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Old 01-25-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Guys I have researched it and seached the forums here.....I need some advise on better suspension for my OBS.....I am looking for better handling, only a slight drop (1.2-1.5 inches), durable, and NOT the most expensive stuff out there.

there are a few out there but whch are the best.....there is the whiteline stuff
SPT/STi (dealer stuff)
eibach (sp)
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Old 01-25-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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you can run eibach on stock struts without a problem. lowers slightly more than 1" anymore and you will have to get new struts.
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Old 01-25-2003, 12:32 PM   #3
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Old 01-25-2003, 12:39 PM   #4
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I think you want this

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4&goto=newpost
VERY nice but......waaaaayyy to expensive for me....

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Old 01-25-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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Why don't you pick up a set from a WRX, lots of people are almost throwing them away, and you would get the drop you need - not as much in the front though...
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Old 01-25-2003, 01:55 PM   #6
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It depends on what you want to do with the car. Full on racing and stuff, I'd suggest coilovers naturally. If you just want a more sporty ride, the RS suspension would do. If you want to drive a bit faster, then a simple spring/strut combo would work fine.
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Old 01-25-2003, 02:08 PM   #7
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i really like the way Markus has his car set up.....but I am unsure whether AGX makes shocks for the 02 WRX...i have heard some very different thing so I am .

If mark or chris read this please list your suspension mods so I can check them out. thx guys

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Old 01-25-2003, 09:02 PM   #8
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The STI Genome suspension looks like a reasonable option at about $800 USD.

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Old 01-25-2003, 10:37 PM   #9
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I was looking at and e-mailing don at PDM racing in regards to the KYB AGX shocks....there are no new for the WRX and 02 imprezas yet but the old ones are fine with the use of camber bolts. I was also kinda considering the Whiteline Control springs to go with the shocks.

Markus....sorry if this sounds all too familar to you ......but I would also get the ALK front and rear strut bars, all the H/D links etc and and adj 20-24mm RSB......wow thats a lotta stuff .....I can get all this stuff shipped etc all for the price of 4 shock/springs from subaru ie the SPT/STi suspension........

Mark buddy ol' pal....I must ride in your car again and we must talk.....

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Old 01-26-2003, 02:41 AM   #10
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Stever,

I have the Whiteline/AGX combo. along with all the other Whiteline goodies.

I am quite happy with the result, since it does a very nice job of loweing my car without "slamming" it. Whiteline does make springs for the wagons, so I'm sure Don @ PDM will be able to help you. As far as the AGX struts are concerned, I am fairly sure that they don't make them yet for the newer Imprezas.

You may want to strongly consider buying a set of Ground Conrtols and talking to Clarker (Eric). The beauty of using GC's is that you can go either Koni's or Bilstein's. From a strut perspective, you can't go wrong with Koni's or Bilstien's.

You could also send an e-mail to Jim Gurieff @ Whiteline and I'm sure he would be more than happy to steer you in a direction that you will not be disappointed with. I know that Whiteline helped me immensely in correcting my spring issues over 18 months ago, and my car has kicked a$$ ever since.

Otherwise, feel free to call me anytime to discuss.
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Old 01-26-2003, 09:01 AM   #11
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great thanks markus.......what are the differences between the AGX and GC Bilstien's?? Don said that the AGX stuts would fix and work well with the camber bolts...as many suby owners have done.


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Old 01-26-2003, 11:42 AM   #12
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great thanks markus.......what are the differences between the AGX and GC Bilstien's?? Don said that the AGX stuts would fix and work well with the camber bolts...as many suby owners have done.


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If Don says it will work with camber bolts, then I believe him. Don wouldn't say it if it wasn't possible.
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Old 01-27-2003, 03:21 PM   #13
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bump....anyone else....

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Old 01-27-2003, 04:21 PM   #14
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Stevo,

PDM -racing all the way,,,,I would go with him... I know that you don't know him as well as Markus does but as a biz prospective, Don's biz is growing as per we speak, he is the only one I would trust in getting parts in CANADA..he is fast, professional and DOES NOT BEAT AROUND THE BUSH LIKE SOME BIZ IN E-TOWN...I got whiteline goodies from him also... get that mag Hot 4S from Australia, whiteline is known for SUBY...
Lots of Vancouver Suby freaks gets stuffs from him...
To get it done or install I would go with SUMARU. In 2 years, Damianq will be a pro on STI, right.....D-man, keep the good work!!

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Old 01-27-2003, 10:04 PM   #15
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since when I do my suspension I will have to bleed the brakes after it is all done....should I splurge and get a set of SS brake lines from PDM aswell???

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Old 01-28-2003, 01:16 AM   #16
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since when I do my suspension I will have to bleed the brakes after it is all done....should I splurge and get a set of SS brake lines from PDM aswell???

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You do not, repeat, DO NOT need to bleed brakes when you change out struts and springs. However, SS lines are definately an upgrade for pedal feel and once Don has them for the GC8's (he didn't last time I checked), I will get this upgrade as well. I already have the cross-drilled rotors, but aI am not going to change them out until the stockers are pooched. Then i will do pads/lines/rotors/fluid all in one shot.
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Old 01-28-2003, 04:32 AM   #17
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You do not, repeat, DO NOT need to bleed brakes when you change out struts and springs. However, SS lines are definately an upgrade for pedal feel and once Don has them for the GC8's (he didn't last time I checked), I will get this upgrade as well. I already have the cross-drilled rotors, but aI am not going to change them out until the stockers are pooched. Then i will do pads/lines/rotors/fluid all in one shot.
what???????? everywhere I have read says that you have to bleed the brakes because you unhook the banjo bolts....or whatever they are called......please help.

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Old 01-28-2003, 04:34 AM   #18
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oh and mark...what cross drilled rotors do you have??

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Old 01-28-2003, 07:33 AM   #19
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with the KYB AGX struts (rear with camber bolts) and whiteline springs, alk and all the sway bar goodies will I be able to get the proper allignment settings of -1.5 front camber, -1.3 rear camber, 0 toe all around and the appropriate castor settings (max front and n/a rear) ?????? please anyone......thx

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Old 01-28-2003, 06:26 PM   #20
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what???????? everywhere I have read says that you have to bleed the brakes because you unhook the banjo bolts....or whatever they are called......please help.

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All you need is a selective amount of "Dremelling" to get the job done. I'll explain next time we have a chance to chat.
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Old 01-28-2003, 06:31 PM   #21
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oh and mark...what cross drilled rotors do you have??

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Check the ones on the PDM website and you'll see exactly which ones I have. Same diameter as the GC8 RS rotors.

Blanks are made by Brembo and cross drilling is by KVR. Don mentioned to me that by KVR importing them "half manufactured" by Brembo, they pay much less in duty, taxes, etc. than it will cost them to import them as a "finished" Brembo rotor (or something along those lines anyway).

Don recommended them...I bought them. It's a simple equation when you trust the vendor you're dealing with.
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:06 PM   #22
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All you need is a selective amount of "Dremelling" to get the job done. I'll explain next time we have a chance to chat.
I think I know what you mean but we will talk... .......also then NM with S brake lines.

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.......also then NM with S brake lines.
Huh?

You a recent ESL grad or what??
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Huh?

You a recent ESL grad or what??
Never Mind

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oops.....I typed in here and it got bumped

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