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Old 06-13-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Eibach Pro Kit lowering a BG/BK wagon. Before/after pics

Thought I'd post this up. The drop looks fabulous. Not super noticeable in person, but if you know the car, you'd know it's different. The suspension itself feels great. I've got the Eibach Pro Kit springs matched with KYB GR-2's. Over bumps it's a little stiffer than stock (but my shocks did have 146k miles on them), and in the corners this thing is solid. Hardly any body roll.



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Old 06-14-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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Nice looking. Did you do the side signals or were they stock?

I had to add mine.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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looks sweet Dan!
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:53 AM   #4
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you running wrx pro-kits? man, i miss my BG...
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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Looks nice, man

Now, white wheels!
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:46 PM   #6
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Looks nice, man

Now, white wheels!
white, then gold, then black, then silver again, then bronze, . . . thats only ur style sybir
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #7
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That's just about perfect. Not too low, but a good stance.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:42 PM   #8
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It looks extra sick with the JDM grille. I like it a lot!
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:40 PM   #9
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Charlie, I added those side markers a few months ago. I even did a DIY to wire them here on nasioc and on SL-i.

Peugoby, thanks! Your old JDM grill definately caps it off nicely. I've gotten a few compliments from non-subaru car people.

spdrcr00, they are legacy sedan Pro Kit springs. They're discontinued now. I picked up the springs/struts used with 8k miles on them from Mr. Choung.

sybir, white wheels are definately coming. Waiting for my next pay check and I need to touch up one wheel that I messed up... I also need to paint my center caps. But they are definately coming. My friend also told me he'd professionally detail the exterior for free if I helped.

MkIII, I agree! I think it could go another .5" lower and still look fine, but it is just low enough that most people wouldn't realize that's why it looks different.

battman, thanks! What can I say, she's the lady of my life right now
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:34 AM   #10
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Noticeable to me and looks great
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:41 AM   #11
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battman, thanks! What can I say, she's the lady of my life right now
Haha Yeah, she doesn't really talk back, she doesn't tell you what to do or wear, damn, sounds like she is the perfect woman.

Oh, and she is sexy as hell!
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #12
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looks great with the suspension!!!!!
glad you liked it as i did. i personally thought that set up is better than my current agx with h%r right now anyways have fun

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Old 06-15-2007, 07:23 PM   #13
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I thought you could not use the sedan springs??

I have the same car, I think yours looks great.

Bill in SD
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:35 PM   #14
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I thought you could not use the sedan springs??

I have the same car, I think yours looks great.

Bill in SD
Generally you can't. And generally I'd be the first to warn against it. I wouldn't have bought this setup if I hadn't seen another wagon like mine running these springs. Because these springs are progressive, the more pressure on them the stiffer they become. I guess that's why they are able to cope with the heavy back end. I haven't filled my tank all the way, and I'm interested if it will sag a little with a full tank.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:23 AM   #15
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Mine seems like the rear sags enough, maybe I just need to change the front springs!

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Old 06-16-2007, 04:24 PM   #16
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I still think it's more optical illusion than spring rate...

And how would changing the front springs help rear end sag?
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:30 AM   #17
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I wouldn't say optical illusion, the rear wheel arches are lower than the front wheel arches. Anyways, I've been meaning to post some photos of my BK with the RS wheels on. Figures I don't take these until I decide to sell the thing. One other thing, if you do this make sure you get some ecentric bolts for the rear struts. Best I could get with the drop was a little less than 1 degre negative camber. Without the bolts it was at 2 degrees negative camber.

Anyways:
KYB GR2 Struts
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs (for sedan)
Impreza RS 16x6 Wheels
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:18 AM   #18
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Pretty sweet..
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:55 AM   #19
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I wouldn't say optical illusion, the rear wheel arches are lower than the front wheel arches.
Right, creating the illusion that the rear suspension is sagging.

But I digress.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:44 PM   #20
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Yeah the rear camber is looking pretty crazy. I'm going to hit up a junkyard and grab some bolts off another leggy and get my rear aligned again. I bought a lifetime alignment so I can go in as much as I want. My white RS wheels are going on soon.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #21
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I wouldn't say optical illusion, the rear wheel arches are lower than the front wheel arches. Anyways, I've been meaning to post some photos of my BK with the RS wheels on. Figures I don't take these until I decide to sell the thing. One other thing, if you do this make sure you get some ecentric bolts for the rear struts. Best I could get with the drop was a little less than 1 degre negative camber. Without the bolts it was at 2 degrees negative camber.

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yeah, looks a little saggy. just get some camber plates for the fronts. it will drop it .75 on average and easy camber ajustments in the front.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:39 PM   #22
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yeah, looks a little saggy. just get some camber plates for the fronts. it will drop it .75 on average and easy camber ajustments in the front.
That would depend on camber plates. Mine actually add height in the front, but I don't mind
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:41 PM   #23
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Yeah the rear camber is looking pretty crazy. I'm going to hit up a junkyard and grab some bolts off another leggy and get my rear aligned again. I bought a lifetime alignment so I can go in as much as I want. My white RS wheels are going on soon.
Hm, what bolts do you expect to find at JY? Another front set?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #24
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Hm, what bolts do you expect to find at JY? Another front set?
exactly. Would the front camber bolts not work in the rear? They appeared the same length, and should be the same size.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:36 PM   #25
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exactly. Would the front camber bolts not work in the rear? They appeared the same length, and should be the same size.
Not unless you drill your hubs (or is it just struts?)
You need some 14mm eccentric bolts (actual tread is 12mm though). Stock rear bolts are round 14mm.

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