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    So ... where are these alleged new goodies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    So ... where are these alleged new goodies?
    In my garage waiting to get put on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    In my head waiting to get put on.
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    lookinh good man, id also be interested in a snow x and even a rally x. Ur thread has also been helpful to me. i wanna eventually auto x my bugeye and am gonna be starting on getting parts and the suspension tuned over the fall/winter to hopefully be rdy for next year.
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    Hey JR & Mike,

    I tossed a coin to decide which of your threads to hijack, & JR won.

    I missed the boat on RCE wagon springs it seems after talking to Myles on the phone (unless I can drum up 20 customers).

    He is pondering whether it would work out to run a set of yellows in the front and a set of blacks in the rear.

    Any thoughts on how that combo would play out in terms of balance and drop?
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    Sorry if that came out of the blue or was rudely put. I just thought you guys would be most likely to have some experience with people running this combo. I'll start my own thread on it & sorry for the hijack.
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    JR's moving this weekend. Between house buying & engine rebuilding, he hasn't had much time to be on the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    JR's moving this weekend. Between house buying & engine rebuilding, he hasn't had much time to be on the forum.
    In that case, sorry if I seem impatient
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Hey JR & Mike,

    I tossed a coin to decide which of your threads to hijack, & JR won.

    I missed the boat on RCE wagon springs it seems after talking to Myles on the phone (unless I can drum up 20 customers).

    He is pondering whether it would work out to run a set of yellows in the front and a set of blacks in the rear.

    Any thoughts on how that combo would play out in terms of balance and drop?
    the spring rates are close enough that part of the equation would work

    the black springs lower a little less- so on the rear w/ a wagon where you see some additional drop- it may turn out to be a even drop front/rear

    one thing to remember is that the stated drop for the yellows is for a STi- as the STi starts life a .5" lower than the WRX you need add an additional 1/2" to the lowering which could make it too low?????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    the spring rates are close enough that part of the equation would work

    the black springs lower a little less- so on the rear w/ a wagon where you see some additional drop- it may turn out to be a even drop front/rear

    one thing to remember is that the stated drop for the yellows is for a STi- as the STi starts life a .5" lower than the WRX you need add an additional 1/2" to the lowering which could make it too low?????????

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    Thanks Mike, I think that is going to be too low for my driveway (aside from potential geometry issues). Looking at their 23mm + 12mm would be 35mm total in the front. I finally found the numbers from the RCE wagon specific springs thread where the guy mounted the yellows on a saabaru and he ended up saying ~40mm for the front drop.
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    what about black and black? any issues w/ the rear possibly being too low could be resolved easily w/ a spacer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    what about black and black? any issues w/ the rear possibly being too low could be resolved easily w/ a spacer
    You know, that is a real good thought. I really don't want much drop, just the rates.

    Hmmm, looking at their site they say (for STi) 15mm/10mm, so that would be like 27mm/22mm. That sounds reasonable. But the one example I found so far was supposedly at 13.5" F&R, so (after subtracting 8mm for lowering camber plates) 35mm/26mm which again sounds like a lot in the front. I'll have to search some more - thanks again.
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    what dampers are you running?

    if they can handle the rates, the STi Tarmac springs might make a good choice- that's what I ran on my wagon- (I also had the RCE lowering plates) lowering was just about an even 25mm front/rear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    what dampers are you running?

    if they can handle the rates, the STi Tarmac springs might make a good choice- that's what I ran on my wagon- (I also had the RCE lowering plates) lowering was just about an even 25mm front/rear
    I'll run the Konis - I don't have the plates, sorry that was not clearly explained but the wagon example I was basing the drop from had them. Was yours 25mm with the plates or without (I assume with, putting me at ~18mm F/R)? Either way sounds pretty good actually.
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    that was w/ the lowering plates- the lowering plates (~8mm) lowering is about the same you see in the rear w/ a wagon- so basically lets you run sedan springs and get an even drop f/r- of course it's ~ 8mm lower than they would be on a sedan that had oe tops

    the other option is use a non-lowering camber plate in the front (RCE or Vorshlag) and then use a small spacer from Paranoid on the rear- you'd be looking at closer to a 20mm drop w/ that setup

    I just re-looked up my ride heights and it was 30mm of lowering, not 25mm
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