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#16 Old 12-31-1969, 07:00 PM
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yes....I'm not sure.....I enjoy my Cusco. I still have not changed springs and am only running a bigger rear bar right now. I love it, but if I was not going to get springs I'd already have the bigger bar on the front too.
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I might have missed the post but how big are you running on the back?

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22/23/24 set at 22mm, stock front bar. next for me are end links and wheels and tires.
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What is the stock rear bar? 20mm? Did it really make a big difference on your handling ability?

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Sway bars do affect ride! They don't affect ride if we're talking about suspension motions that are identical left-to-right, but many real road aberrations are not symmetric. Such as potholes. Cars with larger swa bars will shudder more going over potholes (or other similar imperfections) than cars with smaller ones.

Just a point I think is important for someone to know ahead of time before making a purchase... (I still think larger sway bars are worth it on a sports car though).

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You have to be careful how stiff you make the suspension of a street car. If the suspension is to stiff you'll get hop if you hit an unsymetricall corner under load. The trick that i've been told is to get it so that you minimize role while still maintaing contact at all four wheels. I'm not an expert by any means, but a racecar can afford things that are a little different than street cars due to the surface it travels on. Someone please tell me if I'm FOS, becuase I plan on doing the suspension on my rex soon.
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I agree with you because you just said the same thing as I did... only in English

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English better. Speak more.

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Which who you speaking with, huh?

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it is my impression that the lower arm bars are pretty much unneccessary unless you plan on seriously road racing your wrx. You are going to see a much better cost/benefit from coilovers, sway bars, and possibly strut braces.
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Bigger sway bars

Price on bigger sway bars are within a resonable cost. Will it really off that much bigger of a performance difference while cornering or not? There are so many suspension upgrades available I dont know where to begin. But I cant replace the OEM struts and coils quite yet due to warrenty issues. Any suggestions would be great.

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Sway Bars, Tower Bars

I hear some of you saying that if you add coilovers, you want to go with smaller sway bars. If I'm planning on replacing my stock 2002 WRX suspension with a coilover system... should I bother replacing the stock front and rear sway bars? What about strut tower bars and lower arm bars. Am I going to notice anything over the stock suspension? If so, which should I do first, front or rear... or same time? I'm looking at the Cusco front lower arm bar, or the Cusco Front lower arm bar version II...??? Any thoughts? At the risk of sounding like a total layman... The version II lower arm bar just looks like it would do something.... If you're not familiar with the bars, check them out....

http://home.att.net/~teaguesauto/suspensi.htm

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