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Old 03-17-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Sorry if there have been other threads before but I've been real busy lately so I don't have much time to search. With that being said I have an 02 wrx currently riding on sti pinks. Looking to go a little lower. The struts and everything seem to be rusting pretty good on my current setup so I need everything new.

The car is used for daily driving and very occasional track use.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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what do you want? ride? stiffness?
what kind of racing? drag? autoX? road race?
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:50 PM   #4
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budget?
500-1000 or more if really needed just want a good set up

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what do you want? ride? stiffness?
what kind of racing? drag? autoX? road race?
a comfortable ride would be nice but i dont mind a stiff ride, mostly drag racing but would like to try an autox this year
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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based on your desired performance, type of application and budget.

I would recommend either kyb agx shocks and whatever springs or

stock struts and springs.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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sorry if my vagueness led to yours but i'm looking into what the best options are for springs
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:58 PM   #7
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ehh springs dont matter, they're just coiled metal & painted, I had good luck with Eibachs
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:01 PM   #8
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do you think these---http://www.importimageracing.com/p/K...07-wrx-rs.html

matched with these---http://www.importimageracing.com/p/T...02-03-WRX.html
would work out well? i'm also looking at the tein h or s tech springs from that site
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do you think these---http://www.importimageracing.com/p/K...07-wrx-rs.html

matched with these---http://www.importimageracing.com/p/T...02-03-WRX.html
would work out well? i'm also looking at the tein h or s tech springs from that site
I can't recommend products I have no experience with. Although Koni is known for exceptional quality and performance. As far as spring go, I'd just go with a big name spring maker. The bigger the manufacturer, the more impact a quality problem would have on them, so they're more likely to be less defective.

I'm on Tein Flex coilovers on my STi and hate them and Tein S-tech springs on my Evo and they are just whatever.
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Ok thanks for the help
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Tein springs are garbage. The Konis are a good choice but do yourself a favor and pair them with properly designed springs. RCE Yellows or Blacks would be a good choice. Contrary to what was said a few posts up, springs aren't "just coiled metal and painted." Spring rate, ride height, rate of progression, etc. are all factors that can make or break the performance and ride quality you get from a set of springs.
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where can i find these rce yellows for sale brand new. a google search didnt help
edit: found them on fastwrx.com but not for an 02 wrx
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those are all shopping criteria, springrate and such can be designed for regardless of manufacturer or manufacturing process. I used to design springs. You've just got to find a company that sources their spring materials from quality suppliers and has a spring coiling process that doesn't cause undue fatigue. which is why i said what i said
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still just for 04-07's. and would new springs and shocks be all new parts for the suspension or is there anything more. sorry i'm a real noob when it comes to suspension
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still just for 04-07's. and would new springs and shocks be all new parts for the suspension or is there anything more. sorry i'm a real noob when it comes to suspension

contact them and they will tell you what you need. also, check out the epic engineering springs. epicsuspension . com
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those are all shopping criteria, springrate and such can be designed for regardless of manufacturer or manufacturing process. I used to design springs. You've just got to find a company that sources their spring materials from quality suppliers and has a spring coiling process that doesn't cause undue fatigue. which is why i said what i said
Yes they can be, but that doesn't mean they are. It's not like you can go to Tein and have them make you a set of OEM replacement springs to your specs, you need to choose a set that is properly designed.
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....personally, I would contact the guys at TiC (Turn in Concepts). They can give you recommendations on a good set up based on your expectations/needs. They also sell the RCE springs as well as other choices. A couple of months back I purchased a complete package from them for a little ove $1k (Group-N top hats, Tokico D-Spec struts, Swift Spec-R springs, adjustment extenders and Scooby921 spacers for the rear). The choices for springs for MY's 04+ are much better than what is available for our 02-03's. Changing over to the later model top hats (and adding the spacers) for the rear allow you to use those other springs. ....plus, the Group-N top hats are a good upgrade anyhow since the stock ones are relatively soft by comparison.
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We have sold a countless number of suspension setups for 02/03 cars that include struts and springs and allows you to upgrade to the 04-07 style springs. There are much better choices for the 04-07 that will increase performance for any type of driving, but are great for autox and daily driving. You'd be surprised how well the car will handle and ride when we are through with it.

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^ tic tok suspension package from TIC on RCE Blacks with group N top hats and extenders. Hope you dont mind altering the geometry of your stock suspension by going lower. If you do stay with the RCE blacks other wise go with Rce Yellows.

I just installed my tic tok package and it's the best thing i've ever done to the car.
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thanks for all the help guys. i'll be pm'ing turn in
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Sorry if there have been other threads before but I've been real busy lately so I don't have much time to search.
Then I don't have time to help you. Except to post this snarky response.

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Epic springs have had good reviews. Nice drop and will work on stock struts and wont kill the wallet either. Would seem like a good choice for a DD with occasional track use
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never said anything about my time being more important than anybodies but thanks for taking time out of your busy day
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