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Old 07-13-2001, 09:10 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Installed, H&R springs for WRX

All I have to say is that I love them! Car handles great. I was gonna get coil-overs, but too much $$$. The dampening of our struts isn't bad at all, so these springs really make a difference. I never noticed any ride quality loss util I hit a speed bump or any other large bump. They are awesome, and for $230.00, this should be your first mod.

Next install will be my Jun eyelids, Racing Heart wheels, and cusco swaybars. I'll keep you guys posted. Sorry no pics, soon though.
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Old 07-13-2001, 09:33 AM   #2
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Thats nice to hear! I just ordered mine yesterday.

How was the install? Any tips?

Out of curiousity, where did you get them for $230? I paid quite a bit more than that.

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Old 07-13-2001, 10:13 AM   #3
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Ant,

Pardon my ignorance, but do these springs lower the car?
If so how much?
What are pro's? (handeling caracteristics)
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Old 07-13-2001, 10:35 AM   #4
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Tirerack. aprox $230.00. w/ alignment kit and 2nd day delivery= $303.00 (I have no patience). I didn't install them, I had them installed (I would have done it, but I am sick and like I said, I have NO patience) by a friend- it took about 1 hour and 15 minutes, the only 'complication' is that the rear deck and rear seats had to be removed (prob could be done w/out this, but makes it allot easier).

Yea, the car is a little lower, about 1.5"- Nothing drastic. Actually, our car sits so high to begin with, it looks like a normal car now!

Pros-handles great, looks great, and feels great. A little less understeer (but I am hoping to have no understeer after the sway bar install) than before.
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Old 07-13-2001, 10:48 AM   #5
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hmmm...KYB AGX and H&R Springs?

Or wait for H&R Cup Kit?

Or just blow the wad and go for coilovers.....
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Old 07-13-2001, 11:21 AM   #6
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What was the part # for the springs you orderd? I have about 3 different # that people have been getting from h&r.


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Old 07-13-2001, 11:30 AM   #7
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No struts, just springs. I wanted something better feeling than stock, but didn't want to spend lots of bucks right now, so $230.00 for a band-aid while I save for some very high priced coilovers.

Part #=? Call Tirerack.
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Old 07-13-2001, 12:56 PM   #8
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Tirerack. aprox $230.00. w/ alignment kit and 2nd day delivery= $303.00
That's a good price.

Tirerack doesn't list springs for the WRX on their webpage but they do list the 2001 RS and they want $292. Did you get a discount or are the WRX springs just that much cheaper than the RS?

Also, does anybody know if the alignment kit is absolutely necessary? I thought I read somewhere else on this site that it wasn't needed.

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Old 07-15-2001, 09:06 PM   #9
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Anytime you take the struts off for whatever reason so you really get an alignment!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2001, 11:07 PM   #10
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Anytime you take the struts off for whatever reason so you really get an alignment!!!!!
I don't know if you were replying too me, but I was asking if an alignment KIT was necessary not an alignment.

I know I'll need an alignment. I'm just not sure if a kit is absolutely necessary in order to bring the alignment back into the correect specs after lowering.

Some vehicles need them and some don't. My Mustang didn't and my buddies Talon did.

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Old 07-16-2001, 03:28 AM   #11
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Quick Question: Dont you need shocks for these springs? Or do the stock shocks/struts work ok?
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Old 07-16-2001, 07:06 AM   #12
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Lightbulb Last time...

I have STOCK struts with H&R Springs.

I didn't install the alignment kit (camber kit). Actually, I haven't even gotten the car aligned yet; the alignment seems fine (I mean the car drives straight as the day I bought it). I know I still need to get it done though.
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Old 07-16-2001, 03:13 PM   #13
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PICS PICS!!
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Old 07-16-2001, 03:25 PM   #14
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what does the camber kit include .. bolts for the rear struts.
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Old 07-18-2001, 05:01 AM   #15
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Yes could you please explain the contents of this alignment kit?
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