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Old 05-16-2008, 05:47 AM   #1
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Default RCE Wagon Springs with Koni Inserts . . .?

can anyone vouch for these? RCE had a killer deal:
RCE Wagon Springs with Koni Inserts
Front Whiteline Camber Plates
Rear Group N's
for like $1350 shipped

I think this may be the set up i'm going for but I want to hear more about it.
If I use the koni inserts in sti sedan struts will i still lose camber on my wagon?
If anyone has this i'd like to go for a ride in them (I'll put in 10 bucks for gas).
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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I can't vouch for them, but I know that this is one of two setups I'm looking at getting at the end of June with the help of my economy stimulus package. I wan't going to go all out with camber plates and group N mounts, but probably a nice sized rear sway bar and end links. This is one of the best looks for wagons IMO.

My other option is a set of D2 coilovers... i just don't know if they fit on the wagon/ what the spring rates are.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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I gave heard good things about that set up.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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If I use the koni inserts in sti sedan struts will i still lose camber on my wagon?
Unless Koni has come out with new products, this isn't easily done. If they have, please provide a link.

If you put struts from a sedan on your wagon, you'll gain some positive camber.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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Koni's do not fit EASILY in STi struts http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...rt+sti+housing

STi Struts are an inverted design. WRX sedan struts cut up to acommodate the Koni's on your wagon will cause you to LOSE negative camber. It can be corrected with aftermarket camber bolts. On your current setup you will need to take off your stock struts, cut the tops off them and remove the cartridges and then install the Koni inserts in them.

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Old 05-16-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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That is the set-up I have been eying for some time. You will need at least the group-N tops due to the higher spring rate of the RCE. Spring rates are 278 front and 259 rear. Drop is 25mm front and 22mm rear.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #7
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My advice is to call RCE and talk to Myles directly. He is very honest and straight forward with advice about what you are trying to achieve, and if that package setup will accomplish your needs. When I did my STi suspension he was of great help.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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From my research that's great budget set up. Where are you getting the deal? Used or direct from RCE?
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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Nick call Racecomp and talk to myles. If you wanted to do this, it would be better to cut up your wagon strut bodies, and to put the inserts into those instead on the STi struts. as quickwgn said, the sti struts are inverted, which will kind of mess things up. and let me know if you dont need my set up anymore a guy actually just PM'd me today out of the blue wanting to buy it
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:34 PM   #10
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Koni's do not fit EASILY in STi struts http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...rt+sti+housing

STi Struts are an inverted design. WRX sedan struts cut up to acommodate the Koni's on your wagon will cause you to LOSE negative camber. It can be corrected with aftermarket camber bolts. On your current setup you will need to take off your stock struts, cut the tops off them and remove the cartridges and then install the Koni inserts in them.
So it would be a better idea to use wrx wagon struts then? Is there any difference between 2.5i/rs wagon struts and wrx wagon struts?

It turns out the the deal I originally posted is no longer available, however RCE did say that the same package would be around 1450.

Thanks so much for the responses guys, i'm still looking to hear more info if anyones got it. Also I would love to go for a ride in this set up or something similar.

Misterwaterfallin, give me a call so we can get you the moolah for those struts so go ahead and let him know.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of this setup, but wasn't sure about the camber plates. Are those necessary?
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:27 PM   #12
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2.5i wagon or WRX Wagon struts will make no difference. You have to cut them all up and take the guts out to put the Koni stuff in them. There are some easier comparable setups out there. The D-Specs by Tokico are cheaper and will handle just as wide a range of springs as the Koni's but require no chopping up. The Koni's are rebuildable, but the D-Specs have a limited lifetime warranty. They would require you to swap the rear tophats and run TiC spacers but would still come in at a price point @ or below the Koni's without having to go through all the modding. Camber plates for either setup are not required. Unless you are planning on spending most of your time on a track or AX'ing you can get plenty of camber out of either setup with a $15 set of camber bolts. My springs are a little softer than the RCE wagon springs and offer a little more drop, but my car is D-Spec/camber bolt equipped and as long as you can fit in with my strange schedule I'd be more than happy to give someone a test ride.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:26 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info, man. I'd be down for a test ride depending on your schedule/location, I want to get my suspension sorted soon.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:11 AM   #14
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