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Old 07-31-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default What are the best springs to use with stock Shocks?

I have a 2005 2.5RS and I'm looking for springs that fit my car, which springs will fit my car?

And also what springs are good to get without changing out anything else just springs,
or what springs to get and what other parts will I need, I'm looking for something that won't cause me any problems.
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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I would suggest:

Prodrive
STI Pinks or STI OEM (same springs different color)
Eibach
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Old 07-31-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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Prodrive Lowering Springs for Impreza and Legacy. Manufactured to Prodrive's specifications by Eibach. These high-performance spring sets are specially designed to work with the factory struts.
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Prodrive + stock struts here. Good combo, though with any stiffer/lowering spring, you'll want new struts too eventually.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:17 PM   #5
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Eibach springs and a good alignment will do you good.
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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i just ordered prodrive springs for my RS and camber bolts as well
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I would suggest:

Prodrive
STI Pinks or STI OEM (same springs different color)
Eibach

+1 on the Pinks. Understand that any aftermarket spring, while it may work with the factory struts, WILL accelerate the wear of your stock struts. I have the JDM v7 Sti Pinks on my factory struts and love them.

Just an FYI, there are MANY types of Sti Pinks. All pinks /= Sti OEM. I can post a link describing the many types and spring rates if you need it.
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+1 on the Pinks. Understand that any aftermarket spring, while it may work with the factory struts, WILL accelerate the wear of your stock struts. I have the JDM v7 Sti Pinks on my factory struts and love them.

Just an FYI, there are MANY types of Sti Pinks. All pinks /= Sti OEM. I can post a link describing the many types and spring rates if you need it.

I need something that lowers my car atleast 1.5" on the front... I don't care about the back, but the front is too damn high
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that much drop is a recipe for disaster with stock struts....

stick to something witha milder drop - the car will still look great but you'll still have some suspension travel

the ones mentioned - pinks Eibach or Prodrive are the cream of the crop
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that much drop is a recipe for disaster with stock struts....

stick to something witha milder drop - the car will still look great but you'll still have some suspension travel

the ones mentioned - pinks Eibach or Prodrive are the cream of the crop
How much are aftermarket struts?
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:56 PM   #11
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I have tried 2 different sets of springs with my stock struts on my 2005 RS. I have also seen several other springs on RS's and other imprezas. I think the Prodrives are hands-down the best because they don;t drop the rear hardly at all and do drop the front enough so that it looks even, front to back. They also do not drop the car too much so that it will not screw up the handling and will still leave enough room for tire clearance if you decide to go wider.

I also like the stance of H&R's but have no experience with them other than seeing them on a wrx and liking the stance.

Eibachs and SPT springs leave too much fender gap in the front IMHO.
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