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#1 2014-06-30 02:41:05

criticalmass
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spring/strut combo

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i268/ … 95_o.jpegy guys I just wanted to find out what the best spring are for no ass sag yet not to stiff and also
if the excel replacement strut works well with mach V, Eibach or HR work with oem tophats or do I need aftermarket?
Thanks in advance.

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#2 2014-06-30 20:29:50

criticalmass
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Re: spring/strut combo

Anyone?
Im probably going to do the kyb excel and swift springs.
any opinions or suggestion much appreciated!
Thank you.

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#3 2014-06-30 21:46:54

snow_bound26
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Re: spring/strut combo

King spring are great for no ass sag. Check out www.get-primitive.com
Paul Eklund is a rally racer and specializes in that sort thing. I've talked with him several times and he knows his shit. He carries a full line of king springs. If you really don't want to go too stiff you could also look at Outback or Forester springs

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#4 2014-07-02 03:06:33

criticalmass
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Re: spring/strut combo

snow_bound26 wrote:

King spring are great for no ass sag. Check out www.get-primitive.com
Paul Eklund is a rally racer and specializes in that sort thing. I've talked with him several times and he knows his shit. He carries a full line of king springs. If you really don't want to go too stiff you could also look at Outback or Forester springs

Sweet thanks for the reply!
I was thinking swift or eibach...

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#5 2015-06-24 05:08:43

criticalmass
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Re: spring/strut combo

snow_bound26 wrote:

King spring are great for no ass sag. Check out www.get-primitive.com
Paul Eklund is a rally racer and specializes in that sort thing. I've talked with him several times and he knows his shit. He carries a full line of king springs. If you really don't want to go too stiff you could also look at Outback or Forester springs

Stock forester springs would lower it?

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#6 2015-06-24 09:08:09

BlkSaabaru4Me
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Re: spring/strut combo

This is a much debated topic. Lots of info available so most don't want to repeat themselves  alot

Search results:

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=41119

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=26916

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=42254

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=37804&p=1


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Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
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#7 2015-06-24 21:29:57

criticalmass
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Re: spring/strut combo

BlkSabaru4Me wrote:

This is a much debated topic. Lots of info available so most don't want to repeat themselves  alot

Search results:

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=41119

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=26916

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=42254

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=37804&p=1

Thanks man I'll check it when I get home.

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#8 2015-06-25 08:02:58

BlkSaabaru4Me
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From: Arlington, VA
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Re: spring/strut combo

up


Black 05' Aero - 5MT - Cold - Current DD 
Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
Whiteline (22)FSB/(24)RSB, Whiteline RSTB w/ quick release, IXIZ HD, IXIZ PSP, STi 11mm Oil pump, Gates Racing TB, STi shift knob, WRX 17x8 w/ 225/45

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#9 2015-07-31 12:49:34

macberry
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Re: spring/strut combo

I recently had to re-do my suspension because I broke my front left spring (Eibach ProKit). Since it was an unexpected and unplanned expense, I did it as "cheaply" as possible. Replaced the Eibachs with Mach V springs. Fairly comparable in terms of drop and spring rates. My OEM struts were pretty worn (and I knew they were going to need replacing sooner rather than later) so out with the old and in with the new: KYB Excel G (non-adjustable) struts. The struts are still underdamped for the springs but nearly as much as OEM struts with the Eibachs. The resulting ride is definitely "better." Still firm and you can feel the road. But not quite as harsh. Just a little more compliant and smoother. Enough to notice a difference. I had to have my front top hats replaced (with with Group N) because they were shot. But the OEM rears were just fine.

Last edited by macberry (2015-07-31 12:54:38)


Brilliant red 5MT Aero w/premium & cold|BBS RK|AP 93 stg 2|Bosal shorty DP|STi axle back|Cobb sways|Hotchkis endlinks|Mach V springs w/KYB struts|eBay H-brace...not pink smile |eBay f/r strut braces...pink tongue |Perrin short throw shifter driving|ixizSclutch banana|Kartboy shifter/diff bushings|Crucial rad shroud|SpeedMonkee|Momo shift knob/boot|WRX dead pedal|RubberTite "go fast" mats lol

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#10 2015-07-31 17:05:37

goob_os101
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Re: spring/strut combo

I love my Mach V springs up

My Eibachs snapped on my old ///M3 too  down


-Goob

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#11 2015-07-31 21:19:15

Homyality
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Registered: 2012-05-22
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Re: spring/strut combo

I am in love with my KYB Struts and Tein H Tech springs. I will almost miss this setup when I go with coilovers.


Just a cam and a tune.

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#12 2015-08-01 09:15:52

Scargo
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From: Hancock, NY
Registered: 2005-06-15
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Re: spring/strut combo

Ever since driving the last gen Caddy CTS-V (with MagRheo shocks) in near anger (as much as you're willing to do on public roads) there has been no conventional spring/shock combo that is truly satisfactory for me. Some have come close (my friend's B5 A4 on matched H&R coil-overs was almost "shockingly" close, my C4 //S6 Eibach Pro-Kit custom valved Bilsteins a little less close, the C6 A7 a little less) but NOTHING can beat MR shock/spring combos. They're simply amazing. And sadly unavailable.  It's a tough standard to match and strikingly unfair.  Now I need to find a C6/7 Z06, Ferrari 458 or 488, a 997 or 991 GT3 or (gasp) Camaro ZL1 or Z28 or last gen Audi A3 or current //S3 to verify my opinion  biggrin


1995.5 Audi //S6, Black/Ecru; MRC Stage 2, Eibach/Bilstein, RS2 BBK, HID's, Eurotails
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero Satin Grey; Cobb STX tune/Cobb 25 mm FSB, 22mm solid adj RSB/H6 upgrade/Noltec Camber Plates/STI Pinks, Koni Inserts/Whiteline Rear Stress Bar/Izixhood/Stromung DP, Crucial HF Kitty, STi catback, Hella MicroDE fogs, color keyed/polished roof rails.

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#13 2017-02-25 23:56:01

criticalmass
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Re: spring/strut combo

Still yet to get this done as i had to do a head gasket  (sti) and rebuilt trans. Its coming and thanks everyone for comments.

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