STI Strut/Spring upgrades

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STI Strut/Spring upgrades

Post by Sabre » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:18 pm

I figured I would post a PM that I had with Andrew to help others out there :)
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Idaho wrote:I believe a set of Cobb springs are on there currently with the stock struts. It's riding like ass and I am thinking it's possibly just bouncing off the bump stops. I'm pretty split between coil overs and a good strut/spring combo. I am just looking for a good street-able setup with maybe a 1" drop.

-Andrew
For coliover's, I cannot recommend the TIC SST's enough. I think that they ride better than stock and will get you the drop you are looking for.

If you're going to stay with the stock struts, you have a couple of options. I would recommend installing a set of grease fittings so that you can lube them periodically to avoid the dreaded clunk.
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspensi ... tures.html

If you don't feel like doing that yourself, you can send them to Feal and they will install the grease fittings and revalve them if you want.
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/brakes-susp ... tions.html

For the drop you are looking for, take a look at the RCE black springs. I haven't tried them yet, but I think that is going to be what goes on the STI next (the TIC SST coil overs I have are going on my race car).
http://www.racecompengineering.com/inde ... 04-07.html

Also, check out this thread: http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspensi ... guide.html

Hope that helps!!!
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Re: STI Strut/Spring upgrades

Post by drwrx » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:31 am

I've never seen it done, but could you get away with using 02-03 WRX top hats and AGX struts on 05-07 STis?
It would be a much cheaper option than coilovers.
I know the 04 STi's (and 04-07 WRXs) will take AGX or Tokico D-Specs with strut spacers.

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Re: STI Strut/Spring upgrades

Post by Sabre » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Hmm, that's an interesting idea! I don't know if it would work or not.

BTW, I love TiC's stuff and this package looks pretty decent!
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