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post #1 of 17 Old 12-27-2010, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Tein S Tech Lowering Springs for 08 WRX

Just wanting to get a feel for what you think or any experience someone might have had. I am looking into buying them but unsure. My 02 WRX and 04 STi I used the RSR down springs. Loved the ride. Not much experience with Tein so any info helps.

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S-Tech is a massive drop. I've read mix reviews but I would not recommend it. Their H-Techs aren't bad. Are you doing this for cosmetic reasons or performance? Because performance is the last thing you're going to get by dropping them that much without shocks.

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I am looking for more performance then anything. I have read several reviews stating that these models were greatly lacking in the handling verse the older models. I want to stiffen up the suspension before making any other modifications. Honestly not a huge fan of coilovers.
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You probably want to read this then. Summary: Lowering some will benefit. Lower a lot will worsen without matching shocks.

Lowering Springs misconception

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Vew, that's a good thread with some great info. I too understand the physics in lowering a car with springs on stock struts from my physics class in college. I did notice that in the post you had mentioned buying springs yourself. What type did you go with?
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H-Techs. I have the Eibach Pro-Kit now. I changed them out because I was doing a product review and how-to for them.

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If you want performance, the last springs on your mind should be S-Techs, Cobbs, or Eibach Sportlines.
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If you want performance, the last springs on your mind should be S-Techs, Cobbs, or Eibach Sportlines.
Making a decision on what to get is harder now since the selection for performance parts on these models is slim pickings. What do you have against those brands?
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Performance wise they all suck and they drop the car too low. They are aesthetics springs.
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Performance wise they all suck and they drop the car too low. They are aesthetics springs.
According to the thread that Vew linked, all springs are "aesthetic springs" but each offer some difference in "performance". This thread was to find out what the best spring choice would be, not to re-invent the wheel. I know that they do not offer much of a performance advantage as do coilovers, but someone must have some insight as to which would be a better choice. If you feel that those brands suck, then what brand springs would you recommend?
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Great info but you still didn't answer my question?
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As a general rule. The more the drop, the worse off you're going to be performance wise. Use it loosely though. You're basically gaining performance from lower center of gravity and stiffening the suspension, but losing it thanks to oscillation between the mismatched shock and spring. There is no magic spring rate and height drop that has been proven as of yet on any specific year. And I doubt they'll spend that time doing it because most people concerned that much about performance would have already spent the money to do it the proper way by either matching up a set of shocks or gone full blown coilovers. Not worth the R&D.

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Call or email the guys at TiC (Turn In Concepts) They are really knowledgable and offer great service and parts. See what they have to say about what to run.

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Great info but you still didn't answer my question?
Your car is different than mine so the choices are going to be different. I will tell that it's documented that your +09 struts don't like ANY lowering springs, which is why so many of your generation owners get coilovers. And good coilovers don't start under $1,500.
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