Subaru WRX Econo Suspension! Part 1

We could now remove the el cheapo Chinese strut.

When comparing the cheap strut with the ST Suspension part, you could see that the cheap part was severely rusting.  Even though there was no evidence of leaks, there was almost no damping like there was never any fluid in them!  The bump stop was missing and the flimsy camber plate’s bearing was so worn, that it had tons of play and seemed like the shaft could pull out!  It was also adjusted so the car was slammed on the ground and the tires were hitting hard in the top of the wheel wells.

The ST Suspension coilover is bolted right in place.


  1. Love the site and asked a question in the past Mike was nice enough to answer. It was actually related to the topic and this one isn’t so I hope you don’t mind. I have a 2018 Civic Type R that needs some new front ball joints. Seems OEM or Spoon ( is the only option. Being my car is still stock ride height would the spoon ones have a negative effect on suspension geometry since they’re meant to fix the issue when lowering a car? Should I just go OEM instead of trying to needlessly upgrade? I was hoping the Spoon ones might be bit more durable as after 12k miles and 15 or so track days my OEMs are already shot (clunking)

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Didn’t know the OEM links were adjustable. We normally go with MOOG ones so they be lubed. The old plastic OEM ones were horrid.

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