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Old 04-03-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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So im planning to get new coilovers on my 05 wrx. I drive on streets and freeways and the ocassional trip to the mountains or canyon runs. Which would be the best setup for my car? any and all comments welcome.. thank you.


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Old 04-03-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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So im planning to get new coilovers on my 05 wrx. I drive on streets and freeways and the ocassional trip to the mountains or canyon runs. Which would be the best setup for my car?
Neither?

Just get some good tires. What exactly do you find lacking about the car now? What other suspension mods do you have?

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Old 04-03-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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no other suspention mods..i want it lower... i had some sti pink springs but i didnt like those so i decided to go with coilovers. i already have good tires....


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Old 04-03-2006, 07:55 PM   #4
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What's your budget?

Coz you don't need to spend $ on coilovers if you just want the car to be lowered.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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well i want a better ride also and to be able to take turns faster
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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the track series if you can find them bearable. they just came out so it's hard to get feedback on those. the regular megans are great, but too soft for the gd chassis imo
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:37 PM   #7
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well i want a better ride also
So you think making the car stiffer will help?
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and to be able to take turns faster
Go to a HPDE and get familiar with your car. That will help you take turns faster than any set of coilovers.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
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gd chassis imo

???? what is gd
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HPDE
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:50 PM   #9
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vevermind i found this http://www.nasaproracing.com/hpde/
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #10
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???? what is gd


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on the gc chassis, the street versions feel a lot stiffer due to the lighter weight of the car. on the gd(your chassis), it feels a little more tame, but still a very good set of coilovers
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:58 PM   #11
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I would recommend spend your money on a driving school... way more fun than fast street driving...

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alrite looks like street it is.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:59 AM   #13
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hey i'm looking into the Megan racing coilovers myself for my 05 STI i ended up damaging 2 front struts so instead of spending 4 to 600 bucks 2 oem struts Since i'm out of time and no one has any stockers for sale, i'm looking to spend another 250 and see if i can get those coil overs... but i havent realy heard anything good or bad about those, specialy not for an sti...? sorry to piggy back of your post man but i'm desperate need to replace those things, any sugestions? thanks!
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:25 AM   #14
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i get mine shortly ill let you know how they turn out.
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:23 AM   #15
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cool, just out of curiousit have any of you heard of Ksport Kontrol pro coilovers?
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:41 AM   #16
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cool, just out of curiousit have any of you heard of Ksport Kontrol pro coilovers?
supposed to be pretty much the same thing as D2's coilovers. Not that this helps you directly, but now you can search on D2 and KSport and get more opinions. The D2's made the scene here before the KSports, so there's probably more users. I know a guy with them, autox'es a lot, thinks they're a good value, but says also that like many budget c/o's, they're of course not as good as high-end stuff (Ohlins, Koni, etc... ).

Actually, I know a guy with KSports too.. but on an LGT, he also likes them a good bit, but doesn't autox so all I have there is his view of them for street-use. I can't recall him complaining much... seems happy with them.

It's been reported that you can get KSports custom-valved in the US (and rebuilt here, of course), so that's a pretty nice selling point... though I have no idea what that costs. I would guess the same could be said of D2s since they're supposed to be basically the same, but haven't seen anyone advertising such services directly.
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WOW man thats some goog info, I actualy did hear about Ksports being able to be seviced here in the US AZ to be specific, and from what i understand they are backed pretty good too, and the D2 are also ones i'm looking into, anyways thanks for all of the good info, and Godfather, sorry for piggy backing of your post, i was just in desperate need for some info on this matter!
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megans being installed right now.
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installed and looking good. Ive only driven on them about 100 miles so far and i like em alot. They make my car look way better and a much stiffer ride. Only problem is i set it up a little to low and right now i scrape the front lip going up and down driveways....
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hey did you install that on an sti? and the other things is how did you adjust the height on them is it similar to the way you adjust the height on Ksport kontrol pro coilovers by rotating the whole bottom part of the assembly? just curious because i got a set at an affordable price and i'm going to tackle them my self just trying to see what i'm getting myself into..!
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installed on a wrx. There is a tool that you use to lower it. and then there is another tool used to control the damper.
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Don't adjust height with the collar! What you're doing is adjusting the preload on the springs. By increasing the preload, you will lower the car, but more importanly you'll increase the preload - making the car a lot bouncier.

The correct way to adjust height is as mentioned - you loosen the two 6mm allen screws on the rear of the strut body and rotate the entire spring/threaded assemby to the point where you want it. Make it consisten side to side (measure the heights of the spring and the distance between the collar and the strut body), then drive around for a few days to let everything settle. Adjust as before until you find a height you like.

This public service announcement brought to you by someone who has done it the wrong way (twice on two different cars!) and now the right way. Right way is MUCH better!
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increasing the preload isn't a terrible thing. the big downside of adjusting the collar is you lose suspension stroke, now that is bad.
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hey did you install that on an sti? and the other things is how did you adjust the height on them is it similar to the way you adjust the height on Ksport kontrol pro coilovers by rotating the whole bottom part of the assembly? just curious because i got a set at an affordable price and i'm going to tackle them my self just trying to see what i'm getting myself into..!
So, you got the KSports?... cool. Definitely post an update when you get them installed. I'm leaning towards them right now myself (I like orange more than Purple... color of the D2's ).
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