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Old 04-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #251
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*2006 USDM WRX Sedan
*Installed: April 17, 2011, 47,XXX miles

*Dampers, Springs, Tophats
*Daily driver w/very limited autocross

*500 mile break-in settings F/R: -6.50 / -6.50

As of 11/5/2012; 63,XXX miles
Damper settings F/R: -4.250 / -4.625 for all tire/wheel combos listed below

Toyo Proxes R888 235/40-17 (daily driven and auto-x)
Enkei RS05 17"x8" 48ET
Tire pressure F/R: 38 / 38 psi (street)

Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 215/45-17 (winter only)
OEM Enkei WRX 17"x7" 55ET
Tire pressure F/R: 35 / 35 psi

FMR: Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season tires 225/45-17 (daily driven)
Enkei RS05 17"x8" 48ET
Tire pressure F/R: 33 / 33 psi

FMR: Dunlop Direzza Star Spec 225/45-17 (auto-x)
Enkei NT03+M 17"x8" 48ET
Tire pressure F/R: 32 / 36 psi

Professional alignment August 2012 - camber F/R: -2.00 / -1.75 (no aftermarket camber bolts used)

Springs: Swift Spec-R (progressive); F/R: 285lbs / 275lbs
Tophat F: Whiteline Com-C (revised version installed 5-2013) set to max caster/camber, but with settings dialed in
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #252
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I am curious. Since the included directions tell you to ALWAYS start from 'full firm', why are so many people listing settings of 'TFFS'??? Wrong way...
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #253
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TFFS = Turns From Full STIFF, not soft.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #254
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TFFS = Turns From Full STIFF, not soft.
Yes yes, sometime back some people made a stupid mistake with calling out tffsoft when it should be tffstiff.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #255
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Hoping for a quick setting to start off:
2000 RS with engine/6MT swap
stock sway bar
P1 springs (215/195 F/R I believe)
needed spacers in the back
Group-N strut tops
Extra camber bolts in front, camber bolts at the back.

For reference, break-in setting should be 5TFFS (all around?)... hoping no snags so I get my car back end of day.
Currently running 5.25/5 F/R TFFF. Highway bends feel awesome but I suspect I'm on the stiff side for my car on P1 springs. When I ran 5.5/6 F/R TFFF car felt too sloppy on bumpy corners at highway speed. Rear springs don't sit nicely though as they still make loud noise on bumps
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #256
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2002 WRX sedan 100k miles
5/5 turns (haven't changed from break in setting)
RCE yellow + Com C / stock 04 STI rear top hat
Perrin F/R swaybars and KB endlinks
Cusco H brance + rear strut bar
Bunch of stiffer bushings....
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:11 AM   #257
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2006 WRX Sedan 95000
Daily driving and weekend canyon runs and soon to run willow springs(big track)one day
D-specs with Usdm Sti Pinks
4.5 Front / 4.0 Rear
Sti Group-N Front and Rear top hats
Carbing front and rear strut tower braces
Perrin Rear subframe lock and rear diff bushings
Stock rims wrapped in 1 day old Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus 225/45ZR17
stock alignment settings(would not mind some insight here if i should change)

I just had to adjust the TFFS down after a fun run through i rough Canyon road( almost lost it a couple times, may have been the old tires too)
I am very impressed with the handling characterizes of these struts and the simple fact it does not feel like a Full track car on the street
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:45 PM   #258
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well finally got all my suspension parts on and an alignment today so here is what i got
2004 sti 38k miles, daily driver.
tic assembled d spec with rce blacks, gt worx front plates and group n rears
tic lateral link and trailing arm bushings
tic rear end bushings
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camber 2.4 f and 1.9 r
5.7 caster
0 toe all around.
5 clicks all around for now, feels ok, may play with it more over weekend.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:11 PM   #259
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What kind of camber plates are good for Tokico D specs? I am going to purchase some used ones in a bit. Just need advice.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:30 PM   #260
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Unrelated, but have you guys noticed rust problem with D-spec struts?

Mine rusted only after 3 months .... worst area is the bottom side of strut.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #261
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Unrelated, but have you guys noticed rust problem with D-spec struts?

Mine rusted only after 3 months .... worst area is the bottom side of strut.
Not yet.

