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Old 02-25-2013, 04:03 PM   #26
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I want to chime in here.

OP, lowering your car to get rid of ALL the gap front and back is a waste of time. The only REAL reason why people do it is because of wanting to fit in and want that hellaflush look

But, with that, you lose suspension travel, ride quality and now if people ride in your car, tires will rub. Having like 1.25" gap in front and 1" in back is about the sweet spot for wanting to be lower and yet still having some suspension travel and ride quality. I am shooting for something similar on my 96 impreza wagon. I want to be lower, but still have what I just listed so I can still enjoy my car instead of looking cool but hating the ride.

Why lower a car to the point where you can't really drive it any where and yet hate the ride quality as well???
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #27
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Yes, some people say they suck ass and some say they suck donkey balls.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #28
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Anytime you drop a car without increasing the spring rate considerably you are in trouble. And when you do find a spring that does, your shocks wont like you for long. They will complain, bite back by crashing and banging and eventually start spewing oil all over the place. It is a slow and painful death. If you don't mind that then go ahead and install them.... just dont come back wondering why your ride sux, or you took a fast sweeper and plowed into the wall because you understeered right into it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #29
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Listen to the advice given here. I ride on Ebaich springs and although they are fine around town and at low speeds as soon as i get on it i can't tell you how often i hit the bump stops. It hits hard too. Go even faster, say 100mph+ and the suspension goes from floating to WTF did i hit! I can't take it anymore so I just ordered some RCE T2's today.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #30
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I want to chime in here.

OP, lowering your car to get rid of ALL the gap front and back is a waste of time. The only REAL reason why people do it is because of wanting to fit in and want that hellaflush look
Thanks for sharing your opinion

I have no gap and don't care about fitting in nor the hellaflush look.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #31
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lowest aint best

best is NO drop

so...what do ya want???

do ya want to have nothing but problems and a **** ride and look all k00 an **** when ya park at taco bell all the time cuz ya hate to drive the car??

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do ya wanna have a car that ya dont hate to drive and wont make you all the time

pick one
This.

Also, riding on the stops = infinite spring rate. Which = no traction.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #32
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Listen to the advice given here. I ride on Ebaich springs and although they are fine around town and at low speeds as soon as i get on it i can't tell you how often i hit the bump stops. It hits hard too. Go even faster, say 100mph+ and the suspension goes from floating to WTF did i hit! I can't take it anymore so I just ordered some RCE T2's today.

Let me know your thoughts when you get your rce's
My 07 sti is stock and I want to lower it abit (not more than 0.8") and I'm torn between yellows or blacks and some other brands like gf210
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:14 PM   #33
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Get the blacks then. ^^
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #34
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Get the blacks then. ^^
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:53 AM   #35
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Let me know your thoughts when you get your rce's
My 07 sti is stock and I want to lower it abit (not more than 0.8") and I'm torn between yellows or blacks and some other brands like gf210

I should have them the week of March 11. I will try to make time to post some pics and a review.

Unfortunately on these cars if you go with ANY spring you really need struts that can handle the new height. I didn't want to believe it but springs and stock struts do not work well together on our cars.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #36
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Unfortunately on these cars if you go with ANY spring you really need struts that can handle the new height. I didn't want to believe it but springs and stock struts do not work well together on our cars.
The STi struts are perfectly fine with stiffer springs like the RCE Yellows, RCE Blacks, JDM Pinks, and Swift R-specs.

WRX struts are a different story.
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