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Old 25 Mar 2012, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Hi all.

Just wondering if any of the hawkeye wrx boys out there have uprated their suspension? I'm talking struts and springs or a coilover kit?

There's not much out there for hawkeyes from what I've seen so just wondered what everyone's done.


My shocks have play in them again after two years roughly... Went after nearly two years last time, under warranty.. so this time I thought sod getting the oems again and go for something that might last.
saving time by researching now!

So, hawkeye wrx's speak up!

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Old 27 Mar 2012, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

similar for most models mate, personaly i think adjustable shocks and springs are best option for road use with odd track day.

If for more track days then a decent coilover setup, but depends if your going to start playing with settings or not, bear in mind alignment needs to be checked when there changed.
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Old 29 Mar 2012, 07:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Cheers for that mate. Yeah I would prefer shock and spring to coilover.. but the problem being there's literally nothing out there for the 06 wrx's. Seen a lot of people on yank sites putting 03 top mounts on so they can fit different shocks. Or at least have more of a choice.
Wondered if anyone on here had done it.. or at least found someone that does some shocks for hawks.

Subaru ones are only lasting about 12000 miles before knocking.
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

best bet ring one of the tuners for advice matey, sure they can advise what is and isn't avalaible
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Old 02 Apr 2012, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

In the same boat. Need rear shocks for my sti hawkeye but 800 for 2 genuine ones sounds steep, plus if you're only getting 12000 out of them then forget it. I spoke with scoobyworld and they'll do a complete kit BC's for 700. Are these any good?
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Preza mate, what did you do in the end? Mine have reached the end now I think.
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Since i've got an 06 wrx now, shall be looking into this myself, let ya know what i find
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Old 16 Mar 2013, 11:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Knocking in rear shocks can be fixed by dismantling and regreasing the shock if that's what the problem is.
Kyb make the shocks for Subaru. You can buy Kyb shocks from motor parts suppliers and they're not identical to oe but I know guys who run them with no issues and are confident in the handling after
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

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similar for most models mate, personaly i think adjustable shocks and springs are best option for road use with odd track day.

If for more track days then a decent coilover setup, but depends if your going to start playing with settings or not, bear in mind alignment needs to be checked when there changed.
you would only need another 4wheel alignment if you altered the ride heights not going from hard to soft on settings,
I have re-greased a good few sets of shocks and fitted grease nipples now with great results.
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Preza mate, what did you do in the end? Mine have reached the end now I think.
I contacted powerstation and they had original rear shocks nearly new for about 100 quid each. I don't know if they have any left but they kept them after upgrading hawkeye suspension from new and I have had them in now for nearly a year with no issues whatsoever. If I didn't find these I would have gone with originals as I wasn't convinced by the aftermarket shocks available.
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

I reckon the kyb route could be the answer. I spoke to Neil at slowboy racing who said the same as bugeye bob did. Dismantle and nipple. But its best to be done on New or great condition struts... The downside he said was you don't know til you strip them.

I really don't want to be going the coil over route if I can help it.
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Does anyone know the part number of the aftermarket kyb's that fit hawkeye? I'm assuming the sti and wrx are different too on Hawkeye. Wider track on sti etc.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 04:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Tidgy, found this mate...

My Solution to knocking struts - MY05/Sti/WRX! - SIDC Forums

Worth a read. Especially the bit about certain struts fitting but contracts keeping it quiet. But the blokes took a solution that I myself would do rather than the nipple dismantle route.

The only problem is he says 03-06. Now I'm not sure if he means up to 06 or including 06. I remember reading before we need our top hats changed etc... But if this blokes tried it maybe its not true....or maybe he doesn't include ours.
I do know the Hawkeyes were actually made.in the tail end of 05-07 though...?
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 01:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

Hawks started around Oct/ Nov 2005 mine was registered Nov 05. As the post relates to a Blob I don't know if it helps.
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Re: what suspension are wrx hawkeye boys running?

07 was hatch, 01 - 06 use the same chassis, so in theory if they are 05-06 they should be right, but as you say that doesnt alwys ring true.

im due back to clinic on the 5th april for mapping and turbo connecting so shall ask when im up here
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