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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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lowering spring advice

I have 02 wrx wagon take offs on now. The butt sags a lot even with the 3/8tha spacers. I wanna get a spring that's about 1 inch in the front and like a half in the back. Something that won't kill my wagon struts too fast.
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Guess no one has any advice
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Surprised no one has answered yet, Must've slipped by.
Sorry, I don't have a lot of experience with suspension so I can't help. :/

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Sorry, can't help with WRX spring options. but FWIW: There's alot of love for Swift springs around here on stock FXT struts.

Here's an old shot of mine with just swifts, no saggy but spacers. I know alot the saggy butt apperance is due to the fender height not as much actually being lower in the back. But with that said, mine might *look* better (level) with some 3/8" spacers. The front is just over 1" lower I beleive:

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You are looking for something for a Bugeye wagon that will give you a slight drop. You can look into the SPT WRX Wagon "Pink" springs, they will be same rates as the OEM STi springs and should be around the height you mention. OEM STi springs will give you virtually the same result, except you'll probably want to add 1/2" or so of a spacer to the rear tophat -- your current spacers may work out okay. You can get the OEM STi springs for $50, I think that's what I sold mine for.

Most aftermarket WRX springs will lower you more and will be too soft. The WRX Prodrive springs are nice, though pretty low. You may actually like those, they are one of the better options out there.

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Where can I get a set of these at SPT WRX Wagon "Pink" springs
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Subaru dealer. Or, find them used.

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I like how low my back is now. Just wanna get the front lower...
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Yeah, WRX fronts are stupid tall. OEM STi springs is what I'd look for. Then, when you get tired of the struts, gut them and put KONI inserts in them. They show up on sale sometimes. It will be a nice setup.

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I think Ill go the route of STI front springs for now. Just hope the differance in spring rates arent too bad.
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Has anyone ever used sti front springs with wagon rear springs
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I've been toying with the idea of getting wrx wagon struts and wrx wagon swift springs. Mostly because I want to go a little lower and I also heard (read) that wrx springs and struts are narrower so I could potentially run a wider rim & tire. Can somebody confirm this?
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WRX springs and struts are not narrower, just shorter.

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This may be right up your alley... Swift Springs USA

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I found a good deal on a set of Eibach pro kit for a 04 sti. They say the drop is 1.0 front and 0.8 in the back. But IDK if thats the same case over what my stock wagon springs are at now.
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