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Old 02-01-2002, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default WRX ride height for DMS 40mm Gold

can someone tell me what the DMS prescribed Street and Gymkhana ride height settings are for the WRX? i'm doing the install of my revalved 40's and dave c. wasn't able to dig up a spec sheet for a WRX in time and i can't find my install instructions... :\

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Old 02-02-2002, 02:34 AM   #2
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anyone??? please......

i have some settings that i think would work based on when struts were on the car last time, but, i'd like to base things off of what DMS prescribes...

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Old 02-02-2002, 09:21 AM   #3
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Duckboy, You can set them at whatever height you please, thats why the adjustability range it so much. I personally like 1" to 1-3/4" in so the tire is about even with the wheel well. I am not a fan of "slamming it"


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Old 02-02-2002, 09:28 AM   #4
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Dunno. Call Dave, or email Jamie Drummond, who will know. His email address is at the DMS website, www.dmshocks.com.

I'm 1" down.

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Old 02-02-2002, 01:27 PM   #5
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DMS recommended ride height is 350mm front and 330 mm rear, from the center of the wheel to the fender lip.

Someone just posted in another thread that the factory service manual says a stock sedan ride height is 396mm F, 376mm R (+/- 12mm), so that would be a 46mm drop, or about 1 4/5" drop.
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Old 02-02-2002, 08:54 PM   #6
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Default height...

thanks all for the input.

i did get the units installed and almost got the whole ride height thing squared away. still getting the damping settings sorted out.

m. coffman, although i agree that coilovers do allow you to adjust the ride height to what ever you want, the DMS golds are ONLY to used with a drop of 30-40mm from stock. outside of that range, the shocks will either top too easily on extension or run up against the bump stops on compression.

the other reason why i was asking for DMS's prescribed settings was because i wasn't sure if DMS was trying to get more front weight biasing than the stock set up has. this is why the front on all WRX's and RS/TS's feel loose and vague when pushed at the limit. by weighting the front a bit more, the car has more front weight bias when under power and won't push/understeer as much. again, this is why i was curious as to what DMS had in mind...

again, thanks all for your input...

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