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#26 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 01:31 AM

same here and schweeet

#27 JWX

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:18 AM

I think the wheels will look fine now. they look better with a full car shot

#28 Hondasucks

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:28 AM

man I needa scoop and a BOV and some other goodies for my car :D
Where'd ya get the scoop?

#29 nkx

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 02:57 AM

looks sharp! i want more info on the coilover install! i need a suspension that makes me think more rally car and less open seas.yarr matie!

#30 baccaruda

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:36 AM

smashing, baby!

#31 88rxsedan

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:52 AM

must share suspension install secrets....

#32 calebz

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 03:53 AM

must share suspension install secrets....


Got something like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/...7956167873&rd=1

Rear install is pretty much bolt on.

1- remove strut
2- Remove stock srping
3- Install new spring using factory tophat
4- reassmble
5- Adjust to preference

Fronts required a little grinding on a little disc on the strut body in order for the adjustment collar to fit.

1- Remove strut
2- Remove spring
3- Grind little disc thingy down a little (took 10 minutes or so with an angle grinder)
4- Install new spring with new tophat
5- Reassemble
6- adjust to preference


Buying ebay springs is kind of a crap shoot. I don't see the exact springs I used on ebay any more.. Mine were listed for a WRX. Tex's were listed for a legacy. I believe brad is using some made for some VW. ALl 3 of us have a little different spring rates as well. I tried to find out beforehabd what mine would be, but the seller was somewhat lacking in teh engrish skills. I ended up with 350 rear and 450 front.. They are some stiff shizz.:D

The rest of what I did with the suspension is the basic 5 lug stuff.. Tex made a good parts list that can be found in a number of places on the board.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 11:03 AM

...The rest of what I did with the suspension is the basic 5 lug stuff.. Tex made a good parts list that can be found in a number of places on the board.


Check out http://www.ultimates...rticle.php?a=50 for the parts needed for the 5-lug...

#34 88rxsedan

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:18 PM

thanks.. wrx coilovers it is then :)

#35 nkx

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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:17 AM

how does the car ride? my friend put some el cheapo coilovers on his cavalier, and he hates the ride, its too bouncy.

#36 subie94

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 10:34 AM

When I get around to doing it
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beautiful :banana:

#37 calebz

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:17 AM

how does the car ride? my friend put some el cheapo coilovers on his cavalier, and he hates the ride, its too bouncy.


not sure yet. I have a few other things to deal with before a real test drive can be had. I'm not the only one here that has these installed though. Perhaps Will or Brad can chime in about ride quality.

#38 WJM

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:42 PM

I will once I get the heights corrected.

It rides BETTER so far than the other springs.

#39 subaru_styles

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:24 AM

mine is not bouncy at all... compared to ridding im my friends hondas/acuras i think the ride is much nicer (for a lowered car)but the new cornering with far outweigh the ride quality IMO




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