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Old 05-20-2000, 06:10 PM   #1
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HI all, just wants to know does the 95-99 Legacy Sedan and OBS springs will fits to 92 Legacy turbo?
Would like to makes the car little higher for daily and rally drive. I may run the stock shock or may replace the AGX later!!
PeteH, I would like to know more about your AGX and Stocks springs set up, could you post more info about it? Since I may go to the same way as you does!! Since those WRX Kg/mm Springs doesn't fits to the Legacy turbo (don't know way maybe difference springs shape!!!???)
Thanks all and enjoy your Legacy!!
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Old 05-21-2000, 04:19 PM   #2
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Look into your rear wheel well opening and look at the spring shape. If the spring is cone shaped than no they won't fit. If they are a basic vertical shape it shouldn't be a problem. Look and compare the two if concerned.
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Old 05-21-2000, 07:49 PM   #3
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IMHO, u shouild try getting some eibachs. I am not sur eif the OBS springs will fit your legacy turbo as I am selling mine very soon since I got a se tof eibachs. It raises 20mm. I am from Toronto tho. Email me if you're interested. I know patrick Richards uses the OBS springs for rally on his impreza.
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Old 05-22-2000, 12:30 AM   #4
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Or you could try what I've just and convert your struts to 21/4" coilovers with adjustable seats - you can then choose what spring rates you use and adjust the height over 6" in 15 minutes for all 4 wheels.

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(See the thread on Coilovers on a Wagon)
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Old 05-22-2000, 07:28 PM   #5
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Hi Ben, My choice to use stock springs was for purely financial reasons. I still would like to upgrade but I am not sure to what yet. My car turned 140,000mi old today with little sign of giving up! For TSD rally's I found the combination of the AGX's set at 3fr and 6rr/stock springs/Pirelli M&S tires inflated to 44 front and 38 rear to be a good low-dollar setup. No bottoming out, well controlled dampning for the speeds/conditions I encountered and I still had some adjustment left in the struts. When the rally was finished I aired down the tires and set the struts at 2fr and 4rr, soft enough to be comfortable even with my 17" Speedlines/45series PZero's. Going to 1fr and 2rr makes for a very smoooooooooth ride that even your grandma won't complain about

Most of the aftermarket springs available in the US are lowering springs, not the ticket for TSD rally's! I as of yet have not found the need to raise my car but I would like a moderatly stiffer spring to better control body role. With my stock springs with 140,000 miles on them the car sits lower on the drivers side, maybe the previous owner was heavy? I don't know but she sits a bit lower. I have not been having very good luck finding out what the stock spring rates are so it is difficult to compare to the aftermarket offerings, but I am still looking nevertheles.
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Old 05-23-2000, 05:53 AM   #6
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Hi PeteH, thanks for your info, and it helps me to go to the way you did. I do try to fit an Kg/mm springs on to my car last weekend, but it doesn't fit (since the springs are from GC8 WRX) so I will try just fits the shocks.
Do you think the Outback Sprot springs will make our car little high??? Some of the i-club member mention it will make the car hige enough for rally?
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Old 05-23-2000, 05:25 PM   #7
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Strange that the springs didn't fit, there are very few Impreza suspension parts that won't fit our cars. Why do you feel the need to raise your car? Are your TSD events held on really rough roads that you have bottomed out on? I would say unless you have had problems with bottoming don't raise the car, remember, raising the car will also raise the roll center which will increase body roll, again not what you want.
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Old 05-23-2000, 11:57 PM   #8
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PeteH, thanks for your reply, I have broke my oil pan once after a road rally, maybe my current suspension is soft or getting weak, but since in your set-up, I think it maybe good enough to me. I will go to the same way as you did, I will ask you if I have any problem!
I just try the Kg/mm springs that came from Ver. 3 WRX, I was think those suspension should fits to my stock shocks, but it didn't fits, I don't know why but I just return those springs to my friend.
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Old 05-24-2000, 06:05 PM   #9
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I will keep searching for a bit stiffer spring, preferably with a progressive rate. If you go with the AGX's leave them set a lower # setting and gradually move up to stiffer settings to break them in slowly. There have been reports of some blown struts by using maximum settings too soon.
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Old 06-08-2000, 04:59 PM   #10
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Go here: http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Forum2/HTML/001247.html

These should get you exactly where you want to go! I am not sure what to use for spring rates though...........
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