08 wrx suspension HELP


Pyromaniac4food

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I am currently putting together my system in my 08 wrx hatchback and I'm starting to worry about system weight. My car sits low stock, on top of that I bought it with sti suspension lowering it another .5in or so. I have no clue what i'm going to do if my system weighs it down too much. What should I look for to replace first? I'm going to be running 2 beefy ground zero 12's in a smallish box with a 100lbs battery in the back.. Battery will get here soon and give me an idea of how much sag I'm going to have. I would like to run 2 batteries but I know another in back will be too much.

Thanks,

David

 

MrFoca

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Air or coil overs. Or even putting the factory springs back in the rear and the weight might put the car where it sits now.

 

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Post up some pics of you build when you start. I have a 2015 sti and decided to go with 2 8's . I Haven't installed mine yet still need a box definitely going with birch to keep it as light as possible.

 
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Pyromaniac4food

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Air or coil overs. Or even putting the factory springs back in the rear and the weight might put the car where it sits now.
I don't have the factory springs sadly. On the other hand they're less stiff then the STI so I doubt it would make a difference. Air ride on a wrx? I have never seen it, I'm sure they make it but I don't have that kind of money to throw at it.

Post up some pics of you build when you start. I have a 2015 sti and decided to go with 2 8's . I Haven't installed mine yet still need a box definitely going with birch to keep it as light as possible.
I definitely will do a small log for this build.

 

MrFoca

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I'm sure they are stiffer. Easy test man just load a few friends in the back and measure before & after.

 

lowriderram_95

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BC coilovers, iirc they'll do custom spring rates so you can compensate for the additional weight without having to load the springs up as much.

 

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