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Old 05-17-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default super interested in coilovers... fitment question

i know that 00-04 legacys have a different rear suspension so impreza ones wont fit...in the rear. i found some megan coilovers, but from a 05 legacy. they have about 2k miles on them. anyway would they fit my BE? they look like they would. i heard that the fronts will but the rears wont and i also heard that the rears will but the fronts wont...lol.

so will 05 legacy coilovers fit a BE? also, how long do coilovers normaly last? 95% DD
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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no, they won't. The front suspension mounting is different in the front and rear. Megan coilovers are garbage anyway and if you're getting them used they probably are already blown.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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+1 on the no fit.

I have 23K on my MR's, they are not blown or anything but im not all that happy with the lack of travel.
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Old 05-17-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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+1 on the no fit.

I have 23K on my MR's, they are not blown or anything but im not all that happy with the lack of travel.
what do you mean with the "lack of travel". im a noob on coilovers but im slowly learning. how are D2 coilovers? should i spend 600-800 on used coilovers or 900-1000 on new ones?
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:11 AM   #5
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what do you mean with the "lack of travel". im a noob on coilovers but im slowly learning. how are D2 coilovers? should i spend 600-800 on used coilovers or 900-1000 on new ones?
neither. For that price you do not get good parts. Lack of travel means the suspension doesn't move up and down very far. Having enough suspension travel is very important. Without it you'll be bottoming out on the bump stops (terrible for handling, the shocks, and the ride), and picking wheels off the ground (also terrible for handling). On top of the lack of travel, the dampers they put in these things are crap. Generally the adjustments between shocks do not even come close to matching, so while they're all at "4 clicks" or whatever, none of them are actually the same stiffness. The rest of the parts are also pretty junky so they tend to clunk a lot and corrode. People tend to love them at first and post glowing reviews. Then you never hear from them again.

You say you're super interested in coilovers, but you should tell us why. If you just want to slam the car and look cool, get springs. If you want the car to ride comfortably, keep it stock. If you want to tell people about how you want coilovers, get whatever's cheap. If you're concerned about handling performance, there is a lot to talk about.
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