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Old 02-23-2002, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question WHat do u think about only putting springs in the front?

I just bought eibachs,

and im thinking, the back height of the stock wrx is fine...

what do u guys think about only dropping the front?

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Old 02-23-2002, 07:29 PM   #2
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Not a good idea. The stiffer front springs with the stock struts will make the front underdamped and bouncy, while prematurely wearing out your front struts. Better to install the full set of springs and replace the struts with a set that has proper damping for the spring rate. Or if you have the cash and want the best handling/adjustability, you could get coilovers (but you already have the springs, so get the struts).
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Old 02-23-2002, 08:32 PM   #3
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First, springs aren't only for lowering as aftermarket springs have higher spring rates than the factory ones. Stiffening the front without stiffening the rear as well will increase understeer.

Also the Impreza is supposed to be slightly lower in the rear for optimum handling (it's due to the chassis design). Lowering the front only would hurt handling.

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Old 02-23-2002, 08:50 PM   #4
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Ok thanks guys


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