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Old 03-25-2012, 02:55 AM   #4726
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I just installed the following on my 02 Wagon:

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How are these working out?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #4727
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It's working out nicely. Now I know just how beat the old struts were, and I like the new firmness (although I wouldn't want much firmer for DD). Bumps are "one and done", no bobbing. The KYBs seem to have enough damping for the pinks.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #4728
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It's working out nicely. Now I know just how beat the old struts were, and I like the new firmness (although I wouldn't want much firmer for DD). Bumps are "one and done", no bobbing. The KYBs seem to have enough damping for the pinks.
Where did you buy the KYBs from?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #4729
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I should have posted here long ago

05 WRX wagon

Koni Inserts
Swift Spec-R springs
3/4'' saggy butt spacers in rear
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17x7.5" w/ 48mm offset Rota Tarmac 2
225/45/17 Hankook Ventus V12 EVO tires
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit
Camber Bolts up front running 1.5 deg. of negative camber (was running 2.0)

No rubbing, not even close. Still have about 3/4" clearance from spring perch and 1/2" from fender up front. Not sure about the back but there's plenty of room


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Old 03-28-2012, 02:15 AM   #4730
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Just installed coilovers. Do you guys think these are too low, ie have moved into 'form>function' territory? One is seized, but if its too low I'll get it rebuilt



It felt awesome on the way to the shop to drop it off for the alignment. I didn't expect to feel that much difference in acceleration, its really night and day. Please let me know what you guys think, sorry the pic sucks. Its only like 1 1/2 finger gap in the rear, 2 in the front. I thought I would have more gap
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #4731
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looks pretty low to me, would be more accurate if you measured (and posted) the ride heights- on level surface measure from the center of the wheel strait up to the center of the wheel arch- try to get it the measurement to the closest 1/16-1/8"
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #4732
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Thanks bigsky. I get the car back today or tomorrow so i'll post #'s then
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:10 PM   #4733
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Sti stock rear sway on an 04 wagon as a cheap temp upgrade? Go......
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #4734
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^^ depends - do you have the sti lateral links and endlinks to go with it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:19 PM   #4735
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looks pretty low to me, would be more accurate if you measured (and posted) the ride heights- on level surface measure from the center of the wheel strait up to the center of the wheel arch- try to get it the measurement to the closest 1/16-1/8"
Ok quick measurement was 13 3/8. Just under 22" from the ground if I remember right
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:17 PM   #4736
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^ is that the front or rear?

the oe ride height for the wagon is 387/376 or 15.2/14.8"- I've found lowering around the 1" mark to be about right- you're almost double that, so yes I'd say you're too low
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:41 AM   #4737
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Crap. I was hoping that it would be in range. I will have to pull the seized one and see if I can fix it.

Also, just for general information, jic flta1 coilovers use the same wrenches as skunk2 (not sure what model) just a heads up because jic doesnt sell wrenches anymore for that model. Not that most people are still running flta1's anymore
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #4738
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^ if one of the struts is seized, probably want to take care of that regardless
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:00 PM   #4739
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^ if one of the struts is seized, probably want to take care of that regardless
Oh no sorry. The struts not seized, just the threads to adjust height. Otherwise I wouldn't be quite so low
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #4740
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^ ahhh- gotcha, still worth getting the ride height up up a bit imo
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #4741
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I agree. Luckily the problem strut is the rear, so I can pull it and not need another alignment... I'm gonna enjoy it as is for a while first going from oe suspension with 200k to these is ridiculous
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #4742
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^^ depends - do you have the sti lateral links and endlinks to go with it?
I know the front won't fit, I thought the rear would fit.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #4743
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Will 05 STI take off springs (not struts) fit on my 04 wagon?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #4744
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Will 05 STI take off springs (not struts) fit on my 04 wagon?
Yes No need to change anything, The springs are a little stiff for your stock struts.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #4745
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Thanks for the info. I know they're a little stiff for the stock struts, I'm planning on getting some D-Specs in time. How will the car react if the springs are too stiff?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #4746
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it will tend to be under damped so a little bouncy. I cant say how much I have no experience with that set up.

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #4747
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Where did you buy the KYBs from?
Amazon. They also had the bumpstops(helper springs) and boots.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #4748
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I know the front won't fit, I thought the rear would fit.
The suspension geometry is different on the rear as well. I thought about doing the rear myself when converting the front, but in the end did not see the point in spending the extra time and money sourcing the parts to do it properly. Larger diameter sways and endlinks for our cars(non-STI) are relatively cheap and easy to find used imo.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:33 PM   #4749
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Just installed Swift Sport wagon springs, KYB GR2 wagon struts, and GroupN top hats. Already have Whiteline front and rear swaybars with Whiteline endlinks, and Whiteline rear wagon strut bar. Things are pretty stiff and response through the corners are nice. I marked my camber bolts before taking them off, but will do an alignment in a week or two anyways to check them and to check toe.

Do you guys think rear camber bolts are necessary?
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:31 PM   #4750
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Did you at least do a diy/backyard style check for tow? You replaced major components, I wouldn't drive 2 weeks without an alignment.. But that's me
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