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DeltaSniper 06-01-2011 09:10 PM

Official 5th Generation Suspension Thread
Kinda curious to what setups we are all using... Its about time we had a thread like this anyway.

Currently available suspension options. (AFAIK) Please feel free to add

Coilovers :
Racecomp Engineering Tarmac 0 Coilovers
Racecomp Engineering Tarmac II Coilovers
BC Racing Coilovers
Megan Street Coilovers
KW Version 3
Fortune 500 Coilovers
Tein Flex

Aftermarket Springs :

Tanabe NF210 Springs

Swift Springs
Front 3.4Kg/190Lbs
Rear 4.0Kg/225Lbs
Drop (Approximate) 1.3"

Tein S Techs
Front 3.9Kg/219Lbs
Rear 4.3Kg/241Lbs
Drop (Approximate) 1.6"

Racecomp Engineering "Blacks"
Front 240lbs
Rear 245lbs
Drop (Approximate) 0.8"

Eibach Springs

Front 200 - 296lbs (Progressive)
Rear 214 - 274lbs (Progressive)
Drop (Approximate) 1.0"

H&R Springs
Drop (Approximate) 1.3"

Aftermarket Struts :
Racecomp Engineering/Bilstein Struts (PM RCE for orders)
2008+ OEM WRX Struts ( )
2013 Legacy Struts with 08+ WRX Koni Inserts (Front and Rear) ( )

Swaybars :
2008+ STI Rear Swaybars (OEM, Whiteline, Perrin, RCE, etc)
2010+ Outback OEM Rear Swaybar
Whiteline BSF41XZ 26mm Front Sway Bar

Misc : (Bushings, Endlinks, Etc)
08+ WRX/STI Perrin Anti Lift Kit
08+ WRX/STI Endlinks (Rallitek HD, Kartboy KAR KB-017-F KAR KB-017-08)
08+ WRX/STI Whiteline KCA326 Rear Camber Bushings
08+ WRX/STI Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arms (Megan, Cusco CUS 692 474 L)
08+ WRX/STI Adjustable Rear Toe Arms (GT-Spec GTS SUS-1407)
GT-Spec Rear Rear Strut Brace (GTS-SUS-1425)
KCA313 Roll Center Kit
KCA406 Front Control Arm Inner Rear Bushing and Positive Caster kit
KDT905 Rear Differential Positive Power Front Kit
W63225 Rear Upper Inner Control Arm Bushing Kit
W0568 Rear Trailing Arm Front Bushing Kit
KB-017WLS Kartboy Whiteline Front Swaybar Spacers (For Compatibility with Kartboy Front End-Links) (Hat tip to fredrik04087 for expanding on this list)

Any questions regarding numerous suspension setups should be posted here to create a database for all users...

Post pics and specs of your respective setup!

DeltaSniper 06-01-2011 09:11 PM

I'll start.

19x8.5" ET45 Tenzo Cuzco's
Racecomp Engineering Tarmac II's 8k/7k Spring rates, OEM tophat, no camber plates, everything else is OEM.

Rutchard 06-01-2011 09:37 PM

Might want to add those are rear swaybars that fit. Front bars for a WRX won't fit (at least not the GT)

RichieT81 06-02-2011 07:16 AM

This is a great idea. I've been looking for something like since I got my car (3 weeks, lol) but what about making it vehicle specific 2.5, 3.6r and gt. Being that some suspension components are different from car to car. From what I've seen, the coilovers from a gt won't fit on a 2.5 or a 3.6r...

Rutchard 06-02-2011 07:38 AM

Nonsense. I have the same coilovers on my GT that DeltaSniper has on his 2.5i.

Most of the suspension is all the same fitment between 5th gen models. Front swaybars are different for the GT, but I think the 2.5i & 3.6R use the same front bar.

SuBiElOvEr 06-02-2011 07:55 AM

18"x8.5" +44 Volk RE30
BC BR Coil-Overs with Camber Plates [2" Drop], Perrin PSRS with ~+3 Caster to Front End

BMA44 06-02-2011 08:26 AM

18x8 +48 Rota Gravel
Eibach pro-kit on OEM struts
Whiteline 22mm Adjustable rsb

TheOneDoubleN 06-02-2011 08:36 AM

RCE Blacks "Functional" Lowering Springs 0.75" F&R
2010 STI Rear Sway Bar (19mm vs 16mm stock)
Pirelli PZero Nero's All Season Tires 38f/36r (Which I'm loving so far compared to my previous sets: Toyo Proxes 4's and Conti ExtremeContact DW)
GT Spec Front Strut Tower Bar

That's it and all I have planned! Loving my car!

kncart 06-02-2011 11:24 AM

18x8 TSW Snetterton rims with stock tires.
Eibach springs 1" drop R&R
26mm Whiteline adjustable front swaybar (install date 6-9)
24mm Whiteline adjustable rear swaybar (install date 6-9)
Rear camber adjustment bushings (install date 6-9)

Nakioki 06-02-2011 11:35 AM

Stock OEM wheels
Tanabe Tower Bar
Tanabe NF210 (I forgot the drop)
Pictures can be found here:

It's currently not in Tanabe USA website... you can call them for info. But from what I heard you can special order from Japan.

Ride is nice, handling improved, makes the car look much better...

5thgen2.5i 06-02-2011 02:35 PM

Stock OEM Wheels(lurking around for new wheels)
Whiteline 22mm RSB (on order)
Tein S-tech springs

Drop is right where i wanted it, somewhat bouncy at times, but nothing to crazy hoping the RSB will improve the handling a bit more in the twistys

*everyones setups look nice, good thread delta. This should be very informative for those who are looking for ideas.

max6spd 06-02-2011 03:05 PM

Eibach ProKit springs on OEM struts
2011 STi rear sway bar
Enkei RPF-1 18x8 ET45 245/45-18 Conti DWS

evilO 06-02-2011 03:33 PM

Eibach Pro-Kit + OEM struts
TSW Nurburgring 19x8 et45 shod with Hankook Ventus Evo V12 245/40/19

Not bouncy. No rubbing on struts or fenders.

CL21376 06-02-2011 05:37 PM

RCE Blacks
Rallitek rear anti-roll bar and HD endlinks
Tic transmission cross-member bushings
White Line rear differential bushings

Running Pirelli PZero Nero A/S's as well, but I'll swap back to the Bridgestone 050's soon.

I've pre-ordered the RCE Bilsteins

RichieT81 06-02-2011 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Rutchard (Post 3413257)
Nonsense. I have the same coilovers on my GT that DeltaSniper has on his 2.5i.

Most of the suspension is all the same fitment between 5th gen models. Front swaybars are different for the GT, but I think the 2.5i & 3.6R use the same front bar.

is it too soon to say i love you (no homo)??? but i was told by 2 different subaru techs from 2 different dealerships telling me that the suspensions were different. but couldnt tell me why... you really made my day man, thank you so much. this would explain why i couldnt find anything online about the differences. but my bc coils will be ordered verrrrrrry soon!!!

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