Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday December 20, 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 07-29-2008, 03:51 PM   #726
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

the stance certainly looks nice with a Forester (as it starts life a fair bit higher than the WRX) probably worth considering some ball joint roll center adjusters- WL or 6gun- that will help correct some of the geometry issues w/ going low
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
BIGSKYWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 01:28 PM   #727
jscro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126975
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: South Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 Saabaru Aero
awdtuning stage 2

Default

Just ordered these, plan to use them with D-Spec struts and Group N top hats. Anyone got any comments on this setup?
jscro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #728
labcoat
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33629
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: it keeps changing ,VA
Vehicle:
03 WRX Wagon
WR Blue

Default

just that I'm jealous.

R-
labcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2008, 01:44 PM   #729
Superorb
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 135252
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
86% Operational :(

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jscro View Post
Just ordered these, plan to use them with D-Spec struts and Group N top hats. Anyone got any comments on this setup?
If you've been following any suspension threads you'd see that we drool over RCE + Koni/Dspec.
Superorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 10:31 AM   #730
jscro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126975
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: South Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 Saabaru Aero
awdtuning stage 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superorb View Post
If you've been following any suspension threads you'd see that we drool over RCE + Koni/Dspec.
I see the drooling over the RCE/Koni setup, but not so much drooling over the RCE/D-Specs. Just wanted to be sure.
jscro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 02:13 PM   #731
Superorb
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 135252
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
86% Operational :(

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jscro View Post
I see the drooling over the RCE/Koni setup, but not so much drooling over the RCE/D-Specs. Just wanted to be sure.
The konis are a bit nicer, but you need to hack up the stock struts. You retain camber with Konis, but move to sedan camber with the dSpecs. dSpecs require spacers in the rear with 04+ gear. dSpecs tend to hold up better off road than the konis I've heard.
Superorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 02:47 PM   #732
labcoat
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33629
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: it keeps changing ,VA
Vehicle:
03 WRX Wagon
WR Blue

Default

If your going to use D'spect on a wagon you need to figure in the cost of at least one set of camber bolts $20-$40, and the potential extra cost to get the rear camber set up. From what I have read konis only have a problem if you rally or rally cross, that being said Im going to go with D'spect's what the time comes.

R-
labcoat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 07:34 PM   #733
jscro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126975
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: South Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 Saabaru Aero
awdtuning stage 2

Default

Camber bolts, and the TIC spacers are part of my plan.
jscro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 07:49 PM   #734
silver-duck
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 130710
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Wenatchee Wa.
Vehicle:
06

Default

I have d-spec's, RCE springs and group N+ a bunch of other stuff; my conclusion is that my wagon handles so good that my falken 452's can't keep up.TIC is the place to get everything and some advice with it.Wagon is better than I ever hoped for!
silver-duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008, 08:43 PM   #735
ShawnRS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 18797
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada
Vehicle:
MY06 WRX Wagon
Black

Question Family considerations

I am planning to install Konis and RCE springs. Now an opinion question:
Would you run RCE wagon springs again if you had a new born child? I have one on the way. How firm are we talking here?
I have wagon pinks springs sitting in a box and Konis are soon to be bought...
Thank you
shawnrs

Quote:
Originally Posted by silver-duck View Post
I have d-spec's, RCE springs and group N+ a bunch of other stuff; my conclusion is that my wagon handles so good that my falken 452's can't keep up.TIC is the place to get everything and some advice with it.Wagon is better than I ever hoped for!
ShawnRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #736
jscro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126975
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: South Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 Saabaru Aero
awdtuning stage 2

Default

Just to make sure, because I see people talking about Group N's and bumpstops being needed and I've confused myself by reading the entire "what springs with d-specs" thread...

I'm getting:
RCE Wagon Springs
D-Specs
TIC Spacers
Front and Rear Camber bolts

That's about all I planned on. Do I REALLY need the Group N mounts? Are there any other bits I have to have?
jscro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 02:48 PM   #737
TurbojonLS
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 38772
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: NOVA
Vehicle:
2 Cars, No Bling

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShawnRS View Post
I am planning to install Konis and RCE springs. Now an opinion question:
Would you run RCE wagon springs again if you had a new born child? I have one on the way. How firm are we talking here?
I have wagon pinks springs sitting in a box and Konis are soon to be bought...
Thank you
shawnrs
My daughter is 22 months old, and she's been riding on my RCE/Koni setup since last October or November. I started out with STi takeoffs on GR2s, then switched to STi takeoffs with Konis, then last fall I wanted to go stiffer, so I switched to RCE blacks (basically the same as the RCE wagons). I think its fine, and wouldn't change anything if I needed to install another car seat.

I definitely drive differently when she's in the car, but it all works out.
TurbojonLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 03:47 PM   #738
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jscro View Post
Just to make sure, because I see people talking about Group N's and bumpstops being needed and I've confused myself by reading the entire "what springs with d-specs" thread...

