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Old 08-04-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
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Anybody ever hear or know of anyone running them? I know of a couple of VW/Audi guys that use them but I had never heard of them for our cars. Thoughts?

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Old 08-04-2005, 07:40 AM   #2
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never heard of them. but a 1.5" drop seems like alot.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:03 AM   #3
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1.5 does sound slammed. Here's another place that sells them:

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Old 08-04-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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seems like a good price for a set of springs. plus, they're progressive not linear which i would think is good. They also say they've eliminated the inital sag:
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This eliminates the "settling" other brands require,
I just think the drop might be an issue. Is there any other spring out there with that kind of drop? maybe someone with the iONs will chime in here. I also wonder if they know the 05 != 00-04...
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:52 AM   #5
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I have iON springs and absolutely LOVE them. I have never had a better set of springs. Seriously. They were great when I first installed them, and they've grown on me even more since then. I did a write-up on them here - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=772720

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:03 AM   #6
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Did you measure the drop? They look really good. wish i had some new susp. Those springs were kinda pricey though, right?
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:25 AM   #7
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The springs weren't very price. I can't remember exactly what I paid, but it wasn't bad. I plan on taking some glamour shots in front of the Hornets when I have time to wash her.

I just measured the drop, and while running 225/45/17 wheels (17x7) I have ~.5in up front and ~1in in the rear of fender well.

I have taken this car into some HARD turns with the sole purpose of trying to get rub, and I have NOT been able to do it. This is on stock shocks.

I also drive this car from Hilton Head to Miami on a regular basis, so I demand ride quality, and by god, I have it.

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:00 AM   #8
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I run Whitelines with Gr2's on my BE and I think they drop the most of the major players that most use around here (H&R, Eibach and ION). I think it was about 1 inch around but I did not measure. My front has about 1 - 1.5 fingers gap and the rears are basically tucked. If a stock BE wants to get me a measure from the center of the stock wheel to the top of the fender on the front and back I can give you a comparison.

I think 1.5 is a bit much but it all depends on what you want. It seems that most people around here want performance and from what I see at VWvortex its about how low you can go. Its not a bad thing but you need to know what you want from the final result.

Good luck and keep use posted with some pic's/review if you do pick them up.
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #9
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From looking at the pic you may also need Impreza top hats for the fronts but its impossible to tell with out seeing them in person.

You may want to ask about that.
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:10 AM   #10
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bhall - You've got a PM about your GR2's.
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:34 AM   #11
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:48 AM   #12
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FWIW, GR2's are $292 from tire smack.com w/o shipping.

I want new struts bad too
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:19 AM   #13
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I'm still debating on what shocks to get. I'm afraid the GR2's won't be enough performance for me. So, I'm talking to iON performance about doing an AGX / Tokico combo. More on that once it's final.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:26 AM   #14
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AGX / Tokico?

explain please...
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I think the AGX are the adjustable ones. I hear they are sweet but twice the price if I remember correctly. Since this is not my track car and just the ride to go from A to B the extra cost whould not provide the benifit needed.

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:32 AM   #16
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they are adjustable.
I dont think they make AGX's for the BE. unless they found another model that fits.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:53 AM   #17
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They do not make AGX's for the BE; however, one of the sides (I can't remember whether it was the front or rear) do fit. I'm going to use those with a set of JDM Tokico's for the opposite side. Both are adjustable. and have the same dampening.

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Old 08-04-2005, 12:35 PM   #18
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The reason I'm not doing JDM Tokico's all the way around is because I can't justify paying a few hundred dollars extra since they're from Japan. Plus, I'm ordering from iON, and the current exchange rate is ridiculous.
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From looking at the pic you may also need Impreza top hats for the fronts but its impossible to tell with out seeing them in person.

You may want to ask about that.
I have a set of new Group-N STi mounts sitting in my room for whatever I decide to go with. I doubt I'll end up getting these due to lack of feedback. I'm still leaning towards H&Rs or the iONs
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you won't need them with the iON's, but i think you will need them for any other spring (sans stock of course, but who wants those?).
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #21
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you won't need them with the iON's, but i think you will need them for any other spring (sans stock of course, but who wants those?).
Ya I remember Jack saying that they use the stock tophats. But I wonder if I COULD use them with the iON's?
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:03 PM   #22
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Anybody ever hear or know of anyone running them? I know of a couple of VW/Audi guys that use them but I had never heard of them for our cars. Thoughts?

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I did a lot of searching about a month ago (relating to my BG).
Most reviews in general said they sucked.
A few liked them.
But, then again I read issues with other brands as well (things like, they sag, they are too soft, they are too low.......).

So, not much help on my part, but I have been down this road as well.

BTW, I believe Intrax direct is in California. Look it up.
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