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ndmx52 07-06-2009 07:51 PM

Legacy On Lowering Springs -- Mega-Thread!
 
So while shopping for lowering springs I had a hard time finding pictures of the certain springs and the drop related to them, so I thought I would start a new thread to help future shoppers make their decision. (hopefully this becomes a 'sticky')

So here are the rules to this thread:
  • Post Pics of your car on lowering springs (before and after if you have them)
  • List which springs you have installed
  • List any specs you have on the springs
  • List which struts you have
  • Add any other suspension mods you may have
  • Size/Type Wheel on car
  • Feel free to add comments on the springs you have

With that said.....

Lets see what you have Leggy owners!!!!!

ndmx52 07-06-2009 07:52 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Saved to add my own! Tein H-Techs coming soon.

scoobydoobie 07-06-2009 07:59 PM

Would help to add what type/size the wheels/tires are as well

ndmx52 07-06-2009 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scoobydoobie (Post 2527582)
Would help to add what type/size the wheels/tires are as well

Added! Thanks for the suggestion!

sicklyscott 07-07-2009 02:45 PM

Alright, I'll bite, another chance to post pics of the car!

Post Pics of your car on lowering springs (before and after if you have them)
Before:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/...7e0b85b0_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3460/...8dc3e0d4_b.jpg

After:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/...bd6d46a9_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/...10d94dd4_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/...e422b04c_b.jpg

List which springs you have installed
iON springs for the wagon, Manual Transmission, with HD rears

List any specs you have on the springs
Don't have any

List which struts you have
Koni Sports

Add any other suspension mods you may have
COBB sway bars, front and rear, stock endlinks

Size/Type Wheel on car
Rota Tarmac II's in gunmetal. I believe they're 18x8's

Feel free to add comments on the springs you have
These springs are pricey but honestly, they are perfect for my purpose. They handle amazing with the Koni's but give a great ride. The only I'd change about the suspension setup right now is maybe go with a less aggressive sway bar setup, it feels a bit too rough for everyday driving around here with all the uneven pavement.

sactojesse 07-07-2009 03:10 PM

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...59186_1915.jpg

List which springs you have installed

STi pinks for MT on front (ST2033021010)/JDM LGT wagon springs on rear.

List any specs you have on the springs
Pinks: 3.9 kg/mm, 15 mm (0.6") drop
JDM LGT wagon springs: no specs, assumed to be somewhere in between USDM LGT springs and pinks.

List which struts you have

Bilstein HDs front and rear.

Add any other suspension mods you may have
JDM 20 mm hollow RSB

Size/Type Wheel on car
Rota G-Force 17x7.5 gun metal

Feel free to add comments on the springs you have
I chose to mix and match pinks and JDM LGT wagon springs to get an even fender gap front and rear.

subleg05gt 07-07-2009 03:56 PM

4 Attachment(s)
Attachment 70318

Attachment 70319

Attachment 70320

Attachment 70321

springs
tein h-types.

tires
were goodyear F1 AS now kumho AST

swaybars
22 front and 25 rear perrin with reinforcing brackets

devobuzz 07-07-2009 04:59 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Post Pics of your car on lowering springs after

List which springs you have installed
iONs

List any specs you have on the springs
Front: 228-297 lb/in (4.0-5.2 kg/mm)
Rear: 382 lb/in (6.7 kg/mm)

List which struts you have:
Stock

Add any other suspension mods you may have:
Cusco front sway

Size/Type Wheel on car:
17x8 Rota Torque HyperSilver
235/40/17 Falken Azenis

BradyCat 07-07-2009 08:36 PM

Subscribed! Want to see pics of Eibachs on bilsteins

Th3Franz 07-07-2009 08:44 PM

JDM STI pink springs
Part number is GT sedan specific. I was very picky about getting the right part number when I picked out these springs and it is worth it imo
JDM GT Bilsteins
Cusco sway bars. -2 degrees camber
Rota G-Force 17x8 - 245/40/17 Hankook RS-2 Tires

Car handles awesome and still has plenty of travel for daily driving.

Before (bone stock :lol: )
http://www.franzfx.com/legacy/7-17-04/legg13.JPG

After:
http://www.boxerturbo.com/legacy/hc/highcliff%20027.jpg

http://www.franzfx.com/legacy/hc/legroof.jpg

kw02webe 07-07-2009 08:49 PM

hi, i actually had a question - i recently bought tein s tech springs for my 09 leg. i was wondering if you can use the stock shocks and put these springs in. Also i hope someone knows what im talking about but on the shock theres that black thing that sticks out. can that be removed when you install the spring? becuz im running 18x8 wheels and they might slam into them if i drop. thanks

vinnig 07-07-2009 08:58 PM

2006 Legacy GT LTD 5EAT
 
10 Attachment(s)
1.Tein H Tech Lowering Springs (front and rear)
2. Koni Yellow Sport Adjustable (front and rear)
3. Perrin 22mm Sway Bars (front and rear)
4. Perrin End Links (front and rear)
5. Prodrive GT1 18x7.5 (53mm OS) 19.0lbs
6. Goodyear Eagle GT 225x40ZR18 UHP AS

Drives firm, precise, and glues to the tarmac. Very enjoyable. Worth every dollar.

subleg05gt 07-07-2009 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vinnig (Post 2529105)
1.Tein H Tech Lowering Springs (front and rear)
2. Koni Yellow Sport Adjustable (front and rear)
3. Perrin 22mm Sway Bars (front and rear)
4. Perrin End Links (front and rear)
5. Prodrive GT1 18x7.5 (53mm OS) 19.0lbs
6. Goodyear Eagle GT 225x40ZR18 UHP AS

Drives firm, precise, and glues to the tarmac. Very enjoyable. Worth every dollar.

how much were your koni yellows? and where did u get them?
how do u like it?

subleg05gt 07-07-2009 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kw02webe (Post 2529093)
hi, i actually had a question - i recently bought tein s tech springs for my 09 leg. i was wondering if you can use the stock shocks and put these springs in. Also i hope someone knows what im talking about but on the shock theres that black thing that sticks out. can that be removed when you install the spring? becuz im running 18x8 wheels and they might slam into them if i drop. thanks

you mite wear out the stock shocks faster than normal with that set up

m sprank 07-08-2009 10:22 AM

3 Attachment(s)
List which springs you have installed

Swift

List any specs you have on the springs


http://www.swiftsprings.com/file/ss.pdf

List which struts you have


Tokico HTS w/Spec B top hats

Add any other suspension mods you may have


Front STi strut tower brace-Rear eBay strut tower brace
Front SPT chassis brace-Rear AVO chassis braces
Cobb 25mm front sway bar-Cobb 22mm rear sway bar
Whiteline FSB and RSB bushings
Perrin Endlinks-front and rear
3/8" Saggy Butt Shims

Size/Type Wheel on car

18x8 +45mm Enkei RPF-1
225/40/18 Dunlops

Feel free to add comments on the springs you have

Decent handling and ride. Drop not too low. For springs I was looking at either Pinks or Swifts. Went with the Swifts for the price. Only major complaint is limited travel in the rear. But this is an issue with any lowering spring.


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