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Old 01-17-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Whiteline Group 4 Coilovers Installed - Review

---->>Coilover Install Page with Photos and full review here <<-----

So far very impressed.
The hype surrounding this kit is very well deserved.
They're compliant, yet I can corner as though I am on rails

They are smooth, flat... yet the car performs as tho it had 400lb springs -
With no jarring, upsetting motions

Front Strut Assy comparison


Used with STi Group N Strut mounts


Installed, ready to adjust



Take a look at the review...
mind you I've only had the set up for 2 days now....
but I'm liking this setup VERY much - Whiteline has a good thing going here
I'm good and impressed and cannot wait to completely push these to the limit!

feel free to shout with any questions!

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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I have them too, what ride height do you have. Have you noticed any excessive noise?
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:17 AM   #3
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Noise:
No noise thus far at all...

Height:
I'll have to get specific ht. measurements
But the car sits now about 3/4"-1" lower than factory specifications
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Finally in! Great news Jamie. Keep us up to date on your ongoing ride impressions and post here with any questions.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:29 AM   #5
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Yeah, I dropped it one inch around and am extremely pleased with the driveability. My only gripe is that I get excessive noise from the passenger rear coilover. It's like there's not enough pre-load on that spring. Whiteline has been extremely helpful, but I've kind of dropped the ball on following up with a few of their questions. I think I might go sans extenders like you have done because it's a little more stealthy and it's not that big of a deal to take out the backseat for a trackday.
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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is this a tarmac spec coilover or a gravel or somewhere inbetween?
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:34 PM   #7
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is this a tarmac spec coilover or a gravel or somewhere inbetween?

as per the link above

Whiteline Group 4 Coilovers - The specs

GC Body Kit Part Number: 1K4004

Strut/Piston Size: 46mm

Strut spec: Non-inverted mono tube design - Steel body

Spring rates: 280Front 224 Rear

Kit description: Road/Track Spec Coilover kit

Adjustability: 14 varying settings

Current Setting: 3 clicks from full soft front and rear

Ride Height: 3/4" lower Than Factory Height
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:44 PM   #8
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bah the click would have been too much work

so they are not really height adjustable ..just preload adjustable?
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Old 01-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #9
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they are very much height adjustable....

see this photo:



here i have the adjusting tool in place
this tool is used to assist in moving the spring ring up and down the threads,
thus adjusting the height

I lowered the car only 3/4" lower than stock
I dont want it any lower than that... car nearly becomes undrivable if you lower it too much, and that's not what I'm about I want it to handle like a monster but be compliant and "calm" at the same time.

so far, whiteline's group 4's are exceeding my expectations....

but again, it's only been 2 days time

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:17 PM   #10
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What other coilovers have you tested?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:30 PM   #11
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Jamie,

Are you selliung these at All Subaru yet?

If so, How about PMing me a local cash pickup price

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:31 PM   #12
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What other coilovers have you tested?

i've owned DMS 50mm

Previously driven on: Cusco comp 2's, Tein's (not 100% of the spec but they were murderously horrible) and DMS 40's

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Old 01-17-2005, 04:31 PM   #13
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Jamie,

Are you selliung these at All Subaru yet?

If so, How about PMing me a local cash pickup price

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will do
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:24 PM   #14
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How is the lower spring perch held in place? It looks like a set screw jammed into the threads
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:13 PM   #15
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The set screw is rubber tipped to prevent it from scoring the threads. You screw the set screw in till you feel the rubber contact and then give a little 1/4 turn. That's it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:38 PM   #16
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but again, it's only been 2 days time
That's not what your link sez- it states "1/15/04", that's a FULL YEAR (and two days)
Hee hee- sorry, Jamie, I hadda do it.

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PS- hey, can you shoot me a price too? I'm in loOOooooOOoVE w/ the Group 4's. I'm still a coupla months from purchase however.
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oops! i'll get that updated asap
it was late and i was tired when i finished updating the page
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where's my PM?


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JK
yeah sorry bout that... my PM box is ... um... busy

I shot you one just now tho... contact me with any questions.

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I'm also seriously interested in the Whitline G4's.

can you send me the same info as well? thanks.
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Interested in G4's with custom spring rates. PleasePM with price info. Thanks
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yeah sorry bout that... my PM box is ... um... busy

I shot you one just now tho... contact me with any questions.

Jamie
Still waitin' for mine too..
(Although, like I said, it'll prolly be 2-3-4 months before I can buy it).

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i've owned DMS 50mm

Previously driven on: Cusco comp 2's, Tein's (not 100% of the spec but they were murderously horrible) and DMS 40's

cheers
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In your opinion, how do the Whitelines compare to the others?
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Old 01-19-2005, 12:03 AM   #24
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How would you compare the G4's to the DMS coilovers? Could you pm me a price as well when you get a chance. Thanks and good luck with the new setup. Tucker
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Click on the link at the top of the thread. Jamie makes some comparisons with her DMS stuff.
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