Prodrive Springs
Results 1 to 10 of 10

This is a discussion on Prodrive Springs within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; So I just picked up my 2003 WRX today for 00 with 90k miles. In great shape and I'm super ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    12

    Prodrive Springs

    So I just picked up my 2003 WRX today for $7000 with 90k miles. In great shape and I'm super exited . It came with prodrive springs that the seller didn't install. I am not a mechanic nor do I know much about car parts/installations, but I am doing my research and learning it as much as I can. I was jw if its hard to install these yourself or if I should go just get them done at a dealer or w/e. If at the dealer you guys know how much the price would be around Pittsburgh area? Thank a bunch in advance.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX / Sterling, VA
    Posts
    6,629
    I Support ClubWRX
    It's not something for a beginner. You will need an alignment afterwards as well.

    90k miles is a lot of miles for stock struts to be lowered on. You may be needing struts in the foreseeable future.

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    It's not something for a beginner. You will need an alignment afterwards as well.

    90k miles is a lot of miles for stock struts to be lowered on. You may be needing struts in the foreseeable future.
    K, if I get new struts should I go stock or some specific brand?

  5. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dallas, TX / Sterling, VA
    Posts
    6,629
    I Support ClubWRX
    Some are better than others but depending on how much adjustability you need you may not need some of the higher end ones. For most people just about any of them will work.

  6. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    12
    I would rather have better cornering/turning ability than comfortable daily drive. I am on a budget as well, but I am open to suggestions about the struts

  7. #6
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,709
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by balazsia
    I would rather have better cornering/turning ability than comfortable daily drive. I am on a budget as well, but I am open to suggestions about the struts
    You mention a budget, but don't provide an amount...

    Choose your struts based on the springrates you will be using. Prodrive springs are relatively soft, and fine for the OEM struts. OEM / KYB GR2s would be my recommendation for use with those springs.

    Quote Originally Posted by balazsia
    I was jw if its hard to install these yourself or if I should go just get them done at a dealer or w/e. If at the dealer you guys know how much the price would be around Pittsburgh area?
    While a spring install isn't for experts only, it's more difficult than say a catback or a rear swaybar. You'll need to find someone with a spring compressor (or rent one), and preferably air tools (you can get away with hand tools, but air is much easier).

    As for the price, it varies by location (around here, for example, labor rate is ~$85/hr). The best estimate on cost would be to contact the establishment you're considering for the work and ask them.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  8. #7
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    12,815
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    It's not something for a beginner. You will need an alignment afterwards as well.
    Do you think it's necessary? Prodrives only drop 0.4-0.7" if my memory serves correctly. Although I definitely I agree that an alignment would be best after ANY geometry change, perhaps it's not as integral as doing an alignment on a slammed car.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  9. #8
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,709
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    Do you think it's necessary?
    Absolutely
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  10. #9
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    12,815
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Absolutely
    fair enough.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  11. #10
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,709
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    fair enough.
    I should have elaborated, but wasn't able to at the time...

    You're taking apart a large part of the suspension. No matter how close you eyeball it, you're going to be off. If you have the tools/skills to DIY, that's fine, but if not, you need to go to a shop and have them perform the alignment. Just make sure you give the car time/miles to let the springs settle or else you'll be paying for two alignments and a new set of tires.

    Besides, it would be the perfect time to ditch the garbage OE spec alignment that comes with the car
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •