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Zach97038 08-11-2012 11:17 AM

Want to make my car more fun on the dirt
 
I recently bought a 2004 Subaru wrx and I really enjoy it but would like it to be more dirt road friendly. Better handling and more smooth when going over the not-so-smooth parts.

It is pretty well stock and I am starting from scratch any advice on what I should do and start with would be mich appreciated.

I've heard a little about lifting it and think that might be a little fun and would make it look cool.

Also heard new struts and sway bars would help out a lot, can I get a confirm or deny on that?

Please leave links To were I can buy and also maybe a how to video as well.

Thanks for the help

bad grocerygetter 08-11-2012 12:03 PM

You are gonna need to start with all new bushings, then look into off road suspension setups. I have no experience here. But I know you will want to strengthen up the suspension quite a bit. Not stiffen it. I'm sure there are a couple guys on here who may know some must have goodies that you will need.

Zach97038 08-11-2012 01:13 PM

And if I remember right bushings will need to be done at a shop? Because they need some sort of compression?

BLAZE2099 08-11-2012 01:32 PM

Some guys run fozzy suspension

Zach97038 08-11-2012 02:09 PM

[url=http://www.justsuspension.com/catalog/product/view/id/29143/s/excel-g-shock-strut-suspension-kit-for-subaru-impreza-2004-2007/category/9/]Excel-G Kit for Subaru Impreza (2004-2007)[/url]

^ is this what I should be looking for?

psinuse 08-11-2012 04:01 PM

Question:
Is this going to be strictly a off road car or are you going to drive it on the street more?

Zach97038 08-11-2012 09:05 PM

^ I will use it for both, but when I take it off road I don't want to feel like I'm beating the crap out of it.

brfatal 08-12-2012 02:07 AM

[quote=Zach97038;284009]but when I take it off road I don't want to feel like I'm beating the crap out of it.[/quote]

You will be no matter what you do to the car. !Laugh!

FXT suspension or King springs.

Zach97038 08-12-2012 10:38 AM

Can I get a link to king springs, I can't seem to find them.

brfatal 08-12-2012 12:34 PM

[url=http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/susp.htm]Primitive: Wheels, Brakes, Suspension[/url]

boostandlow 12-07-2012 08:38 PM

the FXT springs are................... mediocre at best. My sisters XT stock suspension is terrible. I feel extra bouncy in it.

pzr2874 12-10-2012 06:40 AM

[quote=boostandlow;288464]the FXT springs are................... mediocre at best. My sisters XT stock suspension is terrible. I feel extra bouncy in it.[/quote]

That means her suspension is most likely blown/going.

My wifes is fine and doesn't bounce at all


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