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Old 10-18-2000, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Suspension for the wagon?

I heard that the rear suspension on the wagon is diffrent than that of the sedan and coupe. Is this true? I "heard" that wagons rear end rides low. If this is to be true, than what suspension should I look at? Do the struts and the springs remain the same? What do the WRX's have over in Japan?
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Old 10-18-2000, 10:49 AM   #2
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You heard correctly. I have Eibach's on mine. The question is what do you want to do with it? What are you looking for? And how much do you want to spend?
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Old 10-18-2000, 11:10 AM   #3
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Looking into doing some autocross. Need something lower, and stiffer, for less than a $1000. I like the AGX's, can I use them? If so what springs do I use?
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Old 10-18-2000, 11:31 AM   #4
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Struts are the same for the OBS as for the RS's. It's the springs that are different. So, yes you can use KYB-AGX's.

Your choices are a little bit limited for springs. I, myself have EIbach's, but there are also Ground Control coilovers, and Teins.

I suggest the GC's because they are adjustable in height.

I believe their is a thread in another forum.

Eibach's are about $230 from SPD. GC are about $350-400. So, you can definitely get something for under $1000. I don't much about the Teins, though.
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Old 10-18-2000, 06:17 PM   #5
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Teins are VERY good coilvers. I think they are 16 way adjustable for the Integra. Not sure about the RS or OBS.

But, for your price range, the Teins are pretty much out of it. I think the low end model is around $1100. They have models that go all the way up to about $1800.

You can email this guy (he goes by GOd) ponze@bignet.net or Dave White at djwhite@gis.net as they both sell Tein coilovers. Both are very knowledge Honda/Acura guys. Not sure how much Scoobie stuff they know.

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Old 10-19-2000, 12:16 AM   #6
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I like the idea of the Ground Controls. Howerver, I would like more information on the Tein's and the suspension the WRX's use on the wagon. I have also seen some wagon use for racing over in Japan, what suspension do they use?
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Old 10-19-2000, 08:22 PM   #7
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I have the KYB/AGX struts with ground control 8" springs on my OBS. 325f / 275r. Ive had them on for a good part of the summer and have been very happy with them. No sagging in the rear either. And the nice part is that you can drop it if you like for the summer months and raise it back to stock for some fun in the snow. Also, the struts are adjustable which is good for autocrosses. If you have questions about the springs call up Tony at Ground Control 530-677-8600. I think you can ge the ver.6 springs and struts for the wagon from teagues auto and spdusa, but the're expensive and non-adjustable. hope this helps. let me know if you have any orther questions.

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