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Hi All,

 

Though id introduce myself as ive recently picked up a a Black 2006 WRX STi (PPP)

I've fell in love with the car :). Unfortunately within the first 3 weeks of ownership the top radiator hose clip broke, leaving me stranded and resulted in a Tow fee and new coolant + labour. So quite a bit more expensive than a replacement jubilie clip.

So i've order up replacement Radiator and Aux Hose kits from Mishimoto to be done at next service for peace of mind.

 

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Also looking recommendatons for Antiroll bars/Strut brac and Suspension/coilovers currently considering Blisten b14 kit or Tein Flex Z matched with Whiteline ARBs

 

 

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Hi and Welcome. Lovely looking hawk you got there.

Personally I'd go with the Bilstein's. As far as ARB are you thinking of going bigger?

From memory, which isn't that good, they are 19mm front and 21mm Rear.

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Hi Hackisfun

Welcome.

I currently drive an 06 WRX and I have gone with the whiteline 24mm rear and 22mm front with the rear setting on No 2 under suggestion from FB Tuning with CDF droplinks front and rear and BC Coil overs. 

I recon if you planning on doing a lot of track days then a bigger ARB would offer much less body roll, but will not be very comfortable for everyday driving.

Especially considering you looking to install ARB/Strut's & Coilovers

But that's just my 2cents, and I am not mechanically gifted. 😀

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, stano4130 said:

Hi Hackisfun

Welcome.

I currently drive an 06 WRX and I have gone with the whiteline 24mm rear and 22mm front with the rear setting on No 2 under suggestion from FB Tuning with CDF droplinks front and rear and BC Coil overs. 

I recon if you planning on doing a lot of track days then a bigger ARB would offer much less body roll, but will not be very comfortable for everyday driving.

Especially considering you looking to install ARB/Strut's & Coilovers

But that's just my 2cents, and I am not mechanically gifted. 😀

 

Whats the ride quality like on the BC coilovers and which one have you got. Probably not going to have any track days. But do alot of country road driving so after a fast road setup.

thinking of the following kit if the BC's are good

http://scoobyworld.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4627

 

Stage 4 Subaru Performance Handling Pack - MAIL ORDER

Our top of the range Stage 4 Performance Handling Pack totally transforms the Impreza's handling whether it be road or track. 

Features
✓ BC Racing Coilover BR Series
✓ BC Racing Extendable Rear Adjusters
✓ Whiteline 24mm adjustable Rear Anti Roll bar and poly bushes
✓ Whiteline 22mm or 24mm (depending on model) Front Anti Roll bar and poly bushes
✓ Whiteline Anti Lift Kit
✓ Whiteline Front Droplinks
✓ Whiteline Rear Droplinks
✓ Whiteline Camber Bolts

Featuring our best selling BC Racing BR Series fully adjustable Coilover suspension, Whiteline 22mm (24mm for 2004-2005 Widetrack STI) front anti-roll bar and 24mm rear anti-roll bar, Whiteline Anti-lift kit plus front and rear Whiteline Droplinks (either as shown or the balljoint KLC139 version, depending on model) and Whiteline Rear Camber adjusting Bolts. 

We strongly recommend the full laser alignment is carried out once fitted.  The end result is simply stunning.

Bushes supplied are now Whiteline's new black version that require no grease.

The anti-lift kit supplied is either the bracket design KCA362 (as shown) or the Bushing design KCA334 (or similar), depending on year of car

The BC Racing Coilover Suspension comes with camber adjustable front top mounts, 30 way damping adjustability and full ride height adjustment and are a great replacement for the original dampers and spring setup and compliment the rest of the package perfectly to create an awesome handling setup!

2 hours ago, stano4130 said:

 

 

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I have the BR Series,

it was a choice between the BC or Tein,

Unfortunately I did not have enough cash for the Tein, so went for the BC as they also had some very good reviews 

They are extremely firm, and even on the softest setting they are firmer than OEM.

but when I crank the dampers up a notch the car really seems to grip the road, but you will feel every pebble on the road   

my ride height is set as standard, as I am not to keen on ripping my bumber off every time I hit a speedbump. 

before deciding to part with your hard earned cash, I would shop around as purchasing that kit separately could save you some money.

for me scoobyworld has always seemed a little pricier than other stores.

I bought these coilovers new when I bought the car about 2.5years ago, and have had no issues.

 

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12 minutes ago, stano4130 said:

If your close to the Hertfordshire area, I would be more than happy to take you for a drive to get a feel for the ride quality.

Unfortunately im in northern ireleand so thats a no go.

My Mechanic has 2 mates one with a 450BHP and and standard STi. I believe both have suspension work. I think he commented that standard shocks with jsut a set of eibach pro springs made a noteable difference. So might try get them to take me a test drive.

I've a set og new pilot sport 4 tyres to go on which might show a dramatic improvement over the budget tyres on atm. Might just start with ARB kit

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