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Old 05-09-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question Quick question on lowering springs?

Is there anyone out there that has installed lowering springs on an 04'WRX (stock struts as well) without any problems what so ever?
meaning the car feels like stock, sounds stock, but is just at a lower stance.

(Tein springs in particular.)

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Old 05-09-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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Tein springs aren't designed to give you that kind of feel. Eibach ProKits are aimed at what you're asking for - a slight drop, sporty feel, but still stock comfortable. The problem is: When you lower a car, you need a increase in spring rate because you now have less suspension travel. Increase the spring rate and the suspension feels, well, stiffer. Don't increase the spring rate and the car will be hitting the bump stops. Eibach's solution is a progressive spring - it's soft-ish but gets stiffer as it compresses. The Eibachs are great for a comfortable daily driver on stock struts, but they aren't great if you really push the car or are interested in taking you car to the track.
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