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Old 07-13-2000, 12:01 PM   #1
Cool Suspension help

I need to drop my rs fast. Anyone know of any dealers. I am looking for a 2.5 to 3" drop..Help.I am in cali.
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Old 07-13-2000, 12:38 PM   #2
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Of course Cali, hehe. Only people from Cali want to "drop" their cars 3".

Why would you want to do that? What are your goals?
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Old 07-13-2000, 12:55 PM   #3

I am looking for a nice look. Out of the 5 cars i've own have been dropped. Of course only cali folks want to drop their cars..Namely me....lol
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Old 07-13-2000, 02:50 PM   #4
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Vancouver
GC4 -> GGA -> GM6
Yeah, that's about right.


Go ahead and "drop" your RS at a dealer and trade in for some Honda or whatever.

Unfortunately most Subaru owners don't share your appreciation for a car that looks goofy, handles poorly, and scrapes on every driveway.

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Old 07-13-2000, 04:58 PM   #5
Have a Nice Day?

I am feeling the hatred here. Sorry but, I just asked for simple advise. I did the honda,vw and bm thing and I am not trying to make my car look like a honda or a pavement scrapper. I don't do stickers I don't do graphics or off the wall paint jobs or silly things of that nature. I am about the pure JDM style nothing more nothing less.I like a clean sleek look that's why I purchased the rs. If you feel the need to be judgemental to new members why forms this club. Makes no sense to me at all. I thought this was a nice place to get some info and meet new people but, instead I get dissed over something so trivial as lowering my car a little bit. That's not cool at all. What I do to my car is my business and how I drive it is also mine.If you feel the need to badger a fellow rs owner then feel free to do so. My man hood will remain the same.I hold no grudges,I just don't pay attention to crappy web mentality. So, keep all your rude comments to yourself.I am here for pure enjoyment and pleasure and to meet others with a positive attitude.I forgive my conduct only to those who are on the same level as I. Thanks for wrong advise..I am still looking for a decent reponse.
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Old 07-14-2000, 12:27 AM   #6
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Location: Fremont, CA 94538
2000 Legacy GT Ltd


If you insist a 3" drop, then get ground control w/ KYB shocks and slam the car to the ground. It will look good, but ride and handling will suffer by large.

More expensive way is to go with Tein coilover or Apexi N1 kit.
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Old 07-14-2000, 01:55 AM   #7
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you may have other problems if you drop it that much. Imprezer was hitting everything he could with much less drop and a little added body kit (probably the same). You won't have room for your 19" wheels
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Old 07-14-2000, 02:02 AM   #8
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I will attempt a constructive response:

First of all Tein coilovers will not provide enough of a drop. They do a max of 2" from stock, which I've tried before and can provide some information on.

Let me begin by saying that the Impreza does not respond well to being dropped that low. You will rub, even on low profile tires. The car will not have enough roll to take low to medium speed corners properly, but it will handle better at high speed. Your shocks had better be adjustable or just really stiff, 'cause you're going to need both stiff springs and stiff shocks. Your ride quality is going to suck. You're going to scrape the **** out of your front bumper, toe hooks, and lower crossmember. I second the skid plate comment above.

So, you get better aerodynamics and the car looks kinda cool. The car also looks kinda cool lifted an inch. Whatever. The best drop for looks and handling is about an inch, everybody used to comment on my car when I had the 1" drop on it with my Teins, including all the bay area RS owners here.

I'd really recommend against the 3" drop unless you make some more room for tire in your fenderwell, run some really stiff springs and shocks, and get some decent ground effects. Also, if you ever do performance upgrades on this car, orient it towards high speed freeway/track racing, because the car will not like anything else.
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Old 07-14-2000, 11:38 PM   #9
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about the most drop you can get is 2". GAB, Tein, Cusco(Imprezer), HKS, and Ground Control all make coil overs. I have the GAB, and I can drop the car about 2". See delectron's post on the ride(beyond crappy), but the looks are hot! I would DEFINANTLY get skid plates if you are going to drive 2" lower. there are many kits out there. I think the tein and the GAB are the best coilovers for our cars. our cars don't take well to ultra stiff suspension('cep at an auto-x ).

one thing that stood out in an earlier post was this

"I am about the pure JDM style nothing more nothing less".

well, in japan they really don't lower this car that much. so jdm is closer to stock hight that you would expect. the car handles unusually well even at the stock height(stiffer springs of course). but if you are truly into jdm style, than take a look at the coilovers I mentioned. they are straight from japan.

anyway, welcome a-board!


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