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Old 09-12-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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Got my new stuff on, H&R sport springs, KYB GR2's. I know other people have run this setup, but it's hard to tell if it will be harsh or not because everybody is different in what they think is harsh. I was really worried it would be harsh, because I know these are not progressive springs, and this is strictly a fun street car/ daily driver. I think this setup is AWESOME! It does not ride harsh at all. We even have the road tore up by my house because they are going to re-asphalt, so they tore it up with that machine that grinds off the old road, and is really rough, but it soaks up the bumps just as good as stock. The car has a lot better feel as far as handling, but without being harsh at all. Speed bumps, in and out of parking lots, man hole covers, bumps, expansion joints - no problem. A sweet daily driver setup!! The car sits nice and level, and looks a lot better. Here are some before and after shots. Sorry about the crappy pics.







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Old 09-12-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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That looks mean! i like it. Now I want to slap some springs on my car!
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:07 PM   #3
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Thanks. I really like this combo. It totally transformed the driving experience of the car. Next up is installing wrx fronts and H6 rear brakes with SS lines.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Wow! I am looking for stiffer/lower shocks/springs in my car, and now I really really want some. That is quite a drop you have there.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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Looks good!
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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sharp looking, nice set up. Thanks for the review on the linear rate springs.
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
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Man that does look mean! Sweet ride and like the rims and height.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:24 PM   #8
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Where did you order them from? I've spent the last half hour trying to find a reseller of the H&R springs. (I'm just dumb like that
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:16 PM   #9
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<----wants to know also. i had planned on using eibach prokit because of the progressive spring rate but maybe not now. and since i have the same car as you....and rims i might add, it should ride almost like yours also.

what was the drop on those springs? 1.8''?

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Old 09-13-2007, 09:22 PM   #10
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Looks very nice!
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:38 PM   #11
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<----wants to know also. i had planned on using eibach prokit because of the progressive spring rate but maybe not now. and since i have the same car as you....and rims i might add, it should ride almost like yours also.

what was the drop on those springs? 1.8''?

~Josh~
What's wrong with the Eibach springs (aside from being discontinued)
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:27 PM   #12
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What's wrong with the Eibach springs (aside from being discontinued)
I don't think anyone said anything was wrong with them - read again - Eibach's are progressive. The H&Rs are linear.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:26 PM   #13
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I don't think there is anything wrong with Eibach pro kits. Thats actually what I wanted because i had them on another car and they were awesome, but they are discontinued, and i didn't feel like looking for someone who still had them in stock. I also needed to order through work to get the discount, and we can only get the discount if we order direct from Eibach. I work at Les Schwab tires, and they can order direct from H&R also. So I took a chance and they are just as good if not better than the Eibach pro kit. It's supposed to drop the front 1 inch and the back 1.2, but whatever it did it made the fenderwell gap perfect front and back. These paired up with the KYB GR2's made me a happy man. I'm pretty picky when it comes to how the car handles and I want a compliant ride too. This setup did it perfectly for me. Keep in mind everyone is different and some people want it to feel like a track car, but for a street daily driver, this is the setup.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:30 PM   #14
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I don't think anyone said anything was wrong with them - read again - Eibach's are progressive. The H&Rs are linear.
Oh, it was just the way he worded it. My bad.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:31 PM   #15
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I don't think there is anything wrong with Eibach pro kits. Thats actually what I wanted because i had them on another car and they were awesome, but they are discontinued, and i didn't feel like looking for someone who still had them in stock. I also needed to order through work to get the discount, and we can only get the discount if we order direct from Eibach. I work at Les Schwab tires, and they can order direct from H&R also. So I took a chance and they are just as good if not better than the Eibach pro kit. It's supposed to drop the front 1 inch and the back 1.2, but whatever it did it made the fenderwell gap perfect front and back. These paired up with the KYB GR2's made me a happy man. I'm pretty picky when it comes to how the car handles and I want a compliant ride too. This setup did it perfectly for me. Keep in mind everyone is different and some people want it to feel like a track car, but for a street daily driver, this is the setup.

How much did you pay for them? Do they fit the wagon? And where can I order them from
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:03 AM   #16
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I can't say how much I paid for them, but you can find them online for around $240. MSRP is $349. The kit number I used is 29868 and it says "not wagon".
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