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Old 06-15-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Difference between OEM WRX springs and STi springs

I have to say, I really enjoy the stock ride of my WRX, feels good, well balanced for stock settings. I was wondering, if I install OEM STi springs, what difference drop wise and handling wise would i get? I want to stick as much as possible to Subaru parts as I can. All information is greatly appreciated. If anything I was planning on getting Tanabe GF210's but want to know about STi springs as well.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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Drop would be hardly visible. The ride would be stiffer though. IMO I would go with the SPT pink springs or Prodrive springs for the WRX. Add in a set of swaybars, performance tires and a good alignment and it will handle very well.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:15 PM   #3
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It seems you're happy with your current setup, so why bother changing it?
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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I was planning on getting Tanabe GF210's
simply put, your struts cannot handle these springs.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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Like the stock ride? Just want it lower? Can't do it. It will be firmer regardless of what lowering spring you choose, otherwise it's not a good lowering spring. Prodrives have been my personal favorite, but that was on an '05 RS. I had 4 different suspensions on that car and the Prodrive springs with Stock struts had the best ride and a great looking stance.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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Prodrive it is then, thanks gents.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:55 PM   #7
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BTW: SPT pinks == USDM STi springs, at least from the rates and drops I've seen posted. Good for a budget upgrade...
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