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    What Springs should I get?

    Hey everyone looking to slightly lower my stock 2006 WRX but I'm looking for a more level look to the car then a dramatic drop, could anyone give me any suggestions on some springs. Thanks

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    There's some good suggestions here: recomended lowering springs for 07 wrx

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    I really loved my eibach prokit springs on my 06. They were comfortable with a nice drop and worked well with my OEM struts. I had them on for 50-60,000 miles with no issues whatsoever
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    Thanks, wrxtreme06 what size wheels did you have. I'm running 18's so I don't want any rubbing issue not looking to be rolling fenders lol

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    my wheels are 17x7 +48.

    here's what my springs looked like:




    the drop is very conservative so i doubt you'll have issues with rubbing.
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    Swift Sports are my go-to springs for OE struts.

    That said, with a 2006, your OE struts probably could use replacement (since you'll have the assemblies apart anyway, do it now). If you're going to replace them, consider upgrading (e.g., Koni Yellows or Tokico D-Specs) and go with RCE Black/Yellow or Swift Spec-R for even better handling, or replace the struts with an OE-replacement like the KYB GR-2s and the Swift springs listed earlier.

    Also, while you've got the assemblies apart, you should consider replacing the tophats. I really like the Whiteline Com-C mounts up front for the ability to add caster (you can never have too much), while striking an NVH/comfort balance between metal camber plates (the Com-Cs still have rubber). For the rears, you probably can get away with new OE mounts if you're going with OE/OE-replacement struts, as the springs probably aren't going to be stiff enough to truly tax the rear tophats; if you go the Yellow/D-Spec route, you'll probably want Group-Ns out back.

    Since you're going to require an alignment after the spring install, you'll want to find a place that will align to your specs (OE alignment specs SUCK in terms of performance). Pick up a set of camber bolts for the rear. Max out the front camber if you're staying with standard tophats (-1.3-1.5°), and use the camber bolts to dial rear camber down a bit (-0.8-1.0°); I like having ~.5° less camber in the rear than up front without plates (I have plates and have -1.8°F/-1.1°R). Having more camber up front will help dial out some of the understeer from the factory, and will make for more neutral handling.
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    EJ257 Thanks for the input man I will definetly be looking into replacing the struts, but you gave me a lot to look at and think about lol thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorkumWRX
    EJ257 Thanks for the input man I will definetly be looking into replacing the struts, but you gave me a lot to look at and think about lol thanks!
    On the cheap, you don't have to worry about the struts/tophats, but the assembly is apart already, so it's no added work to replace.

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    Yea I didn't think about that at first

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