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#61 Old 04-21-2010, 06:22 PM
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b2 cool which of those springs would be the best in overall quality? Mabey you would know if spy or sti pinks won't tear up the stock struts?
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b2 cool which of those springs would be the best in overall quality? Mabey you would know if spy or sti pinks won't tear up the stock struts?
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The stock struts cannot handle STI pinks. Also stock struts tend to start failing at about 80K miles, so IMHO if you are getting near that it is better to upgrade the struts as well.

As for my recommendations read this ENTIRE thread its all in here.
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I'm sorry I missed the "out of all I like the swift sport the best" I did read the whole thread though. One more question since were on the subject. I'm at 44k on my 05 wrx I ordered the swift sports. After my stock struts go out what would you suggest I replace them with? Ride comfort is top priority! Real crappy
roads and snow in spoKane Wa. And any tips on cutting the bump stops on the swift sports?
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I'm sorry I missed the "out of all I like the swift sport the best" I did read the whole thread though. One more question since were on the subject. I'm at 44k on my 05 wrx I ordered the swift sports. After my stock struts go out what would you suggest I replace them with? Ride comfort is top priority! Real crappy
roads and snow in spoKane Wa. And any tips on cutting the bump stops on the swift sports?
I am running the swifts with KYB GR2s and it matches very well, so I recommend those.

As for the bump stops...cut off the top nub on both the front and rear. Otherwise, buy new ones that are shorter such as these:

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great thread, lots of good info!!

im thinking about lowering my '03, one of my rear struts is just about blown and one in the front is on the way out. i figure this would be the best time to lower it if i was ever going to. this is my daily and leaning towards coilovers, im willing to spend around $1500. i dont have any experience with subaru, im mostly in volkswagens and one of the best coilovers for a vw is from H&R. H&R does make a set of coilovers for my '03 and Perrin has a very decent price on them. id like to hear your thoughts on how these perform on subaru's or what you have heard from other people about them. thanks!
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If you don't intend to make frequent changes to the suspension, you don't need coilovers. Their main advantage is adjustability. If you're not on a race course, that's a rather useless feature no offense. You can get good aftermarket struts and springs which will drastically improve performance without the need for coils. Also, $1500 will get you bottom of the barrel el-cheapo coilovers. Not worth it. You can, however, get really good struts and springs for that price. Another key point is that coils don't last that long. They need frequent rebuilding. They're very expensive, impractical for a daily driver (I've seen many people who put them on, never adjust them again, and them they lock up), and need to be replaced more frequently.

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So you guys convinced me to get the MachV springs. I picked up a used set with about 15k miles on them. I'm going to switch them out in the fall when it starts to get colder.

I had my shocks/struts inspected at DS1 last time I was in, and he said they look fine, so the TEIN h-techs didn't kill my shocks. I've only got 38k on the car, so I think I'll keep my stock shocks for a while.

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I know KYB makes their AGX struts for the 02-03 that "can fit" the 04-05 as well. I have used the GR2s and the AGX, and hands down the AGX are better suited for a lowered car. I have heard both ways that they'll bolt straight up on an 05, but someone also said they had to use the top hat to bolt it up. Either way, the AGX is what I'd try to shoot for on an 05 when the time comes, personally.
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I know KYB makes their AGX struts for the 02-03 that "can fit" the 04-05 as well. I have used the GR2s and the AGX, and hands down the AGX are better suited for a lowered car. I have heard both ways that they'll bolt straight up on an 05, but someone also said they had to use the top hat to bolt it up. Either way, the AGX is what I'd try to shoot for on an 05 when the time comes, personally.
Tokico Dspecs would be an even better choice. Dspecs are hands down better than AGXs in every way and only cost a bit more.
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