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Old 04-19-2004, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question Tein Part #'s same for 02-04 WRX & 04 STi

I was at a local tuner shop today, and I was inspecting my new Tein Basic damper setup, when I noticed on the box it said that this was for an 02 - 03 Impreza WRX. I immediately referred to the 2004 brochure to check the part numbers -- low-and-behold, they are the same!!

I looked online for verification, and found the folowing:

Tein's site

Impreza
GDA 02-03 BASIC WRX DSS60-LUSS2
$990.00 5/280
SC050-01250 5/280
SY050-01225 None -63
-2.5 -29
-1.1 -50
-2 ~ -83
-3.3 -21
-0.8 ~ -44
-1.7
SUBARU Impreza
GGA 02-03 BASIC WRX SPORTS WAGON DSS60-LUSS2
$990.00 5/280
SC050-01250 5/280
SY050-01225 None

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SUBARU Impreza
GDA 04+ BASIC WRX DSS60-LUSS2
$990.00 5/280
SC050-01250 5/280
SY050-01225 None -57
-2.2 -38
-1.5 -45
-1.8 ~ -71
-2.8 -16
-0.6 ~ -52
-2

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SUBARU Impreza
GDF 04+ BASIC WRX STI DSS60-LUSS2
$990.00 5/280
SC050-01250 5/280
SY050-01225 None -40
-1.6 -17
-0.7 -30
-1.2 ~ -52
-2.1 3
0.1 ~ -30
-1.2
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As you can see (on-site, not neccessarily on my copy/paste job), the part numbers are the same, and the dampening/spring rates stay consistent but some of the height-adjustment specs are all different. Will the weight of the car have that much of an effect on how much a similar-chassis vehicle can be raised or lowered?

I know that they're all interchangable from 02 up, but I just find it hard to believe that they use the same parts for both the WRX and the STi.

We called Tein, and they said that they're the same parts for both cars, but I guess I want a more technical explanation from the real geeks.

Any comments are appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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of course they are different, the heights are measured from stock heights. WRX and STI have different ride heights stock; therefore, WRX will always lower more than STI when using the same set up. But the final results(height) from both cars will always be the same!
Am I making sense?
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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When I read your post, I figured that you were basically saying that the difference in adjustability should be the same, so if there's a 4 inch difference in the WRX from totally up to totally down, there should be the same overall difference in the STi.

....But then I looked at their website again. The adjustibility is way different. On the STi, you get a total of 3.3 inches of suspension adjustability up & down in front. On the WRX, you get 5.3 inches.

What factor does the STi have that the the WRX does not that limits its ride-height adjustability by a full two inches? What am I not seeing?

Maybe I'm just being dense........
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.....it only takes me a couple of seconds to figgure this one out....

The chassis are different, car to car...
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Old 04-20-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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I know that much, but HOW?

I want specifics from technical geeks.......
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Old 04-20-2004, 05:50 PM   #6
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>On the STi, you get a total of 3.3 inches of suspension adjustability
>up & down in front. On the WRX, you get 5.3 inches.

It's really not that much. The Basics aren't damper adjustable, and even though Tein says they have a certain ride height adjustability, the dampers don't like it when they are too far away from spec ride height.

I have Tein Wagons, a similar, albeit softer, coilover. Raising the front ride height a half inch from spec resulted in a fairly extreme spring /damping rate mismatch - very bouncy, very annoying. At spec ride height, however, the damping is perfect. The rear is slightly more forgiving, but it still lost it's composure when the ride height wasn't set to spec.

The ride height adjustability is great for corner weighting though.
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