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Old 07-07-2003, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default What is the best suspension combo for the WRX?

I had KYB AGX's and Eibachs on my maxima and I loved the set-up. I have a set of Eibachs sitting at my house which I bought for my new 04 WRX.

I dont think I want to do Coilovers because I will never truely use them for auto-X. Which suspension does everyone like for their WRX? Please let me know what you guys think and like for suspension parts.



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Old 07-07-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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That's a wide-open question. Without knowing what you want to do, it's difficult to say what is the "best."

In a lot of fooling around, I have settled on the SPT struts/springs, with STi pink bits (lateral, trailing arms) at the rear. Others will say that this setup is too soft, or too hard. It all depends.

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Old 07-07-2003, 05:14 PM   #3
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I am looking for a suspension with a cumfy ride for an everyday driver car. Like I said I want to stay away from coilovers but I really like KYB AGX's. What springs would you suggest? Are Eibachs too good for the WRX?
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If you're looking for comfy, I would see about fitting a set of Tein Type Wagons to your sedan. They have the best ride quality of any coilover I have encountered. They feel better than stock, and handle better. Nice stuff.

Now they are coilovers, but use stock strut tops, and have non-adjustable damping to keep up from messing anything up.

Next on the list, IMHO, is the SPT kit. Just stay away from the rear subframe bushings, which are a PITA to install. You get good ride quality and sterling handling. I should add that I seem to have a hinky set. By this I mean, I appear to be the only person who has ever installed this setup who got a 3/4" drop, front and rear. Who knows what's going on with my kit, but they ARE comfy.

There really aren't many non-coilover setups out there for the WRX. There are Koni inserts, but you have to cut up your stock struts, then find a suitable spring, which depends upon how much lowering you want.

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i wouldnt put any progressive springs on a wrx. it has to much body roll teh way it is. unless you just want to lower it and keep as gushy of a ride as possible get some snazy prodrive springs. if you truely arent autocrossing most ppl that do autocross have said on the street the stock struts are fine with prodrives, and they are only undampend for track ussage. I guess you coudl always upgrade the struts later if you are unhappy with them. koni inserts come highly recomended in the posts i have read.
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