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Old 12-01-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hello, all. I was browsing around looking at the pretty upgrades on subaru genuine parts and happened to stumble across these:

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...roducts_id=714

The description says they're stiffer than JDM Pinks which, according to NorthUrsalia, are 257f/217r. I have searched and have discovered some of the various little quirks; one case of clunking and no dust boot.

Anyone have a personal experience with these who would care to enlighten me? Are these worth the money or should I go for an RCE brand coilover such as the tarmac zero, etc? I plan to just use these with casual driving, some back roads, and maybe a few autocrosses. Thank you.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Cusco and RCE are much better than the Subaru KYB coilovers.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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Cusco and RCE are much better than the Subaru KYB coilovers.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Correction TIC and RCE are much better coilovers I run the T2's myself and love them.

There's always the GC with Koni option as well.

Strut/spring combo an option?

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Old 12-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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Yeah, strut/spring is definitely an option. I've had trouble finding a strut that isn't a KYB or an Ohlin, maybe I haven't been looking hard enough.. I'm also contemplating Koni inserts.
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Koni inserts paired with RCE springs would be an excellent combo.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
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Nice. I'm just kinda wavering about doing them on my current struts. How much would it cost to buy oem struts for my car, or should I try to find some at a junk yard?
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Try and find a set of used wagon struts to use as donors....that way you get some built in camber.

Or just get some Tokico D-specs so you don't need to do inserts.

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Are the D-specs good? I haven't really read up too much about them. I'll go do some of that.
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A bunch of guys like Scotty run the D-Specs and love them. Bunch of threads on them. In fact I believe TIC has a package centered around D-Specs on their site.
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To answer the op. I ran the STI coilovers a very long time ago. They were like a very firm version of stock struts on STI pinks. Kind of bouncy, but not hateful.....but THAT was based on options available THEN as in 2004 time frame. Since then the Euro market dampers have raised the bar per say in shocks for what was a JDM market.

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