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Anyone Have Tein S tech springs on stock shocks? They lower about 40mm, (1.5 inches). I was wondering if anyone had these. I have been searching on the boards for a post on them, couldn't find any. So if you have them, or had them on stock struts. Please reply! thanks!
 

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Not sure which model is which, but several people do have the Tein springs on stock struts and they work well. Do you know what the rate is on them? That's really the only difference between springs other than length.

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There's the:
Tein High. Tech, which lowers the car (F: -30mm) (R: -20mm)
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Tein S. Tech, which lowers the car (F: -40mm) (R: -25mm)

From What I have read so far, everyone has the High Tech. I haven't been able to find a post about the S. tech. The only difference is, they S tech lowers the car more than the High tech. I was also wondering if the S. techs fit the wagon.
 

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They certainly will fit the wagon. That sort of drop might be rough on the stock struts. They'll wear out a lot quicker.
 

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Oh, cool thanks for the heads up. I almost ordered some Tiens S. Techs. I wouldn't want a bouncy impreza. Yeah, I read up on the Eibach springs alot, and compared them to H&R. I was trying to decide between the two. But the majority seems to think Eibachs are close to perfect on stock struts. So I went ahead and ordered some Pro Kits. Put the cars handle'n ahead of looks. Thanks.
 

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From http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12979&highlight=tein :
bdoug said:
Here is what I found on http://www.ravensblade-impreza.com/modifications/suspension/spring/spring.html

All spring rates are listed in pounds per inch. Any spring rate with a "range" of rates is a progressive-wound spring.

Stock 2002 WRX Wagon (MT/AT) F 163/163 R 132/144
Tein Soft F 67.2-179.18 R 61.59-179.18
Tein Medium F 67.2-235.18 R 61.59-218.38
Tein Hard F 307.98 R 279.98

God said:
I use to have the S-Tech's on the wagon. Not a good idea. The struts can not handle the load very well and they bottom out quite easily. Use the Hi-Tech's. If you want to go lower, save up and get yourself a proper suspension kit with short stroke shock like the Tein Flex or Zeal B2.
Which s-tech did you have? The S, M, or H? Do you have any pics of your car with them? Also, does anyone else have any experiences with either the s-tech or h-tech?
 

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The MRT springs lower 30mm (although the front is ~1.4" and rear is ~1.2"). I'm not liking the way it sits anymore. Ride is great though, but it's not much of a drop at all.

I'm going to be replacing them with the S-Tech in medium flavor in January.
 

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GV27 said:
THOSE RATES ARE INCORRECT! Those rates are for the coilover springs not S-Tech or Hi-Tech! I need to update the sticky.

Please see this thread:

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12979&highlight=tein

and this page:

http://www.tein.com/subaru.html

For the proper rates.
Damn, I spent time reading the past threads, but there are conficting values. We should go through and delete the posts with the wrong values. Even some manufactuer websites have them wrong (some not mentioned on this site).

If it is truly 218/157, that really sucks. :(
 
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