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    question on suspension

    I'm looking around for a good lowering suspension that won't change the stock ride quality...much. I understand that because of how subies are built, ride quality can drop really easily, depending on the aftermarket suspension. Who makes a good, all round lowering suspension kit? Any suggestions on a particular setup?
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    i recomend the cobb lowering springs, it is a tad stiffer, but much worth it, my rear tires tuck in and the front fender almost sits on the tire. it looks mean handles great, and has the stock feel + a little stiffness
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    i have the eibach prokit and it rides exactly the same as stock you cant even tell a difference.

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    So did both of you just swap out springs, or the struts as well? I'm familiar with the Eibach prokit. That's what I have on my accord. But I put KYB AGX's on as well.

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    nope. the prokit works well with the stock set up so i had no need to change it. i've had them on since december (roughly 8,000+ miles) and still havent had any problems

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    What far did it drop the ride height? Just wondering. The stock height with the wheels and tires I have now make it look good in the back with about an inch of visible wheel well and about 4 inches in the front.

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    stock struts fo sure, bout 20 thousand and no problems. i have about an inch and a half room in the front and the back wheels tuck with the cobb springs
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    i never measured the gap before but as it sits now:


    front wheel gap: 2"

    back wheel gap: 1.5"

    before picture:



    after:


    5 minutes after installation


    completely settled- 7 months later
    Last edited by wrxtreme06; 08-20-2008 at 07:33 AM.

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    Nice looking car you have there. Thanks for the info.

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    Sorry, just thought of one more thing. Did you have to get a camber kit? When I did my honda, I had to put one on because the adjustments on the car didn't go far enough.

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    i personally didnt. i bought the eibach camber kit and brought it with me when i got a wheel alignment but they said they didnt have to use it, so i just returned it.

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