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View Poll Results: Cobb CAI or SPT by Eibach springs?
Cobb Cold Air Intake 10 50.00%
SPT by Eibach Springs 10 50.00%
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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I have a tough decision to make...

Cobb Cold Air Intake

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SPT Springs by Eibach (1.4" front - 1" rear [aprox])

My only current mod is a catback exhaust with a magnaflow muffler and I am very interested in both... just can't have my cake and eat it to.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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I'd go for the springs.
You still on RE92's?
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yes, as stated I've only done a cat-back exhaust system. I've been debating on whether I should replace the cruddy tires, or wait to replace wheels and tires together later on.
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Old 11-04-2003, 12:57 PM   #4
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Aftermarket tires make a world of difference! But it's your decision. Also, getting a thicker rear sway bar makes a world of difference as well. A WRX rear sway bar will work, they are 20mm compared to your puny 13mm one, and they are cheap.
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:08 PM   #5
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I'd say do intake unless you have money for the alignment to do after you put the springs on(not saying you have to but you should get your car realigned after you lower it).
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:42 PM   #6
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Well I work at a local Subaru dealership, so getting an alignment done isn't as expensive as most folks have to pay, but it is indeed more $$ cause those guys don't work for free

The real issue is which to get first, the other will likely be my next mod. I'm just courious which you guys would do in my position.
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:57 PM   #7
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springs. I've wanted to tune the suspension on my car since I got it, but keep spending the money on bicycles.

I've read a lot about the Eibach Pro springs being a hair better than the SPT version, but they're harder to find.
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Old 11-04-2003, 05:16 PM   #8
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don't do only the springs... wait, save up and at least buy struts too, if not strut tops while you are at it... I know you want to get something new, but for now all springs will do is slowly kill the struts... and you will be wasting your time, as you will have to do the whole thing later if you get struts... might as well do It all at once... It was tough, but I waited 5 months to do all 3... it was well worth it, as it is a PITA process...

oh, btw... I'm also overruling both... either get new tires, or a rear sway bar before you do anything else...
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:48 PM   #9
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Aftermarket tires make a world of difference! But it's your decision. Also, getting a thicker rear sway bar makes a world of difference as well. A WRX rear sway bar will work, they are 20mm compared to your puny 13mm one, and they are cheap.
2002 RS's dont come w/puny 13mm ones anymore, i think theyre 17 now, im too lazy to go check (thats what i remember suby girl saying) it still makes a difference, i have the Perrin w/endlinks. I went w/the CAI and cat back first, then the perrin stuff. then again i live in downtown atlanta so i cant lower my car w/out fear of scraping something
I wouldnt get springs w/out new struts...
I'd go w/the cobb...
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:50 PM   #10
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i'd go for the CAI, if your still on stock wheels

i was just deciding between tint and cai

and i'm going w/ the cai
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Old 11-04-2003, 11:57 PM   #11
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good decision I just got my used COBB CAI and absolutely love it
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Old 11-05-2003, 01:58 AM   #12
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i'd say get a rear sway bar and then the intake

i can tell you my 04 has a 13mm rear sway, so i doubt the 02 would have anything bigger
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Old 11-05-2003, 02:36 AM   #13
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You can probably get a used larger sway bar(adjustable) for cheap, get rid of those re92's, do struts/springs/Sti tops at once. I did all of the above and it should've at least come that way from the factory.

In fact, you just missed a 30% sale on SPT products .
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Old 11-05-2003, 03:58 AM   #14
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Or you could get a non name brand intake and springs both for the same price as either one of the brand name products.

edit: Jeebus, the Cobb CAI is almost $300 I didn't realize

$300 = intake, piping from your header to catback, springs, and like 100 bucks left over for, something... I dunno right now. It's 3 am.

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Old 11-05-2003, 09:18 AM   #15
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From what I have read over and over, with the Cobb CAI you get what you pay for... its definitly the part I want on my car.

The springs also aren't a bad deal at all on price... my price on them is a bit less than anything else I've found... and the other aftermarket springs would wear stock struts considerably faster than the SPT by eibach springs would... as they are designed for stock struts.
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:20 AM   #16
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By the way... man this poll is neck and neck... heh 6 for springs and 5 for the Intake so far.
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:20 AM   #17
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and the other aftermarket springs would wear stock struts considerably faster than the SPT by eibach springs would... as they are designed for stock struts.
not necessarily true... dealers also sell the AGXs and recommend them with the SPT springs...
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:55 AM   #18
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I wouldn't recomend agx's for anyone.
Go w/ springs, and when your tires are toast, get something good. You'll get more out of handling mods than 'power' mods.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:20 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by BlackAndBlue
2002 RS's dont come w/puny 13mm ones anymore, i think theyre 17 now, im too lazy to go check
Don`t assume things if you are too lazy to check.

It still comes with a 13mm rsb.

You will get more out of handling mods thats for sure. But the fisrt handling mod you should do is to get some good tires, you can't even imagine what difference it makes.

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Yes I could imagine what difference it would make... but as I stated the choice currently is between these 2.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:53 AM   #21
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If your not going to replace the struts don't buy the springs. I would go with the Cobb CAI. If you want to do something suspension wise get a set of high performance tires. Falken Azenies are not that expensive and will give you better results then just springs alone.

"Anything worth doing, is worth doing right"
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I wouldn't recomend agx's for anyone.
Go w/ springs, and when your tires are toast, get something good. You'll get more out of handling mods than 'power' mods.
AO
what's wrong with the AGXs... best cost effective strut made... as long as you put the correct spring on them... I had them and loved them... they aren't great rally struts, but for road use, they are great... better than the V5 IMHO...
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While everyone is throwing in tires, which tire would everyone recommend on an affordable budget? No need for all seasons here, only 3 seasons in Texas... December, January, and Summer.
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While everyone is throwing in tires, which tire would everyone recommend on an affordable budget? No need for all seasons here, only 3 seasons in Texas... December, January, and Summer.
falken azenis sport... best all around tire for cheap... actually one of the better tires around period, just happens to be cheap...

only other decent option in the price range is the Kumho MX, but it costs a bit more and isn't near the tire the falkens are...
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Don`t assume things if you are too lazy to check.

It still comes with a 13mm rsb.

You will get more out of handling mods thats for sure. But the fisrt handling mod you should do is to get some good tires, you can't even imagine what difference it makes.

Phil =)
I wasnt assuming, I was trying to remember a post by suby girl at midnight, unfortunately i forgot that it was for wrx's only therefore useless to us...
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