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Old 08-19-2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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Is there anyone else here that has the H&R springs on their '97 GT sedan? My girlfriend just got these and we were wondering if they were the right ones. They look like linear rate and she thought they were supposed to be progressive. The box gives the right part number.

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Old 08-19-2007, 07:23 AM   #2
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Reason & MXS on Sl-i.net have them on their GTs.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:19 PM   #3
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Those are the right springs because of the part number is 4005 on the springs and thats what H&r said it was gonna be. I know because i had ordered 2 sets of springs with the right part number on the box but not on the spring itself.

So right now i have two sets of Mazda springs from H&R, and no set of legacy and the guy i odered the springs from is jerking me around.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. We tried to put them on this weekend but we couldn't get the rears to fit right. Tirerack.com says there are some Legacys that they won't fit on so she may have one of them.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:07 PM   #5
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How could those be progressive? I'm not doubting anyone, I just don't know that much about springs... I have a set of iON progressive springs and they have more coils at one than the other.

Could it be that they heat-temper one section of coils differently than another or twist the coil along it's diameter at a different rate?

Just curious... Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #6
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Sorry to jump in like this. But how much are they? Do you have a link of where you got them from?
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. We tried to put them on this weekend but we couldn't get the rears to fit right. Tirerack.com says there are some Legacys that they won't fit on so she may have one of them.
Doesn't make sense - the tophats and suspension designs are identical 95-99 Legacy, the only difference is the shock valving and stock spring rates.

The springs do look SLIGHTLY linear, without measuring the distance between the top coils and the bottom ones (the gap between the coils) it's hard to tell.

It does sound as if other people have had the wrong springs sent to them.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #8
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Those are definitely linear springs. I had H&Rs on my BE and they were progressive, and easily distinguished as such.
Rear stock spring vs. H&R:


Front H&R vs stock:
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:07 AM   #9
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The Tire Rack site says that there are 2 different rear spring diameters on the '97 GT sedan.

I have no doubt that these are linear.

Frogsthatmoo, I don't know where she got them but she may be selling them since we didn't put them on yet.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:10 PM   #10
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I just ordered this same kit for my 97 LGT, and they look identical to yours. It says on the box 90-99 Legacy. I haven't installed them yet, and won't for about a week or so. I wanted Eibachs, but they discontinued the set for the BD legacy, so I went with the H&R's. I hope they're not too stiff. I've heard good things about them, but i was kinda thinking they would be progressive. My Eibachs I had on my Acura were awesome. Cornered really flat without being harsh at all. If she sells her set of H&R's, what is she going with?

Anybody else have the H&R's on their BD? Do they ride harsh?
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:51 AM   #11
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The Tire Rack site says that there are 2 different rear spring diameters on the '97 GT sedan.
From every repetitious thread I've read here, tirerack would be wrong.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #12
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I had Eibach on my '99 lgt and have H&R on my '98 and the H&R are way better then the Eibach. I thought the Eibach were way too stiff and bouncy which the H&R arent as much.
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:21 PM   #13
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I had Eibach on my '99 lgt and have H&R on my '98 and the H&R are way better then the Eibach. I thought the Eibach were way too stiff and bouncy which the H&R arent as much.
Were those Eibach Pro-kit progressive springs? Or just the regular variety?
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:04 PM   #14
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Since they were on the car already when I bought it, I am not sure but if I had to guess they were the Pro kit
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I have a problem with my rear springs too was there a resolution to the problem
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #16
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So is the part of the spring that sits on the strut too small to correctly seat on the strut?

How far off does it not fit?
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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Yeah, it was about 1-1.5" smaller in diamater, IIRC. It was a while ago, after all.
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Dang Ed, you remember?! Thanks, even tho I wasn't really asking you lol.

cj062989 - If your H&R rear springs are too small it's the wrong part. It sounds like they're meant for the 00-04 legacy.
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Dang Ed, you remember?! Thanks, even tho I wasn't really asking you lol.

cj062989 - If your H&R rear springs are too small it's the wrong part. It sounds like they're meant for the 00-04 legacy.
they sit about 1/2 inch to an inch and they are tapered
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