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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
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    TiC Spec SST Coilovers - 5x100 application

    Seems to fit my needs pretty well... Eventually I'll get them.
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    I thought about getting a set of progressive coilovers to soften the ride a bit. I was eyeballing the H&R ones. They dont come with tophats, but I could reuse my buddy club tophats. Just worried about the ride still being too brutal.

    I was looking for an all-inclusive list of all the applicable springs available, but cant seem to find one. I know enough to know which ones to avoid, and which ones are reputable.... But none of them are low enough. I know cobb springs were nice and low, with a great spring rate, but they dont make them anymore.

    Anyone know where that chart is? Or recommend good springs that suit my (low) needs?
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    Tanabe DF210 lowers 2" if you buy them for an 02-03 all you need to use is the rear tophats from an 02-03. If you use a good strut they are a good spring in my opinion..

    What about tein for the 06-07? I heard the strut issue but if your using aftermarket struts..


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    I was just going to use the strut spacers from kartboy. In fact, I have to, as the tokico d-specs are only available for the 02-03 cars.

    Springs? I really need to find that all-inclusive list again. Ive seen it before, just gotta find it again.

    Currently in the middle of a move to TX.... Me, wife, 2 kids, 2 dogs, and a u-haul trailer.... Stuck in some ****ty motel in "Raton, New Mexico" right now.... Ugggggg
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    hey man I had a question about your rear brake set up
    I see that you have the brembo in the rear, I know they bolt right up.
    I was currious if this would work for me
    I putting 04 sti hubs and rotors 5x100 on the rear of my car so i can use the 04 sti axles with the r-180 diff
    In respect to the sti rotors would my stock wrx brakes work with the hubs and rotors?
    I have the 07 wrx like yours with the red 2 pot rears
    I really dont want to drop the money for the brembos thats why im asking this
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    Not too sure about the axles.... never touched mine.

    bolting up 04 STI rotors to the rear is a BAD idea.

    Yes, they will fit
    Yes, STI brembos will bolt right up (once you remove the dust shields)
    No, your e-brake will be completely inop.

    Will 06 WRX brake calipers fit on 04 STI rotors? No, the rotors are different sizes.
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    I just swapped my front brakes over to 04' STi calipers and am waiting on the kartboy adapters to do the 06' wrx rear 2 pots. Like he said, doing STi rears is a waste, unless you are swapping over the whole rear end and doing a 6 speed conversion.

    I'll let you know how it feels this weekend when I finish the rears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    Tanabe DF210 lowers 2" if you buy them for an 02-03 all you need to use is the rear tophats from an 02-03. If you use a good strut they are a good spring in my opinion..

    What about tein for the 06-07? I heard the strut issue but if your using aftermarket struts..
    I've been doing some research...

    For one... screw the Tokicos... I'm going to go with Koni Yellow inserts and just do it myself.

    I've also been reading, the tanabe DF210 is rated at a 1.0 F drop. The GF210 is rated at 1.3 F drop... which is the same as my Eibach Pro kit springs.

    Not low enough.

    Tein S-techs? I've read actually drop the car to hellaflush levels, and invert the control arms.... too low.

    Looking for a LOW... but healthy, appropriate drop. similar to where I have my coilovers set now.

    Still researching.
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    Have you considered something like these?

    ground control setup 02-07 WRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hold_Fast View Post
    I just swapped my front brakes over to 04' STi calipers and am waiting on the kartboy adapters to do the 06' wrx rear 2 pots. Like he said, doing STi rears is a waste, unless you are swapping over the whole rear end and doing a 6 speed conversion.

    I'll let you know how it feels this weekend when I finish the rears.
    Thats exactly what im doing a full 6 speed trans swap it was ether the hubs or driveshaft shop custom axles
    i live my life a 1/4 mile at a time

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    Yea... Ive looked into setups like that..... Kinda seems very similar to coilovers though. Ive also read reviews about high noise, common failures due to the way they attach to the struts, and harsh ride. Why not just get coilovers?

    Plus... Ill run into clearance problems with the insides of the tires clearing the collars like I do now.... Thsts why I have to use 5mm spacers. On my stock struts, I didnt have to. By eliminating the spacers, it will also eliminate the occasional rubbing on my rear fenders too.

    Im really wanting ti go with a traditional setup. Honestly, the more I read about s-techs, the more im convinced the failures are due to the typical purchasers cheapining out and not buying decent struts. I know tgey perform much better on STIs than they do WRXs, because the struts are better equipped to handle the high spring rates. Everything tein makes is generally regarded as exceptional. It seems funny that s-techs have such a bad rap. The more I read, the more convinced I am that they simply arent suitable for anything other than very high end struts.

    On Koni yellows, I see no reason why the s-techs wouldnt be an excellent choice. High spring rates, and low stance. I cant seem to find any other traditional springs that suit what I need/want better than them.

    ...... Yet. Still looking.
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    ^^^ LOL

    My current Buddy Club coilovers have higher spring rates than those, larger diameter struts, more adjustability (clicks), adjustable tophats, and the capability to go lower if I wanted to. Seems kinda pointless to change to another set of coilovers. Admittedly, I like the progressive "helper" springs on those coils..... but the investment isnt worth it to me.

    I'm going to keep my coilovers. If a significant track event pops up, I'm going to mark the camber bolts so a "track-day installation" will be a piece of cake.

    Still looking for suggestions on decent "traditional" springs though. I need to find the specs on the old Cobb springs, and the Eibach sportlines (not the prokit)... I remember those being particularly low springs.
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