diameter won't effect measured ride height- that's why it's prefered to measure from the center of the hub -> wheel arch- takes out the differences in overall tire height
oh ok then, then my measurements are accurate.

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Old 06-19-2008, 08:55 AM   #704
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here's a pic of the set we installed last weekend, pretty nice stance- he'll be giving the setup a go this weekend at an event (I'm hoping we have time for some fun runs so I can give it a go )

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Old 06-19-2008, 10:07 AM   #705
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Love the painted skirts on wagons, and that stance/drop looks perfectly even. I'm hoping my STi takeofs (springs/struts) is a nce even drop to rid a small bit of front fended gap. Will I need the rear butt spacers? I've got them, but not sure if they will be necesary.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:51 PM   #706
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^ more than likely as sedan springs tend to drop a wagon more in the rear vs front- you can always install them and see, if you think the butt sits too low, add the spacers to the rear
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:58 PM   #707
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another plus for the RCE's- we installed a front sway bar this evening and it was able to run up my rhino ramps (I have to use 2x4's in front w/ my Tarmac springs)
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:38 AM   #708
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another plus for the RCE's- we installed a front sway bar this evening and it was able to run up my rhino ramps (I have to use 2x4's in front w/ my Tarmac springs)
That's interesting. I checked out my ramps after installing my RCE wagon springs and my Rhino Ramps will not fit under my front bumper without me using some sort of pre-ramp (though, I'll probably use 2x8s or 2x10s ). Perhaps the MY2004-2005 front bumper is slightly lower than that of the bug-eye WRXs.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:24 AM   #709
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^ that's very possible- this was a bugeye
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:27 AM   #710
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mine hits the ramps, but then kind of scrapes up onto them. I know use a piece of wood pre-ramp.

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #711
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I just shove the ramp under the bumper till it meets the tire
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #712
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I just ordered them today with Konis!
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:16 PM   #713
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That's interesting. I checked out my ramps after installing my RCE wagon springs and my Rhino Ramps will not fit under my front bumper without me using some sort of pre-ramp (though, I'll probably use 2x8s or 2x10s ). Perhaps the MY2004-2005 front bumper is slightly lower than that of the bug-eye WRXs.
With my RCE lowering plates and sedan springs there's no way this would work on my car.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:04 PM   #714
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my Tarmacs and lowering plates require the old 2x4's as well- it's damn close not needing them, but close isn't close enough

not sure if you can clearly see it in this pic, but his wagon (RCE springs) is slightly higher than mine

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:07 PM   #715
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BS - what rim is that?
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Nice enkeis bigsky!


EDTI: ^ Enkei RC-T4 i believe


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^ yup RCT4
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What grille is that on the PSM bugeye, JDM of some kind?
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:20 PM   #719
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What grille is that on the PSM bugeye, JDM of some kind?
jdm STi grill (v7)
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Thanks, looks nice. So hard to find (cheaply) though.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:37 AM   #721
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well they let us do some fun runs yesterday so I got to put the RCE's through the paces

this was a pretty tight course so we had the Koni's up to 1 full turn from full soft (more open courses I prefer ~ 3/4 from full soft)

his car doesn't have near as much front camber as mine (-1.2 vs close to -3.0) and that was fairly evident. the springs and dampers felt good though, pretty similar to my setup (Tarmacs/Koni's), I thought there may be a little lag w/ the progressive springs in the rear, but it took a set very nicely- there were some pretty severe offsets so it would have been pretty apparent. we drove his car to lunch and it was very mild mannered on the street, not Grandma's Buick mild mannered , but mannered enough I think most folks that want a sporty setup could easily tolerate it

I measured the ride heights again and they look they have settled may a mm or two, not much

If you own a wagon and hearken for something sporty, but still need a daily driver- RCE's over Koni's would be a good choice
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If you own a wagon and hearken for something sporty, but still need a daily driver- RCE's over Koni's would be a good choice
Cool! That makes me feel good about my choice. I just recieved my springs in the mail last week, and my koni inserts a couple weeks ago. Now I have to make time to do the install.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #723
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I though you guys may find this interesting: this is what a Forester looks like on WRX struts with KONI inserts, RCE wagon springs, stock tophats.

Only had these on for a short time so far, but I can tell you -- ride quality is awesome IMO. I have the KONIs set to 1/4 turn from soft.



















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Old 07-29-2008, 01:43 PM   #724
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^^ Ground clearance, what ground clearance?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #725
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Yeah, very low. The downpipe cat (COBB) is the lowest point, a coke can is about 1/2 inch too tall to fit under the cat. These are my stocker 17" wheels and they don't rub, my 245/45/18s rub mostly on the back while cornering hard. I am considering adding 1/4" or even 1/2" spacers.

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