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#1 Old 01-14-2009, 08:47 AM
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what springs would best suite me?

hello all. i have an 06 tr... im looking to lower it a little bit. personally i think the back sits pretty good. i just think the front is way to high. im looking for a spring to lower not to much.. but a little more in the front. also one thats not going to screw my alignment up too much. i want to be able to adjust for it with out buying anything but springs... not looking for to crappy of a ride but a little stiffer wont hurt to much.. i just dont want the car to look like its doing a wheelie... lol thanks!

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oh yea will springs void any warranty?

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I have crucial racing springs and they arnt to low. It makes the front and rear even. A little rougher but it handles a lot better. :: Crucial Racing Systems - The parts you need for the performance you want I hope this helps. I dont think they are still on backorder. as far as warranty im sure it will void some stuff.
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Look into Tein H-techs! They get rid of the nasty wheel gap and the ride is a little bit bumpy. Don't get Tein S-techs because they wear out your struts 10x faster then OEM. The S-techs drop the car a lot but make the ride really bumpy.
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Well since you only want to replace the springs the crucials are out b/c they would require new struts due to the increased rate. I recommend:

Epic Engineering: STi & WRX Performance Parts: Epic Engineering Lowering Springs, 2004-2007 WRX
Mach V Blues: Mach V Springs (04-07 WRX) - Springs & Shocks
Swift Sports: 04+ WRX Sedan Springs Turn In Concepts

All of the above springs are designed with the sock struts in mind. At most you will need to get some camber bolts for the rear to help with the alighnment but they are about $30-$40. Personally, I would never use Tein springs as the options above are much better in terms of ride quality and having the correct spring rate to match with the stock struts.
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i think i can get a set of factory 04 sti springs for free... worth it? i can install my self for free soo...

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i think i can get a set of factory 04 sti springs for free... worth it? i can install my self for free soo...
Free ya they are. The Sti springs are firmer than stock and maybe a little bit bouncy w/the stock struts due to the increased spring rate. But, give them a try and if you don't like them you can sell them and get new springs.
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Or change out struts also later down the road. I would at least pick them up since they are free.

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may sound kinda dumb but how low with these drop the wrx? (sti springs) would it be any different then an sti due to me having softer struts?

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may sound kinda dumb but how low with these drop the wrx? (sti springs) would it be any different then an sti due to me having softer struts?
Take this into consideration.I am planning on getting d-spec struts and Swift Spec R sti springs (possibly swift sport springs). The springs are made to lower the sti which already sits lower than a wrx. So I would think that a stock sti spring would lower you a little bit

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well yea I no they are lower (sti) but didn't know if it will lower it more because of softer struts

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?? From what I know...and I'm not a expert. The springs are going to dictate the stance or how low the car sits. The struts/shocks control the upward travel of the car more than the downward.
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duh, how did i not know that haha... i guess an associate degree in automotive and working in a garage since i was 17 didnt help there haha. brain fart...
spring holds it at height, strut brings it back nicely over bumps... bound and rebound damper. duhhh

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