I just got my tanabe springs today and i had some free time so I installed them. I am very happy with them. Took about 1 hour 45 mins to complete the job and was very easy. I was going to get the Tein's but 1.6 inches in the front is just a tad bit too low for me. The tanabe's drop it 1.3 in the front and that seemed perfect to me. The ride has improved dramatically. I feel less body roll but also the ride just seems more comfortable too. If anyone lives around the metro DC area and is confused on which springs to get for their STi, i don't mind giving u guys a ride to feel them. I will post pics within few days(left Digicam at girlfriend's house). Now for those who already installed springs on their cars, where did you guys get your alignments done from? Also what camber and toe settings do you guys suggest?