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 Post subject: Re: GD/GG Impreza (WRX/STi) springs on BC/BF/BJ cars: UPDATE
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Awesome!
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 Post subject: Re: GD/GG Impreza (WRX/STi) springs on BC/BF/BJ cars: UPDATE
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:30 am 
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Okay, I'm confused. I feel like I'm finding conflicting information on whether new front spring perches are needed for 02-07 WRX front springs. I know that for the rear, you need 90/91 style perches for 04-07, and 02-03 will work with stock style ones.

For my suspension I'm looking to get a set of STI Version 6 inverted struts (direct bolt-on), and RCE 04-07 WRX wagon springs. At first it seemed like I'll only need new rear perches (or there is apparently a spacer that let's you run the tapered spring on the wider perch design for 02-03 WRXs, I assume that would also work on my car). But for the front I feel like half of what I read says the springs are a direct fit, other posts say to use Impreza front perches.

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 Post subject: Re: GD/GG Impreza (WRX/STi) springs on BC/BF/BJ cars: UPDATE
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:53 pm 
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I used my stock 92, legacy tophats with 02-03 Wrx springs and Sti strut setup. And it worked. Just don't forget to use the included washers on the fronts, or they'll bind up when you turn.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:45 am 
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There is so much banter In this thread. Can someone please tell me what coilovers will fit on my 93 wagon? Thanks so much!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:47 am 
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Coilovers designed for the 1st generation impreza will fit your wagon if its AWD.

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 Post subject: Re: GD/GG Impreza (WRX/STi) springs on BC/BF/BJ cars: UPDATE
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:59 am 
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Ok got questions for u guys...does anyone know what the spring rates of the various available springs are? I have available to me a set of 2009 wrx struts and springs assembled and would love to know how they might work on my 91 legacy wagon or is that even possible? Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:02 am 
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I would love to lower the 91 wagon about an inch and wonder if the 09 wrx stuff would give me lower, stiffer and better damped than stock springs on gr2 struts...any thoughts?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:13 am 
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WRXish wrote:
I would love to lower the 91 wagon about an inch and wonder if the 09 wrx stuff would give me lower, stiffer and better damped than stock springs on gr2 struts...any thoughts?


The 08 and newer impreza has multilink rear suspension, just like the 00 and newer legacy. So there's no way to make it work.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:32 am 
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The easiest option is 2004 sti struts and springs.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:55 pm 
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mike-tracy wrote:
WRXish wrote:
I would love to lower the 91 wagon about an inch and wonder if the 09 wrx stuff would give me lower, stiffer and better damped than stock springs on gr2 struts...any thoughts?


The 08 and newer impreza has multilink rear suspension, just like the 00 and newer legacy. So there's no way to make it work.

Thanks so much for verifying what I suspected...I am going to go back with the factory springs then and live with it. Not that big a deal to me. This car gets used as a tow vehicle, pickup truck and general hauling as well as civilized transportation, so stock ride height isnt a bad thing. I appreciate the feedback so I wont waste time trying to make something fit that wont. :) Many thanks for that


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:39 pm 
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Stock springs with brand new, application specific KYB struts made a world of difference in my daily driver. Its a wagon and i haul parts and people like you are talking about.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:59 pm 
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Eibach are reproducing prodrive p1 springs anyone fit p1 springs in legacy? With Kyb excel g struts.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:56 pm 
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Fourtrack wrote:
Eibach are reproducing prodrive p1 springs anyone fit p1 springs in legacy? With Kyb excel g struts.


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I did those on my 92 Legacy SS, it has "ass sag" like you expect. They are now on my RS. On it, the Ride height is like stock, with 2004 STI struts. Handling is drastically improved.

After going through so many spring combos, I've just accepted that if you want an even front and rear end, you got to go with legacy specific springs. Such as H&R.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:33 pm 
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mike-tracy wrote:
Fourtrack wrote:
Eibach are reproducing prodrive p1 springs anyone fit p1 springs in legacy? With Kyb excel g struts.


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I did those on my 92 Legacy SS, it has "ass sag" like you expect. They are now on my RS. On it, the Ride height is like stock, with 2004 STI struts. Handling is drastically improved.

After going through so many spring combos, I've just accepted that if you want an even front and rear end, you got to go with legacy specific springs. Such as H&R.


Or add a strut spacer to the rear.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:52 pm 
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ok guys, I just gave up and did coilovers and whiteline sway bars and I love it. The car is well tied down, goes around corners like its on rails and ride comfort is somewhat compromised but not horrible. On good roads its quite pleasant. on rough roads use your mouthpiece lol. I went with Ksport coilovers for the street. 400ish inch pounds front, 270 inch pounds rear. Its a huge major improvement over stock. In fact, it handles better than my 09 WRX with the oh too pricey bilstein and spring combo.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:28 am 
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hate to bring this back from the dead but what oem spring would work as a heavy duty spring on a 92 turbo wagon. i have some bad sagging do to my stereo set up. dont need a huge lift but enough to un tuck my rear tires lol


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:29 pm 
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What do you currently have on there now? Is it stock suspension or something else?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:58 pm 
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I'm sure this will be the nth time this thread has been revived, but I would like to pick a few brains. I am no longer single and in the military. I am married, have a daughter, and am the only income earner, so I am a modder on an extremely tight budget.

I have an AWD 1991 sedan. It will have 16x6.5 snowflake wheels off of a Legacy GT - I'm not sure what tire size, yet, though. Currently on stock suspension

I'd like to go as low as I can for as inexpensive as I can. Can anyone offer insight as to the best way to accomplish that?

This will eventually be a daily/ beater, but I have a lot of work to do, first - starting with moar low.



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 Post subject: Re: GD/GG Impreza (WRX/STi) springs on BC/BF/BJ cars: UPDATE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:04 am 
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Cheapest way would be cut springs lol. Doesn't cost anything. On a more serious note I used 04-07 STI springs and I was scraping on driveways and speed bump wherever I went.

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