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Old 12-12-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
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Would it be poosible to request a review on Prodrive Springs for the GDA? if you have them, would you please tell me what you think of them, please.
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Old 12-12-2002, 08:46 PM   #2
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I've had my prodrives on since just before thanksgiving. I have stock rims and tires plus hotchkis front and rear sways. I got them for 300 from Irvine Subaru. The springs are exactly what i was looking for. They dropped the car to a nice level (sorry haven't measured), the car looks to be even front to back. The handling is great, it has flattened out my cornering a good bit and it just feels great pushing it hard through corners. I just had my car aligned to the prodrive specs and now it feels even better in corners. My only complaint would be that now i can't wait to get new tires, they are blatantly the weak link now. I would recommend these to anyone. Hope that helps.

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Old 12-19-2002, 08:10 AM   #3
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on my wagon it's just right.

camber specs after the spring install and alignment (for now)

1deg neg camber both wheels in the front

1.5/1.7 in the rear (no camber bolts used yet

stock rims.

impression? nice. i stay much flatter in turns. there's still some body roll, but body roll isn't always a bad thing. it's smoother and more calculated than before. the ride is noticeably stiffer over uneven pavement.

i got them from irvine subaru for about 300 bucks as well. i'm anxiously awaiting some decent full struts (no inserts, please), but i know those won't be out for a while
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Old 12-22-2002, 07:41 PM   #4
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I've posted my opinion regarding these springs before and I still love them all the same, if not more. Really nice ride, retains clearance while filling the wheel wells evenly. The have been on the car six months with 215/45/17 as well as with stock wheels and 225/50/16, no rubbing. Get yourself a set, you will be happy!
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Old 12-30-2002, 11:51 PM   #5
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I assume that all of you are still using your stock springs? If so are your cars bouncy at all. Meaning, do the stock springs provide enough damping for the increased spring rates?

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Old 12-31-2002, 02:48 AM   #6
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You mean stock struts, and no, the car is not bouncy at all. Nice and firm, but still daily livable, with a nice drop. I love them.
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Old 12-31-2002, 06:39 AM   #7
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Yep,
Stock struts, it was a little late when I read the thread.
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Old 12-31-2002, 12:44 PM   #8
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anyone get any rubbing issues with their 17 inch wheels? I am going to order some 225/45/17's, and i have heard of just one complaint about it rubbing...
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Old 01-31-2003, 04:12 AM   #9
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Ive had the Prodrive springs with 18'' P1's for over a month now. The car isn't bouncy unless you drive it hard on uneven roads. I plan on getting STi struts because of this. Also, it lowers the car completely even, sometimes I feel that the front is too low cause it takes away from the whole rally look. Overall, I recomend it.
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:32 PM   #10
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Have had my Prodrive springs on my sedan for about 30k miles now and still loving them. Makes the car look better (no fender gap) and still corners like a mad beyotch.. and no dead struts yet. Yayy! (i don't think that'll be a problem with the Prodrives anyway)
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Old 03-03-2003, 10:25 PM   #11
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Have had my Prodrive springs on my sedan for about 30k miles now and still loving them. Makes the car look better (no fender gap) and still corners like a mad beyotch.. and no dead struts yet. Yayy! (i don't think that'll be a problem with the Prodrives anyway)
glad to hear that
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Old 03-12-2003, 12:16 AM   #12
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hi, i just want to know if neone is running 17x7.5 inch rims with 225/45 17in tires. I plan to get rota SDRs in this size along with prodrive springs on stock shocks. What does everyone think about this setup and i do not want rubbing.

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Old 03-12-2003, 12:58 AM   #13
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I'm rockin the 17x7.5 Rota Tarmacs w/my Prodrives, stock struts. Fit is awesome. I don't think you'll rub with any size wheels meant for Subarus with just the Prodrive springs. They're a fairly conservative drop... not slammed at all... not even real low... just normal looking.
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Old 03-13-2003, 04:34 PM   #14
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Can anyone who is running the Prodrive springs on 16" rims give me their impression? Are they bouncy with the 16" rims?

Also, are you still on stock top mounts, or did any of you upgrade to STi tops?

Thanks much!
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Old 03-20-2003, 02:31 AM   #15
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heylo, i was wondering about the difference between the prodrive springs and the eibach pro kit? Are they totally different companies or did prodrive help with the eibach pro kit?

Does anyone know if the eibachs will work well with the stock shocks as the prodrives do?

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Old 03-20-2003, 02:45 AM   #16
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I remember hearing that Eibach actually makes the Prodrive springs for them, but to Prodrive's specs and that they're of better quality than the Eibachs... don't have much to back that up with though, but seems like that's what i remember hearin somewhere... for whatever that's worth.

I think both the Eibachs and Prodrives were designed for the stock struts... as well as the Sti and SPT springs... not sure about any of the others though, most seem to drop too much to be healthy for the stock struts...
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Old 03-20-2003, 02:48 AM   #17
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Can anyone who is running the Prodrive springs on 16" rims give me their impression? Are they bouncy with the 16" rims?

Also, are you still on stock top mounts, or did any of you upgrade to STi tops?

Thanks much!
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I rock the prodrives on my stock 16s when my winter tires are on (like right now)... they're not bouncy at all... maybe if you dropped your car from 3 feet it may bounce a little.. guess it depends on how much air ya got in the tires...

but no, they're not bouncy... it's not like one of those honda's with chopped springs that you see bouncing all ove the place after rolling over a slight dip in teh freeway... these are pretty solid.
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Old 03-20-2003, 03:02 AM   #18
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I remember hearing that Eibach actually makes the Prodrive springs for them...
I heard this straight from Simon Lines.
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is there anyone out there running the prodrive springs with the STi/SPT struts? i know that the prodrive springs were designed to be used with the stock struts, but many people have said that all lowering springs cause premature wear on stock struts. people have also said that the STi/SPT suspension kits do not lower the ride height. i'd like to know if using the prodrive springs with the STi/SPT struts will cause premature strut wear as well.

i've been thinking of getting the STi/SPT suspension kit, but i'd really like to eliminate the wheel gap also.

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ProdRives Springs are made to be used with Stock Struts.
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Old 05-28-2003, 01:47 PM   #21
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its strange how every thread i read about lowering the car, someone suggests that with prodrive springs and stock struts, the struts will go in 5k miles. ive heard this over and over again its ridiculous. nice to see someones going on 30k miles with prodrives and still on stock struts

personally, id go springs and get koni inserts.
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Old 05-30-2003, 11:24 AM   #22
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~17,000 miles on Prodrive w/stock struts--still as good as new. No bounciness. I read that 5k-mile stuff on the other forums. I have no idea how anyone came up with that random #.
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:35 PM   #23
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can anyone post pics of their rides with the prodrive springs? im thinking of getting these springs plus putting 225-45-17 rims/tires. thanx
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:54 PM   #24
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i have some random prodrive spring pics here http://www.pbase.com/dcclement85/wrx
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