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    Stiffer but not lower

    Does this option exist for the 2011+ hatch? I've done some googling over the past few months, and I see two options:

    1. Find some coilovers with adjustable height. - I don't want to go that stiff. If this is the only option, I'll reluctantly keep the stock suspension.

    2. Get some King springs. - I've looked into this, and it seems King makes a stiffer-not-lower spring for all model years aside from 08+

    I find the suspension to be a bit too soft, and not just in the roll department. Sway bars are also on the list, but I think that a stiffer spring/shock combo is a must as well. Seeing as there's a solid 50 feet of car in front of the front wheels, I really don't want to lower the car any. I'm already taking certain ramps at an angle. Does the option I'm looking for exist for my generation?

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    Yes stiffer springs are available, just search some parts suppliers.
    First I would do the swaybars endlinks and start replacing bushings.
    Those will stiffen the ride pretty well.
    Coilovers will make the ride hard and jarring, not very comfortable.
    Look for spring strut combos, others will agree this is a better and les expensive option.
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    Try Primitive Enterprises but make sure you specify you have a road car. They should have stiffer but not lower springs.
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    I see these King springs on primitive's site: Std Height King Springs 2008+ WRX, 2.5i Impreza -stock height - Primitive Racing

    They seem to raise the car by up to half an inch, and aren't approved by King for WRX use, though they're not condemning their use in WRXes either. I don't want to go higher. I don't want to go lower. I want the exact ride height of the stock WRX but with a stiffer ride. Seems to be a vague topic and difficult to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pw- View Post
    I see these King springs on primitive's site: Std Height King Springs 2008+ WRX, 2.5i Impreza -stock height - Primitive Racing

    They seem to raise the car by up to half an inch, and aren't approved by King for WRX use, though they're not condemning their use in WRXes either. I don't want to go higher. I don't want to go lower. I want the exact ride height of the stock WRX but with a stiffer ride. Seems to be a vague topic and difficult to find.
    It is, yes. Talk to Primitive. There may be a way to get those springs and maintain exact ride height also, or they may have other springs in mind. Worth a try.
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    I'll give them a call on Monday. Seems to be the best bet. Thanks for the advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pw- View Post
    I'll give them a call on Monday. Seems to be the best bet. Thanks for the advice!
    good luck!

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    Look into RCE Black springs as well.

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    Rce blacks are great, I have the regular guys on my 13 wrx and love them. They do, however, lower the car a noticeable amount visually. You aren't going low low but it's definitely not stock height. Like and inch down.
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    I saw a set of Tanabe GF210 on RSD's website that I was looking into myself. Minimal lowering on our cars: .8" front and .6" rear, even less for my sedan. Might wanna check them out.
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    I'm interested in the same thing as the OP. I like the ride height of the car but want a stiffer ride. I was looking at RCE yellow springs thinking that they are stiffer but will lower the car less vs. the black springs. Is that not right? Also, can you keep the stock shocks if you get stiffer springs?

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    i will def be keeping an eye on this thread. ive had the same attitude about this since i got the whip in Jan. at one point i said, i'll just suck it up and get some coilovers and call it a day. now im considering putting in the work to set up some springs and strut inserts.

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    Others beat me to it, but King springs offer what you're looking for. Ken at Primitive is very familiar with the GR hatches, and should be able to help you out.

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