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Old 03-26-2001, 06:58 AM   #1
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Cool coilovers are on the WRX

Well, we managed to get the coilovers on the WRX this weekend. No, they are NOT a direct swap from the RS. The fronts went in ok, but the rear stock mounts would not accomidate the TEINs. Additionally, it appears that the bolt pattern for the mounts on the WRX is the same as the Legacy. Hence, we had to use the Tein Legacy pillow balls. They remind me of a girl I used to date. They are never quiet and seem to complain constantly. However, John is looking for stock Legacy mounts. Hopefully he can scare some up. The Teins are quite annoying.

As for the ride - in addition to the coilovers, OEM 17s and 225/45/17 (Kumho 712s) tires were installed. The car now handles phenomenally. I am pleasantly suprised. Also, for those of you contemplating a pulley - do it. It made more of a difference than I would of thought, specifically for the in-gear acceleration in 3rd & 4th.

I'll post pics soon. Thanks again to the boys at JC Sports, specifically John, for putting in the time to do this.

Forever the Guinea Pig -

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Old 03-26-2001, 08:29 AM   #2
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can you post pics of your ride now with the improved look?
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Old 03-26-2001, 09:35 AM   #3
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Pics are coming soon. However, if you want to get together sometime, let me know. I live down by Colorado College.
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Old 03-26-2001, 09:53 AM   #4
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good deal Paul. So how much more work did they have to do to make them fit? Other issues (such as strut travel and spring length) have been mentioned with the old body suspension being put on the new ones.

On a sad note, it looks like I'm stuck ordering a WRX. I really don't want to wait 6 months for a car I guess I could take my business to another dealer, but I actually would feel bad about that. Grr!! I'm not happy.

-Ro

PS anyone wanna buy a MY99 RBP RS?
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Old 03-26-2001, 11:59 AM   #5
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Ro -

Damn, six months. That really sucks. You must be pretty loyal, I'd say "cya...".

Anyway, it looks like I'm just barely able to run the old Teins on the rex. We have the rears almost maxed on height (bottom spring is almost completely compressed). I don't think I'm going to be able go much higher. The car isn't slammed, but it is pretty low. The ride is good and I love the handling. The damn thing still understeers, though. I'll get around to fixing that. Good luck ordering your car. I really hope you don't have to wait six months.

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Old 03-26-2001, 02:03 PM   #6
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well, they told me 8-16 weeks depending on when I get the order in. They say to get in on this months allocation I have to have the deposit in by the end of the week. Well crap! I didn't really plan on getting a new car so I didn't put an extra $500 into the budget (not to mention they got my hopes up saying the found 2 WRB 5spds and were going to trade for me)! So now that adds another 4 weeks on the order. Grr...I'm about to start calling around to other dealers and see what they have available. 16 weeks is a DAMN LONG TIME!
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Old 03-26-2001, 03:19 PM   #7
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Paul,

Just hurry up and get the thing broken in. I want to see what it can do at an autocross or rallycross... and don't give me any of that, "I'm not going to beat on it" crap... I don't think autocross is that stressful on a car, rallycross probably is, but only because of flying rocks. I managed to get 2 stuck between the brake shield and the rotor during the day. What a hassle...

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Old 03-26-2001, 03:22 PM   #8
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I'm workin' on it, Eric. I have almost 600 miles on the car. I should be able to hit the 1K mark by the end of this week. I can't wait. Redline, here I come...
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Old 03-26-2001, 08:14 PM   #9
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Hey Diz, was that your WRX at the Pep Boy's on the north side of town? If it was sorry I didn't wave, I was to busy looking at how nice that blue looked with the European wheels. Sweet car. Looks like I'll be getting mine around September and my wife will be taking my RS.

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Old 03-27-2001, 12:38 AM   #10
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Sounds like you need to shop for some higher rated springs for them...

That's what i'd be doing for my wagon, if i could convince anyone to sell me their coilovers....
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Old 03-27-2001, 06:21 AM   #11
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Yep, that was me. It's funny. Sometimes I forget I'm not in my RS anymore. I saw you and thought "hey, there goes a car like mine...er...never mind." Anyway, good luck with your WRX. They are really a blast.

-Paul (aka Diz, aka bodhi)
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Old 03-27-2001, 09:14 AM   #12
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Hey Strepto - tried to send ya a PM but our email is all whack today here at work...

Just thought I'd let ya know that Valley Subaru here in Longmont has a Silver one, still unsold, ready to drive off the lot. It's an auto tho. (boooo)

I really don't think they have all the 2nd allotment cars sold either so you might be able to snag a manual in April.

I've been working with Chad down there and he's real cool. Tell him Joe sent ya.

Oh and edited to stay on topic - I saw Diz's car set down with the coilovers on the front anyway and it looked fantastic with his 17s.

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