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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:17 pm 
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Flat out can blow out your AGX's and make aligning your car a bitch - screw up handling for looks etc. lowering car bad, bad, bad...I would NEVER do anything just for looks <Grin>

Definitely look into H&R, they have a spring kit for our car, made in Germany, lowers per the lowering spring high thread makes the car look terriff...oops.

Call Paul for good prices. They drop ship amazingly fast to the Northwest.

http://www.hrsprings.com/site/index.html

Why wait for a container from AUS?

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if you're looking for something whiteline, the best way is to look up the part number with whiteline's online catalog, and then call up a place like racecomp engineering or south coast performance etc with the part number. They'll be able to order it for you and tell you if they're stocked in the US.


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Adam West wrote:
Flat out can blow out your AGX's and make aligning your car a bitch - screw up handling for looks etc. lowering car bad, bad, bad...I would NEVER do anything just for looks <Grin>


I'm not doing it for looks, I'm prepping my car up so that when sticky tires (read: All-season sport) and grabby brakes (WRX front kit and replacement rears with cyrogen slotted rotors and semi-autocross pads) go on, I'll actually be able to put them to good use. :)

Bottom line. Brand doesn't really matter too much as long as it's a good quality product. And the H&R springs don't come as a package for my wagon... I imagine my ass will ride lower than the front if I put on sedan springs? :/


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Reiji Dorifuta wrote:
when sticky tires (read: All-season sport)


If you really want sticky tires, don't get all-seasons. yeah, there are some good all-seasons out there, but azenis are cheap and really sticky.


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jamal wrote:
Reiji Dorifuta wrote:
when sticky tires (read: All-season sport)


If you really want sticky tires, don't get all-seasons. yeah, there are some good all-seasons out there, but azenis are cheap and really sticky.

Unless I have a new set of wheels that I can mount them on, I think I'll pass.


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Reiji Dorifuta wrote:
jamal wrote:
Reiji Dorifuta wrote:
when sticky tires (read: All-season sport)


If you really want sticky tires, don't get all-seasons. yeah, there are some good all-seasons out there, but azenis are cheap and really sticky.

Unless I have a new set of wheels that I can mount them on, I think I'll pass.


Jamal is right. An awesome suspension, and good brakes are only as good as your tires. All wheel drive or not, there's a pretty good difference between all season and performance tires. What all seasons were you considering?

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hi guys i am very confuse about all those info.
i am planning to buy thi sweek a news suspension.

i do only street but i drive my car a little fast and turn corner a little bit fast too.
street here in montreal are very bad
big hole boucy etc...

i dunno what set i should get and what about the the spring rate?
can someone point me where i can understand what is the ideal.
also
what about camper how i find out which is the best for me i got a sedan awd 1994 turbo.
which spring on what kind of rate
agx or gr2 i would like to lower my ride a little also.

thx in advance


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it depends how much money you want to spend. Just getting a set of new KYBs is going to be a massive improvement.

You could go with a set of GR2s on the cheap, or if you want better handling and can spend more money, AGXes paired with some new spring would be better.

I think all you need to swap on a set of GC impreza springs are the front upper spring perches. Unfortunately I haven't kept up to date with which springs are available for them. I would browse the GC classifieds on nasioc and rs25 to try to find some springs.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:55 am 
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i see if i go with gr- can i sitck with my spring that i am currently using?

i mean these are original and they may be very
use at this time,

my budget will be probably around 600 to 1000$

what is better for spring rate higher or lower ?

i was looking at those spring

http://hrsprings.com/scripts/appguide.p ... |%20Legacy


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I would browse the RS25 classifieds, and find a complete set of GC (93-01) impreza suspension, preferably with aftermarket springs.

Then, I would buy a new set of GC impreza struts, either KYB GR-2 or AGX, and then swap everything onto them.

Availability of parts for 1st gen legacies was never very good. at least there was a bit more out there for imprezas. Going to a full impreza setup at least opens up your options and makes it easier to find ysed stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:15 pm 
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under vendor classifieds?

its huge lol.

sorry for my nooblyness

but what are the part i need to buy how many part on a complete suspension

top mount, struts, spring whats else?

Bakemono Camber Plate is this count as a top mount.?

btw the spring need to be frm a gc too.


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There are ways to make '05+ STI stuff fit, but it took me a while to figure that out. You just need to swap out the hubs, spindles and all that stuff out. I have a '92 Legacy L that started out as a N/A front wheel drive manual. It is now going to be riding on '07 STI running gear with '07 6 speed and EZ30R turbo swap. :twisted:


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Well, that wasn't really the scope of this thread, but OK. Swapping the whole driveline makes everything easier.

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I just figured it might open up some doors for some people


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 Post subject: Re: Jamal's blanket suspension recommendations
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:09 am 
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very helpful information.. but im new to this and only have basic mechanical skills.. I have a 91 2.2 legacy wagon and was curious if these struts will work:

http://www.summitracing.com/search/bran ... toview=SKU

or these:

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/searc ... 0assembies

and what else do i need to put these on my wagon ? springs and ?

like these: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/searc ... =7.1887054


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nutcase_sammy wrote:
There are ways to make '05+ STI stuff fit, but it took me a while to figure that out. You just need to swap out the hubs, spindles and all that stuff out. I have a '92 Legacy L that started out as a N/A front wheel drive manual. It is now going to be riding on '07 STI running gear with '07 6 speed and EZ30R turbo swap. :twisted:


That sounds like fun.

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Rembly wrote:
very helpful information.. but im new to this and only have basic mechanical skills.. I have a 91 2.2 legacy wagon and was curious if these struts will work:

http://www.summitracing.com/search/bran ... toview=SKU

or these:

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/searc ... 0assembies

and what else do i need to put these on my wagon ? springs and ?

like these: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/searc ... =7.1887054


KYB makes direct replacement struts for your Legacy, so I'd go that route.

This thread has the part #'s. It is old info, so I'd suggest confirming that those are the correct part #'s. You can go to KYB's website and they have an online catalog.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17287

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Hi there.

My suspension is very tired and I'm looking for a cheap replacement. I'll need the whole assembly, coils, struts and all the bits and pieces.

Is KYB the way to go and is there no way to get it in a package including everything?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:57 pm 
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KYB only makes struts and mounts typically. You would need to reuse your springs or get them from another manufacturer.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:17 am 
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Snaer wrote:
Hi there.

My suspension is very tired and I'm looking for a cheap replacement. I'll need the whole assembly, coils, struts and all the bits and pieces.

Is KYB the way to go and is there no way to get it in a package including everything?


Other members have had very good luck with H&R springs on KYB dampers.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:31 pm 
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i have kyb agx shocks with tanabe springs and it was an awesome setup.

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