QFT. I'm now looking for Tokico D-Specs after spending the $250 on the low mileage WRX set, buying aftermarket springs for ~$100, and sending off my springs for a good cause. Should have just spent $400 on a set of Tokico D-Specs and $100 on the springs and be happy with it. Cost difference isn't that major for the amount of time and $$ spent on trying to find that ideal setup.Shipping for struts and springs won't be too cheap. You won't be using the springs, so consider that too. You'd be $200 into WRX takeoff struts that won't be ideal for the STi springs, may be a better deal to look for struts better-suited for the springs for that price.
FS: Front & Rear Rotors+pads, stock Struts & Springs - i-ClubI also have the KYB GR2's with springs on them if anyone is looking for a set - $75 obo
STi struts and springs with only front tophats (missing rears). - $100
imo the stock sti springs are too soft for stock sti struts (it seems like they feel better with aftermarket springs), but too stiff for wrx struts.They'll work, they just may seem under-dampened with the STi springs.
There is however a sweet spot between the two that myself and a few others have found. The slightly stiffer dampened WRX-spec KYB GR-2's with STi springs gives you a softer ride than the STi struts but a stiffer ride than the WRX struts.
Stan posted a killer deal on the GR-2's considering they're $400 for a new set.