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#1 Old 07-29-2013, 02:38 PM
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Suspension help! (Body roll cure needed!)

Hi guys, as the title says I'm looking for something to kill the awful body roll I have in my 08 WRX sedan.

I'm not really looking for coilovers, but I would like to be 1.5-2 inches lower than stock.

However, I don't know what suspension set up I need to tighten things up. Right now after going up to Stage 2, if I give it gas around a weak corner I feel like she is going to hop on two wheels!

Also, would like to keep the price around the 1k-1.5k range! Might be hard to do, but thats what I want. 1500 would be the MAX and it would have to be pretty damn good quality. Keeping it a grand and under would be fantastic.

Further, I've seen lowering springs on other cars (civics, and other junk), that lower it in the back more than the front looking like it has blown rear struts. I want a nice rake look.

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Your best bet for that budget would be Sway Bars. Springs. And end links.


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Brands, and pricing roughly?
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I'm not to sure. Cobb makes springs and sways for the WRX. And I think Perrin makes end links. I'm fairly new to WRX s so I'm not to sure. But for all of those, I can't see it being more then $1000


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Cobb's springs are generally terrible and they don't work on '08 struts and Perrin endlinks tend to fall apart.

Start with sway bars and see where that gets you.

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I keep telling everyone, go with the sub frame connectors, you can get bolt on or weld in, they will make a world of difference for you!!!
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The Swift Spec-R springs have a good reputation, but there are very few spring options that have almost no drop.

Ground Control and Crucial Racing have some of the least in the table below, which I borrowed from IWSTI here:

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I keep telling everyone, go with the sub frame connectors, you can get bolt on or weld in, they will make a world of difference for you!!!
Who makes sub frame connectors?


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GTSPEC, Cusco, and whiteline
Ranging about 150-400 but they really cut down on body roll
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GTSPEC, Cusco, and whiteline
Ranging about 150-400 but they really cut down on body roll
Sounds like a worthwhile mod


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+1 for Sway bars and a quality alignment!

Eibach and Whiteline both make great choices for your car, we carry both on our site here: Subaru Impreza Sway Bar


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GTSPEC, Cusco, and whiteline
Ranging about 150-400 but they really cut down on body roll
Having a hard time finding these.


Also, let me change my request. From want a small drop, to MUST have a small drop. 1-1.5inches would be perfect.

I looked at the Eibach "anti-roll" kit that was linked, for 500$ it doesn't seem like such a bad deal. However I have mixed feelings towards Eibach and their quality.
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Having a hard time finding these.


Also, let me change my request. From want a small drop, to MUST have a small drop. 1-1.5inches would be perfect.

I looked at the Eibach "anti-roll" kit that was linked, for 500$ it doesn't seem like such a bad deal. However I have mixed feelings towards Eibach and their quality.
jscspeed sells whiteline and cusco, but they're based here in the states (PA). I'm running Eibach sway bars and springs. No complaints so far.

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jscspeed sells whiteline and cusco, but they're based here in the states (PA). I'm running Eibach sway bars and springs. No complaints so far.
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So do you have that kit? Is it a tighter feel? And did you notice any drop?


I'll check into that site and see what I can find.
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Checked the braces from whiteline, GTspec and Cusco. About 10 different braces don't know which one would be the best.

I understand that all of them would be ideal, but thats like 1500 just in bracing.
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