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Old 01-16-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Stiffer suspension, stock ride height?

Ok, I drive a 2005 Impreza WRX, and am looking for a better suspension set up, that still maintains a close to stock ride height, but improves handling.

The car is daily driven, and probably a bit of Auto-X and track days.

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Old 01-16-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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STI Pinks?

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Old 01-16-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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What type of ride are you looking for? The TEIN H-tech (and others I don't remember) increase the rates to that of the stock STi, but offer a much larger drop than you are looking for. The STi pink springs offer a moderate drop, but are a bit stiffer than the stock STi springs.

iON Performance "Sport Spec" springs offer the same rates as the stock STi, but only a 1" drop. If you are hard-set on keeping the stock ride height, find some springs off an '04 STi from someone who upgraded. Those should keep your ride height stock and give you the increased spring rate you are looking for.
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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Sti Pinks will drop you about an inch all around. I have the v7's and love them.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:17 PM   #6
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Stock STi springs will drop your car the least (about 10mm), and you should be able to pick up a used set cheap.

You'll want to pair those with a strut designed to handle that much spring. STi takeoff struts would be a good used option (only 04 struts will fit your car, not 05-06). But, I would recommend adjustable Koni inserts for a great setup.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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I bought a lightly used '04 STi strut assemblies from a NASIOC member for $325 shipped. It would be hard for you to beat this bolt on setup for so little cash. I would search the forum and private for sale classifieds for something just like it.
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