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This is going to be a rare one, but I think you'll like it as I've been getting a number of emails and phone calls about coilovers lately.

This sale is now closed.


Here's the deal:
  • AST-USA is way over stocked on Subaru GD (02-07) dampers
  • AST-USA has more on the way
  • AST-USA has asked us to help
  • I have told AST-USA I can try, but they have to work with me on it
  • AST-USA is working with me on it
  • We've come up with a way to do it
  • It's going to be in the form of a group buy
  • The list for the group buy will be maintained in the group buy thread on IWSTI
Here's the rules. Read them carefully so you fully understand how this one works:
  • This is NOT a tiered group buy like we usually do
  • This is a BATCH group buy - what this means is when we get 5 people on the list I will get parts on the way to us then to you
  • With each batch of five we start a fresh list.
  • Because this is a batch group buy no parts are going anywhere until we get 5 on the list. So if you want them quickly YOU have to spread the word to get more on the list
  • Payment terms is payment is up front. Want them faster? Then YOU have to spread the word to fill your batch.
  • This is open to US shipping addresses only
  • The time limit on this is until AST-USA tells us to stop.
  • There are two sizing options. They are 5x100 (02-07 WRX, 04 STi) and 5x114 (05-07 STi). You MUST tell us which one you need
  • There are two build options. Off the shelf or take them to the TiC SST spec. TiC SST spec will add $300 to the price. Details on each of these options below.
AST 4100 off the shelf details:
  • 4 dampers (2 front and 2 rear) with off the shelf AST 4100 Subaru valving
  • 4 bump stops
  • NO dust boots
  • 2 AST standard front spring perches
  • 4 main springs (2 front at 8K and 2 rear at 6K). These will be Swift springs.
  • 2 helper springs for the rear. These will be Swift springs
  • 1 AST tool kit
  • 2 rear adjustment extenders
TiC SST details:
  • This option will add $300 to the price (yes, we're even saving you money here as this is usually $400)
  • 4 dampers (2 front and 2 rear) revalved to TiC SST spec BY TiC and work done AT TiC in our new clean room made specifically for building dampers and motors
  • 4 bump stops
  • 4 dust boots
  • 2 TiC low profile front spring perches
  • 4 main springs (2 front at 7k and 2 rear at 5k). These will be Swift springs.
  • 4 helper springs (one for each corner). These will be Swift springs.
  • 1 AST tool kit
  • 2 rear adjusment extenders
  • Choosing this option will cause a short delay while we tear down your dampers and rebuild them with our valving.
Some pics:



That link again:
CLICK HERE!!

BATCH 1:
1) Eric in AZ - 5x114 - SST Spec - SHIPPED
2) Drew in CA - 5x100 - SST Spec - SHIPPED
3) Ray in NC - 5x100 - SST Spec - SHIPPED
4) Justin in VA - 5x114 - SST Spec - Special case for a race car. Working on side - SHIPPED

5) David in PA - 5x114 -SST Spec - SHIPPED

Batch 1 Status:
COMPLETE

BATCH 2:
1) Mihir in TX - 5x114 - SST Spec - SHIPPED
2) Zach in WI - 5x114 - SST spec - SHIPPED
3) Thomas in WA - 5x114 - SST Spec - SHIPPED
4) Jacinto in CA - 5x100 - SST spec - SHIPPED
5) Chris in MD - 5x114 - SST spec - SHIPPED

Batch 2 Status:
COMPLETE


Batch 3:
1) Tom in IL - 5x100 - SST Spec - SHIPPED

2) Tim in IL - 5x114 - SST spec - SHIPPED
3) Paul in WA - 5x100 - SST spec - SHIPPED
4) Eric in MD - 5x114 - SST spec - SHIPPED
5) Tim in CA - 5x114 - SST/special spec

Batch 3 Status:
Batch 3 closed. Starting to ship.

Batch 4:
1) Ben in MI - 5x100 - SST spec - Local install. Done.
2) Kai Local dude - 5x114 - SST spec - install friday.
3) Ryan in OH - 5x100 - SST/custom - SHIPPED
4) Mark in CA - 5x100 - SST spec - SHIPPED
5) Scott in MI - 5x114 - SST spec - SHIPPED

Batch 4 Status:
Batch 4 is now closed.

Batch 5:
1) Ken in NY - 5x100 - SST spec
2) Sydney in CA - 5x100 - SST spec
3) Dave in PA - 5x114 - SST spec
4) Jonathan Local Dude - 5x114 - SST spec

Batch 5 Status:
Batch 5 is now closed


Batch 6:

1) Kevin in CT - 5x100 - off the shelf - SHIPPED
2) Chun/Howard - 5x100 - SST spec
3) Ivan in FL - 5x114 - SST spec
4) Jeremy in CO - 5x114 - SST spec
5) Kyle in VA - 5x114 - off the shelf - shipped

Batch 6 Status:
Batch 6 is now closed


Batch 7:
1) Corey - 5x114 - SST spec
2) Christopher in TX - 5x100 - SST spec
3) Jon in MA - 5x100 - SST spec
4) Matthew in PA - 5x114 - SST spec
5) Dean in MI - 5x114 - SST spec
6) there's some overflow on this.

