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Old 11-28-2014, 02:40 AM   #51
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Anyone getting any funny noises after installing these springs? In getting some squeaky and thunking noises
I recently installed my RCE springs and I am also getting the funny clunking noises/feel as well. Seems to only be coming from the front.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #52
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I would strongly recommend you guys go back and reinstall the front and pay attention to the details of lining up the front clevis tabs with the 2 hold on the top perch. If this isn't lined up, then YES it will make noises.

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Old 11-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #53
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I would strongly recommend you guys go back and reinstall the front and pay attention to the details of lining up the front clevis tabs with the 2 hold on the top perch. If this isn't lined up, then YES it will make noises.

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Thanks for the tip Myles! Do you have any pictures of what you are talking about though? I just wanted to make sure I understand properly
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #54
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Thanks for the tip Myles! Do you have any pictures of what you are talking about though? I just wanted to make sure I understand properly

If this is off even a LITTLE bit…..it causes the front spring to move, shift, rotate etc.

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Old 11-28-2014, 06:41 PM   #55
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If this is off even a LITTLE bitů..it causes the front spring to move, shift, rotate etc.

OHHH I see, thanks!! When my friend and I put it back together we didn't realize how accurate it needed to be. I can kinda see how it is supposed to be lined up now. Thanks again! I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 10:47 PM   #56
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OHHH I see, thanks!! When my friend and I put it back together we didn't realize how accurate it needed to be. I can kinda see how it is supposed to be lined up now. Thanks again! I really appreciate it.
no worries man !

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:08 AM   #57
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RaceComp Engineering, with these springs, have you noticed any numbness in the steering? I'd hate to lose that sharp feeling the 15s have.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:51 AM   #58
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RaceComp Engineering, with these springs, have you noticed any numbness in the steering? I'd hate to lose that sharp feeling the 15s have.
No, actually the opposite. Maybe BEFORE its aligned as its common to have some toe IN before you get it aligned.

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Old 12-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #59
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No, actually the opposite. Maybe BEFORE its aligned as its common to have some toe IN before you get it aligned.

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That's great news! Thank you sir. You guys will definitely be hearing from me about picking up a set of these!
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:38 PM   #60
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Those the swift springs spec r are out already?? I will be in the market for some springs soon here going to be running 18x8.5+45 with 245 tires. I want something that will be a good ride like stock almost or better. Let me know what you guys think?

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Old 12-16-2014, 11:23 PM   #61
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Those the swift springs spec r are out already?? I will be in the market for some springs soon here going to be running 18x8.5+45 with 245 tires. I want something that will be a good ride like stock almost or better. Let me know what you guys think?

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Old 12-21-2014, 03:42 PM   #62
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Yeah i am still thinking about it! lol Want to get something that will good with me set up.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #63
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I'm enjoying the ride of these coils, only thing that would be nice is maybe just a smidge more lower in the front, I've had them for about 1k miles now and they have settled a little. All in all its a great ride though.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:52 AM   #64
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If this is off even a LITTLE bitů..it causes the front spring to move, shift, rotate etc.

Could you please re-post that photo? TIA!
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:02 AM   #65
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Stealing some info from another thread I mostly hijacked and putting this in it's own thread.

Make: Stock 2015 WRX
Front Rate: 324
Rear Rate: 291


Make: RCE Yellow
Front Rate: 350 Change over stock: 8% Lower Amount: 22mm
Rear Rate: 330 Change over stock: 13% Lower Amount: 22mm


RCE, feel free to correct me if I got something wrong.
Has anyone noticed that the Stock WRX spring rates listed above do not jibe with the stock WRX spring rates quoted by RCE?

RCE gives the stock WRX spring rates as:
Front Rate: 217 lbs
Rear Rate: 308 lbs

I'd like to get some clarity on this as the quoted stock spring rates are very different.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:12 AM   #66
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The correct stock WRX rates are:
Front Rate: 324
Rear Rate: 291

I'm not sure where you found the rates you posted. They do not look familiar to me.

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Old 02-09-2015, 10:18 AM   #67
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I love these springs! I just put them on a few days ago. The ride quality did not suffer at all in my opinion (in fact, I'd argue it got better) and handling is also much better.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:34 AM   #68
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I would strongly recommend you guys go back and reinstall the front and pay attention to the details of lining up the front clevis tabs with the 2 hold on the top perch. If this isn't lined up, then YES it will make noises.

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Hi Myles,

Do you have a photo of this you can re-post? My mechanic will be installing my RCE yellow springs tomorrow and I'd like to leave him a print-out of that photo.

Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:50 PM   #69
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I love these springs! I just put them on a few days ago. The ride quality did not suffer at all in my opinion (in fact, I'd argue it got better) and handling is also much better.
Nice shot, it's tough to capture the tire-to-fender space in a picture but this does it pretty well. Seems like a really nice/mild drop that is not only cosmetically pleasing, but great for handling dynamics as well.

