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blklgt05 06-02-2011 08:05 PM

Swift Sport Springs
 
Brand
Swift Springs

Rates
F 3.8kg/212lb R 4.2kg/234lb

Drop
F -1.3" R -1.15"

Type
Linear

Review
Compared to all the different brands of springs I’ve used in the past, Swift were always one of the best that I know of. Although they are a little bit more expensive than others, they are definitely worth it in my honest opinion.

These are linear springs, designed with the OEM bumpstops rates in mind. Unlike many other brands, Swift designs their springs following 3 rules:

1 Keep or improve a smooth comfortable ride.
2 Increase handling, control, and performance.
3 Lower the vehicle within the each vehicle’s usable stroke.

On my 2010 Legacy GT, all previous chassis leans are gone no matter I accelerate, brake, or turn. This cars feels planted and responds to the smallest input with precision even at high speeds. This spring simply does not sag, you do not need to wait a few days before getting your alignment. The car feels very smooth and theres not a hint of harshness. Never has going over bumps felt more comfortable on this car.

Design
Swift uses a special material called H5S.TW, it is stronger than the regular silicone chrome material. This is why they can make the spring wire thinner and wind the springs with fewer coils. This decreases its un-sprung mass while increasing its available stroke. A less coil design makes the spring respond faster and eliminates any chances of coil binding. Besides the highest response, they also have the most consistent spring rate. At Swift's facility in Ontario CA, I saw the spring dyno of all the different brands of springs. Swift springs were the only one that held a consistent spring rate throughout the entire compression while others were just all over the place. Quality is not just a advertising slogan for Swift, you put their stuff on the dyno and you can literally visualize quality.

Company
Swift is a Japanese springs company well known in the racing industry throughout the world. They are used in Le Mans 24hrs, Nurburgring 24hrs, JGTC, Super Taikyu, D-1, Nascars...etc. There are teams in Nascars sponsored by Hyperco and Eibach that rather spend money to use Swift springs than using their free springs from their sponsors.

Images

Before
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5193170.jpg
After
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s.../P5193170b.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5233234.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5203195.jpg


ETA: 1 Month
MSRP: $399
Est. Street Price: $320 ~ $350

blklgt05 06-02-2011 08:05 PM

http://www.swiftsprings.com/graph/swift_vs_other.gif

max6spd 06-02-2011 08:07 PM

I love swift springs. Had them on my forester.

blklgt05 06-02-2011 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by max6spd (Post 3414146)
I love swift springs. Had them on my forester.

That was fast lol! :lol:

blklgt05 06-02-2011 08:15 PM

I seem to have posted this in the wrong section.

Reposted, mod plz remove this thread. Thanks!!

FLZ_Boy 06-02-2011 08:53 PM

Defintely on my list when the Bilsteins come out.

blklgt05 06-02-2011 10:22 PM

Mods please remove this thread, this one is a double. Thx!!

hatch'd 07-04-2011 09:27 PM

will these work with the 2.5i as well? I just tried to order a set of Eibach Pro Springs for the 2011 and they said that the 2.5i and the GT are different and they have not developed a kit for the 2.5i yet. If they will i would like to order asap if they are in stock

blklgt05 07-06-2011 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hatch'd (Post 3453659)
will these work with the 2.5i as well? I just tried to order a set of Eibach Pro Springs for the 2011 and they said that the 2.5i and the GT are different and they have not developed a kit for the 2.5i yet. If they will i would like to order asap if they are in stock

Need moderators to delete this thread, it is a double. The original Swift thread is here.

I called Swift just now to be sure and yes it will fit 2.5i. The 1st batch is still on the way from Japan and there're only be 10 sets available for now. When they get here, Swift will tell me which dealer will have them and I will update the original thread with that information.

-Gary

zildjiank 07-13-2011 01:12 AM

These springs were VERY good. Loved the heck out of them for my 05 Leggy GT. Can't go wrong- EXCELLENT DROP- JUST RIGHT!

wsacLGT 12-08-2011 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blklgt05 (Post 3414139)
Brand
Swift Springs

Rates
F 3.8kg/212lb R 4.2kg/234lb

Drop
F -1.3" R -1.15"

Type
Linear

Review
Compared to all the different brands of springs I’ve used in the past, Swift were always one of the best that I know of. Although they are a little bit more expensive than others, they are definitely worth it in my honest opinion.

These are linear springs, designed with the OEM bumpstops rates in mind. Unlike many other brands, Swift designs their springs following 3 rules:

1 Keep or improve a smooth comfortable ride.
2 Increase handling, control, and performance.
3 Lower the vehicle within the each vehicle’s usable stroke.

On my 2010 Legacy GT, all previous chassis leans are gone no matter I accelerate, brake, or turn. This cars feels planted and responds to the smallest input with precision even at high speeds. This spring simply does not sag, you do not need to wait a few days before getting your alignment. The car feels very smooth and theres not a hint of harshness. Never has going over bumps felt more comfortable on this car.

Design
Swift uses a special material called H5S.TW, it is stronger than the regular silicone chrome material. This is why they can make the spring wire thinner and wind the springs with fewer coils. This decreases its un-sprung mass while increasing its available stroke. A less coil design makes the spring respond faster and eliminates any chances of coil binding. Besides the highest response, they also have the most consistent spring rate. At Swift's facility in Ontario CA, I saw the spring dyno of all the different brands of springs. Swift springs were the only one that held a consistent spring rate throughout the entire compression while others were just all over the place. Quality is not just a advertising slogan for Swift, you put their stuff on the dyno and you can literally visualize quality.

Company
Swift is a Japanese springs company well known in the racing industry throughout the world. They are used in Le Mans 24hrs, Nurburgring 24hrs, JGTC, Super Taikyu, D-1, Nascars...etc. There are teams in Nascars sponsored by Hyperco and Eibach that rather spend money to use Swift springs than using their free springs from their sponsors.

Images

Before
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5193170.jpg
After
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s.../P5193170b.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5233234.jpg
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...T/P5203195.jpg


ETA: 1 Month
MSRP: $399
Est. Street Price: $320 ~ $350


Hi was wondering what % tint you had? Thanks

zachb 12-27-2011 02:53 PM

thinking about pulling the trigger on these swifts. i had a couple of noob-ish questions i was hoping someone could answer:

1. do these require a camber kit to go on at the same time as the springs? if so, is notching of the strut tower required?
2. do all aftermarket springs (HHR/eibach pro/etc) require a camber kit? i know they didn't on my wrx...

zachb 12-27-2011 03:00 PM

one other question: how hard are these to install on a '11 LGT? my local shop estimated almost 5 hours to install springs. i think it was an hour per axle on my wrx...

Rogue77 12-27-2011 03:42 PM

It took my mechanic, one man, about 4 hours to install mine with taking it to another shop for an alignment after. I needed nothing else but the springs.

wrxwhit 12-27-2011 07:51 PM

Oh no, five hours is a bit overboard. I would say 1.5 hrs for the front and 2 hrs for the rear is fair. The only difference is the top nuts in the rear hiding under the trunk upholstry. Pretty simple procedure IMHO!


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