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Old 01-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default i want to lower my car but also want to have even tire wear.....

Would this be possible if i just buy springs for the car or do i need to buy coilovers (spring and struts). I thought about getting maybe an sti strut and springs since it's stock and will keep my tire wear evenly. Suggestions please, thanks.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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you can get even tire wear with most drops. you just have to have it aligned corectly.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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well when i had a civic, i had adjustable struts and coilovers and the tire wear was never even. I inside would always wear out no matter how they align it. They said they couldn't get it back to factory specs. I just don't know if it's the same with wrx. I'm new to all this.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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As long as you get springs without too much of a drop (if using stock suspension components elsewhere) and a good alignment, I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to get even tire ware.
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:31 PM   #5
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You don't have a civic anymore.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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I got my tein s-techs as soon as i got my car brand new and 23000 miles later I'm still riding on my stock bridgestones and they're wearing even as if there was no drop get an alignment as soon as you do the drop, maintain the right air pressure and rotate and balance your tires and you'll be fine
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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If you're looking for a more aggressive drop, all you need is the camber adjusted. You can ether buy the kits or have somebody make custom camber kits.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:14 PM   #8
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And as long as you stay with a tire that is close to the stock 205 width, you'll be ok. My car is lowered close to 1.5" in front, and after running my summer 225s for 6 months, I can just ever so slightly see evidence that the inside shoulder (front tires) is wearing a little faster than the rest of the tire. I haven't seen the problem with the 205 snow tires I am running now. My car is within factory alignement specs without the use of cam bolts or camber plates.
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:27 PM   #9
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If you're looking for a more aggressive drop, all you need is the camber adjusted. You can ether buy the kits or have somebody make custom camber kits.

....there is no 'kit'...'kits' are hunduha.....
ya got a subaru and ya got 3 ways to do it...

1..... camber or 'crash' bolts(usually rear, can be used on front)

2.....adjustable strut tops(front or rear)

3.....adjustable lateral links(rear)

....so pick one or a combination of them.....some tops adjust caster(front) as well....and the adjustable rear lateral links can adjust track and toe, too.


...and it is toe, out of spec, that usually eats tires....NOT excessive camber....dropping( slamming) alters toe as well as camber and THAT is what usually kills tires.

'0' toe is good
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:04 PM   #10
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so what you're saying is that i can't just drop the car and align it. I have to do one of the 3 to fix the toe.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #11
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"One of the 3 things" applies to camber.

You can drop it and align the toe just fine. Just don't drop it too much. Do a search on springs and do some reading.
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:22 AM   #12
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I just got Cobb Springs (Drop is 2.0 in the front 1.5 in the back on stock STI springs).
Will I need a camber kit...does this constitute too much drop?
According to Cobb the stock 06 STI springs are not ideal.
Just asking....
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:21 PM   #13
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Just put the springs on and get an alignment. Max camber up front and zero toe all round. No "camber kit" required. We do not have camber kits on Subaru's, just camber bolts. The fronts have bolts already - the rear does not, but you shouldn't need to adjust it unless you are looking to do something unusual with your car.
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Just put the springs on and get an alignment. Max camber up front and zero toe all round. No "camber kit" required. We do not have camber kits on Subaru's, just camber bolts. The fronts have bolts already - the rear does not, but you shouldn't need to adjust it unless you are looking to do something unusual with your car.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:24 AM   #15
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dropping( slamming) alters toe as well as camber and THAT is what usually kills tires.

'0' toe is good
And that would have to be one hell of a SLAMDROP to get the toe to go out of spec. . .

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Old 03-07-2006, 04:33 AM   #16
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And that would have to be one hell of a SLAMDROP to get the toe to go out of spec. . .
http://wrx.dicknogs.net/suspension/bumpsteer_sti.gif
woah neat. Does one of those exist for camber as well?

Edit: right there in the same folder. Sweet!

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:46 AM   #18
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Default Tein S-Tech

Hey there guys! i got a 2006 wrx and i'm thinking of lowering it, but not too low. just so it would give my car a more agressive look. i'm loking in to some Tein S-tech's lowering springs, how low are they? 1.5?2.0? and no need for camber bolts with this drop right? just alignment? if there's anyone in here who has picS and experience with them that they can show will be muchly appreciated! thanks!
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:54 PM   #19
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Dude, search for s-techs. Lots of bad things to be said about them in these parts.
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easiest fix.

1 get new camber bolts (check out oakos automotive), the fronts are fine just need them for the rear.

2 get aligned with 0, ZERO toe and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:21 PM   #21
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Quick fix for what? No need for camber bolts unless you need them to get some specific camber settings for racing or something. You car will be fine with lowering springs and an alignment afterwards.
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