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Old 07-31-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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Question Coil Overs on a '97 Legacy GT

I'm looking to lower my car and I was wondering if coilovers were the best bet. I'm pretty sure i want coilovers, my brother got B&G coilovers on his GTI, and it's slammed. Not to mention I like the idea of having some room to adjust them. What are my options as far as coilovers on a '97 legacy gt?
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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If your desire is for the car to be slammed, then just chop a coil or two off the stock springs. If you want to ruin the suspension geometry, why do it half-assed?

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Please, for the love of god, don't cut the coils. The problem with doing that is the spring rate remains the same and loses travel. You will most likely bottom out the shocks/springs a lot.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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Actually, if you cut the coils the spring rate goes up.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:30 AM   #5
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Any coilover made for an impreza will fit your car. As far as brands go... take your pick, your choices are numerous. Endura-techs ride very nice and are not all that expensive. The current forum favorite seems to be KW. Then there is JIC, Cusco and Tein. I ran H&Rs for an 2005 2.5RS on our project 1997 Legacy GT for a while and they were very nice, I think Perrin is selling kits for pretty cheap right now. H&Rs with some adjustable front and rear tophats would be very nice.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #6
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I love it when Pat goes on a rant.

Slammed rides are bad for handling and performance (is basically what he's saying).

Coilovers are intended for performance...lowering a car so that it's scraping is basically pointless because the coilover won't be able to perform at peak.

CarAids - search around. Your question has been answered several times before.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:03 PM   #7
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Alright I'll look around some more. Thanks for the help.
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