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Old 07-01-2002, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Trying to cope with jacked up ride height

After few weeks of searching I found no springs for BE. I am sure you all knew it, but I didnt want to give up.

So now I know that the springs are different from JDM BE and USDM BE due to the differences in spring perches.

What I do not know is if the struts from the JDM BE can be used on the USDM BE.

- Are the JDM BE top mounts the same? F/R?
- What about the bottom of the struts? F/R?
- Doesn anyone know if the USDM BH struts can be used on USDM BE sedan?

I am not going to give up and I will find a solution to all BE owners wanting to lower their rides.

-Alex
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Old 07-01-2002, 11:53 PM   #2
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in my own struggles. the wagon and the sedan are totally different(usdm, i dont know about jdm)That is why wagon springs will not work on the sedan. What i have heard is that by taking the upper mount and upper perch off the GC8 that springs that are out there will work.. i am skeptical to try it. BTW, you didnt happen to call cobb tuning did you??? They have a listing for the BE spring. I've been meaning to call but i dont get done with work untill 5:00 and they are in texas so they are closed by then..... time zones. Anyways thanks for all the help trying to find a solution.. hope you can do better than i did
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Old 07-02-2002, 12:53 AM   #3
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There are some pics of suspension bits here:

http://www.lumine.net/subaru/legacyb4/tuning/

Mostly lower stuff end, but may help a bit.
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Old 07-02-2002, 01:03 AM   #4
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Some pics of B4 bits on this auction: http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d18120854

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-02-2002, 02:52 PM   #5
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if i could read it it might help....if my parents had only spent the money on japanese lessons rather than drums.
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Old 07-02-2002, 04:46 PM   #6
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Old 07-02-2002, 08:20 PM   #7
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try throwing the link into babelfish.altavista.com
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:42 PM   #8
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Man, that's be sweet if cobb had the struts/springs for the BE's.

OK, so did that auction page help anyone out? I'm sorry but I'm not that technically inclined to know what we're looking for in the springs/strut fitment issue thing. Could anyone tell if they'd work or not?
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:04 AM   #9
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I'm pretty sure Whiteline makes springs for the BE. They have different rears for the BE and BH but the front is the same. I know for mine I had to use the RS perches. I have auto-x'ed twice on them with no problem. I know Don at PDM has them for both (cause that's who I got them from). The rears for the wagon and sedan seemed different only in that they (the sedan) is a thinner spring. The actual diameter seems the same but they are lighter and the actual thickness of the material seems a touch thinner.

Anyways, for anyone who really wants springs I wouldn't be afraid to use RS perch and top mounts. I have had no problems.
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Old 07-11-2002, 12:14 AM   #10
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Old 07-11-2002, 01:55 AM   #11
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The bottom line here is that someone has to try the JDM stuff in order to see if it works first-hand. Has anybody EVER tried it? Why would JDM coilovers work but JDM struts wouldn't? That makes no sense to me.

The link that anotherB4 put up has a complete used set of JDM B4 Bilsteins (with springs) for $336 (so far). That's less than most crappy USDM struts.

If someone has enough guts to try, I can help get stuff off the Yahoo auctions, and I'll do it without adding anything to the top for myself.

If nobody ever tries it, then you will all forever be driving around with 3" tire gaps.

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Old 07-11-2002, 12:10 PM   #12
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Well, I'd be willing to be a guinea pig for the B4 struts. Where do I sign?
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