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Old 05-24-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Purchased WRX, already have springs. Keep them?

Purchased a used '02 WRX. It had coilovers and the dealer switched them from under me, but thats another story.

Currently the rear has Eibach springsthat have the # 77211 on them. I am assuming this is the Prokit, so about 1.3" drop from stock?

The fronts are H&R 29356 va springs. I think I read they were a 1.5" drop from stock. Can anyone verify?

Before anyone says anything, I have read the FAQs thoroughly. Even searched these model numbers and got nothing.

It looks like I am running stock struts though. It rides decently, but dosnt mean everything is ok. What should I look for in terms of wear, or should I just go back to stock?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:21 PM   #2
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how does the car ride? feel?

that sucks you have mismatched springs. You can pickup a new or used setup for cheap.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:39 PM   #3
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Purchased a used '02 WRX. It had coilovers and the dealer switched them from under me
It had them when the dealer sold you the car? If they swapped out parts after we had already agreed on a price, etc., I would have walked away from the deal. That's just not right.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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Didnt know until tonight. He said he 'adjusted' them like I asked, ugh.

It rides smoother than my wifes '05 Civic Si. After looking at the wheel gap I can tell it is lowered but not sure how it looks compared to a stock wrx.

There are some other things im pissed about with him like the O2 sensor was supposed to be replaced, same with the AC compressor and it wasnt.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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You have it in writing? If not...you're probably not going to get anything. Considering the crappy coilovers people put on their cars, he might have done you a favor.

Just curious, what makes you think it needs an 02 sensor?
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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Wow, I'd talk to the dealer about the coilovers. It would be useful to know what brand/model they were so you could see if they were decent or crap. I mean if they were a good $2000 set of coilovers, you better start going postal on them, but if they were some cheapy set, you may be better off without. Just realize coilover does not equal better. It's all a matter of appropriate spring rates and appropriate damping rates for the springs used.

If this is a Subaru dealership, I would venture to guess someone working there knew what the coilovers where and might have been eyeing them for his own ride. He may have simply swapped out his own stuff. Most customers don't know better anyways, but it's not good practice and definitely not something that should be done on a "sold" car. I could see something fresh on the lot and getting parts swapped. However, that luxury ends when a customer purchases the car.

The hard part now is somehow getting the coilovers back on the car, and this may be a very steep uphill battle. It would be very useful to have things in writing. I mean if you bought a car with coilovers installed, you bought a car with coilovers installed, but you need something in writing stating this. It doesn't even have to say brand/model. You currently don't have coilovers on the car. If there's paper saying the car has coilovers, there's a mismatch. If you have no papers on this, well, I don't know. You get to talk to the sales man for a while and figure out what's going on. At the least, there should be some compensation for the difference in price between the two setups, but you'd have to know what was on there first and what's on there now, brands, models, and condition/age.
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