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Offline WRXWGN

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Spring Rating
« on: June 16, 2007, 09:36:31 AM »
I am going to try and pick up a set soon :mrgreen:  I would like some feed back on what you guys run  :-)

I did a few searches and found that H tech seem to be very popular.  But i would like you guys to give me a review on what you have.

Few questions you guys could answer for me ;

What spring and did you change shocks ?

What vendor did you use ?

What was the price?

How would your rate your set up ?


Thanx for reading and posting your info.
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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 10:16:25 AM »
 For the wagons the H-techs are great while running stock struts. It has been a long time since I bought them so I honestly dont know the vendor. I sold the set to "darroj" here for $80 I believe, they were like new. I installed JIC racing coilovers.

 It gave the wagon a great stance and I believe "darroj" used them for autoX.

 Good luck.

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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 11:08:42 AM »
For you I would not recommend S-techs @ all...

When I had them the bottom of my bumper sat lower than the STi splitters sit now.... I would have had to park on the street by your house, and not even attempt your driveway...

I pulled them for a set of Tanabe GF210, due to stiffer spring rates and more ground clearance...The splitters now sit about 1.5inches higher than the bumper did before and I still scraped a bit on your driveway...

I have no experience with "softer" springs....

Maybe also look @ Tanabe NF210, They are only 5% stiffer and lower the car ~1inch, if you still want stock comfort....

The H-techs are ~35% stiffer and also lower the car ~1inch, for a bit more performance....

My stock struts were fine @ 35k when I first put on the S-Techs, but now @ 50k they are pretty "bouncy" over bumps and cracks in the road...

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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 12:07:47 PM »
I was comfortable in H-Techs. Not sur eif you drive the car enough to have it bother you back, but its probably worth while to not get the stiffest spring you can.
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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 12:43:36 PM »
Whiteline Control springs with stock dampeners.  Then same springs with AGX's

the springs were a good match for the stock struts and i prolly wouldn't have upgraded to AGX's if i didnt "jump" speed bumps and slam into pot-holes frequently back in the day.

was never really happy with the drop or performance of the whitlelines.

purchased the springs used and the AGX's from subarustore

I have since moved onto coilovers with really aggressive linear spring rates

After riding and driving AX in several suby's with H-techs, GF210s, Progress, and SPT springs.  I like the SPT the best. 

However, Im very biased toward stiffer linear rate springs.  The GF210's and Progress springs are a close second and would definately be my choice for comfortable but lowered daily driving.

IMHO TEIN, Whiteline=garbage



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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007, 02:51:41 PM »
I have since moved onto coilovers with really aggressive linear spring rates
However, Im very biased toward stiffer linear rate springs.

I have a bunch of old Axo kidney belts you can use, so... get some good STIFF straight rate springs!
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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007, 09:53:38 AM »
Thanks for all the feed back.  Keep your eyes out for some used ones  :mrgreen:
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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007, 10:48:04 PM »
The Tein S-Techs that were formerly on tom's car were on mine for this haul out to Wicked Big Meet.  Overall, great on smooth pavement, but construction zones were jarring, and I had to keep adjusting my rear view mirror to straighten it back out.  I was happy with the ride for the most part, but some may find them irritating.  Well, Girlfriends will find them irritating. 

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Re: Spring Rating
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 12:40:05 AM »
I also have S-techs,,, and yes they are very uncomfortable on potholes and rough roads , but on nice paved roads and in Auto X , I found they work very good , but maybe not on your wagon... since they're too low
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