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Old 06-29-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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hey, sorry for the delay, but i finally got some pics of the GT dropped... so here ya go.





lol i love it.

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Old 06-29-2003, 07:26 PM   #2
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looks REALLY low... how's the ride now? i dropped mine 1.25" and i bottom out on some things, so be careful. looks like you dropped yours at least 2.25". they coilovers?
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Old 06-29-2003, 07:32 PM   #3
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nah, theyre springs from a pre 98 impreza, intrax and rated at 2.2" for those impreza years...the ride is quite good actually, its a tad rough, but no ruffer than anything else that's dropped. and my struts havnt bottomed out yet at all so who knows, but i have scraped once when by car went up, then came back down over an uneven road. i checked today and it just scraped my exhaust manifold.

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Old 06-29-2003, 07:43 PM   #4
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Old 06-29-2003, 07:57 PM   #5
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Too low.

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Old 06-29-2003, 08:41 PM   #6
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yeaaa i dunno looks a tad bit to low kinda like the shocks are blown out type of appearance
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:20 PM   #7
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I dunno, the rear sags a little too much. When i got my coilovers (for imprezas) The stock setting was just like that. I had to raise it 3/4" to prevent rubbing and that's with stiffer shocks and higher spring rate. But than again, I'm running 1/2" wider tires.
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:15 PM   #8
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Old 06-30-2003, 03:23 AM   #9
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holy dude that cant be good. You ARE riding the bumpstops. hopefully you didn't cut them cause those are going to save your struts. Have you had any people in there yet?
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:32 AM   #10
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idk, maybe im just luckey or somtin, but ive heard no bottoming out or grinding of the struts at all. the rear is a bit too lower than the front but it still looks good i think. and yea i had a full car the other day and as long as u take it slower than normal driving its ok. and jsut for the record, i dont plan on autoxing at all just b/c my car is slow to begin with... its mainly just for some local car shows around here that me and the club go to.

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Old 06-30-2003, 01:50 PM   #11
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Well you can't really bottom out the struts with the bumpstops on there, thats what they do. Eventually they are going to get squashed and be of no help when you actually hit a bump and need them there. Don't expect that to be a handling machine either.
And in autoX it power is nothing without control Give it a try.
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Old 06-30-2003, 04:58 PM   #12
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Well you can't really bottom out the struts with the bumpstops on there, thats what they do. Eventually they are going to get squashed and be of no help when you actually hit a bump and need them there. Don't expect that to be a handling machine either.
And in autoX it power is nothing without control Give it a try.
why would i give it a try if my car is slow and can't handle the greatest? and if u dont drive like a butthole and watch where ur going, u dont hit "bumps". and call me a ricer if u want, but i just did it mainly for looks tough guy.


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Old 06-30-2003, 05:52 PM   #13
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Well since you havent tried you don't know that these cars are actualy competitive at autoX. They are tons of fun and I bet your region even discounts for first timers. I have 10 less hp and tq than your car and I finish in the top 10% of everybody at my races. Legacy powa!
And even people that dont drive like buttholes hit things. Everyones driven on a unfamilair road at night or in bad weather.
I read through the thread again and no one said "ricer" and no one will, this is the legacy forum.
Go autoX that thing, find out how it handles.

Im not tough, Im a spindly 20 year old.
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #14
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parklax: It has nothing to do with driving like a butthole. The car is only as slow as the driver.

Post it in the Dress-Up & Style forum. Ill arbitrarily speak on behalf of the Legacy forum and say we are more interested in modifications to improve the performance of the car for a specific task. It could be autocross, dirt roads or even freeway onramps.

Lowering the car to a point is cool, but when it interfears with normal driving (and destroys the chance of any spirited driving) its just plain dumb.

biggreen96: Squish the the bump stops? Try shatter them. I speak from experience too. It only takes one large bump to crack the bump stop and the next time it happens your strut will easily push the bump stop out of the way (if it hasnt fallen off already).

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Old 06-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #15
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Have to chuckle a little here Phil. They don't have speed-bumps out your way?? One doesn't have to drive like an idiot to leave shreds of exhaust/undertray/etc out here on the 'left coast", where everything from the Grocery/Mall to work parking lot have bumps everywhere! One can try creeping over at angles, fast/slow, etc to no avail! Consider yourself lucky if you can drive your "slammed" Legacy around without cringing every time you pull off the road!! Looks cool, but were you able to set the camber within specs?

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Old 06-30-2003, 06:54 PM   #16
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Have to chuckle a little here Phil. They don't have speed-bumps out your way?? One doesn't have to drive like an idiot to leave shreds of exhaust/undertray/etc out here on the 'left coast", where everything from the Grocery/Mall to work parking lot have bumps everywhere! One can try creeping over at angles, fast/slow, etc to no avail! Consider yourself lucky if you can drive your "slammed" Legacy around without cringing every time you pull off the road!! Looks cool, but were you able to set the camber within specs?

