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post #1 of 14 Old 12-31-1969, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Most of the STI springs I see lower the car 30mm( about an inch and an eighth) front and rear.
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Hmmm, but even Subaru claims the kit does not lower the car at all, though: http://www.subaruparts.com/catalog/subaru/2002wrxstrutfaq.html

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I'm not talkg about anything fom the dealership. try this.. http://cobbtuning.com/ssi/osb/itemdetails.cfm?ID=87.
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Interesting... thanks for that link. Would you recommend these springs over Eibach though?

And what about shocks? KYB adjustables?

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You want a train dont you? Wheels and tires will be the biggest improvement because without good tires what is the suspension good for? But I would just stiffen what you have. Do you know the Viper is so stiff that if you jack up the back left wheel the right back wheel will come off the ground too? Now thats WOOD! :lol:

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I think it's personal preference really. Most guys tell me a spring is a spring, struts are the truly important part. I might go with the Eibach's on price, but STI is factory stuff. You know it's gonna work. As for a car as stiff as that Viper. It would be fun on weekends or at the track, but I daily drive my Suby.
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I suppose but daily driving a Viper, come on! That would be da bomb! But your right about the personal preferance stuff.

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true, true.
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Well, Sube does offer the KYB's as dealer-installed upgrades, so I trust their reliability. As for Eibach, they're just excellent springs (as well as OEM for some car companies). Talk about quality!

Anyone have any suggestions as to the benefit of the aluminum A-arms? Worth the money?

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Ohh hell yeah! I have heard a couple of guys ranting about them. They make the suspension a lot more stiff but there is only one problem and I am sure it is very isolated. The aluminum control arms dont give whatsoever and could end up breaking other parts of the suspension. Just a myth I think.

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Sounds like a myth to me... those arms come standard equipment on the Jspec cars, don't they?

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Yeah they do come OEM in japan but I can understand if you were going like 80 and tried to make a 90 degree turn but I think a whole lot more than that would break! :lol:

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LOL, yeah... can't trust rumors...

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What do you all think of this combination?

Eibach pro-kit springs, KYB AGX shocks, STi sway bars, Eibach alignment kit (front and rear)... this sound like a good plan? I heard from someone here that the STi suspension package does not lower the car at all and this is not what I want. I want improved handling as well as slightly lower ride height (but not too low- for example, the M2 WRX on their website looks too low to me).

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