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when i change my springs do i need to camber align? noob question is that the right term?
 

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You will want to wait a couple weeks then get an alignment. Tell the shop to get camber and toe close to OEM spec. How low are you dropping?
 

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Yeah, I think after changing the ride height it would probably be a good Idea to get an alignment. If I was doing it I would have mine aligned, but I am no expert.
 

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I dropped the car about a good 3-4 inches on bcracing my camber is -1 and -3 at the rear but I have gtspec lateral arms that i'm going to install to fix the camber. I'm pretty sure your going have some camber once you adjust the car.
 

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The way you have to remove the struts you will need an alignment, unless you mark the camber bolts prior.
 

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I'm a strong believer in good alignments. I feel that if you ever take stuff apart you need an alignment. I'm not sure if other shops do it, but a Firestone will sell you an unlimited alignment for like $180. Kinda expensive, but I make good use of it.
 

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Not out here in the east coast cus of our potholes haha...

You can get away with a decent no alignment if your guy or yourself mark all the camber bolts prior to removal.
 

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Yea there are a few japan options Springs. I heard one guy has teins coming. i'm running bcracing coilovers.
 

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So for springs how would I go about getting in the us market
 

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I'd like to get lowering springs as well. There's a couple option on japanparts. The STi is very subtle at 15mm....less than an inch drop. There's also the RSR springs....over an inch drop.

You can order through these guys. This is where you can order the LED accent lights too, which I will be doing soon!

JDM Japanese Auto Parts specialists | japanparts.com
 

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I don't want to lower mine, but would like to have softer springs (on initial impact). My XT is too rough over small bumps at low speeds, but just right for higher speeds and larger bumps. Are more progressive springs the answer?
 

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I don't want to lower mine, but would like to have softer springs (on initial impact). My XT is too rough over small bumps at low speeds, but just right for higher speeds and larger bumps. Are more progressive springs the answer?
I am in the same boat. I am wondering whether using NA models' spring works or not.
 

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installed lowering springs, is it normal to feel the steering is heavy? and when making a left, right or u-turn the steering feels it doent go back to center.

i haven't done camber align yet, will doing a camber align solve the problem?
 
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