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Old 01-31-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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I'm finally buying my Rex Wednesday or Thursday depending on the seller . I already have Tein S-Tech Springs which I plan to install. I was wondering if anyone could install these on my car, or know of a good place around NOVA that would do the install. If anyone has pictures of the Tein S-Techs on there car would really like to see how they would look before I get them installed.

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Old 01-31-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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I'm a tech at a dealership, and every wednesday is hobbyday..
I never done one on a WRX but I'm pretty sure they are not that hard..
I can do it for you on wed. nite after 5pm..
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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Dont waste money paying someone, IMO. There are lots of able people in NOVA that would probably help, just post an install day. They are not all that hard, long as the bolts cooperate. I had a heck of a time, but then again I did more beer drinking than work that day. As for the drop on the springs, I had them before I got my coilovers, and the drop is nice. Probably the lowest you can go on springs alone.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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springs are easy. doesnt take too long to do. just need an air compressor. i can help you out. i installed s-tech's on my wrx last week. drop is nice and even, but its not as slammed as the perrins.. which i wanted.
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input guys, greatly appreciated. I'll probably take you up on that offer Blitz04 because I have Wednesdays off, what dealership do you work at? Dunno if you want to travel down to NOVA fantabulous from Maryland, but if your close to NOVA thats cool it would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping the drop goes well too. I really don't like that fist inbetween the front wheel and the fender and then two fingers gap between the back wheel and the quarterpanel. Would really like that to even out. Next mod for my car is Helix Upipe, Downpipe, and Exhaust, any comments or suggests on that?

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Old 01-31-2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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springs are easy. doesnt take too long to do. just need an air compressor. i can help you out. i installed s-tech's on my wrx last week. drop is nice and even, but its not as slammed as the perrins.. which i wanted.
I thought the perrins had less of a drop? Meh, they are overpriced anyway
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:01 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input guys, greatly appreciated. I'll probably take you up on that offer Blitz04 because I have Wednesdays off, what dealership do you work at? Dunno if you want to travel down to NOVA fantabulous from Maryland, but if your close to NOVA thats cool it would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping the drop goes well too. I really don't like that fist inbetween the front wheel and the fender and then two fingers gap between the back wheel and the quarterpanel. Would really like that to even out. Next mod for my car is Helix Upipe, Downpipe, and Exhaust, any comments or suggests on that?

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Old 01-31-2005, 11:12 PM   #8
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how much you selling it for and why are you selling it?
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:18 PM   #9
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200. VB Cop harrassment. Helix is a great company, just didnt need the profiling. You can search for pics on here, or Ill bump it tomorrow sometime. Im going to sleep.
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Old 01-31-2005, 11:23 PM   #10
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I might take you up on that offer, my brother lives at ODU, which will equal easy pickup. How long did you use it for and are there any dents? Would love to pick that up for that much, hopefully woodbridge cops won't harass me too much, they've been nice to me soo far. Except that one blondie cop on motorcycle. I love the sound that Helix makes, dunno if I want the profiling either. I heard it Helix helps turbo spool any word on that?
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:17 AM   #11
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springs are easy. doesnt take too long to do. just need an air compressor. i can help you out. i installed s-tech's on my wrx last week. drop is nice and even, but its not as slammed as the perrins.. which i wanted.
Deciding what suspension you want based on how mad tyte slammed it is y0 is not a recipe for handling success The car is balanced when the wheel gap isn't.. that's just the way it is..
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Old 02-01-2005, 08:51 AM   #12
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springs are easy. doesnt take too long to do. just need an air compressor.


why do you need an air compressor? i have done many springs and have never needed one.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:34 AM   #13
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I work at Ourisman Ford on Rt1.. which is not that far from woodbridge..
I've done tones of installs on uppipe, downpipe, turbos, and exhaust on wrx.. let me know if you are going to do them also..
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #14
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perrins are rated higher but the drop in reality is lower. my friend has the perrins and they sit noticibly lower than my s techs. and the perrins are much stiffer.

an air compressor will save so much time, and make the job that much easier. maybe im too lazy.
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #15
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so what you meant to say is if you are lazy and just want to make it generally easier then you should use and air compressor. gotcha hehehe... i agree or some kind of impact gun
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Old 02-01-2005, 01:07 PM   #16
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sounds like a plan Blitz04 is next wednesday alright for you? I probably won't have the exhaust or anything else but I definitely already have the springs. Wish I could of installed them at my house but my rentz won't lemme use their garage for my car gidgits. If its alright with Blitz04 i won't mind having other ppl come and help out. I'll buy dinner for ya too Blitz04.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:15 PM   #17
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yea next wed. day will be ok.. unless something comes up..
anyways.. every wednesday is ok for me to work on other cars.. 5pm-9pm..
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:50 PM   #18
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awesome man ill keep that in mind thanks
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Old 02-01-2005, 11:48 PM   #19
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Dont you need a spring compressor???? That is the only thing that I don't have.
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:55 AM   #20
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Nope, you just need the strenght of a gorilla. Which isnt much.
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mmmmmmm gorilla strength!!!!
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