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Old 12-24-2008, 01:19 PM   #8
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Location: San Diego, Ca.
2005 XT 5sp, 02 WRX
01 Legacy 95 Impreza L

Default Suspension

So....I've pretty much gotten the suspension installed and I've been going through the process of checking clearance and spring combinations. I obviously had an issue with the fronts, w/8 " springs, w/no spacers. I could run spacers but I'm really trying to keep the car as narrow as possible. I borrowed some 7" springs from a local and tried them on the front, ultimately I need 6" to get the collar above the tire. I had contenplated removing the helper but didn't want to deal with the issues.

So I ordered some swift 12K 6" for the front and I'm hoping there are no coil bind issues. I'm going to move the 7" 14K to the back because they are the appropriate rate I'm looking to start with and I need somtehing a bit shorter on the back to get the collar over the tire. Even though there is no rubbing issue now in the rear, that may change if I have anything more than -.5 camber in the rear.

I'm not entirely sure if I'm on the correct the spring rates to start with. I don't know if they'll be a reason to keep the rear bias the same as an STX car. My thoughts are the car will still have the tendency to understeer, even with the diffs. I would much rather it be tail happy and have to tune it out then the other way around, I guess.

I also put the factory front bar back on and took the 22mm whiteline off. I'm hoping the car immediately swaps ends, big tires and all.

So as I have the car now.
Front is at -2.5 camber with a 1/6" toe out Ride height = 13.75" Track = 71 1/4"
Rear is at -.5 camber with an 1/8" toe out Ride height = 14" Track = 68 5/8"

Track was measured outside of tire to outside of tire

I feel it's a good starting point and can adjust from there, once the car's actually been put to use.
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Last edited by mccanixx; 04-13-2009 at 09:16 PM.
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