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Old 06-03-2003, 05:18 AM   #1
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What are the best aftermarket strut? I got eibach pro springs. I want something a little stiffer than stock to have better handling, but wanna try to keep close to good ride. And where can I get them? Any suggestions
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:34 AM   #2
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For the WRX?

There are none as of yet.

The only option is Koni inserts, single adjustable $$$ and you need to cut up a set of stock struts, or double adjustable $$$$$ and you still need to cut up a set of stock struts.

Edit: I'm sure when AGX or Tokico finally get around to releasing WRX struts it will light up this board like a christmas tree.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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huh??? there are aftermarket struts...

Sti's and subaru's SPT line...

Koni inserts are NOT the only option

search the forum for these items...

any subaru dealer can get the SPT suspension set up....
(which comes with the eibach springs)

and try vendors such as www.avsport.net for genuine 02 STi struts...

good luck
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Old 06-03-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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Lots of much more expensive full coilover options too:

Teins
Cusco
H&R
JIC

etc

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Old 06-03-2003, 07:04 PM   #5
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Depending on your budget, you may want to give the Konis a look. They are certainly less expensive than a coilover solution (I paid 500 bucks). The install is not bad at all. The ride quality on my Prodrive springs is excellent and I suspect your Eibachs would be very similar.

This past weekend at Road Atlanta, I dropped my best lap time from the 1:54's to the 1:51's just by setting the Konis to full stiff. 3 seconds a lap by changing the stock struts to Konis is worth every penny of the 500 bucks to me...

As others have said, there are quite a few options. Do plenty of research and make sure you look at all the pros and cons of each before making a decision.

Let me know if you have questions.

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Old 06-03-2003, 11:51 PM   #6
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I'm up in NH and want to change my suspension, cuz I think it sucks. Want better handling, cause of the way that I drive sometimes, the stock suspension can't handle it. There's a subaru dealer up here that sells the STi suspension for 1550. 4 STi springs, struts, aluminum control arms, sway bar, bushings, dust boots, and new locknuts. Do you think I should sell the Eibach springs I have and go for that? Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:57 PM   #7
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I just went with the Koni's myself. Seam to be just the ticket. If you do the install yourself, the cost isnt that bad. (i had a pro do my install and it costs a bit of dough)

I just couldnt wait for all these other alledged struts that have been promised to arrive. Which ever company gets a good full strut product to market first will do very well.


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Old 06-03-2003, 11:57 PM   #8
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if you're going to go the STi/SPT route, call wayne @ avsport or max @ gruppe-s, then frequently get slightly used take-offs (fully-assembled spring/strut/top mount combos) fairly often and sell them for VERY reasonable prices.

i bought a set from gruppe-s and i've been very happy using the STi V7 struts and top mounts with H&R springs... kinda that 'gooey stiff' feeling that people used to describe the DMS 40's.

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Old 06-04-2003, 01:32 AM   #9
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Originally posted by slater

i bought a set from gruppe-s and i've been very happy using the STi V7 struts and top mounts with H&R springs... kinda that 'gooey stiff' feeling that people used to describe the DMS 40's.

peter
and then he got coilovers...
anywho, i think for price, just go with the takeoffs.... sell the sti springs, and use your eibach prokits.
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:18 AM   #10
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huh??? there are aftermarket struts...

Sti's and subaru's SPT line...

Koni inserts are NOT the only option


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Just my opinion, but....

I dont consider these to be aftermarket, most of them are non-adjustable, and they are way over priced (for my meager budget).

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Old 06-04-2003, 03:01 PM   #11
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STi's are adjustable. probably out of your budget from the sounds of it though....

maybe Koni's ARE the best option for you?

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Old 06-04-2003, 04:39 PM   #12
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Ive been checking around for these same items...

Looks like IM gonna have to kidnap a Bilstein Heir so they make me some..

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