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#1 Old 03-05-2008, 11:50 AM
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im wantign to stiffen up my ride so i was sondering if getting a pair of front and rear sway bars would be a noticeable difference, and combined with a strut tower bar how would that all effect the handeling?
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The sways will make a more noticable difference. I noticed a big difference by just putting in a rear sway my rear end loves pushing to the outside during spirited driving. Also, don't forget endlinks, aftermarket sways are worthless without them.

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i wouldn't know personally, but anytime you can get a more performance oriented suspension setup than stock, it will be very nice. The wrx handles fairly nicely stock, but with some Whiteline Swaybars and some Kartboy endlinks and a strut bar, it will hug them corners like nothing.... (not necessarily just these parts, it's just the ones i want ) even my old school corolla can handle pretty dang good for being 22 years old now, and having 175/80/r13 tires... And stock suspension! But one of these days, im guna custom fabricate a front/rear strut bar... And then watchout s2000's my lil corolla is coming to get ya!

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it really depends what you are looking for. first off, a stiffer car is a less forgiving car. so any time you stiffen the car you make it easier to spin out and lose control. chances are you cant drive the stock suspension to its limit and thus you are the limiting factor in your cars cornering ability, im not making a personal attack here im just playing the numbers.

that being said, the greatest benefits the average driver will obtain from suspension upgrades is an altered driving experience. The wrx has gobs and gobs of understeer stock, its like that because understeer is far safer then oversteer.

if you ultimate goal is to be able to take turns faster, go take a driving school. when your skandi flicking your stock sube around town come back and we can dissect the living shit out of some suspension upgrades.

if your ultimate goal is to have the most comfortable driving experience. change nothing, and go take a driving school.

if your ultimate goal is to have a little more fun while driving in a spirited fashion, e.g. sliding the car around and/or not being hampered by easily induced understeer, get the rear sway and endlinks and go take a driving school.
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so you're saying driving school is a waste of money NN?

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the only thing you should spend money on before a class in my eyes is tires, so you get there without issues. because lets face it, subaru has had some bad stock tire choices.
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if your ultimate goal is to have a little more fun while driving in a spirited fashion, e.g. sliding the car around and/or not being hampered by easily induced understeer, get the rear sway and endlinks and go take a driving school.

My route exactly!!!! I've left the front end alone.

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