rear Impreza coil spring

Discussion in 'Subaru Impreza' started by Philippe Javaux, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Hi,
    My 99 Impreza TS rear suspension looks to be slightly lower than the
    front suspension. The dealer told me that people who load this car heavy
    from rear always get their rear coil lower. I dont carry heavy people or
    heavy loads so can I renew these coil spring? Anyone know about this problem
    and some solution? The car is still stable on road so I dont want to spend
    lots of money for it.

    Philippe
    Québec, Canada
     
    Philippe Javaux, Jul 8, 2003
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    Charlie Guest

    I have the same problem on my 2000 Impreza Wagon.

    Most of the time, the car is not loaded but in a couple of occasions, I did
    load it to the capacity (5 people with luggage)
    I also noticed a few other wagon with the read end lower... In fact, I have
    noticed alot of Subaru Impreza wagon that appear visually to have a lower
    read end.

    I my opinion, it is probably a lower quality set of coil springs that were
    intstalled at the factory and Subaru is not willing to change them.

    I have owned 4 subies and I never had a problem with the previous models and
    I did not change the way that I am loading the cars

    I will probably change all springs in a few years and in the mean time, I
    can say that the car handles great and I have no complain.

    Charles
    2000 impreza
     
    Charlie, Jul 9, 2003
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    Andy Mason Guest

    The rear of my 2002 WRX sits about 1.5-2" lower than the front, which I
    think looks funny, and I'm sure it can't help any with suspension
    performance. Oddly, the lights don't really seem to be aimed up, it may
    have been like this all along and I'm just noticing it recently.

    I've mentioned it initially to the dealer, they haven't made any noise about
    fixing it so far.

    Andy.
     
    Andy Mason, Jul 9, 2003
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  4. You will also notice that most aftermarket spring kits lower the front of
    the car more than the rear.
     
    Jerry and Bea, Jul 10, 2003
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    Hi,
    That's the way it should be. Rear should be little higher than front.
    That's the way they're sprung.
    Tony
     
    Tony Hwang, Jul 10, 2003
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  6. The point is that some folks are noticing that the front seems higher than
    the rear with a stock setup, the aftermarket seems to be addressing this by
    offering more drop in the front springs.
    I think we're on the same page here, right?
     
    Jerry and Bea, Jul 13, 2003
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