And to anyone interested, I read a response from RCE in another thread where they address the people posting that the front isn't dropped as much as the rear. There are two reasons for this:

1.) The front fender itself is approximately 0.5 inches higher when compared to the rear when the body is completely flat.

2.) They highly recommend max negative camber in the front which helps with handling, and of course the way the drop looks.

RCE kindly correct me if I misspoke at all .
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Nice shot, it's tough to capture the tire-to-fender space in a picture but this does it pretty well. Seems like a really nice/mild drop that is not only cosmetically pleasing, but great for handling dynamics as well.

And to anyone interested, I read a response from RCE in another thread where they address the people posting that the front isn't dropped as much as the rear. There are two reasons for this:

1.) The front fender itself is approximately 0.5 inches higher when compared to the rear when the body is completely flat.

2.) They highly recommend max negative camber in the front which helps with handling, and of course the way the drop looks.

RCE kindly correct me if I misspoke at all .
SOunds about right !

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Old 02-11-2015, 04:25 PM   #71
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Anybody running 265/35/18 tires with RCE yellows on there '15 wrx? I've seen people with 255's but I already have 265's and curious if I'll run into any issues.
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No rubbing with same specs on +45 offset
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Hi everyone. Just joined this forum and this is my first post. Also this is my first WRX. I need a little advice and hopefully I'm at the right thread. I just bought a 2015 used with only 1200 miles on it. The first owner had installed the RCE yellow springs on them. I've barely owned the car for just over a month now and after driving it about 1000 miles my right rear strut is leaking. I took it to my local dealership here in Fullerton, CA and also called Puente Hills Subaru and of course neither will warranty the strut because of my aftermarket springs. I get where they're coming from but I also can't believe the strut failed after less than 2000 miles. I'm completely new to modified suspensions so I'm not sure what to do.

The dealership wants about $320 for the parts and service but will not warranty their work because of the springs. I am wondering if I have any argument at all with Subaru that this strut failed prematurely at less than 2000 miles or I'm just out of luck with lowering springs.

Are the RCE Yellows designed to work with stock struts? I found a site that says so but does that mean anything? Should I just get a replacement OEM strut or should I just go ahead and replace them all now with something aftermarket? I don't mind going OEM if I know they're supposed to work together and that mine might just be a bad luck part. If aftermarket is recommended I guess I'm hoping someone can guide me in the right direction.

Sorry for the long first post but any help would be appreciated. I have a car with a leaky strut just sitting in my garage now. Thanks in advance.

Oh on a positive note, I love the way the car drives. I test drove a stock WRX at the dealership a couple times months ago but I bought my WRX with the yellows already on so I don't really have anything to compare to.
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Hi everyone. Just joined this forum and this is my first post. Also this is my first WRX. I need a little advice and hopefully I'm at the right thread. I just bought a 2015 used with only 1200 miles on it. The first owner had installed the RCE yellow springs on them. I've barely owned the car for just over a month now and after driving it about 1000 miles my right rear strut is leaking. I took it to my local dealership here in Fullerton, CA and also called Puente Hills Subaru and of course neither will warranty the strut because of my aftermarket springs. I get where they're coming from but I also can't believe the strut failed after less than 2000 miles. I'm completely new to modified suspensions so I'm not sure what to do.

The dealership wants about $320 for the parts and service but will not warranty their work because of the springs. I am wondering if I have any argument at all with Subaru that this strut failed prematurely at less than 2000 miles or I'm just out of luck with lowering springs.

Are the RCE Yellows designed to work with stock struts? I found a site that says so but does that mean anything? Should I just get a replacement OEM strut or should I just go ahead and replace them all now with something aftermarket? I don't mind going OEM if I know they're supposed to work together and that mine might just be a bad luck part. If aftermarket is recommended I guess I'm hoping someone can guide me in the right direction.

Sorry for the long first post but any help would be appreciated. I have a car with a leaky strut just sitting in my garage now. Thanks in advance.

Oh on a positive note, I love the way the car drives. I test drove a stock WRX at the dealership a couple times months ago but I bought my WRX with the yellows already on so I don't really have anything to compare to.
To answer your question , yes they are designed to work with stock shocks.

Having worked in the automotive service industry for 17 years I can see the dealership taking that position. Given the 200 sets of Yellows out there and the time we spent testing these I feel confident its not because of the springs. I have seen cases where when reinstalling the rear shocks the installer used an impact gun and allowed the shaft to spin which REALLY heats up the seals and causes premature wear( considering the seals are not designed to spin that way). It could also just be the random shock failure ,..which does happen.

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Thanks for the quick reply Myles. If I'm not going after any major suspension modifications, would you suggest that I just buy an OEM strut again and just accept that I just got unlucky with the failed strut? I liked the ride the way it was with the Yellows so I would prefer to not have to buy a whole new set of aftermarket shocks or coilovers. I'm just afraid that the OEM strut isn't meant to last with the Yellow springs. I been looking at aftermarket setups and I actually would like to keep the springs. If the OEMs will do fine then I might just get the OEM strut again? Your input is appreciated.
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