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Old 29 Oct 2007, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Quick Help Needed 01 Wrx Suspension

Hi when lowering the back of a 2001 wrx, is there a certain way the springs go round, ie all the coils that are close together at the top or bottom?certain way the top mounts go on or face? or are the rear springs sided?

i noticed on the top mounts it said 'OUT' guessing this ment that side points toward the out side of the car.

Just ive fitted springs on mine now have a clonk from the rear on bumps or turning sharply, sounded at first like something was lose but all is tight, ive removed my rear seats again and sat in the back with someone else driving to locate the noise and its deffinatly coming from both rear struts, only since lowered it tho.

any ideas??
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Found this diagram it could be the Top hat position.


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where u find that?

going to strip the rear suspension off tomorrow and investigate, thinking the springs could be sided??? will see....
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where u find that?
Club WRX.

Link: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99204
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std springs back on now and its all silent :luxhello: noticed when took the new uns back off tho the coil winding is not the same as original so where the end of the spring sits its 180 degrees out causing the top mount to not sit flush with the top of the spring causing knocking they will be sent back to the supplier and full refund expected.

on the hunt for some more springs now

on this pic can see the windings are 180 degrees out

this shows the spring to wide for strut

shows the spring fitted compared to old, look at the top mount ang gap between spring and mount!!!!!!!

and thought id try it with the spring othe way round, still the same


waste of a couple night of work

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