I'm getting:
RCE Wagon Springs
D-Specs
TIC Spacers
Front and Rear Camber bolts

That's about all I planned on. Do I REALLY need the Group N mounts? Are there any other bits I have to have?
w/ springs at 278/259 Group N tops are nice to have, not an absolute necessity, but nice
BIGSKYWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #739
AndyRoo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 20952
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Baltimore, MD
Vehicle:
MINI & Datsun
BRG & White

Default

Especially up front....if you have to save some dough, just get the fronts.

- drew
AndyRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 10:53 PM   #740
Superorb
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 135252
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
86% Operational :(

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyRoo View Post
Especially up front....if you have to save some dough, just get the fronts.

- drew
I've heard the rears are the ones to get.
Superorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #741
sleepyfu
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 124219
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
2004 W(agon)RX
Silver

Default

^^^ the rear group-n hats had more impact on my wagon as well.
I had the rears installed for couple week prior to the front ones.

*edit: fender braces are very nice to have for the front.
sleepyfu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 12:24 AM   #742
silver-duck
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 130710
Join Date: Oct 2006
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Wenatchee Wa.
Vehicle:
06

Default

You will be sorry if you do not put the GROUP-N on with RCE/ D-specs. I know it is more $ but why go 3/4 of the way.
silver-duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 12:28 AM   #743
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

the oe tops are pretty soft compared to the Grp N ones- with milder springs I don't think it's as necessary, but the RCE springs are pretty firm and one would certainly benefit w/ the addition of the Grp N tops
BIGSKYWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 01:40 AM   #744
jscro
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 126975
Join Date: Sep 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: South Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 Saabaru Aero
awdtuning stage 2

Default

Considering the coin I'm dropping for the rest of it, seems stupid to half ass it. Group N's it is.
jscro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #745
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jscro View Post
Considering the coin I'm dropping for the rest of it, seems stupid to half ass it. Group N's it is.

OK- now we're talking
BIGSKYWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 11:14 AM   #746
Superorb
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 135252
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
86% Operational :(

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jscro View Post
Considering the coin I'm dropping for the rest of it, seems stupid to half ass it. Group N's it is.
Wise decision
Superorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 05:52 PM   #747
stan_tichomirov
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 150689
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area, California
Vehicle:
2007 Forester XT Ltd

Default

More pictures of my FXT on RCE wagon springs with WRX sedan struts and KONI inserts -- this time with addition of 1/2" spacers on all 4 corners. I can now clear that one pesky speed bump near our house, woot.



















Stan
stan_tichomirov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #748
mmiller2002
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 159286
Join Date: Sep 2007
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon,Com-C
RCE wgn sprngs/Konis/H6

Default

I finished the install of RCE wagon springs and Koni inserts on my '02 wrx wagon yesterday. Road test felt good.

I was checking everything out while the car was on the ground and looking up at the new springs and they looked very compressed to me. The fronts look to be only 3-4"tall while loaded. The rears may be twice that much. The coils look to be resting on each other they're so compressed. Is this normal?

Update: Myles from RCE called me (great CS by the way!) and suggested I look at my upper spring perch alignment. Turns out they were not aligned correctly. So I took them out and reinstalled them correctly last night. The springs look better now. They're still about 4-5" tall, but don't look so squished. The ride is firm and I can;t wait to have another track day.

I just need to find a way to feel comfortable that I got the top nut torqued enopugh. no clunking, but I still have this feeling about it.



Thanks

Last edited by mmiller2002; 08-26-2008 at 09:46 AM.
mmiller2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2008, 10:24 PM   #749
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

if your measured ride heights are in the norm- ~ 25-30mm lower than stock I'd say your good to go

my buddy who is running these is getting faster and faster on them, he's getting almost too fast
BIGSKYWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2008, 10:47 AM   #750
BIGSKYWRX
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 7958
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Plains of Eastern Montana
Vehicle:
09 GH B+

Default

gents- just a heads up, if you've been waiting in the wings...... there is a group buy going on right now

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1575151
BIGSKYWRX 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
front usdm sti springs w/ rear v7 sti wagon springs on bugeye wagon? anybody mixing? fastwrx25 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 15 04-02-2008 10:27 AM
RCE springs on STI without Group N tops? 06STIGO13 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 8 08-09-2007 11:35 AM
RCE springs on a bugeye AllAWD Brakes, Steering & Suspension 4 08-05-2007 11:45 AM
RCE springs on stock struts kennytwrx Brakes, Steering & Suspension 6 04-30-2007 04:01 PM
anyone have pics of RCE springs on 06 STI boostedsti06 Brakes, Steering & Suspension 3 12-31-2006 07:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 AM.


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.