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Old 10-10-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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Stealing some info from another thread I mostly hijacked and putting this in it's own thread.

Make: Stock 2015 WRX
Front Rate: 324 Change over stock: 0% Lower Amount: N/A
Rear Rate: 291 Change over stock: 0% Lower Amount: N/A

Make: RCE Yellow
Front Rate: 350 Change over stock: 8% Lower Amount: 22mm
Rear Rate: 330 Change over stock: 13% Lower Amount: 22mm


RCE, feel free to correct me if I got something wrong.


I have the first set of production springs on my 2015 WRX from RCE. I was lucky enough to be randomly selected to get the first pair. I wanted to post a review, and this seems like a great place to put it.

From my research, RCE is one of the best companies around for actually testing and engineering quality products. The top guys at the autocrosses I've been to are sitting on RCE products. Every single one of them.

Small background, I autocross my WRX. It has about 7k miles. Currently has a 22mm rear sway from perrin, and after today will have spherical endlinks as well. I got the springs installed by RCE on Tuesday and I am incredibly impressed.

I was purposely hitting bumps for the past few days trying to understand and put into language what I think about the springs and how they differ. I also am lucky that my friend has a stock 2015 wrx that I drove to compare. The RCE springs inspire confidence around every corner. The stock suspension setup was very loose and didn't allow the vehicle to corner as fast or controlled as the springs. When just hitting bumps with my car, it feels like the car recovers much quicker. The car feels much more in control. I just got an alignment and I'm ready to hit the autocross course this weekend. A .8inch drop was very perfect as expected, and it really makes my 17 inch enkeis look much better.

I'm not a suspension guru and am fairly new to autocrossing (first season), but after this weekend I should have a very good comparison on the autocross track as well. I am very excited to see how these springs improve the tight corners and the course. A nice set of rubber and I should be overly set for anything that I decide to do in the future.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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Umm pictures?


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Old 10-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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First set of production springs? Hmm, wonder if they're available to buy.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:22 PM   #5
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I can't wait to get mine! I can't imagine the handling being better in this car....I did drive a 93 Jeep Wrangler for 10 years though. Hows the ride height now? No worry of rubbing your bumper on speed bumps?
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:45 PM   #6
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I will attempt to get some decent photos later. I was trying to line up one of the 15wrx in the area to do a nose-to-nose comparison. But it's hard to really see the difference in photos (because I didn't take a before/after and I park on a hill so it's not really an accurate representation). I'll see what I can do about getting a photo or two tomorrow though just for point of reference.

I have no worries of rubbing whatsoever. If i had 18s with an over aggressive offset, I think I may be a little concerned, based on photos I've seen of 18s and coilovers, but .8 inch of a drop is really minimal. At some point I'll try to throw 3 people in the car and see if I can get it to rub at all. I doubt it will, there's still an inch or so of clearance.


Also update: I autocrossed today and the car was amazing. It was quite a bit rainy but I'm excited to autocross again next week and hope for dry pavement so I can give a better comparison. The car feels amazing, even with a swamp for a parking lot, the car handled amazingly. I'm getting some HPS+ pads on the car and that paired with some better tires next spring is going to make this car perfect!
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Bad representations of course, because you cannot really see the contrast of wheel gap in the fender because the wheel is black and the fender casts a shadow. I'll try to find some wheel shine or something to make it stand out. But here ya go.





Still going to do a comparison, but for now you can just look at how my car looks now.

This is stock from a similar perspective.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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^wheel specs? I'm liking the drop so far. It's perfect, but I wonder if some "settling" may occur later.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:35 PM   #9
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These photos were taken today, about 300+ miles after the springs were put on. So I'm not sure if any settling will occur that has not already. I've went through an entire tank of gas since these springs went on..

Wheels are Enkei T6s, 17x9 +45
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:43 PM   #10
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Hmm, they don't look as low as their own pics...
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Keep in mind he has 17's and there photos show a Wrx with sti wheels. Might have a slightly taller tire.


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Old 10-13-2014, 09:14 PM   #12
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Which RCE photo? If it's the Red STI, those are STI springs, so yes those would be 18s. I'll do a measurement comparison at some point this week when I meet up with another WRX
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Rce has posted pictures in another thread of the wrx springs on a white wrx that had the base sti rims with 245/40 tires.
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These photos were taken today, about 300+ miles after the springs were put on. So I'm not sure if any settling will occur that has not already. I've went through an entire tank of gas since these springs went on..

Wheels are Enkei T6s, 17x9 +45
Got it. Good to know. I have to say that lowered w/ this stance and 17's doesn't look half bad. I was sold on 18's being mandatory with my car but I'm honestly rethinking that now
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:10 PM   #15
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After seeing a few notable 2015 WRX on 18s with suspension setups I still think 18s fill out this car so much better. The price and weight on the 17s is why I went with them. I may upgrade down the road but for now I'm very happy with the enkeis. The .8inch lower really makes the car look much more put together, and the handling improvements make everything better lol.
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Is is true 265/35/18 tires on a 15 wrx will rub with this drop. My wheels are +42 and trying to avoid having to roll fenders


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Old 10-20-2014, 10:19 PM   #17
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Not sure, you should ask JSCSpeed (he's on isc coilovers and has went through several sets of wheels) or Myles from RCE (who is sitting beautifully on 19s right now), or I know at least another 2015 on coilovers (subienoobbrian?) that could probably tell you that answer.
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Is is true 265/35/18 tires on a 15 wrx will rub with this drop. My wheels are +42 and trying to avoid having to roll fenders


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No rub, I just lowered with this wheels and springs setup.

It can actually go a bit lower for my liking.

Pic coming soon, gettin alignment done.
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Are these springs available yet and do we get any kind of a discount? Haha
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Those pics from RCE dont seem right at all

Im running 265-35-18 with RCE springs.

I would like it to drop a bit more for my liking, the back is fine but the front bothers me, might return and go with Swift

Then again i have taller tires


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Those pics from RCE dont seem right at all

Im running 265-35-18 with RCE springs.

I would like it to drop a bit more for my liking, the back is fine but the front bothers me, might return and go with Swift

Then again i have taller tires


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Off topic, but are those wheels bronze or black?
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #22
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I think it looks great sniper, get some miles on them. I'm sure the front will settle more,
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Off topic, but are those wheels bronze or black?
Hyper black
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Those pics from RCE dont seem right at all

Im running 265-35-18 with RCE springs.

I would like it to drop a bit more for my liking, the back is fine but the front bothers me, might return and go with Swift

Then again i have taller tires
Mine is the same way,.. however, the front is starting to settle. I am going to give it a month and see where I sit.


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Mine is the same way,.. however, the front is starting to settle. I am going to give it a month and see where I sit.


Wheel and tire specs? Installing my rce's this weekend and hopefully some 18's and tires the following weekend.
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