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    Help me identify these pink springs

    I just picked up a set of "STI pink" springs, and I'm trying to figure out just what I have as the paint markings don't seem to add up.


    For starters, here's a picture from the seller of the springs:




    I've found a TON of threads that mention that the JDM pink springs should have blue paint markings front and rear, yet only the rear springs in my set have a blue/light purple paint dab, with the fronts having a yellow paint dab.

    Does this mean that I have the JDM rate rear springs and USDM/unknown rate front springs?



    For reference, a few threads that I've found:

    Identify these "pink" springs for me please, please, please!!! - Subaru Forester Owners Forum

    CO: FS: JDM STI Pink Springs...used 280 miles / spring rates:257/217 - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

    FAQ: how can I determine real JDM pink springs/group-N tops? - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

    http://www.iwsti.com/images/faq/pinkspring_note.jpg

    STi Pink Spring Rates - NASIOC
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    Good thread that someone on NASIOC pointed me to, as they had a similar question:

    pink spring help!!! - NASIOC

    Based on this, it appears that my rear springs may be STi v8 Tarmac springs with a rate of ~290lbs/in.


    No new info on the fronts just yet.

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    What'd the seller say they were?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    What'd the seller say they were?

    USDM '04 STI springs, which I doubt based on their appearance

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    If they are tarmac rear and USDM or even JDM fronts, I would not even consider running them in combination. Your rear rate at 290 is well above hte front rate of even the JDMs - that isn't going to work out well at all for the balance of the car.
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    The guy in that NASIOC thread BigSky is the one to listen to - he is also a moderator here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    If they are tarmac rear and USDM or even JDM fronts, I would not even consider running them in combination. Your rear rate at 290 is well above hte front rate of even the JDMs - that isn't going to work out well at all for the balance of the car.

    I 100% agree.

    Just sent off an email to Dave at Rallispec; He was very quick to respond, and apologized for not having any information for me on the springs as they don't keep track of the different paint variations.

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    PM BigSky - if he doesn't know no one does.
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    Thanks, I sent him a PM.

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    looks like these to me
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    those appear to be Tarmac springs- orange dab front springs, blue/purple rear- great springs I ran them on my 04 WRX wagon, but they are firm (342/2985)- you need a good damper to run them (Koni), they will not be a good match w/ a "normal" damper
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