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#1 Old 03-27-2012, 09:26 PM
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Tokico HPK Shock/Spring Subaru WRX Lowering Kit (04-05) HPK405

Anyone use these? Any reasons to or not to use these particular struts spring for my 04 wrx sedan? thanks
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this is a wide open debate on whats good or not. ive got the tokico hpk shocks(blues) paired with eibach springs and i love them. they lowered the car(lower in the back then the front,but a lot lower than stock)and ride just as smooth if not smoother than stock. if your looking into more fine tuned/race tuned you may want to read up on the forums like i did.
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i cant really find alot if any reviews on these in particular? I am looking for something that lowers the vehicle a little but not too much and that may improve handling. the wrx handles damn well stock in my opinion. If ride quality doesnt suffer too much thats good. its a DD and will probably not see a track... thats what my rx7 is for... thanks!
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@Zaridar same here with me. mines a dd and never has seen a track yet.been on this setup for close to a year and no camber issues. i do need to get a new aliment since its lower and now have to drive up on 2x4 pieces of wood to get enough clearance to jack my car up. but i still have plenty of ground clearance. ill take a pic and post it up asap
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@Zaridar same here with me. mines a dd and never has seen a track yet.been on this setup for close to a year and no camber issues. i do need to get a new aliment since its lower and now have to drive up on 2x4 pieces of wood to get enough clearance to jack my car up. but i still have plenty of ground clearance. ill take a pic and post it up asap
awesome would appreciate it! hows the ride?
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anything yet? anyone else like/dislike these?
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sorry bro been real busy these past couple days ill take some pics today after work and post them up
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thanks! I'm not sure about springs now... i want the same wheel gap front and rear.... mine sits the way yours does now... i dont know why they do that.. not ripping on your car... i like it... but as with mine the springs currently on it make the rear look like it is sagging...
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thanks! I'm not sure about springs now... i want the same wheel gap front and rear.... mine sits the way yours does now... i dont know why they do that.. not ripping on your car... i like it... but as with mine the springs currently on it make the rear look like it is sagging...
If that's what you want, then you want a lopsided car. That car is evenly lowered. The front wheel arches are higher than the rears.
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You could always look into the saggy ass shims from TiC... It'll bring it closer to looking even.

Justin, do they change anything as far as performance?

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guess i never really looked too closely...makes the car look like its sagging... especially noticeable when its lowered... In that case yes i do want it un even....
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You could always look into the saggy ass shims from TiC... It'll bring it closer to looking even.

Justin, do they change anything as far as performance?
A small amount of rake won't cause do anything the OP would notice.
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