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    Springs?!

    My next step:

    EPIC?
    H & R?
    EIBACH?
    TEIN S TECH?
    SWIFT?

    So many; any feedback?

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    Of those, the 1st and last.

    H&R: No input
    Eibach: Sportlines are under-engineered (Pro-kits are supposed to be better) and in general they have had a few bad batchs in their production lines.
    S-Techs: Worst choice of all the ones mentioned.
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    What are your goals? Handling? Appearance? Both?


    Tein S-techs have a reputation for going low, but w/ lousy handling properties.

    Justin noted Eibach's known issues.

    I had H&R coilovers. They held up well, but were pretty harsh.

    STI take offs are popular for a minimal drop with tighter handling.


    I would recommend taking some time and reading through the suspension forums. There are some very knowledgeable members there who've tried almost every spring you can think of...
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    Ok

    Thanks guys

    Handling; so I also want to dabble with other means.

    I put a Tanabe front strut mount in, but it seems to have pushed the equilibrium further back in the chassis. It helps but only seemingly as a step or part in the process.
    I figured lowering for center of gravity and also better push back; less float.

    These are things that worked well for me in older tuner cars. This is my first WRX so...
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    what year?

    My buddies getting rid of his 09 Eibach springs after less than a month. Says he kept bottoming out with inner city driving.

    Tein's go much lower than Eibach.

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    '09 w/ 42K

    the PRO Eibach?

    I had H & R on an 06 GTi & they were great. The GTi was pretty tall before & handled well stock, but lower was a LOT better.

    I'll keep the stock struts for that very reason; I live in NNJ & work in South Ozone Park, NY.

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