06 Forester STI 2006 USDM sti 6 m/t DCCD pro
I'm riding prodrive springs on sti take off. Would like to raise the height a bit. Any clue ?
click on my gallery, ROJA wheels, 19x8" not sure of the offset but it's wide. Gallery pictures shows 235/35-19 tires. The matching forester size was 235-40-19. I opted for a little taller tires Nitto INVO. I like it a lot ! Very smooth tire, low noise, great side wall, good under rain... The 245-40-19 was most common and available. I didn't put my summer suspension back, I'll have to roll rear fender and put some camber bolts.:icon_eek: Pictures? What brand wheels, how heavy?
imo struts make more of a difference on the harshness. I have wrx takeoffs and they were great when lower mileage, but have gotten incredibly harsh as they've worn out.Cheapest way to raise it would be with strut spacers. Stiffer springs may come with a penalty of stiffer ride, I'm on 18s that weigh under 18lbs, 45 profile tires and OEM STi springs and it's still too harsh for me.. could be the roads, I guess. Prodrives were even harsher, RCE Wagons were brutal.
Agreed. My Konis have always been this way though, I doubt they are shot yet. The ride is much nicer on 17s with 50 profile tire, which is why I want to switch to some light 17" wheels.imo struts make more of a difference on the harshness. I have wrx takeoffs and they were great when lower mileage, but have gotten incredibly harsh as they've worn out.
I don't think the 245/40/19 will fit very well lowered much. My 215/65/16 (inch taller than stock, but skinny) rubbed all over the fender liners and the back of the fender (on the other side of the dead pedal) just on wrx takeoffs.Gotta give measurements from axle to fender to compare with different tire sizes. 245/40-19 is an inch taller than stock.
The 14" range is best for handling.
Exactly, I need at least 1/2" on the front. The back Prodrive is perfect in height at my tast. Would you suggest other brand springs... I might be tempted with the Stance Forester specific coil over.The RCE blacks are stiffer and I don't think they are progressive like the Prodrives. Prodrives are a bit too short/soft in the front IMO, another 1/2" would be perfect. I'm sure you'll like the blacks, but I doubt it would raise the car at all.