Ok guys, today I've been in the shop working on the Roo for about 5 hours.
I got Tanabe GF210 from Supers(Matt) a week ago, and this weekend I got time to put them on
I got 04 WRX struts that I been riding on since the summer, with some RS tophats that I got with the springs Tanabes went on
While I was there I found another problem after my famouse spin out at Bear mountain. I discovered I bent one of the sliders on the front drivers caliper. There's the cause for my braking situation I had. In which I step hard on the brakes and the car pulls to the right. So that got fixed.
Also when I redid the suspenssion this time, I put everything on correctly unlike the last time where I put the left side struts on the right etc.
One thing I need to do now is get the strut perch cushion (rubber piece uptop) because the rear makes shit loads of noise when the springs move.
Also, I put about a mil. worth of washers to try and prevent ass sag but that didn't help. When I get the cushion, I will get in there and add some more (an inch worth maybe
) Other than that here's a before, and after shot
Sorry for the poor quality on the second pic, I will hopefully drag my buddy out for a photoshoot with his Cannon soon
FIRST I want to point out that It IS possible to use AWD strut/spring combo on a FWD car! However, there is some persvasion needed to be done with a hammer cuz the tires rub on the spring seat. Couple bangs take care of that tho
Another con is that the ass sits about an inch lower than with the AWD knuckles...
Now to the springs; The ride is suprisingly better than the WRX combo I rode on for 7 months, its smooth and quiet responsive. I need swaybars now tho, at least in the back
What else? well, my buddy says that its pretty bad for the struts to drive with the car that low, which I believe cuz the strut travel area is significantly decreased. So, there you go
Ohh and the front tires rub somewhere on the fender liner on half turn...