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Old 02-17-2014, 03:35 AM   #31
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I don't have coilovers yet, but the plan for the Hawkeye would be to put KW Coilovers on it because most (if not all) of their models are built using stainless steel. To adjust the ride height, if I'm not mistaken, the car has to be put on a lift and manually adjusted... but this doesn't entail taking off the suspension or anything, you just have to turn something to screw it in or out more (not very technical on my part, i know, but apparently it's quite simple lol).

I'm leaning towards the V2's because you can adjust height and stiffness, whereas the V1's only adjust height.
awesome thanks for that info man! yeah that doesn't sound nearly as bad as swapping out springs lol. idk though I am still wondering how much ground clearance I REALLY need... I just like the ability to drive through deep snow and make everyone think twice about subies... and I would be nervous to go through certain things if I didn't have good clearance.

I need to do some more research... what is my stock ride height right now?

If ShinjiML says I'll have 4.8" of clearance with his setup that will drop my car 1.3" in front and 1" in back then my stock clearance would be around 6" right?

I guess I don't have that much clearance, as is, in reality...
I think I might still feal safer with the .6" drop from the STi springs though..

I don't have any money right now anyway so I got some time to think! LOL

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OK let me know! No pressure though
will do man!

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my buddie has megan street coilovers on his 07 wrx tr. i messed with em this weekend getting his ride height and dampening dialed in for DD comfort, and even with the really crappy roads around here they can be tuned pretty nice for street use, as well as some light track/ autox. all the components were of really good quality and were easy to adjust. you can have anywhere from pretty much stock ride height or the full herra frush if thats your thing.
sweet, I am going to be doing some research on all the coilovers in the $1000 price range for the coming months.

i'll never go fully slammed lol I don't really dig it...

thanks for all the responses guys!
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:33 AM   #32
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Yep stock clearance should be 6.1", also according to Turn in Concept, these are the best coilovers under $1000 (it's less than $900)

http://turninconcepts.com/5x100.html

I really trust TiC cause they're pretty much an authority on Subie suspension and handling.

Check it out!
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:38 AM   #33
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Yep stock clearance should be 6.1", also according to Turn in Concept, these are the best coilovers under $1000 (it's less than $900)

HVT Coilover (GD 5x100)

I really trust TiC cause they're pretty much an authority on Subie suspension and handling.

Check it out!
Awesome thanks for that!

What would you say the recommended snow to clearance ratio is? lol

I know I have gone through deeper than 6" of snow before... about 2 inches of snow for every inch of clearance?
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:00 AM   #34
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Depends a lot on the tires, with good snow tires, I think 10-12" of powdery fluffy snow should be No problem. Wet snow is another issue and you'll probably need to make sure it's below your bumper. Subaru drivers like to use their cars as snow plows anyway
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:01 AM   #35
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double post...
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:44 AM   #36
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Depends a lot on the tires, with good snow tires, I think 10-12" of powdery fluffy snow should be No problem. Wet snow is another issue and you'll probably need to make sure it's below your bumper. Subaru drivers like to use their cars as snow plows anyway

Yeah man I plan on getting some blizzaks next season but at the same time with my luck it will be one of those seasons were it doesn't snow at all lol

Snow plows, hahaha yeah I have had my fair share of hitting unplowed snow and completely covering my windshield with snow and not being able to see anything for that split second before I hit the wipers!

Guess that might happen a little more often if I lower it..

Subie is still in the shop but I am able to satisfy my snow drifting addiction with my sisters jeep while on my way home from dropping my mom off at work. Subies are fun but rwd is fun as well to just keep that drift going!
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:35 PM   #37
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I also love it when another Subaru joins you when you're driving around in snow. We treat snow as a form of entertainment, while everyone else treats it as a hazard.

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Old 02-20-2014, 03:55 AM   #38
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I also love it when another Subaru joins you when you're driving around in snow. We treat snow as a form of entertainment, while everyone else treats it as a hazard.
Lol yeah it honestly gets me a little angry watching the weather and they tell you "please stay inside! Don't go outside please it is very dangerous!" Then they show a video of a car sliding out.

Just makes me want to go out even more!
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:04 PM   #39
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In case you're interested, a member is selling a 20mm rear sway bar in NY:

/PA 20mm FHI rear sway, v1 wrx front sway, Aluminum LCA's
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:34 AM   #40
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Thanks for that man! I'll check that out!

$80 seems kinda high to me tho, I see most people selling them for $20-$30.

Thanks anyway tho! I might still pick it up if I can find anything closer or cheaper.
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