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iON springs before/after pics/ review + Bobcat pads


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Had a little install marathon yesterday:



Cobb DP

Perrin EBCS


iON springs

AVO swaybar endlinks

STI transmission mount

Carbotech Bobcat brake pads


Before/after pics are attached.


Install of the springs went pretty easily. I used a spring compressor 'rented' for free from Checker Auto. I can't give an exact time, because I spent the whole day working and didn't look at the clock much. Hardes't part of the spring install was removing the lower shock bolt. What a PITA!


Anyway, the review: WOW!! :D :D Thank you everyone who posted a review of these springs that led me to pick them! If you are looking for better handling, less body roll, and less pitching under acceleration while retaining a liveable ride, these are the springs! We have both smooth and very nasty pavement available nearby, and the iONs are an improvement over stock on both. FYI, I am running the stock struts. The passed the wife test with flying colors (I didn't mention the springs before hand because I wanted to see her reaction, and she didn't even comment on them).


The Bobcat brake pads are also a significant improvement over stock. Much improved bite and stopping power, and even seemed to help the pedal feel. I have a set of Goodrige lines, but was not able to get the stock lines broken loose (they must torque those things to ~80ft/lbs - I couldn't budge them...), so I set those aside, as it was getting late.


The STI trans mount also makes a noticable difference in tightening up the driveline, but does increase NVH... I would still recommend it!











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Are you going to take part in the Suby drive this coming weekend that's going up to Payson?


I've got a trackday w/ the bike on Sunday that I need to prep for, and some other things going on, so I won't be making it... Didn't even know about it 'till now...got to check the regional section more often! ;)

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Awesome looking ride - very meanacing stance.


Love your custom quad-tips, BTW! :)

<-- I love Winky, my "periwinkle" (ABP) LGT! - Allen / Usual Suspect "DumboRAT" / One of the Three Stooges

'16 Outback, '16 WRX, 7th Subaru Family

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can you post up your impressions on the GB thread?


evil_O photos are here:http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19550


Love your custom quad-tips, BTW!


Thanks! I posted a thread on building them a while back:http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9145&highlight=tips


More pics of the tips here:http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9901&highlight=tips



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