The OEM struts did the same thing after a few more months and/or after the first winter here in the Northeast.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #262
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I put a coat of POR15 on D-spec struts last night (bottom 1/3 right below D-spec sticker).
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:44 AM   #263
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I've had d-specs with rce wagon specific yellows on my '04 wagon for around 6 months now. When I installed I had the cusco pillowball camber plates leftover from my previous coilovers. I put the front camber plates on, but the rears wouldn't fit with the D-specs. I ended up putting on my stock top hats for the rears struts. I know they can't handle the spring rates of the yellows, and wellll not too much later one of them blew out. I'm about to swap on some aggressive summer wheels/tires and want the ability to adjust camber to higher degrees than stock. So my question for all of you with similar setups is...

Which rear camber plates will work with my d-specs?!
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:47 AM   #264
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You should contact Turn in Concepts. Pm or call them. They will provide all options within 10 sec.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #265
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Blah, that's where I bought my whole setup, an they couldn't offer any help.

Anyone have an answer for me? :/
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #266
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^ I find that hard to believe. Every think about just going with camber bolts in the rear with some Group-N, not sure if those work on the rears? or do you plan on going mad tyte wide wheels?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:47 PM   #267
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Spoke with Clint at TIC, they know their stuff, and he said for wagons you are out of luck due to how the spring sits in the perch. I asked if Group N with Camber Bolts in the back would work and he said yes, run two in the back and you could get between 2-2.5.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #268
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Trick, much appreciated for the help! When I talked to him during my order he just wasn't as specific, although I know they know what's up over there
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:40 PM   #269
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Trick, much appreciated for the help! When I talked to him during my order he just wasn't as specific, although I know they know what's up over there
No worries. I've always received good help from them so it was more outta curiosity but the group n's and some serious bolts should work. Wheel and tire specs would help.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #270
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Tires are 255/40/18. On rce yellows, even with an aggressive fender roll I rub badly in the rear. Going to take camber out another half degree or so, lock down the rear sub-frame and call it a day. )
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:15 AM   #271
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2005 wrx 66,000 miles. About 1,500 on the new set up I believe.
D-specs with group n top mounts and RCE black springs.
235/40/17 tires
3 turns from full stiff. Seems like others are running a lot closer to soft than me.
Camber is -2 in the front. -1 in the rear.

My driver side sits lower than the passenger right now though. Anybody else have this issue?

My rear driver tire rubs under hard right turns. I'm rolling my rears tonight.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #272
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2005 wrx 66,000 miles. About 1,500 on the new set up I believe.
D-specs with group n top mounts and RCE black springs.
235/40/17 tires
3 turns from full stiff. Seems like others are running a lot closer to soft than me.
Camber is -2 in the front. -1 in the rear.

My driver side sits lower than the passenger right now though. Anybody else have this issue?

My rear driver tire rubs under hard right turns. I'm rolling my rears tonight.
03 wrx

dspecs, rce black springs, 1/4 inch rear spacers, group n tops rear, com-c tops front.

3 tffs front, 3.75 tffs rear
Don't think I've found the sweet spot yet, I started out at 5 tffs all around and have ended up here. I've been trying to find that suspension calculator but can't find it anywhere.

My front driver side definitely sits a little lower, not much though. Not sure why, but I haven't noticed any ill effects. You might want to think about rear spacers if your rubbing a lot in the rear, also evens out the fender gap with the front.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:36 PM   #273
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Thanks for the info and advice. I'm not going to do spacers. I don't want it any higher. At some point I'm going to do RCE lowering camber plates in the front. That really makes the set up perfect, but at $500 I'll pass right now.

I'm rolling the fenders tonight so hopefully the rubbing won't be an issue anymore.

My front driver side can only fit about 3 fingers in. My passenger on the other hand is almost over 4! the back is about 2 and 2 and a 1/4.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:40 AM   #274
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the car weighs different amounts at each corner, fender gap will be uneven.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:52 PM   #275
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Drove for >500 miles at 5 turns F/R.

I tried 6 turns rear today to see how my car would handle and was quite surprised at how soft car felt. I set it to 5/5.5 for now, which is perfect for my daily commute.
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