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Old 03-20-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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Hey all, I have a set of Drop Engineering coilovers, that have been discontinued. I was wondering, if there were any "normal" dimensions of springs for coilovers for 02-07 wrx's.

I want to get stiffer springs, for when I "go low". However I don't have the ability to take off the coils, and measure them, seeing as I am currently deployed and want everything to meet me at home so I can just go at it.

I need inner and outer diameter. Does length matter?

Thank you for your input!

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:46 AM   #2
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You have to measure, that is the only way. They come in different dia and lengths. Both very important

You can get springs shipped to you in a matter of days, so you can wait till you get home.
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you cant just change srpings on coil overs like that

especially cheap ones....you wont like the results
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Ok, if its that difficult, what should I be aware of Uncle Scotty?

And thanks mitch for the input!
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Fozz, if you just change the springs the valving of the strut may not be sufficient to handle the new spring. The end result will be that you have extremely bad ride and a mess of oil after the strut blows out.

You may be better off ordering a new setup for what you want where the valving and spring rates are matched. The other option is having the existing coil over revalved but you will of course need them off the car for a bit.
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Fozz, if you just change the springs the valving of the strut may not be sufficient to handle the new spring. The end result will be that you have extremely bad ride and a mess of oil after the strut blows out.

You may be better off ordering a new setup for what you want where the valving and spring rates are matched. The other option is having the existing coil over revalved but you will of course need them off the car for a bit.


Here's an idea... Contact Feal Suspension in SoCal. Ask if they could possibly revalve these. Send the entire units to them, while revalving, have them install new Swift springs. They can make the recommendation on rates and lengths.
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Wow that seems like an alright thing to do, but that means I will have to get some stock wrx springs/struts to roll on. I wonder how much it would cost! Thank you for the help mitch!
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:25 PM   #8
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http://www.fealsuspension.com/

Prices are on his website. He doesn't (can't) rebuild all of them due to parts availability but yours should not be a problem as most are very similar if you know what I mean.
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One thing to add, I recently had to rebuild some Whiteline Coilovers (rebadged AST's).

The rebuild price, the shipping, and I bought springs from TiC; I could have bought brand new coilovers.

Keep that in mind, if you have to spend $1000 in the end, look at buying some HVT, ST, Feal 441's, or similar units.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:43 AM   #10
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well, from what it looks like on their website, it will be about $500 to revalve/rebuild and add springs as well. So we will see what happens when he emails me back
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