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Old 02-23-2011, 05:55 PM   #51
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Installed RCE yellow today.

Front and rear gaps look about even with rear 1/4" saggy shim.


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Old 02-23-2011, 07:03 PM   #52
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Your car sits high for sure. Here's a pic of a bugeye wagon with 3/8" spacers on the rear with yellows.



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Old 02-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #53
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Tony, any idea as to why my car sits higher? I really like the way my car looks with RCE yellows. Hope my car won't drop like that wagon.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:02 AM   #54
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Have you loosened any of the suspension pick up points? Maybe you have some binding in the bushings.

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:11 PM   #55
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No, I have not loosened any of the suspension pick up points. Maybe it will settle after several days.

Likely chance of bushings binding on all 4 corners seems unlikely.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:39 AM   #56
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For those with RCE yellow on bugeye, anyone having similar fender gap as my car shown above? I drove for 2 days and fender gap hasn't changed much. I did make sure I install struts/springs correctly, so I find it kind of odd.

I honestly like the way my car look and don't my car to look like above yellow wagon (slammed look).
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #57
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I FINALLY got around to installing my suspension stuff today with help from my dad. Pics will follow shortly. Planning to wash/wax tomorrow, so it won't be long.

I can say that after looking at mine this evening, then looking above at txl's pics, my car sits VERY similar and not slammed like the yellow wagon. I couldn't be happier!
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #58
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Without further adieu...

Struts: Tokico D-Specs
Springs: RCE Yellow
Tophats: Group N
Wheels: 17x7.5 Rota Torque
Tires: 225/45/17 BFGoodrich G-force Sport
Misc: Scooby921 strut spacers, Paranoid Fabrications 3/8" saggy butt spacers, Ingalls camber bolts (rear)






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Old 05-17-2011, 01:15 AM   #59
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Why is that wagon so low anyway, anyone know? Been trying to get a set of these springs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:40 AM   #60
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This wagon sits perfet IMO. Nice work.

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Your car sits high for sure. Here's a pic of a bugeye wagon with 3/8" spacers on the rear with yellows.



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Old 01-22-2013, 02:44 AM   #61
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Without further adieu...

Struts: Tokico D-Specs
Springs: RCE Yellow
Tophats: Group N
Wheels: 17x7.5 Rota Torque
Tires: 225/45/17 BFGoodrich G-force Sport
Misc: Scooby921 strut spacers, Paranoid Fabrications 3/8" saggy butt spacers, Ingalls camber bolts (rear)





I'm looking at doing this to my 02 wagon. With the 225/45 r17 tires do you get any fender rub without doing a fender roll? How much did the saggy butt spacers effect the rear height? Too stiff for a daily driver?

I was looking at getting RCE Yellows/Blacks, KYB AGX Adjustable Shocks, STI rear top hats, and Scooby921 strut spacers.

Thanks!

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 AM   #62
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I'm looking at doing this to my 02 wagon. With the 225/45 r17 tires do you get any fender rub without doing a fender roll? How much did the saggy butt spacers effect the rear height? Too stiff for a daily driver?
No fender rub whatsoever. I did not want to roll/pull my fenders since this is my DD.
I can't say definitively that the saggy butt spacers affected it a ton, but I thought the ride height looked perfect, front to back, with them installed.

And as I said, this is my daily driver, and though it's stiffer than stock, it doesn't rattle your fillings or your spine to the point of discomfort. I wouldn't want it any stiffer, but I like the firmness and the fact that there's very little body roll. I can take the interstate ramps pretty hard without roll, and I could also easily autoX with this setup, if only it wasn't so slow

Good luck and hope this info helps!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #63
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No fender rub whatsoever. I did not want to roll/pull my fenders since this is my DD.
I can't say definitively that the saggy butt spacers affected it a ton, but I thought the ride height looked perfect, front to back, with them installed.

And as I said, this is my daily driver, and though it's stiffer than stock, it doesn't rattle your fillings or your spine to the point of discomfort. I wouldn't want it any stiffer, but I like the firmness and the fact that there's very little body roll. I can take the interstate ramps pretty hard without roll, and I could also easily autoX with this setup, if only it wasn't so slow

Good luck and hope this info helps!

Thanks alot, i'm looking for the exact same thing. I love the look of that height and i'm looking for more performance out of my springs for the day to day. Could you give me a brief break down of the spacers? Did you place the scooby spacers F&R (two sets) and add the saggy butt spacers to the rear? Just making sure I order everything right the first time...

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #64
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I'm fairly certain that all front tophats 02-07 are the same design. This means front tophats are interchangeable on any Impreza struts. It's the rears that must be correct, 02-03 or 04-07, depending on the model of spring you use, which dictates the model of rear tophat. The rear D-spec struts are the only ones that use the Scooby921 spacers, since they're technically for bugeyes only, so you'll only need a single pair.

As for the Paranoid Fab saggy butt spacers... one set, and each one literally just lays down over each fully-assembled rear suspension unit just before you mount it inside the rear strut tower.

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