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Old 06-20-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
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hi all, i am about to purchase a set of 04 sti spring, not those pink sti spring, just regular sti spring off from a local car, in to my 04 wrx.
does anyone know how much drop it would be? or maybe stiff rate difference
alll results from my research tell me about swapping stock and aftermarket. nothing on sti VS WRx.

thanks very much
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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ok. now finally someone give me this
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32
but, which one the Canada 04 sti and where is 04 wrx?

help me guys..
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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The stock STi springs would drop your car between 0.5 to 1 inch.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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ok. where does this number come from?? experience ??
thanks minifreak.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:35 AM   #5
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Well, from the threads I have seen most people see between 12~20mm drop from the STi spring swap. And this is also true based on my personal experience too (my car got lower closer to 20mm).
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:58 AM   #6
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SWEET..so 12-20 depends on? or its just a random number we dont have control of?
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:02 PM   #7
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The stock STi spring rate is 224 front, 193 rear. It will drop a WRX/RS about 15-20mm from stock. I have had them on my car before, and will be running them again after my Swift springs come off the car.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:04 PM   #8
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thanks james

stiff the car too?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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stiff the car too?
Stiffer than WRX springs, but not too stiff for stock WRX struts.
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wow. that is great...
works well either way. so i guess swapping them and run without alignment is fine? i just did one 3 weeks ago in dale and dont feel like going there and spending 100 again.
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wow. that is great...
works well either way. so i guess swapping them and run without alignment is fine? i just did one 3 weeks ago in dale and dont feel like going there and spending 100 again.
If you don't want to do the alignment again you should use a pen/pencil/crayon and mark where the camber bolt is aligned to. That way once you put everything together it won't be too far off.

Ideally you should still have the alignments checked.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:19 AM   #12
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ok. will do that. thanks minifreak again.
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I'd personally get an alignment done...but if you really mark the camber bolts well, and get it back to those marks, it may be ok for now.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:41 AM   #14
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I'd personally get an alignment done...but if you really mark the camber bolts well, and get it back to those marks, it may be ok for now.
camber bolts is the that huge bolt that is in the center or the rotor?
and by saying mark the camber bolt well, how do i do it? what and where do i mark it to/with?
thanks james
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