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Old 05-15-2019, 09:13 PM   #1951
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What's consensus on new strut mounts? Specifically whether it makes sense getting either the group n or the whiteline offset front mounts? I just bought the tein basis to replace my base suspension and wanted to get new mounts instead of having to disassemble my factory stuff. Not sure whether to just get oem mounts or upgrade.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:44 PM   #1952
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What's consensus on new strut mounts? Specifically whether it makes sense getting either the group n or the whiteline offset front mounts? I just bought the tein basis to replace my base suspension and wanted to get new mounts instead of having to disassemble my factory stuff. Not sure whether to just get oem mounts or upgrade.
Depends on the model and year.

Let us know.

If its a 2002-2007 WRX OR STI then yes the STI Group-N mounts are WELL worth it.

If its a 2008+ car with under 75k on it then the OEM(stock) mounts are good.

If in fact WL has actually upgraded the bearings in the Com-C mounts then yes that would be a good option too.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:52 AM   #1953
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Depends on the model and year.

Let us know.

If its a 2002-2007 WRX OR STI then yes the STI Group-N mounts are WELL worth it.

If its a 2008+ car with under 75k on it then the OEM(stock) mounts are good.

If in fact WL has actually upgraded the bearings in the Com-C mounts then yes that would be a good option too.

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Sorry forgot to add that in. It's a 2018 WRX base.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:56 AM   #1954
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Sorry forgot to add that in. It's a 2018 WRX base.
You definitely dont need upgraded mounts.

Like you said, unless you dont want to disassemble your stock stuff, then get some upgraded mounts.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:22 AM   #1955
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Sorry forgot to add that in. It's a 2018 WRX base.
Yeah you dont need upgraded mounts. I'd use oem mounts(yours) and possibly get the WL caster bushing to get more front caster. Get an alignment to get more front camber and you should be good. The extra caster AND camber will improve turn in response very much so.

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Old 05-16-2019, 11:40 AM   #1956
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Wouldn't he also need bumpsteer correction to go with any caster change he cares to make?


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Old 05-16-2019, 11:45 AM   #1957
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Wouldn't he also need bumpsteer correction to go with any caster change he cares to make?


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Yes only if he went beyond 7.5 caster( In my experience). He'd most likely end up at about 7.0 caster which still improves turn-in.

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:05 PM   #1958
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Yes only if he went beyond 7.5 caster( In my experience). He'd most likely end up at about 7.0 caster which still improves turn-in.

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Old 05-16-2019, 01:54 PM   #1959
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Btw its awesome to have a person with your experience and knowledge on the forums. They really should change your status to guru since you go back as far as I can remember to the 2000 or 99 era!

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Old 05-17-2019, 03:29 AM   #1960
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Does anyone happen to know the spring rate specs on the STI pink springs (from Japan parts) compared to the stock and RCE yellows?
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:47 PM   #1961
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A good way to improve ride quality on a 16 base WRX is to find a set of the inverted front WRX (not STI) struts. And make sure your tires aren't overinflated (incredibly common).

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Thanks for the reply! ill keep an eye out for some used WRX premium inverted struts.
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