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Old 08-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #76
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So now that we know WRX springs will fit our cars, does anyone have the slightest idea which will make the ride a bit stiffer and cornering better without raising or lowering the car's ride height more than 1/2 inch?
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #77
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So now that we know WRX springs will fit our cars, does anyone have the slightest idea which will make the ride a bit stiffer and cornering better without raising or lowering the car's ride height more than 1/2 inch?

How did I miss this? Do we know for sure that WRX springs will fit Impreza 2.0 struts? I'm just guarding against spreading misinformation.

I would be curious to know this for sure. Are the tophats the same, lower spring perches the same? Anyone currently running this on their 2012+?

I'm only firing off all of these questions because I was been burned before (recently) on my Baja. Legacy Bilsteins weren't cheap and I lost my butt.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #78
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This is 2008 WRX springs on my factory 2013 impreza shocks they bolt right up every thing is the same
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #79
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and installed on my buddies sedan
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:03 PM   #80
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Very cool garamas, thanks for posting!

Do you happen to know if he needed saggy butt spacers or anything like that? It is a little tough to tell from the photo, but the front and rear look fairly even.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:52 PM   #81
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it still sits pretty even no saggy butt noticed at this time lol
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #82
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and installed on my buddies sedan
How is the ride? Is it stiffer, or overdriving the shocks at all? Does it improve handling in the corners and spring stiffness? I'm curious also, if you had the chance to see if the struts are the same as the WRX/STI. Perhaps we could supplant one for the other with an abundance of money...
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #83
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Im sure u can use the 08 wrx shocks for sure as i am using 08 wrx coilovers on my hatch

STi shocks how ever are not useable because of the bigger front knuckle so the shocks wont line up

As for the ride Ive been in it a few times and it feels stock i think i didnt have the factory suspension on either car for more then 1k so i cant remember what stock was like honestly



edit shamless plug for my hatch on '08 WRX BC coilovers

and last pic before the new wheels come in
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #84
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Im sure u can use the 08 wrx shocks for sure as i am using 08 wrx coilovers on my hatch

STi shocks how ever are not useable because of the bigger front knuckle so the shocks wont line up

As for the ride Ive been in it a few times and it feels stock i think i didnt have the factory suspension on either car for more then 1k so i cant remember what stock was like honestly



edit shamless plug for my hatch on '08 WRX BC coilovers

and last pic before the new wheels come in
That is very impressive. I'm curious about the WRX springs though. The stock ride seems too soft to me and I'm looking to firm it up slightly. I wonder if that would happen with 08 WRX springs, either aftermarket or stock.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #85
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im sure WRX/STi rates are higher and more agressive then our factory spings so it might be an option for you to try out if you dont wanna lower the vehicle
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:30 AM   #86
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So, ANY 08+ WRX coil overs will 100% bolt up to the new body, correct? I assume all brands will work if the BC's do.

If so, I might just pick up some Racelands for a temporary fix and then upgrade from there..
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:42 AM   #87
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i guess before i say 100% fitment i should say that this is only a theory as I have only used BC 08 WRX coilovers and 08 Tein S-Techs WRX springs on this car

Will other companies designs be different? No
Can I 100% money back ensure you it will fit? No

I can only say that I have tried these two setups and both work but take this with a grain of salt. If you purchase any set up from a shop and it doesn't fit like you thought it would, cause some random dude on the internet said it would. I highly doubt they would refund you your money.

Purchase at your own risk I guess is the point I am trying to get across.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:12 AM   #88
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Completely understandable. I suppose that's why I figured on giving the Racelands a try first. haha
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:18 AM   #89
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yeah sorry dude hope it didnt come off stand off-ish i just dont want to waste anyones money off something i thought i was sure of
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yeah sorry dude hope it didnt come off stand off-ish i just dont want to waste anyones money off something i thought i was sure of
Ah I understand. So to clarify you put the Tein S Tech's on the stock Impreza struts and they fit? Out of curiosity, as you seem to do a good bit of this, I've heard say that aftermarket springs will shorten the life of your struts. Is this due to lowering them or because different spring rates overdrive the strut?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #91
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Yes tein s techs on the grey impreza

most rates will over drive the strut by shortening the stroke and compressing the fluid in the shock it puts ore stress on the gasket inside

Now when u hit a huge bump the shock will "bottom out" and compress the fluid so much u can blow the shock but keeping the bump stop will prevent this

how long will that take is unknown my evo had Eibach pro kit springs on it and the shocks did not blow for 18k right up till i traded her in
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Yes tein s techs on the grey impreza

most rates will over drive the strut by shortening the stroke and compressing the fluid in the shock it puts ore stress on the gasket inside

Now when u hit a huge bump the shock will "bottom out" and compress the fluid so much u can blow the shock but keeping the bump stop will prevent this

how long will that take is unknown my evo had Eibach pro kit springs on it and the shocks did not blow for 18k right up till i traded her in
So I take it this is caused primarily by lowering the ride height of the vehicle itself? What about stiffer springs that maintain a nominally similar ride height?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #93
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Contact Primitive Racing and ask them about the King Standard Height Springs that they carry, the employees at Primitive are very friendly and informative. Or you can contact King Springs themselves, both should be able to answer all your questions.

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So I take it this is caused primarily by lowering the ride height of the vehicle itself? What about stiffer springs that maintain a nominally similar ride height?
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #94
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I had Skunk2 race springs on my stock shocks on my 11 Si for two years and they still handled great. The only thing that changed over time was the ride quality. It got more harsh. Now, with softer shocks, that may be more rapid..
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i guess before i say 100% fitment i should say that this is only a theory as I have only used BC 08 WRX coilovers and 08 Tein S-Techs WRX springs on this car

Will other companies designs be different? No
Can I 100% money back ensure you it will fit? No

I can only say that I have tried these two setups and both work but take this with a grain of salt. If you purchase any set up from a shop and it doesn't fit like you thought it would, cause some random dude on the internet said it would. I highly doubt they would refund you your money.

Purchase at your own risk I guess is the point I am trying to get across.
hey sorry for what may be a stupid question but as you said the 08 tein s-tech wrx springs work for the dark grey metallic sedan. would the 09+ wrx 5dr be any different? i am just asking because i have a hatch vs. the sedan. thanks in advance for the noob question!
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:48 AM   #96
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should work just fine most springs (not coilovers) are rated 08+ wrx and STi and will work on the hatch and sedan

the shocks on the grey sedan were from my sport hatch so its safe to say its all interchangeable between sedan and hatch
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should work just fine most springs (not coilovers) are rated 08+ wrx and STi and will work on the hatch and sedan

the shocks on the grey sedan were from my sport hatch so its safe to say its all interchangeable between sedan and hatch
I'm more concerned with the springs either overdriving the struts due to the lower rebound dampening on them and thus upsetting control, or, conversely, overstressing the stock struts due to a lower stiffness than the WRX models. I'd be very interested in swapping the entirety of the strut/spring setup for a 2009 wrx. I'd say that would make for some pretty interesting handling.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #98
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Considering picking up a set of K-Sport K-Pro coils once my CRX sells..
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #99
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Alright guys, RS-R got springs for our cars. Just call Ben @ rsr and please tell them Mark told you about it. They do have coil covers too. He just ordered mine coming from Japan. Maybe we could all get a better price if we get a bunch. Pic on left is springs and coil over on the right.
looks good
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Getting BC coils after some PM's.. : )
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