Time to replace stock springs/struts
Hello, I've got an '06 WRX wagon, with 98K miles. I've owned the car for 5 years, everything is stock (I've been waiting for the warranty to run out). I noticed yesterday that the rear is sagging. I think driving the Alaska highway with the car loaded down, killed my rear springs. I figure I should just replace all four corners.
I like the stock setup. I need the stock ride height for the winters up here, plus my wife drives the car a lot. I know the handling could be better, but we take the car on long trips and we don't want to feel every bump, any more than we already do.
I called the dealership.... "Wow, Really How Much!?"
I've been researching for a couple hours now and I haven't been able to really find what I'm looking for.
All of the threads on any of the Forums I've searched are about what setups to use when lowering or looking for better handling.
Any advice for a stock, or slightly more aggressive stock setup as far as spring/struts go?
As for Struts, I've seen Monroe (not my favorite), KYB GR2, Tokico Blue....
I just have no clue what's best.
And, some of the parts supplies don't seem to have a listing for my applications.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
.... I just checked out SubaruPartsAmerica.com they seem to have pretty good OEM prices. Any thoughts though on stock versus slightly more aggressive?