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Old 09-16-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question Eibach Pro Kit w/ stock struts?

I have heard that the Prodrive and Eibach springs will work with a stock strut set-up without you blowing out your struts early. Is this true that both of those springs are made to fit the WRX and have minor effects on the stock struts? I have an Eibach Pro kit and Goodbridge SS brake lines sitting in my room. I want to install them but I have been told to install then only with new struts, are the struts really needed with this set-up?




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Old 09-16-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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I have been running eibach prokit springs on stock struts on my 02rs for a year now and no problems whatsoever. Only about 20,000 miles of fun curvey trouble free roads. Yes you will most likely have to replace the struts earlier than you would if you were on stock springs. but it wont happen within a weak or anything like that! plenty of people are running this setup.
put them on!!
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
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I have been running eibach prokit springs on stock struts on my 02rs for a year now and no problems whatsoever. Only about 20,000 miles of fun curvey trouble free roads. Yes you will most likely have to replace the struts earlier than you would if you were on stock springs. but it wont happen within a weak or anything like that! plenty of people are running this setup.
put them on!!
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Old 09-16-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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I installed my Eibachs at around 30k miles and now have 51k. No problems.
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:48 PM   #5
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Default i installed them 7k ago...

they are perfectly fine, prob put more stress on the struts, but i wouldnt worry... you'd prob upgrade eventually anyway
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Old 09-16-2003, 09:04 PM   #6
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Stock struts & the Pro-Kit for 30K (18 mos.). The ride is comfortable but less floaty than stock. This spring I'll stick with the Eibachs but move up to adjustable struts.
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:20 PM   #7
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i've had prokits on stock struts for 2 years and the struts are fine...oh yeah and i do this with the car as well as autoxing:


it'll be fine

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:00 AM   #8
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Default Spring install on friday

I am doing my Eibach springs on friday along with my SS brake lines on my 04 WRX. Does anyone know what exact parts tools I will need for this install? Are the 04's different from the 03's as far as spring install is concerned?

Is there instructions on a spring install on the 04's yet or is it the same as the 03? Also does anyone know where I can find those instructions?




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Old 09-30-2003, 10:15 AM   #9
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you need the 02-03 rear top mounts to put them on an 04. i'll be doing this too.

does anyone have side pics showing the drop with a prokit?
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you need the 02-03 rear top mounts to put them on an 04. i'll be doing this too.


are these just new topmounts from subaru (for the WRX) or do we need the ones off the STI?
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Old 10-01-2003, 12:13 PM   #11
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are these just new topmounts from subaru (for the WRX) or do we need the ones off the STI?
Either will be work.
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Old 10-02-2003, 07:53 AM   #14
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Either will be work.

Do you know if they are absolutly needed to do the install or just suggested. Also Do you know if the pro-kit for a 02-03 WRX will fit the 2004, I was told it was diff slightly?
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