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    Help on 2001 wrx rear lowering

    Hello all

    After long and hard searching I still cannot find my answer there a couple of questions I need before I end ordering the wrong parts.


    Im going to upload a few pictures so you understand were im coming from.

    For starters im going to name my make and model of car and describe as much as I can so I can get a clear answer.

    I own a Subaru Impreza Wrx bugeye 2001/51 reg newage that is a import and I have fitted a full sti engine out of a hawkeye if this makes any difference ?

    Theres a few strange things I have noticed on the car.

    Number 1:
    The rear brakes are 1 pot callipers not 2 pot/this means these are the ones that are on the old classic,I have been told this was normal on the imports ?

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    http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/...wjx/photo1.jpg


    Number 2:
    Im looking for rear lowering springs but I dont no what ones to order as im not to sure if my rear sgocks are the old classic type or newage wrx type as the rear brakes are the older type,so i have taken a few pictures and if anyone could let me no if they are new type or old classic and if anyone knows what springs will fit that would be great.
    Im hoping these are original wrx rear shocks as this should be easier to order a complete set of lowerinf springs without mix and matching on spring.

    http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/...jx/photo12.jpg
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    Look forward to the replys.


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    We didn't get the WRX in the states till 2002.. so I'm not much help in that reguard (without just googling the information, which is something you could do).


    Springs come in sets of four though. I'm not sure why you would want to just lower the rear?? The car would look funny and handling would be messed up if you just lowered the rear and left the front up in the air.

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    You will be needing suspension components listed for 2002-2007 WRX and STi Impreza.
    You have an early production 02 version, there will be some small changes, but not this.

    You will also want, as MainFrame stated, to order all 4 at once.
    You should use one brand and model for all four springs, or handling will suffer severely. It is unlikely that two companies' springs are going to match flawlessly just by luck. You might get lucky and have great handling, but:

    The only time that is not true is if you are calculating exact spring rates, and have a working knowledge of suspensions, and intend to use the car for purposes other than transportation on public roads. Racing, drag, rally, etc... in which case you should contact 'Turn In Concepts' for advice.

    They will tell you similar information, but they also have products to offer.

    Good luck with the bugeye! They are legends for good reason.



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    We are the people who have your year/model of car. the same exact car... for now... until you alter more of it...lol
    if anyone is going to know the specific details about your bugeye or GDA/B Impreza,
    we are. There are general questions that anyone can answer, but if you smell gas under the hood, or
    have a rusty piece of undercarriage, we are your people.
    When you first post on the mafia page, just introduce yourself. Let this thread answer your question.
    You can link this in there, but new people with questions have a hard time sometimes... we are sarcastic and cold now and then.
    I'd copy paste the address for this page into your post there, but just let everyone know who you are and what kind of car you have, and if you like the look of our crew, ask for a member number. We are a growing number of people with cars that are growing more rare, so the knowledge base is huge.
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    Other than the rear brakes being painted to look like the 4/2 pots, they seem standard to me. Without measurements we couldn't tell you for certain if they are what came from the factory. But those look like what came on the USDM WRX in 01/02 body style.

    Why do you think the shocks are not original or OEM replacement? Everything looks pretty stock to me.

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    Hi mate I didn't think they wasn't ome I just was wondering if the rear shocks was ones from a classic as the rear brake callipers was didn't wanna order Set of springs for a wrx and then they ended being wrong as I had classic rear shocks.


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    We can't actually tell you what came on this car from the factory unless we know if this an EDM, AUDM, or JDM car. Even then, you can find all that info on Wikipedia.

    Some WRX revisions (not in America) received the 4/2 pots. Are your front brakes 4 pot?

    I'm not sure there would be a way to tell you what struts those are just from the picture, they all look alike to be honest. If someone could then that'd be awesome. But my guess would be that; 02-03 springs would fit on an older GC strut if those are in fact what you have on there. It would make no sense if you had GC struts though. I would order the 02-03 "new age" springs, but tell the vendor of your situation and make sure you know their return policy if they don't fit for some reason.

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    If you have a new age car you need new age strut cartridges. The brake situation is more complex and market-dependent.

    It sounds like you have a "world market" export car (export from the Japanese point of view) that has been imported into the UK. I'm just guessing but it sounds like your car is ex-Oceania, ex-SE Asia, or if European, ex-Cyprus.

    Check vendor return policy, consider potential shipping costs since you'll pay for return shipping, contact the vendors with pics, and go from there.

    See what Scoobynet thinks but I don't think I'm too wrong.
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