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why is it that when a person does something to their car and they like it and enjoy it, other people have to belittle their ideas and thoughts. if u have something negative to say, keep it to urself or say it in a nice fashion. and yes, for ur info the camber is in spec. forget it, if u guys are going to be a bunch of ******** then **** you. ill stay and talk to REAL subaru enthusiasts in the tri-state forum, who give u props as long as ur happy w/ your own car.

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and btw, one day i may autox, b/c i have read helpful things here in this forum, thnx biggreen for some support i guess along w/ the other few from the tristate. also i have taken it along a brand new road thats still closed and is very bendy and i love the way it handles. ask romoranger, he knows too. it handles like a dream, and to those of u who care, im gonna get a rear sway bar as well to add to the enjoyment of driving it.

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Old 06-30-2003, 07:21 PM   #17
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Phil, you need to lighten up. You also need to realize that the Legacy group here is far more performance-oriented than looks-oriented. Expect the posts to be the same.

I'm all for interesting automotive looks, if that's what gets you goin.' But if you can't drive your car normally due to some ill-thought out modification, then be prepared to take some heat for it.

Most folks are actually trying to look out for your personal & vehicular welfare. Because they care.

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Old 06-30-2003, 07:29 PM   #18
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just for thoughts here i want to rephrase what i said earlier for you. I am not mocking your car or the job you did lowering it. What i am saying is that its to lowered in the idea of the shocks look blown out and the car is riding on the ground, now dont get me wrong you raise the back a bit and level off the car and its pimp with the windows tinted.

Now also get this its your car and not everyone elses so it doesnt matter what we think as long as you like it.
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:40 PM   #19
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well I thought it looked all right... what happened to this thread? just like they said though, just bump up the rear a tad and your golden. the front looks really good i think. what other mods do you have?
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:18 PM   #20
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parklax: Are you still using the stock struts?

No one has brought up the point that the struts are now operating out of the normal range, dampening will be inadequete and unpreditcable. The struts will see greatly accellerated wear. "Blowing" a strut will be in your near future.

What are the compression rates on those springs?


Are you using 205 55 16? You know those are making the car slower (incorrect diameter). Using 205 50 would help with clearance and also bring you back to normal diameter.

See, I even removed the bad stuff from my above post. I should've thought before posting.

I disagree with the "tri-state forum" being where real enthusiasts live. Its quite the opposite. They will give you thumbs up no matter what you do, its called being FAKE. You know who is your friends because they will come right out and say "Dude, thats pretty dumb." A good example, recently a buddy of mine almost bought some used power seats for his f150 (with allen engine development supercharger coming soon, 480ftlbs of torque at 1000rpm!!!!). I said "why do you want seats? You are trying to save for an LSD but you want to get something that doesnt make the truck faster and waste money?"

As a side topic, the supercharger is way cool. Air to water intercooler built in. Designed to replace the intake runners and bolt right to the engine without modification, the throttle plate ends up in the stock location with the supercharger hidden underneath! All plastic covers snap back on so the truck looks completly stock to anyone who doesnt know better. This is on a 4.6l with only 5PSI!!! Cruising the supercharger takes less than 1/3 HP to turn (bypass valve). Very cool. Imagine having 480ftlbs basically at Idle

He hasnt done too much mechanical work on cars so Im helping him to install it. The kit is alittle expensive (4k) but think of this, for 13k (9k for a 98 with 45k miles) he will have a vehicle that is faster than any other truck (700 pounds lighter than the lightning) and in a drag beat most cars as well. Plus he still gets good gas mileage, its smog legal and the engine will last along time (low boost). Oh and he could tow a small house

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Old 06-30-2003, 08:25 PM   #21
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And I never said It looked bad, I like the way the wrx rims look. They look like 17's to me on a lowered Legacy. I wanna get some and paint em black.
If you painted those black and tinted nice and dark you would have one evil a$$ legacy
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:45 PM   #22
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why is it that when a person does something to their car and they like it and enjoy it, other people have to belittle their ideas and thoughts. if u have something negative to say, keep it to urself or say it in a nice fashion. and yes, for ur info the camber is in spec. forget it, if u guys are going to be a bunch of ******** then **** you. ill stay and talk to REAL subaru enthusiasts in the tri-state forum, who give u props as long as ur happy w/ your own car.
Hang on a sec Phil! Wasn't knocking you or your car at all! Just trying to help you see where some of the others of us are coming from. I asked about the camber spec, wondering out loud if you had been able to bring it in, or use a camber kit, etc, as I've been through it with my Integra.

Lighten up is the operable word here! Caught a negative note on your first reply to biggreen, but thought to ignore it. Fact is we're all Legacy lovers here, and a view from another perspective is often helpful. If all you want is kudos, despite what others may think you're in fact posting in the wrong place.

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Are you using 205 55 16? You know those are making the car slower (incorrect diameter). Using 205 50 would help with clearance and also bring you back to normal diameter.
No, Ciper, you're mistaken. 205/55/16 is stock size for a 2nd gen GT.

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