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|01-03-2003, 11:43 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Just outside of Houston TXVehicle:
Datsun 71 240Z & 68 2000
STI springs from Rallispec... any reviews?
as a general rule, I dont replace springs without replacing struts. However, I do not think the factory struts on the WRX are that bad. I would like to stiffen up the ride a tad and perhaps go for a bit of lowering. Rallispec sells STI springs that are "designed to work with factory struts"
Anybody tried these? Any premature wear on the struts?
Thanks for any help!
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|01-03-2003, 01:02 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Londonderry, NHVehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)
I just installed STi V7 Springs (for the wagon) that I purchased from Rallispec. They are not supposed to lower the car (I haven't measured since I am letting the car settle still), but it doesn't appear to be any lower.
So far I am real happy with them (2-days installed). It's been wet and yucky up here so I haven't tried any "g-force" runs, but ride comfort is much better than I expected, dare I say better at low speeds (25-30 mph on local crappy roads up here in Boston). Please note I am running Koni adjustable inserts in stock WRX wagon strut housing though. The Koni inserts are a bit more stiff at the "softest" setting than the stock struts where.
The part numbers for the springs I have are:
Front = 20330 FE130
Rear = 20380 FE680
Spring rates are 200 lbs/in front, and 190 lbs/in rear (appoximate rates, I don't have any hard data to back that up, just what I was told), which is comparable to the STi sprort spring set I think (but that Sport springs lower the car).
Hope this helps. If you have any questions, fire away.
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