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Old 10-14-2019, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my suspension and steering after finding out my front endlink snapped and my car has a lot of body roll. That and going around turns there is a squeeking or clunking in the rear so I guess I need new tophats too.

I'm on a budget so looking at KYB Excel G/GR 2 struts which are around 250 for all 4.

I'm wondering what springs I should run with these. I'm not looking to lower the car a whole lot. It's a DD, never sees the track, maybe sometimes the drag strip. I've read that using stock sti springs is the way to go but they are around $110 for each spring, and hard to find used. Are there any other options? I'm on 18 inch wheels and right now the car sits really high in the front. Itd be nice to have the front lowered down a bit but I'm not going for slammed or anything.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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I have a set of 2005 sti springs that I could sell

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Old 10-14-2019, 06:51 PM   #3
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:25 AM   #4
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I've heard the King stock height springs lower a tad, but never ran them myself. I just got a set of the Excel-G with boots and bump stops, unused, off a local group. I think I'm going to do King Raised springs and group n top hats to get a little lift, but still good handling.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:03 PM   #5
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I just emailed King for the spring rate of their OEM height + 0.25 inch and they seem nice. Similar to the sti. I’m also ready for suspension at 160K miles and I have KYB struts and group N top hats. Just waiting on the springs.
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I just emailed King for the spring rate of their OEM height + 0.25 inch and they seem nice. Similar to the sti. I’m also ready for suspension at 160K miles and I have KYB struts and group N top hats. Just waiting on the springs.
Nice. I plan on group n top hats as well. Where did you buy yours? I'm going to do the 1.5" raised springs on my Excel-G. This is for a 07 Wagon, so the extra lift should be nice, especially for when a lot of weight of in it.
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Old 10-19-2019, 04:59 PM   #7
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Nice. I plan on group n top hats as well. Where did you buy yours? I'm going to do the 1.5" raised springs on my Excel-G. This is for a 07 Wagon, so the extra lift should be nice, especially for when a lot of weight of in it.
I replied to your other thread. You shouldn’t put longer springs on OEM length struts. Maybe +/- 0.25 inches but that’s about it. You also shouldn’t deviate from the spring rate too much because the strut is valved for a particular rate.

I bought my group n top hats from rally sport direct and the springs from RalliTEK.
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