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Old 03-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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I just had some Mach V springs from FASTWRX.COM installed by AZP Installs last week.

I was looking for something to get rid of wheel gap and tighten the car up a bit but nothing to stiff (My last car was a 240sx with coilovers, that thing could jar your fillings out) Anyway, these springs give me everything I wanted. They definitely improve handling, less body roll, less dodge,dip,dive,duck, and dodge on braking/accel. Ride quality is still good, you can't tell that they are different springs unless cornering or hitting big bumps or pot holes (plenty of those in NY after this winter)

Anyway, I highly recommend these springs to anyone looking to get a little better performance out the WRX without sacrificing ride quality.

Oh yeah, I installed them on factory struts and I also have the 02 WRX sway bar on the rear with kartboy endlinks front and rear.

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Also, highway stability seems to be much better. The car feels much more planted at speed and wind seems to have less of an effect on the car. I wouldn't be surprised if I got better hwy gas mileage also, although its too early to tell right now.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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Very Nice Review.

I have the Prodrive springs (which are similar) but I may need new front struts so might just get coilovers next.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
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Ya, I had coilovers on my last car (240sx) , with the roads around here they were driving me crazy. I had Tein basics, they were way to stiff for long island roads as a daily driver. That's why I didn't want anything to stiff for this car.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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I have the Mach V springs as well and can echo all of your points. Seriously great bang-for-the-buck.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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Ya, I had coilovers on my last car (240sx) , with the roads around here they were driving me crazy. I had Tein basics, they were way to stiff for long island roads as a daily driver. That's why I didn't want anything to stiff for this car.
Yeah the roads are not too bad around here. Granted I wouldn't have the car slammed with the coilovers but I was looking at the BC Racing BR ones.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #7
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I like my Mach V springs too.
When you did your install did you knock a nub off the bump stop?
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #8
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I got these springs and I am really happy with my selection. Best bang for the buck. Car feels stable specially taking high speed turns. I didn't cut anything off the bump stops.
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I just put in my Mach Vs in today too! LOVE THEM . We'll see what it looks like a week or two

Before - Like a truck lol



After - Nice and balanced


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i thought about coilovers, but these will do the job perfectly fine for what i want, i cant wait to get em!!!!
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post pictures when u do get them!@
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:51 PM   #12
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mach v springs have them on my 05 wrx and love them. like others have said great bang for you buck not to low with a lip need to drive a little slower at times.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:33 PM   #13
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I got a set of MachV's about a year ago and I definitely like them better than stock. Great springs for the money, but I wish I would have gone stiffer. Next set I think will be a set of RCE's and some Dspecs. These are just too modest of a bump if you want real performance out of them. I'll see how I feel once I get both my sways on. Have a 22mm perrin bar in the back and will put on a 25mm front in the near future. I think that is going to make a huge difference.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #14
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Yes these springs are not that stiff and because of this I would go with stiffer bars f&r if you want to get rid of that last bit of roll. 22mm f&r 'aint bad though.
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I have had these for almost a year now, and ride quality cannot be beat. Body roll was reduced, but as stated above, still present. I will be installing sways today, trying to find a good balance for a DD and occasional autocrossing.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #16
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I have them on a 2004 WRX Wagon and im very pleased with these springs.
The height- Perfect, took out the monster truck look and not too low where i would scrape.
Ride- amazing, but can be a little bumpy on potholes. Highway is wonderful and feels way more planted at higher speeds.
On stock struts by the way.
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