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Old 08-08-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
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Like the title says, and yes I searched, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. So on to the questions:

Anyone here have an STI that they are running RCE yellow springs without having also put on Group N tops? What is the ride like and do you wish you had gone with the new tops at the same time? Also, anybody gone with the RCE springs and Group N tops and not like the ride quality? Not looking to track this thing... just want to lower the stance, improve the ride without feeling like I'm in a race car, i.e. have too rough or jarring of a ride. On an added note, I don't tend to notice the "bobble head" effect now on stock setup but will I notice it if I just get the springs?

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Old 08-08-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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if you're not looking for a racey feel and just want the lowered look, i say keep your stock tops. the rces should be stiff enough for you, but if you decide to get them, do them at the same time as when you pull your springs so you don't have to pull out the strut assembly again.


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Old 08-08-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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if you're not looking for a racey feel and just want the lowered look, i say keep your stock tops. the rces should be stiff enough for you, but if you decide to get them, do them at the same time as when you pull your springs so you don't have to pull out the strut assembly again.


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Yeah, I realize that if I do replace the tops that it would be best, and most cost effective to do it when I get the springs... that is why I was trying to get some different opinions. However, there doesn't seem to be too many people with STIs with RCE yellow springs, either with stock mounts or with Group N tops. I might need to try posting this question over at IWSTI.com and see if I get more of a response.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:55 PM   #5
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the stock strut tops are pure mush and are responsible for much of the stock suspension 'bouncieness'.

I'd rather have the stock springs and group n tops
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Well the bsat bet is to just get the group- n fronts since they cost HALF as much as the rear group-n's.............

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Another idea is to just get the front group n's....they make more of a difference and are a good bit cheaper then the rears.

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I think there is a echo in here, here, here, here, here.....

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Yeah, I realize that if I do replace the tops that it would be best, and most cost effective to do it when I get the springs... that is why I was trying to get some different opinions. However, there doesn't seem to be too many people with STIs with RCE yellow springs, either with stock mounts or with Group N tops. I might need to try posting this question over at IWSTI.com and see if I get more of a response.
I'm running RCE springs w/Grp N rear tops and RCE non-lowering front plates all on top of stock struts.

It's not bad over most surfaces. I get a bit of pogoing over ripples on entrance ramps. I haven't gotten to autocross or track my car w/the new set up. My next event is on the 26th.
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