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Old 10-19-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default GC8 Tein HA coilovers

does anyone know if GC8 Tein HA coilovers will work on a 97 Legacy in terms of fitment, spring rate etc.?
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Old 10-19-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
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They should be fine. I'm running Cusco or mine. Only problem is the rear strut is short for GC8 and camber kit is different (but if you're talking about lam's, it won't be a problem since he's selling with STi top hats)

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Old 10-21-2003, 10:21 AM   #3
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Default eclone.....your alive!!!

where have you been?

are you still selling your parts to me?


also, rumor has it that you might be getting rid of your coilovers next year.....is that true? if so maybe i should wait for yours!


ok....here is my main concern.
what will the ride be like if I used these coilovers?

oh yeah.....I'm Gavin by the way from TSC


hope you can get back to me!
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Old 10-21-2003, 10:51 AM   #4
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Are the topmounts with them for a GC8? If so, the rear topmounts arent compatible with the BD/BG. The BD/BGs use a different rear topmount bolt pattern from the GC/GFs.

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Old 10-21-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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they come with STi top hats
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Old 10-21-2003, 12:53 PM   #6
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I need to edit that post above for clarity.

What I meant to say is that if the mounts(STi or otherwise) with the coilovers are the ones for the GC chassis, the rear mounts wont work on your car. That is easy to remedy though by either getting the rear STi mounts for your car and popping them on the coilovers or using you current rear mounts on the coilovers.

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Old 10-21-2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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will it be easy to use my existing mounts.....any modificatoion needed?


so basically.....the coilovers should work right?
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:28 PM   #8
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Thats in some ways a tough question to answer. If you use your stock rear topmounts, yes, the coilovers should bolt right up in your car.

Will it "work," in the sense of work well, is kinda another question. I would try to find if Tein offers a seperate model for the Legacy and see how it differs from the GC model in terms of lengths, spring rates and damping.

I would imagine it will be close. I would probably make my decision on cost to experiment.

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Old 10-29-2003, 12:13 AM   #9
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:19 AM   #10
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BTDT - The GC8 top mounts (strut tops) are DIFFERENT in the rear than the BD/BG Legacy.

If you are buying suspension from a GC8 that comes with top mounts, you need to get the DMS WRX adapter plate to make them work on your Legacy. GD/GG WRX rear top mounts and BD/BG Legacy have the same bolt pattern.

We tried using the stock Legacy top mounts with my DMS 40s but they would not work due to the upper spring perch configuration.

As far as spring rates, etc of course the GC8 is a 200lb lighter car so theoretically the suspension is not optimized for the Legacy chassis. In the real world I don't think this matters much, just be sure you want the harshness that comes with coilovers if the car is also your daily driver.

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