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Old 03-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #276
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Price: I'd like to stick to < $1400 . If it goes over.. whoops.
Goal: Wheel gap gone.
I also ordered a JNA wagon lip if that counts for anything.
Front struts & mounts are pretty much brand new(doh!)

I'm not tracking my car. It's staying my DD. I would like it as comfortable as possible.

Instead of 235/45R17's I put on 215/45R17's so it wouldn't rub.
Heard good things about feals. You can get a set of BC coils. I think you'll be find with the springs it comes with. Fortunes are nice, built better than bc coils but if they dont usually sell coils for your setup, there is a chance they might get the spring setup wrong.

You can also look into getting some racecomp springs. Not sure how low you want to go but it drops about 10-15mm. This would be a good setup since you have new struts.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #277
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Heard good things about feals. You can get a set of BC coils. I think you'll be find with the springs it comes with. Fortunes are nice, built better than bc coils but if they dont usually sell coils for your setup, there is a chance they might get the spring setup wrong.

You can also look into getting some racecomp springs. Not sure how low you want to go but it drops about 10-15mm. This would be a good setup since you have new struts.
yeah, I think I might just run springs for now since I have new struts in front. Either swift's or mach v's. All I have to do is change to rear 04-07 strut mounts for the mach v''s & saggy butt spacer.

I'm not looking to drop it a lot.. just enough so it doesn't look like my car is lifted

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #278
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yeah, I think I might just run springs for now since I have new struts in front. Either swift's or mach v's. All I have to do is change to rear 04-07 strut mounts for the mach v''s & saggy butt spacer.

I'm not looking to drop it a lot.. just enough so it doesn't look like my car is lifted

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Make sure they're ok for stock struts. A lot of the springs on the market will blow out the strut due to incompatibilities with the valving.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:57 AM   #279
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Make sure they're ok for stock struts. A lot of the springs on the market will blow out the strut due to incompatibilities with the valving.
I know the mach v's are. Not sure on the swifts
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #280
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honestly, go with Mach V's. dan knows his stuff and tey are a great shop/vendor. when you order make sure to ask for somekind of ridiculous drawing in the comments section
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:20 PM   #281
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honestly, go with Mach V's. dan knows his stuff and tey are a great shop/vendor. when you order make sure to ask for somekind of ridiculous drawing in the comments section
I messaged Dan & asked his opinion. He suggested Mach V's, hah. Someone is selling a set of mach v's.. so we'll see.
Told him I had a <1400 less budget.. and said just to get the springs until your struts go out.

Now do I go group N rear mounts or just 04-07 wrx.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #282
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I messaged Dan & asked his opinion. He suggested Mach V's, hah. Someone is selling a set of mach v's.. so we'll see.
Told him I had a <1400 less budget.. and said just to get the springs until your struts go out.

Now do I go group N rear mounts or just 04-07 wrx.
Between normal WRX mounts, and Group N's...I'd just go with a 6spd swap

What's the price difference, and what are you getting for the added cost? Are you really going to adjust your suspension that often? Or is it just ease of alignment on install?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #283
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honestly its not like you can adjust camber with the rear top hat, so you might as well get the OEM to maintain a softer more quiet ride. however Group n still isn't completely solid so its a good upgrade that will last a long time. i think the price is negligeable between them, just go group N.


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Old 03-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #284
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I messaged Dan & asked his opinion. He suggested Mach V's, hah. Someone is selling a set of mach v's.. so we'll see.
Told him I had a <1400 less budget.. and said just to get the springs until your struts go out.

Now do I go group N rear mounts or just 04-07 wrx.
did you get new top hats with your new struts? If you did just use them till they go bad. If not, you could upgrade.... or just use the old stock ones till they go. Why fix something that is not broken but if you are, that new part better be damn good.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #285
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Between normal WRX mounts, and Group N's...I'd just go with a 6spd swap

What's the price difference, and what are you getting for the added cost? Are you really going to adjust your suspension that often? Or is it just ease of alignment on install?
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honestly its not like you can adjust camber with the rear top hat, so you might as well get the OEM to maintain a softer more quiet ride. however Group n still isn't completely solid so its a good upgrade that will last a long time. i think the price is negligeable between them, just go group N.


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04-07 $52each
Group N $100each
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #286
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what eddy said, if your stockers are still good then jut reuse them, no need to upgrade especially since this is street driven you wont feel any kind of gains. no reason to piss money away!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #287
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Rocko, if oyu say you're coming to a meet, and then no show up again, i'll find you and i will kill you
I have a very particular set of skills...

I never said I was DEFINITELY in for greasetrucks. Just that I might be.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #288
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did you get new top hats with your new struts? If you did just use them till they go bad. If not, you could upgrade.... or just use the old stock ones till they go. Why fix something that is not broken but if you are, that new part better be damn good.
the fronts are new(keeping them like that) the rears are old.

i'll just go with OEM 04-07
thanks for your help dudes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #289
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the fronts are new(keeping them like that) the rears are old.
now is it just old, or are they shredding? honestly just buy stock for the rear, spend that 50$ that you saved by doing whiteline rear subframe bushings...or any other whiteline bushing like the steering rack bushings or something.

and AZP installs is a whiteline distributor so they will get you the best deals!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #290
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now is it just old, or are they shredding? honestly just buy stock for the rear, spend that 50$ that you saved by doing whiteline rear subframe bushings...or any other whiteline bushing like the steering rack bushings or something.

and AZP installs is a whiteline distributor so they will get you the best deals!

they are old. I can't use my stock mounts for the mach v springs. I have to use 04-07 Sedan mounts to make the springs work.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #291
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in all honesty, just get stock...
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #292
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in all honesty, just get stock...
I will. Now just have to sell a few things & I'll be on my way, lol.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #293
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I will. Now just have to sell a few things & I'll be on my way, lol.
i know that feel bro
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #294
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Got a good deal on used Mach V springs from a guy on here. I was going to wait until I sold some things.. but can't pass up a good deal :0
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #295
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Hey i need some advice from all of u. I just got a brand new spt boost gauge from someone for real cheap and want to mount it on my cluster hood. I don't like how it is mounted when u get it installed from the factory so I was thinking either the SMY gauge cluster hood or the zero sports single gauge pod mounted to the left side of my OEM cluster hood.
Both look great but the SMY cluster hood is cheaper and does look more OEM but I don't like how the left side could block the engine temp portion. Let me know what u guys think
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #296
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Hey i need some advice from all of u. I just got a brand new spt boost gauge from someone for real cheap and want to mount it on my cluster hood. I don't like how it is mounted when u get it installed from the factory so I was thinking either the SMY gauge cluster hood or the zero sports single gauge pod mounted to the left side of my OEM cluster hood.
Both look great but the SMY cluster hood is cheaper and does look more OEM but I don't like how the left side could block the engine temp portion. Let me know what u guys think
I have the smy. Honestly you still see the temp needle, just not the point. I bet if you had it, youd be more annoyed at how the left pod is in a slightly off angle because of the temp concerns. Annoys the crap out of me that the gauge faces dont end up even.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:52 PM   #297
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I have the smy. Honestly you still see the temp needle, just not the point. I bet if you had it, youd be more annoyed at how the left pod is in a slightly off angle because of the temp concerns. Annoys the crap out of me that the gauge faces dont end up even.
Would I be able to see how it looks in your car? I havent seen anyone with this type of cluster in our cars yet and with gauges so that I have an idea of how it would look to me
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:51 PM   #298
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:59 PM   #299
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looks good to me! I assume stage 1?
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:09 AM   #300
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picked up an AP for 440
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