Batch 7 Status:
CLOSED

Last batch:
1) Ted in NH - 5x114 - custom
2) Steven in CO - 5x114 - SST
3) Cheston in CA - 5x114 - SST
4) Farzad in FL - 5x114 - SST
5) Michael in CA - 5x100 - SST
6) Randall in CA - 5x100 - SST
7) Paul in VA - 5x114 - SST/Custom
8) Kevin in OR - 5x114 - SST
9) Greg in CA - 5x100 - SST
 

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Very interested but had two questions.

1. How does the standard AST compare to the KW V3? <O:p</O:p
2. How does the TIC compare to the RCE T2’s?<O:p</O:p
 

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Very interested but had two questions.

1. How does the standard AST compare to the KW V3? <o>:p</o>:p
2. How does the TIC compare to the RCE T2’s?<o>:p</o>:p
There are plenty of write ups on these two questions. Just look it up. Sorry, but it would take a bit to go over it all. Have in mind what your overall purpose for coilovers will be (DD, auto-x, road course, just to show off, etc). Also keep in mind the cost, availability and ease of acquiring maintenance, if ever needed.

Oh I had my TIC AST's on my DDriven STI for over a year now and love them. Thank goodness I got them used ($$) or I'd be pissed at this deal. It also helps to get awesome customer service from TIC. Do I hear "free t-shirt time"!? haha
 

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Very interested but had two questions.

1. How does the standard AST compare to the KW V3? <O:p</O:p
2. How does the TIC compare to the RCE T2’s?<O:p</O:p
There are plenty of write ups on these two questions. Just look it up. Sorry, but it would take a bit to go over it all. Have in mind what your overall purpose for coilovers will be (DD, auto-x, road course, just to show off, etc). Also keep in mind the cost, availability and ease of acquiring maintenance, if ever needed.

Oh I had my TIC AST's on my DDriven STI for over a year now and love them. Thank goodness I got them used ($$) or I'd be pissed at this deal. It also helps to get awesome customer service from TIC. Do I hear "free t-shirt time"!? haha
All the dampers that you have named are all quite nice. Nothing wrong with any of them, and it's been discussed many times before.

Quite honestly, you would be likely happy with any of them. Quite honestly, I'd be quite happy if you went with ones through us though. :p
 

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This is open to US shipping addresses only


Why??
Because we have distribution agreements with our foreign distributors that we will not compete against them. In other words - we don't bite the hand that feeds us.

Based on where you are you can talk to Chris at Touge Tuning to see if he'll let you slide on this, BUT you have to cover inter'l shipping costs and import duties.
 

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count me in for the SST for a 2002 wrx 5x100. Placing my order today!

Also, just to clarify, will I have to wait for 5 total people who either want the SST or off the shelf AST to buy in or for 5 people who want the SST builds?

-Eric
 

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count me in for the SST for a 2002 wrx 5x100. Placing my order today!

Also, just to clarify, will I have to wait for 5 total people who either want the SST or off the shelf AST to buy in or for 5 people who want the SST builds?

-Eric
5 people in either config. That's why they have to come to me first. I promised AST that in exchange for the good pricing I'm not going to waste their time with one at a time drop ships. Instead it'll be minimums of 5 sets and coming to me.
 

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Because we have distribution agreements with our foreign distributors that we will not compete against them. In other words - we don't bite the hand that feeds us.

Based on where you are you can talk to Chris at Touge Tuning to see if he'll let you slide on this, BUT you have to cover inter'l shipping costs and import duties.

What about in countries on the other side of the world for example Australia any distributers out here?
 

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How long is this GB deal going to be?

Edit: I am most definitely wanting this but I wont have funds to pay for this until mid Dec. :(
 

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I forgot these don't come with tophats. It's not that I expected them to, but I was comparing the price of these with TIC's assembled d-specs and so I was going to jump on this for sure. Unfortunately, the price is too high after I figure in other accessories such as tophats, camber bolts, etc. what a discount for those that can afford it though, you can't beat the amount of info you have in this forum on development, testing, charts and reviews. Good stuff
 

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YES! The long wait is over. Do I need to go purchase these first off the TiC website and then inform you via the forums to get on the list?

I am in for sure though for a 5x100 TiC spec set of SST's.
 

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You ship APO since technically we are on US soil overseas and the APO address is a Valid New York address?
 
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