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Old 04-16-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Lowering '04 WRX Suspension - Looking for advices...

Hey,

I'd like to lower my '04 WRX suspension and I'm looking for help before proceeding...

I've installed 225/45R17 94Z tires (Falkien Azenis) and now I'm obsessed with the large gap between the tires and the fenders (*especially* for the front tires)...

So I'm considering ordering the "Eibach Pro Kit for 2004 WRX" from Suby Dude (http://www.subydude.com/parts/details.php?129)

1) Is this a good option?
2) What kind of place should I go to get the new springs installed?
3) How much should I expect to pay for this job?

TIA!

BTW, I just cleared my headlights (JDM style) last week. Worked pretty well (followed photo instructions from skivvie) and I'm recommending yet to EVERYONE owning a '04 WRX)!
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Old 04-16-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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If all you're looking for is to get rid of the wheel gap, yes, just the Eibach springs will suffice. It will not drastically stiffen the ride up too much to warrant new shocks, but still provides a lower ride that'll bump up your car's handling abilities.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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KYB AGX + Tanabe GF210's: Adjustible struts, and 1.3" drop up front, and 1.0" in the rear.

Or for something more subtle Prodrive springs + 02-03 rear strut tops: 1" front, 0.7" rear.

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Old 04-16-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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i'm running the tein's with a 2" up front and a .75" rear
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Old 04-17-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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Whiteline makes a comfotable lowering spring as well now known as the "Control" spring set for you car. Always makes sure when you order springs for any Subaru to specify whether it's a wagon or sedan.
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Old 04-17-2004, 10:57 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Whiteline makes a comfotable lowering spring as well now known as the "Control" spring set for you car. Always makes sure when you order springs for any Subaru to specify whether it's a wagon or sedan.
I have the Whiteline Control springs on KYB AGX's and am very happy with them.

From my experience in diring others lowered WRX's, due to the stiffer chassis, WRX's respond even better to lowering springs than the old skool Impreza's.

As it relates to where to get the springs installed, I would go talk to your local "super" dealership ==> Rally Subaru.

OR, you can bribe a couple of us with beer and we'll do it on my driveway, as we've done spring/shock changes for a number of people here locally.
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Old 04-18-2004, 12:43 PM   #7
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It would be quite a long ride for me to bribe a couple of you with beer / going to Rally Subaru I'm in Quebec... As I can see, most of you are from AB/BC here in the forum. I know there's Lachute Subaru that is well renowned in QC. I'll give them a call.

Thanks a lot for the info.


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I have the Whiteline Control springs on KYB AGX's and am very happy with them.

From my experience in diring others lowered WRX's, due to the stiffer chassis, WRX's respond even better to lowering springs than the old skool Impreza's.

As it relates to where to get the springs installed, I would go talk to your local "super" dealership ==> Rally Subaru.

OR, you can bribe a couple of us with beer and we'll do it on my driveway, as we've done spring/shock changes for a number of people here locally.
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:01 PM   #8
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Just about any shop that does suspension work can do the work. Yo don't need to go to a specialist. Just remember to have a wheel alignment done after. Contact a member here, kracka99, if you're interested in the Whiteline stuff - best prices around.
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