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Old 10-01-2001, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Stock Spring Rates For 99 Legacy GT?

Does anyone know what the stock spring rates are for a 99 Legacy GT?

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Old 10-02-2001, 01:41 PM   #2
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Old 10-02-2001, 08:45 PM   #3
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wagon or sedan? IIRC the wagon is roughly 145/128 lbin F/R though don't quote me on those exact numbers... It's not that far off from the STi / Prodrive spring rates for these Legacy's. Sedan will have slightly higher rates in the rear.
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Old 10-03-2001, 02:50 AM   #4
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would the sedan be HIGHER in the rear than the wagon? Isnt the wagon heavier in the rear?
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Old 10-03-2001, 09:25 AM   #5
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I have a sedan.

I bought a set of Ground Control springs where I was able to pick my rates. I told him I wanted 250/225 f/r. When I told him that he said wow that is aweful close to stock. He then recommended I go with 315/280 f/r. When I put these on my car I was very dissatified with the ride qaulity. Ever little bump jars the car and make it bounce. I got sick of it and order a set of 250/225.

Do you guys think this will solve my problem? I am also switching to a set of FHI Ver 5 struts. The KYBs just don't perform well when lowered past 1" below stock.

Hopefully this will cure my problem.

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Old 10-03-2001, 10:13 PM   #6
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The guy's on drugs. I don't know what the spring rates are exactly, but they more in the ballpark of what BG5 posted. I know my DMS Golds (225f/180r) are noticeable firmer than stock, so stock is nowhere near 250f/225r.

I have an Excel spreadsheet that I got from someone here on the board who was compiling spring data. His spreadsheet says a '99 GT wagon is actually the opposite of what BG5 posted - 128.5front/139.5rear. As I recall he actually had his springs tested.

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Old 10-04-2001, 12:02 AM   #7
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Default Ride heights (floor to wheel arch)

---------FRONT---- REAR
97 OB 730mm----720mm
97 GT 667mm-----657mm

Thanks to http://www.geocities.com/limeylight/handling.htm

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Old 10-04-2001, 10:56 AM   #8
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Cool Patrick.

I am encouraged that you have DMS golds with lower rates than GCs.

Do you like them?

I will get the new 8"ers 250/225 put on and see how they feel. This guy at GC kept telling me how he knew of RSs out there with rates of over 400 blah blah. I will let you know how my new set does.

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Old 10-04-2001, 06:00 PM   #9
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Pat, that was me with the spreadsheet which I lost 3 computers ago... I rated H&R's, Prodrives, my 99GT Wagon springs, and
springs off a 95L Wagon.

In summary, you won't find 'drop-in' springs higher than about 200lbin and even in mad-mad rock-hard Japan, the majority of coilover setups over there don't tend to be more than about 225-275 lbin.

The RS is 157/149 so I still don't understand what the guy at GC was talking about with rates being too close to stock
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Old 10-04-2001, 11:34 PM   #10
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If you search for my name on the Suspension Forum, you'll find plenty of feedback about my DMS experience. They were recently rebuilt (under warranty) and I reinstalled them a week ago. All the problems I had with initially are gone, the car rides great and really does handle amazingly well. I now have a new problem (camber issues) which I still need to work out with Dave Clark.

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Old 10-05-2001, 10:35 AM   #11
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Pat-Did you get the camber plate mounts when you bought the DMSs?

Do you find that you need to get an allignment every time you adjust height?

I wonder if the 250/225 setup will still be a little stiff?

I am very glad to here you guys are running great on significantly softer springs. The ride qaulity of the 315/280 sucks.

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Old 10-05-2001, 10:48 AM   #12
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brad, could your setup have been under or overdamped? i'm running spring rates significantly stiffer than 315/280 and the ride doesn't seem as bad as your description. if i soften the damping even 1 click, though, the car can get floaty/bouncy. it may be a matter of properly matching spring rates and damping.

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