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This is a discussion on 04 Wrx suspension within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; I am looking to get some new coil overs for my Wrx I am not looking to slam it. it ...

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    04 Wrx suspension

    I am looking to get some new coil overs for my Wrx I am not looking to slam it. it needs new struts so I figured I would get an upgraded suspension but I don't now what to get any recommendations .

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    What are you using it for?

    Pretty much everything you'll ever need is in here. Coilovers, springs/struts, etc. :
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    Thank you

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    I am thinking about going with the feal coil overs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazrim180 View Post
    I am thinking about going with the feal coil overs
    I had Feals on my 2005 STI. I actually loved them. They made the car handle really well, though they did drop the car pretty low. In retrospect however, I think I would have been happier had I gone with a good spring and strut combo instead, such as RCE Yellows and Koni adjustables or Tokico D-Specs. Something like that.
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    How low did it drop

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    Odi from Feal sends them pre-loaded and ready to install. No adjustment was done after I installed them (other than alignment)...It ended up being about 2 inches lower. I was about 3 to 4 inches off the ground. It was low.

    My late 05 STI.


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    Ya that may be to low but it def looks sweet it would just plow snow thanks for the pic

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    What is the car mainly used for? Daily commute? Weekend warrior? Auto-X?

    "Upstate NY" is a broad location, but considering the winters we have up here, I would advise against coilovers; a strut/spring setup would be my recommendation.

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    It's a daily driver I live 45 mins south of Albany what kind of setup should I look at

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    Welp, I can garauntee everyone on here will recommend Koni yellow or tokico D-spec with some sort of RCE spring. There are some springs to stay away from however, refer to the link I gave you for that info. But it comes down to what you want most and/or your needs. Performance and comfort etc. don't come hand in hand. It's a pick 2 deal. Just decide what's important to you and we can give you even better recommendations.

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    I want performance def but not something g that is sitting on the ground I was looking at new sway bars and end links if want to redo it all and start fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazrim180 View Post
    I want performance def but not something g that is sitting on the ground I was looking at new sway bars and end links if want to redo it all and start fresh
    Like I mentioned before...RCE Yellows (or RCE Blacks) and Koni adjustables, or Tokico D-Specs. You'll have less than an inch of drop, stiffer springs, dampers that match well with them, and they will all play very nicely with sways and endlinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazrim180
    It's a daily driver I live 45 mins south of Albany what kind of setup should I look at
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazrim180
    I want performance def but not something g that is sitting on the ground I was looking at new sway bars and end links if want to redo it all and start fresh
    I know the area well.

    If you're going with sways/endlinks, too, I would just get an OE-replacement strut and a set of springs that are designed to work with OE struts. Quite capable, reasonable cost, and would suit a daily driven vehicle well.

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    I like the tokico d spec but they say they need some kind of other mount to fit my car?

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