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Old 03-08-2001, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question Which springs are on www.subaruparts.com?

They advertise STI v5 struts at 143.92/pair and "WRX/STi" springs at $78.44/pr. front and $100.72/pr. rear...

Does anyone know for certain that these are all STi V5 struts and springs?

The problem is that in their description they say: "Get the factory coil springs for your RS or Impreza Outback when your purchase the WRX/STi Struts."

To me that implies RS springs. Tell me I'm wrong, please!

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Old 03-08-2001, 08:56 PM   #2
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yes, I've been wondering this exact thing as well... We need an answer!

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Old 03-08-2001, 09:17 PM   #3
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can always call them and ask for the part numbers to see if they match the v5 springs
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Old 03-09-2001, 10:51 AM   #4
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Oh sure CJ, try to get US to do all the leg work!
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Old 03-09-2001, 11:17 AM   #5
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hahaha yeah that's the idea

seriously though, if i were you i might wanna get a ride in other people's cars that have the v5 setup with non-v5 springs... i have the complete v5 suspension myself, and i feel that the springs can be somewhat better matched
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Old 03-09-2001, 07:18 PM   #6
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So CJ, are you saying you DON'T like the V5 springs? Are they too stiff?
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Old 03-09-2001, 09:26 PM   #7
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i do like them, i just think that they can be better "tuned" (read: spring rate matched with the strut's damping rate) from the factory

some of my and others' observations about the v5 setup here

so perhaps the P1 springs are the answer? then again they are ~$300 more

my suggestion to anyone out there who's thinking about upgrading suspension: do some researches to narrow down on a few setups, go to one of the local meets, ask around to see who has the setup you are looking for, and ask to see if you can get a ride in it

we can sit here and talk about which springs are stiffer and drop lower, but getting a true feel of the product before you dig into your wallet is always a good thing

(that said, i do like the v5 setup, and no i don't think they are too stiff)

hope this helps
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Old 03-11-2001, 09:18 AM   #8
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I installed my front-end STi suspension from subaru parts, and I a can't see any drop... I am guessing these are the WRX springs, but not STi. They are definitely stiffer, and the springs themselves look smaller, but I can still fit the same amount of fingers between the tire and fender.

I also noticed that the springs are than almost 1 coil less than stock RS, and un-compressed, about 1.25 inches shorter. But the higher spring rate seems to cancel out almost all of the difference.

So, If my car did drop at all, it was less than 1/4 inch. I can live without the drop though, for now...

I have to put on the rear suspension today an see if that makes a difference too.
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Old 03-11-2001, 11:12 AM   #9
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(for those who are still confused) the WRX/STi struts and springs that subaruparts.com is selling is of FHI and is the one that came OE on the WRX/STi cars... that means these struts are red and the springs are black... this setup drops about 3/4 of an inch... meanwhile, the STi aftermarket products have pink struts and springs... the springs drop about 30mm

and right after the install, it is normal for cars to look like it was not dropped at all, but after some driving it will look lower
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Old 03-12-2001, 02:21 PM   #10
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Do you mean the springs are pink also? I just got the springs from Ralispec and they are black. Are you sure that the springs are pink?
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Old 03-12-2001, 06:13 PM   #11
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again, FHI springs = black (OE on WRX's and STi's), STi springs = pink (aftermarket)
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Old 03-13-2001, 12:51 AM   #12
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Ohhh.... I finally get it... I didn't know STi had different aftermarket springs... that explains a lot...

Thanks.
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