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Old 01-09-2007, 11:49 PM   #76
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I hear the hot mod for STU is an Evo 9. So sell the STI and move on to #38.
You're an evil, evil man Jason - don't you know that feeding the addict is a bad thing?
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #77
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How much do the zzxyz's run typically for cost, and would the fact they're aluminum, not steel, be something to worry about for daily driving?
They are built well, and are on the car I'm driving. They won't break, don't worry about that

zzyzx with koni da's = $3200+
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:59 PM   #78
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Ok, that's not too bad... is it a consensus that they're better than KW's or other options?
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:01 AM   #79
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You're an evil, evil man Jason - don't you know that feeding the addict is a bad thing?
You are beyond help. If I were metro like Max I would cry thinking about all the good cars you have gone through in the last few years.

Lucky for me Jennifer's only vice is shoes.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:09 AM   #80
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Annie,

I'm trying to get my hands on some Zzyzx coilovers for my '96 Impreza. Maybe that will tell you a little about how they're reputation goes. People I respect are using them and going fast. But like everything else, there's more than one way to skin a cat here, too.

Also... does anyone have a phone number for Zzyzx? I've tried contacting them via their webpage, but haven't gotten a reply (and haven't found a phone number on the web page.)

Andy <--- cries when he thinks about the good cars that Annie has gone through in the last few years
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:00 AM   #81
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Oh, Andy, don't cry, that's what your daughter is for! Let her do the cryin...

(and you did miss one car in the mix between the two STI's...)
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:06 AM   #82
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Also... does anyone have a phone number for Zzyzx?
913-706-5496
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:43 AM   #83
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I bought Ohlins Flag series instead of ZZYZX. If you were going to stick to the 12k/10k stuff like folks on slicks, I would suggest the ZZYZX... but with the 8k/7k springs, Im inclined to prefer Ohlin's remarkable streetability.

ALso, its not a huge advantage, but the Ohlins are inverted, and you can adjust compression without putting a knee on the ground

The Ohlins are also machined aluminum though... and they are certainly designed for daily driving, since that was a question earlier.

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You guys make sure whatever parts you recommend to her they are off the shelf in stock ready to sell parts. Anything that is a custom order she wont be able to get before she sells the car.
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Ideally I want a coilover where at most I'll have to change springs to be at the top of my game if/when I start really trying to compete with the car. You never know, I may just get the stiff ones right off the bat. Any of you with the stiffer setup drive your cars daily? How's the ride? I don't mind a stiff car, but I don't want something that is ridiculous...

And ha ha ha ha Jason! Yes, I deserved that...
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:18 PM   #86
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You guys make sure whatever parts you recommend to her they are off the shelf in stock ready to sell parts. Anything that is a custom order she wont be able to get before she sells the car.
That's Zzyzx out then
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:44 PM   #87
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+1 on the Schroth Rallye 4

+2 on that.

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Old 01-10-2007, 01:34 PM   #88
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Any of you with the stiffer setup drive your cars daily? How's the ride? I don't mind a stiff car, but I don't want something that is ridiculous...
The STi really isn't bad at all on the street with springs in the 11K range if you have adjustable damping.

I don't think (lack of) ride quality would be the reason one would choose to put the car on a trailer.
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+1 on the Schroth Rallye 4
Does it fit on the 06 cars? Their site says the 06 Subarus had a change to the seatbelt connectors and their harnesses will not work until they come up with an update.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:56 PM   #90
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yeah - it fits just fine. I took mine from my 03 Wagon and installed in on the 06 STI. I didn't notice any differences.
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:08 PM   #91
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another inverted ohlin fan here...
and i'll second the steering rack bushing notion as well
and echo the whiteline FSB notions
instead of full belts i'd just rock out CG locks since it's a DD
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Ideally I want a coilover where at most I'll have to change springs to be at the top of my game if/when I start really trying to compete with the car. You never know, I may just get the stiff ones right off the bat. Any of you with the stiffer setup drive your cars daily? How's the ride? I don't mind a stiff car, but I don't want something that is ridiculous...

And ha ha ha ha Jason! Yes, I deserved that...
Hello Annie,

Another fellow stock class competitor, though I have only tour trophies because I still suck and I choose to run an subaru RS against a Mini Cooper S.

There will be quite the change going to a fully prepped STi. But a fun one. Some people have recommended the zzyzx coilovers already. I'm going to go ahead and say that if you have a subaru, there is no reason to look at anything else but that setup. If you want good parts right off the bat, look no further than the zzyzx.

Get a set of 17x9" koseis, I'd actually say to slap the stock tires on those rims, and once they wear out, give the yok's a shot. The bridgestones are fast too. Keep us updated on your progress and don't forget to ask more questions.

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Old 01-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #93
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Hello Annie,

Another fellow stock class competitor, though I have only tour trophies because I still suck and I choose to run an subaru RS against a Mini Cooper S.

Jeremy Foley
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Oops, I resemble that remark... (I drove Jake Nygaard's Mini S last year...)
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:29 PM   #94
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I DD the flex's. The springs aren't the problem it's the poor valving.
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Oops, I resemble that remark... (I drove Jake Nygaard's Mini S last year...)

Hey, did Jake get a new car yet? I'm curious what that's going to be.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:14 PM   #96
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They're looking at buying a house so there's no replacement in the works... for now!
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:51 PM   #97
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Take a look at RCEs new Tarmac 2s. Thy are built by KW with more aggressive valving and higher spring rates. Thy also have some other improvements over the standard KW V3.
Karl Coleman will be running on them with his 02 WRX in STX this year.

STU #25
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:59 AM   #98
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Take a look at RCEs new Tarmac 2s. Thy are built by KW with more aggressive valving and higher spring rates. Thy also have some other improvements over the standard KW V3.
Karl Coleman will be running on them with his 02 WRX in STX this year.

STU #25
Those are what I'm looking into, look very nice for the price.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:12 AM   #99
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As tires/wheels and coilovers have been covered pretty thoroughly (and I'd also in addition to the zzyzx look into the new RCE Tarmac's- also double adj, long list of linear springs availalble and a few minor tweaks over the OTS KW's). I think DA's will really help w/ daily driving even on firm springs, the ability to dial out high speed compression would make a huge improvement in "comfort".

I'll mention bushings- as suspension bushings are free in ST (as long as you don't increase the ratio of metal) I'd put them on my "list" for a hot setup as well. The oe trailing link bushings and oe lateral link bushings are on the softish side- you have a choice of Group N (higher durometer rubber) or poly. You also get some driveline bushings/mounts that can be replaced too.

When you get around to replacing these you'll see what I mean
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:24 AM   #100
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Thanks guys! This is amazing - thank you for all your help and advice!

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