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Old 06-10-2002, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default For those of you with Prodrive springs on your WRX...

I hate the feeling of mush and I want to completely eliminate it from my WRX, while improving my car's cornering ability.

I can't afford a full coilover setup yet (besides, I'm waiting for the Ohlins set up to be released), but I can afford $300 for the Prodrive springs.

Do you think the improvement in your car's handling potential after installing these springs justifies the extra time, $$$, and labor spent for installing them now and later selling them when I can afford coilovers?

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Old 06-10-2002, 11:56 PM   #2
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thebiz,

I don't know what your ultimate goals are, but it sounds like you plan on some track/autox time. I'm all about retaining/improving the good handling with some sacrifice in comfort, but I doubt that I will get to the track that much. In fact, this will probably be the last handling mod I do, since I've been running 17" UK's with s-03's.

I installed the Prodrive springs on my sedan about a week ago. For $300, I'm extremely happy with the improved stiffness and responsiveness (I concur with Sandkicker and sdecker in their reviews). In addition, the ride hasn't suffered much, if any. I know because I live off of one of the worst streets in town.

I'm not sure if you're planning to install yourself, but it took me and a buddy about 5 hours. Neither of us had any experience with changing suspension parts. If I had to do it again, I would, and it would probably take only about 3 hours.

Definitely worth it for me.
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Old 06-11-2002, 06:50 AM   #3
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thanks for the post...I'd like to see a couple more reviews, but I'm pretty sure I'll buy these springs
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Old 06-11-2002, 08:44 AM   #4
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Thebusiness999:

I assume you read my review? Personally, I would spend the 300 bucks and not think about it again. Yes, you will have a small sacrifice in ride comfort but the car corners much more flat now than before...which I like. It also got rid of that annoying Mack truck gap in the front.

Me and a very competent suspension guy did the work in about 3.5 hours from start to finish. Don't forget to budget for a good alignment or you'll ruin tires in the front.

Let me know if you have questions.

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Old 06-11-2002, 10:52 AM   #5
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Where did you guys purchase your prodrive springs from? Any online retailers carry them?
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Old 06-11-2002, 10:58 AM   #6
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Where did you guys purchase your prodrive springs from? Any online retailers carry them?
I got them from Lisa (sugar on the board) over at Troncalli. Go to www.wrxrsparts.com, look up her number, and make the order. She takes Paypal as well as all the normal stuff.

Search for user name 'troncalli' or 'prodrive springs just in' and you'll find the thread.

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