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coldsubycz 07-26-2012 03:43 PM

Keeping stock height with King Springs
 
Hi all! I'm hoping those of you in Australia could help answer some questions about King Springs.

I've been searching for years for rear springs that are stock height but add more performance like a lowering spring, but not lower the car. I think I've found them in the King Spring. But there is not much info here in the US on them or even people's thoughts and feelings on them.

So could someone who has these let me know how they are?? I have an '05 Legacy GT. I'm looking at model KSRL-29 for the sedan or even KSRS-29 for the wagon. Not sure about Australia but the US wagon's rear springs are about 3mm taller then the sedan's. I was thinking the wagon springs to give me a little more "strength" in the rear.

Thanks all!

ZCH91 09-16-2012 08:16 PM

Perhaps join up club.liberty.asn.au and ask there. Alternatively you could send King Springs an enquiry?

I have had king springs in a few of my previous cars but they were the lowered version.. I have never experienced the standard height springs from King Springs.

How do you mean add more performance? As in make the ride a little stiffer?

The sedan & wagon springs will differ if they are specified, due to the fact the wagon has a little more weight over the rear wheels. I know a few guys use some spacers in the rear if they have fitted sedan spec springs.

coldsubycz 09-16-2012 09:42 PM

Thanks for the forum idea! I did some searching on that website, but didn't really find anything about the stock height springs. Plenty on the lowering springs. Seems like people are mixed on them, some good some bad.

I actually did send King an e-mail and was shocked that I got a response back being that I'm in the US. Here is what they said:

"Hello,

The KSRL-29's do raise the GT 5-10mm plus have an increase in spring rate of
15-20%. The KSRS-29's are a further 25mm higher than the KSRL-29's and I
feel would be to high

Regards ,

Kris Tarrant

Sales and Technical Services
IT Manager
KING SPRINGWORKS PTY LTD"

So I ordered up the sedan springs last month from a US supplier. Don't have them yet as it takes a while to get things across the ocean. But I'll post up my thoughts when they get installed. The US supplier is: http://www.get-primitive.com/ for those who are searching in the future.

DoctorLGT 09-16-2012 10:26 PM

What did you end up paying for these?

coldsubycz 09-16-2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorLGT (Post 4074359)
What did you end up paying for these?

A lot! $360 for the rear pair. $100 of that is air freight shipping. $250 if I did slow boat and that would put me out to Dec or Jan. I should be getting these in the next couple of weeks. He didn't do is order until the first week of Sept.

lufusol 12-10-2016 04:05 PM

Kings have come down a bit in price...

Last post in this thread was 2012, this is still a good thread but out of date - for anyone wondering, it's almost 2017 and you can buy King Springs from Sparesbox in Australia and have them shipped over for a LOT cheaper than Primitive Racing sells them domestically. Primitive $250+shipping (if you ask them they will give you $30 off to help offset the shipping cost but this still doesn't beat their competition).

Sparesbox just under $200 USD INCLUDING shipping, direct from Australia. I ordered KSRS-29 from them and it took about 2 weeks to arrive at my door stateside. As long as you don't need them "tomorrow" and you're SURE which ones you need and won't return/exchange them, save yourself some $$...

Because 1/4 of the price is shipping from Australia, having to return or exchange them destroys any cost savings you might have enjoyed.


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