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Old 04-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Tanabe coilovers for 2011 WRX = AWESOME!!!

Installed these this past Tuesday- EASY swap with a strut-type coil spring compressor. Threw on the Whiteline end links/ball joints kit, and got it aligned.

NIGHT
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DAY!!!

The car is now worth driving fast, finally! Bumps? No problem. Mid-corner bumps? Yep- no problem! The car no longer is unsettled by every slight pebble I encounter, and feels very planted just about everywhere I've yet run the car. This is the suspension setup the car should have shipped with from Subaru! Highly recommended. Now, to see how they survive NY winters... Mark W.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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Which ones? Pics?
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #3
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It might be useful to also include in setup options if there are any (adjustments).
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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SUSTEC PRO S-0C- the only ones they make for the 2011
And they're height adjustable ONLY- I kept mine set three threads away from maximum height- lowering was ~0.3" front and rear. I'll post the alignment settings as soon as I can translate the guy's handwriting!
Still loving them- going to give everything a torque-check tomorrow, and I'll try to snap a few pictures while I'm in there- Mark W.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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I'm guessing the fronts are not camber adjustable?
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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With the OE e-bolts, yep. Since they don't come with uppers, obviously not in that regard- Mark W.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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what about noise? is it about the same or more?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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Sounds like a legit set of coils post up some pics!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
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Sorry about the no pics yet- haven't gotten under the monster yet to re-torque.

As for noise, there are a few squeaks and creaks, but I can't tell yet if that's due to needing more torquing, or if it'll be a permanent noise. Still not much worse than OE.

Also, ran it hard with 4 people in the car, and STILL better than the OE junk! Loving it Mark W.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:16 PM   #11
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a lot of times its the preload that causes the coilover noise
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #12
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any follow up to these?
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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Bump... Curious about these.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #14
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Sorry- didn't see the last. Still loving them. Found out- the noise was my Kartboy end links- had nothing but problems with those, so they're going bye bye soon. The coilovers are still the best thing I've done to this car, save possibly the Magnaflow catback or the AccessPort! Only good things to say about them, except that they're a bit slow to arrive from Japan, but good things are worth the wait!
If you're on the fence, buy them! You won't regret it.

Also, run more aggressive alignment settings in the front than OE, or you'll get monster understeer! Mark W.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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Recently purchased these coilovers and am happy with the subtle drop but unhappy with the noise coming from both rear struts. And they seem really bouncy. I made sure all my bolts were tight and I even raised the rear a bit. Any suggestions?
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Recently purchased these coilovers and am happy with the subtle drop but unhappy with the noise coming from both rear struts. And they seem really bouncy. I made sure all my bolts were tight and I even raised the rear a bit. Any suggestions?
Sell them and buy something better.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #17
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Found out what the noise was. The top nut was not tightened down with a allen head and open ended wrench. Now its stiff, bounce fee and has not bottomed out on these crappy New Orleans streets here. Good product. ill post a pic soon
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:34 AM   #18
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #19
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I had Tanabe sustec's on my old civic si and they were awesome. No bottoming out and I was pretty slammed.. they make a decent product. Car looks good!
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any more pictures with these installed?
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