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Old 03-19-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default spring options for 09 wrx hatch

any suggestions on a good set of springs for 09 wagon?

i saw on eibach's site that their pro kit is available for 08/09

drops 1.4 front 1.2 rear

doesn't show spring rates however

i don't think i will change the struts unless i end up doing A LOT of track.. so the pro kit sounds like a good compromise between ride and look and performance

btw i saw the cobb springs.. but it says +10% rate over stock front and +20% rate rear..

is that over 08 or 09.. that's the problem.. with much stiffer springs on 09.. we could posibally be lowering the spring rate instead of raising it..

why dont manufacturers show the ACTUAL spring rate
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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That is going to be a problem for the 09 WRX.

A lot of companies rushed to make springs for the soft 08 and with the new 09 using the much better dampers from the STI you will be going BACKWARDS.

And as has been discussed about the new car....travel is very limited. A 1.4 inch drop is gonna put you super close to the bumpstops at rest (if not on them).

The new RCE springs for 08-09 STi will work well on a 09 WRX. Drop is only 5mm, but they are performance springs, not style springs. Come with shortened bumpstops front and rear, so you actually GAIN bump travel. Imagine that. The drop should be maybe 10mm up front when used on a WRX. But really they are performance springs....if you really are into the look, Swift STI springs might do the trick and not be completely bad.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1718682

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Old 03-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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so 08/09 sti springs will fit an 09 wrx?? if so wouldn't there be a lot more options for us? since sti springs surely will have higher spring rates than 09wrx stock springs
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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Yes. The drop numbers (i think) will be slightly different.

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any suggestions for sti springs that give a nice 1.5 inch drop on the 09wrx?
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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any suggestions for sti springs that give a nice 1.5 inch drop on the 09wrx?
Not if performance is a real concern for you. With that drop, you are trading performance for looks. Which is fine if that's what your going for and maybe it's better than stock a little bit, but you are leaving a lot on the table.

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I would go with the RCE, they are great
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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but the rce sti springs are not made for wrx.. i think in the thread they said it fits the wrx.. but 5mm - 10mm is a tiny drop.. im not all about looks but i do want a drop that eliminates some fender gap
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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but the rce sti springs are not made for wrx.. i think in the thread they said it fits the wrx.. but 5mm - 10mm is a tiny drop.. im not all about looks but i do want a drop that eliminates some fender gap
I have had the Cobb springs on my car, and the H&R springs on my car. Both make the car look great, but................. the performance was not to my liking. The bump stops were probably part of the culprit, as well as the spring rates.

I have the 08 STi factory springs on my car now,(and the STi rear sway) and it lowers the front 7mm.
Ride is pretty much the same as stock.

I have ordered the Racecomp springs that are being produced now, and are to be shipped within 2 weeks(Myles?).

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1715173

So, I went from stock to Cobb, back to stock, then to H&R, then to stock STi.
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currently there are only two springs I'd be looking at w/ a 09 WRX- the new RCE springs or the relatively new STi pinks springs (NOT the ones for the 08 WRX, the ones for the 08/09 STi)- both provide a nice bump up in rates (RCE's a nicer bump ), both lower moderately
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #11
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I have had the Cobb springs on my car, and the H&R springs on my car. Both make the car look great, but................. the performance was not to my liking. The bump stops were probably part of the culprit, as well as the spring rates.

I have the 08 STi factory springs on my car now,(and the STi rear sway) and it lowers the front 7mm.
Ride is pretty much the same as stock.

I have ordered the Racecomp springs that are being produced now, and are to be shipped within 2 weeks(Myles?).

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1715173

So, I went from stock to Cobb, back to stock, then to H&R, then to stock STi.

if you have 09 wrx.. using the cobb springs aren't you going backwards on spring rate?

i'm seriously considering getting the rce springs now .. i just hope it doesn't look like suv ride height after i put some 18s on
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