How much will it cost to get STI suspension on my WRX?
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This is a discussion on How much will it cost to get STI suspension on my WRX? within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So i have a 2003 subaru WRX (sedan) and it sits pretty low to the ground, and i believe it ...

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    How much will it cost to get STI suspension on my WRX?

    So i have a 2003 subaru WRX (sedan) and it sits pretty low to the ground, and i believe it has stock WRX suspension. (but i could be wrong) Anyway yesterday i was at the grocery store and there was a white WRX STI (hawkeye) parked so i was admiring it, the girl that owned it walked out and i explained that i was just checking it out and wanted to know what suspension it had on it since it sat noticeably higher then my WRX. She said that its just stock STI suspension, she didn't really know the brand or anything (typical girl) so now i really would like to get some suspension on my wrx that makes it sit a tid bit higher from the ground because I live up a dirt road and I basically just go insanely slow up it with my car since it will for sure scrape if I rally up it...But i want to be able to rally up it.

    Question: about how much will it cost me to get STI suspension put on my car?? I know suspension is usually pretty pricy because I put "Fabtech" suspension on my Toyota tacoma years ago and it cost me about 2,000 for parts and labor.

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    If you are going to replace the struts, you might as well get adjustable coil overs.
    They vary in price from like$800 for Tein street basics, to over $3,000.
    Check some of the stickies, and check out different brands and prices.
    Hopefully others will share there suspension experiences as well.
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    yours is probably dropped on springs or sagging. I dont think the STI is much higher than the WRX

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    Sounds like you do have some aftermarket springs on it of some sort. Stock STI suspension sits about average...and only a tad lower than Bugeye height.

    Thing is though, only 04 STI compatible suspension parts would fit on yours because 05-07 STI had different hubs/struts/knuckles.

    I'd shy away from coilovers if you want something more stockish looking. If you spend $800 on coilovers, you're going to hate your life. Your kidneys will also hate you.

    Spend $1000 total to get: Group-N tophats, KYB AGX or Koni inserts for struts, and some RCE black springs. Throw in a set of camber bolts. Pay for a custom alignment at about -1.5 degrees all around, zero toe, zero caster...and you'll have a very nice riding and handling car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    If you are going to replace the struts, you might as well get adjustable coil overs.

    I would only get coilovers if you're looking to spend $2400+ and have a reason to need adjustability. Good springs and struts will out perform any budget oriented coilover. For 95% of people, aftermarket struts are a better option than coilovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame
    I would only get coilovers if you're looking to spend $2400+ and have a reason to need adjustability. Good springs and struts will out perform any budget oriented coilover. For 95% of people, aftermarket struts are a better option than coilovers.
    HVT/ST make decent budget coilovers for the GD chassis, in the ~$1000 range.

    I'll agree that for the money, you're probably better with a strut/spring setup, there are some decent inexpensive coilovers on the market (this does NOT include BC, ISC, Megan Racing, etc.).
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    The Tein Basics that I have on my car I actually like ok. Not sure I would have droppped the 1k they cost new but they are on there so all good.

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    The previous owner of my car had Tein Flex coilovers installed (~$1600), and I must say.. they were complete junk compared to my KYB AGX struts with Eibach Prokit Springs. Include the fact that the coilovers need frequent rebuilding (at $1200 a pop) and my AGX struts are still doing great 60,000 miles later.. springs/struts are the way to go.

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