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Old 07-24-2009, 10:40 PM   #76
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I recently got a hold of 3 stock 2004 sti struts (the 4th was broken in half). The bolt patterns appear to match up to the SVX. I just need to think about what to do about top mounts and springs. I am hoping only slight modifications are needed because in real weight comparisons, my SVX weighed 3630 with me in it and the 04 STI weighed 3500 with driver. I'd rather replace my struts with an adjustable strut (like Tokico D-Spec) than coilover because the coilover ride quality just sucks imo. They are too firm for daily driving and I don't track my SVX.


p.s. I love the Tokico D-Specs. We have been driving around in them and they are awesome. thanx TiC.
FWD LS model? My 94 LSi with me a full tank no spare and all the junk cleared out is 3720lbs. Or you could have swapped ot a manual. The problem you are pointing out wiht coilovers is a result of spring rate of the coils. Go with a lighter spring rate and you are good to go. Also a matter of making sure the coils were properly precompressed I'm told. I DD mine with coils just fine.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:53 PM   #77
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a clean SvX? = awesome

2008 STi wheels+ Clean SvX? = MY Subaru Dream

lol great job

nice dyno sheet also impressive numbers from a 1992 Subaru
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:23 PM   #78
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FWD LS model? My 94 LSi with me a full tank no spare and all the junk cleared out is 3720lbs. Or you could have swapped ot a manual. The problem you are pointing out wiht coilovers is a result of spring rate of the coils. Go with a lighter spring rate and you are good to go. Also a matter of making sure the coils were properly precompressed I'm told. I DD mine with coils just fine.
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My svx is a 1993 LS-L AWD model with auto transmission. Up until now, I have maintained my car mostly stock with minor changes (like adding a tranny oil cooler). I haven't done anything to reduce weight and don't have any plans yet to do so.
I'm not sure of what various friends have done when they installed their coil overs as far as what spring ratings.. I might ask around and compare.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:41 PM   #79
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a clean SvX? = awesome

2008 STi wheels+ Clean SvX? = MY Subaru Dream

lol great job

nice dyno sheet also impressive numbers from a 1992 Subaru
^^^Umm their's is a 95. I think 94 LSi trim is the best though.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:45 PM   #80
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Ours is a 95 L with the safety pack (AWD and ABS).

I do happen to know of a very low mile, beautiful 92 LSi for sale...
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:16 AM   #81
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Ours is a 95 L with the safety pack (AWD and ABS).

I do happen to know of a very low mile, beautiful 92 LS-L for sale...
Fixxed it for ya. 92-93 didn't have LSi trim. LS-L was equivilent... well kinda. Any recent pics of the 95 though? Want to compare images of stance?
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:06 PM   #82
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Updates?

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Old 11-07-2009, 08:09 PM   #83
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you guys are right by me, i see your cars all the time even away from your shop.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #84
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you guys are right by me, i see your cars all the time even away from your shop.
You should stop in and say hi sometime.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #85
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*cough* Update? *cough*
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:03 PM   #86
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I want to hear update.... of coilover option... My custom set needs to be replaced or rebuilt... Should also talk to people on Subaru-SVX.net that are doing sways and stuff about maybe doing the production work on them to maybe be able to make stuff at a more cost effective price point? Along with endlinks and such.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:48 AM   #87
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About the only update I have is I picked up spare dampers to drop konis into. They are sitting in the shop until we have time to work on them.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:18 PM   #88
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i'd love to see a well done svx! great work so far
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:25 AM   #89
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i'd love to see a well done svx! great work so far
I want.... A second one I can cu into a little and not feel bad doing so so I can MAKE a well done one.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #90
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pretty sweet stuff
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:58 PM   #91
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I saw you guys in Fontana this weekend. I got it in my head that you were doing an XT project and not an SVX and kept asking about your XT. LOL this is the car I was referring to.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:06 PM   #92
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I saw you guys in Fontana this weekend. I got it in my head that you were doing an XT project and not an SVX and kept asking about your XT. LOL this is the car I was referring to.
OH! That makes more sense. Although - at XT project would be pretty cool.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #93
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I mean Alcyone SVX and Alcyone XT so its easy to get confused!
Alcyone is the brightest star in "Pleiades" which is the english name for Subaru
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:19 AM   #94
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I mean Alcyone SVX and Alcyone XT so its easy to get confused!
Alcyone is the brightest star in "Pleiades" which is the english name for Subaru
You sir are correct. can you describe the Alcyone badge?
BTW We need something like this on the market and not just custom done.

I badly need to rebuild this set as all my adjuster rings are frozen and I haven't had time to attack them so I can get a good corner balance on my car.... and cause I badly need helper springs so I stop dying on NE roads with 520 front spring rates...
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:31 PM   #95
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Please tell me this isnt dead! We need struts and bushings at the least! Save us TiC!
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:49 PM   #96
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We do. I really don't want to spring for GCs and Konis on my 92, but it'll need struts soon and there aren't any other strut options.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:48 AM   #97
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We do. I really don't want to spring for GCs and Konis on my 92, but it'll need struts soon and there aren't any other strut options.
Koni's and GC's will always be the "cheaper" route... We would have to bug the hell out of KYB and like EiBach to get a good combo.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:20 PM   #98
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Konis are going to be your best bet for dampers. I picked up some dead struts here for some to combine with a ground control set later this spring.

the biggest thing with the SVX is that for me to do anything that's not a one off means that I'm going to need some absolutely dedication from the community, and I'm worried that there just aren't enough of them out there to cover a decent sized run of parts.
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Its a gamble for sure. Since there are no options anyway, if someone needed struts, they could only turn to TIC. Make sense?
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #100
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every svx owner needs struts. either right now or soon. I replaced mine in 2005 with oem but know I will be moving to something better soon.. unless I save money for the Aragosta $2900 suspension kit.
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