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Old 04-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #551
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Yes, the suspension travel is significantly reduced. There is almost no droop travel. I might try to take a picture with the suspension unloaded to illustrate. Though, I don't really care about the lack of droop travel. This thing is not going to be driven off-road anymore. I think your estimate of 4" of suspension travel seems reasonably accurate though I haven't confirmed it.

That Japanese cop car is hedious. The lines don't meet anywhere. On mine, the front bumper and rear bumper are neatly connected by the black in between. Anyway, that's getting off-topic. Let's talk about the suspension instead...
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #552
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You have terrible short term memory. First you want to close the (fender) gap and now that you have closed the gap, it's too low?

And people complaining about these things being too low...

I don't think that's too low.
lol if you would see the car you would understand its lower than the fender gap i was like hellastupid low

mine looks nothing like that
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #553
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i like them

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:43 PM   #554
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^ Wow, that is low. I wonder why mine sits so much higher. I didn't think I had done that much weight reduction. I mean, I still have a full interior, full size spare, and stock heavy seats. Maybe 02/03 bugeyes are pigs! J/K. I have no idea why you can't get yours to go any higher. The front looks to be at a proper ride height but the rears should go up more.

Oh, try increasing the preload on the springs. I think I did about 5 full turns from the point where the spring first started to compress and made full contact with both spring perches.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #555
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I think we did more than 5 turns lol I am like what lol will go under the knife once my foot heals will be out of commission for at least 6 weeks
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:37 PM   #556
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ill admit it, i bought these. have run them on my car for around a month and a half now. my opinion: they suck. (that is coming from someone who doesnt know much about suspension or coilovers either)

here is my real thoughts on them: do they allow me to put my car on the ground for minimal cost and do they work for what i do (daily driving)? yes. would they help me in a track situation? most certainly not. are they nice and quiet like i'd want a suspension for a daily driver? nope, not even close, but i do have a knob on my radio that fixes that.

consensus: they ride okay for how cheap they are. they do what i want them to do. however, i am most likely in the market to buy a slightly nicer set next year sometime (in the market for BC or stance), which i think would suit me much nicer. i dont really track my car, but the upper mounts, not adjustable damping rates, and wonky spring rates make these things just not very nice unless literally all you want out of them is to drop the crap out of your car.

my two cents, take it or leave it.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #557
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Just the kind of review I was looking for: "Short, informative and straight to the point". Thank you Bio248, it was very helpful.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:55 PM   #558
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I raised the car a bit from the rear, have had the suspension for a month now cant complain


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Old 06-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #559
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how's everyone's racelands holding up?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #560
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I like mine for the $$$
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #561
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how's everyone's racelands holding up?
I put them on before winter and (daily) drove it through some heavy snowstorms and the suspension is still holding up just fine. Thanks for asking!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #562
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how many miles has it been?
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #563
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got about 5k on mine and no issues (yet )
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:12 PM   #564
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anyone put these on a 02-03 wagon yet?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:13 PM   #565
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I have these on my 02 wagon.. Be ready to ride low. With the springs adjusted up to the strut mount I'm tucking in the rear (with stock rims and tire size). and have a finger gap in the front.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:02 AM   #566
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and is that as high as you can get it?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:24 PM   #567
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I might be able to go higher, but Ive already tried to compress the springs in the back. I went 5 turns up from where the springs made contact and it raised my car maybe a quarter or half an inch in the rear (still tucking)... The ride quality isn't bad, and the fit and finish was pretty impressive for the price. The tires don't rub at all and I actually like the stance. I just wish I had maybe half an inch more in the rear.
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I might be able to go higher, but Ive already tried to compress the springs in the back. I went 5 turns up from where the springs made contact and it raised my car maybe a quarter or half an inch in the rear (still tucking)... The ride quality isn't bad, and the fit and finish was pretty impressive for the price. The tires don't rub at all and I actually like the stance. I just wish I had maybe half an inch more in the rear.
What size tires?
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #569
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Don't compress the spring... Twist the WHOLE shock body up!
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #570
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Im running stock tire size, I'll try twisting the whole shock assembly up. If I ever get any time off of work.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:18 AM   #571
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Man! I cant believe I wasted over an hour reading this just to get the best info and pics on the last page. lol. I just got ripped off buying name brand coilovers from a member on another subi site so cheap is what I have to go with now. My question is will my stock top hats work on these. I want to put these on my 1995 impreza wagon?
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #572
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Does anyone have these? how low do these go? im not really too concerened about performance as i am into the hellaflush scene. just dont want anything i will have to be repetitively fixing.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:20 PM   #573
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:53 PM   #574
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Some dude at BNW (In the car show) had them.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #575
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^what did his car look like?

and im not going to be tracking my car its just a dd and i dont take corners fast but i wonder if i can find rear camber plates for these?
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