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Old 09-21-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
KalamazooSaabaru
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Default 2017 WRX Base w/ coils to 2018 STI OEM struts/springs

Thanks for stopping in.

My name's Abe, I drive a 2017 WRX Base, had it since June. Previous car was a 2005 Saabaru(still miss u bb).

Anyway. This WRX came with BC BR coilovers that are about 1/4 of an inch from their lowest possible setting, and I'd like to install the suspension I purchased that came off of a 2018 STi so that I stop scraping all the damn time. I took one of the coilovers off today, and to my surprise, the STi suspension seemed to be too long to install properly. Not to my surprise, the BC's were so thrashed that adjusting the height was impossible, so that took the alternative I had off the table.

I assume I need to make some adjustments to compensate for what'll be nearly 2" of lift from the coils back to stockish height. I have no idea what to adjust; I know I'll need to get it professionally aligned afterwards, however, I'd like to install the suspension to save some money.

So is this going to put me in over my head? Am I wrong about the compatibility between the 2017 base WRX and 2018 STi suspension?

What's the best oil for my car?
How do I get 400whp cheap?
Do I really need a tune with just an exhaust, intake, front mount and bigger turbo?

Thanks Nabisco
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