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teducci 05-08-2009 11:04 AM

lowering springs recommendations/suggestions please
 
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I am looking to only lower my 2008 Legacy 2.5i by half (0.5") or 3/4 (0.75") of an inch as I live in winter country (Canada). Any recommendation on springs to accomplish this very little drop? Attached in my Legacy with 18" Rota Tarmac II and Toyo T1R tires, a slight drop would accentuate the look and handling as this is a daily driver.

Bovesnh1 05-08-2009 01:00 PM

I live in a similar environment and was looking for the very same thing from my lowering springs. After much research I elected to purchase the Eibach pro kit. It offers a 1" drop in the front, and a .8" in the rear. I only had them installed on monday of this week, but so far they are exactly what I was looking for.

scoobydoobie 05-08-2009 01:03 PM

Pink springs seem to be the common choice for a slight drop and better handling.

whitetiger 05-08-2009 01:22 PM

id upgrade the struts along with the springs. lgt struts suck, especially when paird with aftermarket springs.

captainhook 05-08-2009 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bovesnh1 (Post 2444954)
I live in a similar environment and was looking for the very same thing from my lowering springs. After much research I elected to purchase the Eibach pro kit. It offers a 1" drop in the front, and a .8" in the rear. I only had them installed on monday of this week, but so far they are exactly what I was looking for.

Let's see some pics!!!

fonts 05-08-2009 01:58 PM

I'm running Swifts.

Drop is substantial but I haven't had any problems with the winter weather.

rhe 05-08-2009 03:14 PM

I'm running STi pinks (on Bilstein HD struts). Here is what the drop looks like:

http://images44.fotki.com/v1467/phot...1020534-vi.jpg

Pawlwawl06 05-08-2009 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by fonts (Post 2445077)
I'm running Swifts.

Drop is substantial but I haven't had any problems with the winter weather.

Swifts here also, but we really don't get any winter weather here, maybe an occasional inch of snow :dm:

sactojesse 05-08-2009 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rhe (Post 2445232)
I'm running STi pinks (on Bilstein HD struts). Here is what the drop looks like:

http://images44.fotki.com/v1467/phot...1020534-vi.jpg

That's what I'd recommend for a modest drop. Are you running the wagon pinks in the rear?

rhe 05-08-2009 04:57 PM

I'm running sedan pinks but have an extra set of rubber spring perches on the rears rather than saggy but spacers that also can raise the rear a bit.

scootyc 05-08-2009 05:26 PM

I like my COBBs. Raked the stance, no problem in the snow and the ride comfort was not sacrificed.

devobuzz 05-08-2009 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by whitetiger (Post 2444992)
id upgrade the struts along with the springs. lgt struts suck, especially when paird with aftermarket springs.

Hmmm - I actually don't think the stock stuts are half bad with my iONS. BUT - I have ordered a set a Koni's so I'll find out how bad - or good - the stock struts really are.

Brad023 05-08-2009 08:57 PM

swifts no doubt about it

scoobydoobie 05-08-2009 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rhe (Post 2445232)
I'm running STi pinks (on Bilstein HD struts). Here is what the drop looks like:

http://images44.fotki.com/v1467/phot...1020534-vi.jpg

That looks great. Anymore pics of your car with the HDs/pinks on?

naimouasta 05-08-2009 11:05 PM

rallitek!


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