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Old 07-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Conflicting information about cobb springs, can you clarify?

So I want to put some Cobb springs in my '07 STi. I've done my research and apparently from what I read I am supposed to get a 2" drop in the front and 1.5" in the rear, all is fine. Now, I went to Cobb's website and I swear about a month ago the description of the springs on the site also listed the same rates but now they are claiming the drop is 1 5/8" front and 1 1/8" rear. Does anybody know if they changed the springs slightly and the older springs are not longer available or am I crazy and was the rate always 1 5/8" and 1 1/8"? If they did modify the springs does anybody know where I can get a set of the older springs with the slightly larger drop?
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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When I bought mine they were listed as 2" F / 1.5" drop. Most of the people that complain about them say they are too low, so I would say that they may have modified them to please the general consumer. Best thing to do would be to call Cobb directly
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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A possible explanation is that the 2" figure applies to the standard WRX. The STi is already lower than a WRX, so the same ultimate ride height would be less of a drop from stock.

And, as kind of a suspension dork, I am obligated to point out that either way it is too low to be good for performance.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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A possible explanation is that the 2" figure applies to the standard WRX. The STi is already lower than a WRX, so the same ultimate ride height would be less of a drop from stock.

And, as kind of a suspension dork, I am obligated to point out that either way it is too low to be good for performance.

True. but the OP should already know that since hes looking at Cobb springs...EVERYBODY thinks theyre too low unless they own a set. He may just want the car's stance to look good...I dont blame him
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
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i was just gonna order some next week. when i check last week they had it at 2.0 and 1.5 if they have changed them i might go with eibach's instead
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:43 PM   #6
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The COBB Sport Springs reduce the ride height by 1 5/8" in the Front and 1 1/8" in the Rear. Spring rates are increased approximately 25% over stock which results in a sporty feel without being unnecessarily harsh or bounce


thats not the hight i remeber
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:49 PM   #7
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I THINK they're 1.5" up front on the STi. Can't remember the rear.
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:17 PM   #8
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OK found these specs on cobb springs at jsc website

The COBB Sport Springs reduce the ride height by 2.0" in the Front and 1.5" in the Rear. Spring rates are increased approximately 25% over stock which results in a sporty feel without being unnecessarily harsh or bouncy. The COBB Sport Springs are a direct replacement for the factory springs, and work in conjunction with the factory struts to reduce ride height, center of gravity, and give a vehicle a sporty ride. Road handling is improved while body roll is reduced, making this a very popular upgrade item for all enthusiasts
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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OK found these specs on cobb springs at jsc website

The COBB Sport Springs reduce the ride height by 2.0" in the Front and 1.5" in the Rear. Spring rates are increased approximately 25% over stock which results in a sporty feel without being unnecessarily harsh or bouncy. The COBB Sport Springs are a direct replacement for the factory springs, and work in conjunction with the factory struts to reduce ride height, center of gravity, and give a vehicle a sporty ride. Road handling is improved while body roll is reduced, making this a very popular upgrade item for all enthusiasts
This is the old description of the springs though. This is a direct copy and paste of Cobb's website description before they change it. If you look around on most 3rd party vendor websites that sell Cobb springs most will have this description word for word.

Also, per previous posts I am not racing the car, it's my daily driver and I love the stance the cobb springs provide. That being said, I am also going to be putting it on some 18" wheels and I am not sure if the amount of drop will effect the size of wheel/tire combo I can put on the car?
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #10
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I'm assuming that you're talking about plus sizing the rims but maintaining the same overall diameter of the tire. Definitely pay attention to tire width. That's where most people seem to have rubbing issues. As long as you maintain same overall height and width there should be no problems. IMO, 18's don't leave enough rubber on the road to absorb bumps. They do look great though.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:32 PM   #11
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Im running cobbs on my 06 sti with rota pf45 18x8.5 with 245/40/18 Falcons 615 and no rubbing at all.I got atleast 2-3 finger gap.They handle really nice but I also got 24-26mm whiteline adjustable front and rear sway bar,end links,anti-lift kit and a dial in alignment
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the better question is this - what do you want out of the spring change? Are you going for looks or handling?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:35 AM   #13
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TiC brings up a valid point. Cobb springs are a "looks" spring not a "performance" spring. So long as you know that going in, it's all good. If you're dropping for looks only, just buy the springs and see where you end up. If it's not low enough, there's options later.

If you're looking for performance, you need to investigate other options.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:55 AM   #14
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I just put Cobb springs on my car and I like it a lot. Handling was definitely improved as well as looking good. I dont race my car so the fact that they are not the best performance spring out there didnt matter.
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Subaru Stars Got the answer from Cobb directly....

So here is what they have to say:

"We had too many people complain that we dropped the car too much, so we revised our springs to give people what they wanted. All of our springs are the new higher springs. Unfortunately we do not have any of the lower springs anymore. Sorry for the bad news. "

So, this leads to another question. Anybody know where I can get the older springs? I am fine with the newer springs or even Eibachs for that matter but if I can get my hands on a set of the older springs i'd be set.
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Why would you want to put cobb springs on an sti ?.... Save up your money and get a nice set of coilovers you wont be dissapointed
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Why would you want to put cobb springs on an sti ?.... Save up your money and get a nice set of coilovers you wont be dissapointed
Because coilovers are usually the wrong choice for most people.

And I suppose he want's Cobb springs because he'd rather look good than go fast (a perfectly valid choice).
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So here is what they have to say:

"We had too many people complain that we dropped the car too much, so we revised our springs to give people what they wanted. All of our springs are the new higher springs. Unfortunately we do not have any of the lower springs anymore. Sorry for the bad news. "

So, this leads to another question. Anybody know where I can get the older springs? I am fine with the newer springs or even Eibachs for that matter but if I can get my hands on a set of the older springs i'd be set.

If you really want the older springs check the classifieds.
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Because coilovers are usually the wrong choice for most people.

And I suppose he want's Cobb springs because he'd rather look good than go fast (a perfectly valid choice).
Hmm rather look good than go fast in an sti oh how the times have changed !!
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Hmm rather look good than go fast in an sti oh how the times have changed !!
Sadly, there does seem to be a growing contingent of people who are willing to compromise handling for looks. I don't understand why those people didn't just buy a Civic or a Neon.
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Sadly, there does seem to be a growing contingent of people who are willing to compromise handling for looks. I don't understand why those people didn't just buy a Civic or a Neon.
or a better looking car....

IBT but Subies ain't the prettiest cars on the block
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Yeah, I once commented on here that I didn't think my car was good looking but I couldn't see it when I was driving. Got my ass flamed off for that one.
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