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#1 Old 06-27-2012, 02:11 AM
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what is the best handling setup for my 03 bugeye rex

Please help, i just recently upgraded from a honda integra to a wrx. yes i love it so much bettey....but there is one problem icant take those hard turns like i used too with my integra. what is the best set up anyone can recommend me to have the best smooth handling power as i can get? i want to be able to take fast turns. please any comments will be greatly appreciated thank you
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swaybars, endlinks, quality springs and struts (or coilovers if you must), Anti-Lift Kit (ALK), replace all bushings, subframe braces, and quality tires...

...then you're going to need new seats that support harnesses.


(hint: pay attention to what brfatal says)

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^Haha, already anticipating he will answer. Nice.

I agree with Matt, but not all at the same time. I'd start with a rear sway and endlinks. Then see how that works for you. Then changes bushings/ALK/steering rack bushings out as needed.

Good tires are probably the best bang for buck next to sways.

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Paul...you forgot to mention that you eventually put on a upgraded front sway bar.

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...but not all at the same time.
That's a good point. It is interesting to feel the differences in the car's suspension characteristics when parts are added in groups/stages. I think it also helps the (nonprofessional) driver understand the suspension dynamics of the car better over time.

P.S.- the comment about brfatal's response(s) apply to just about any suspension thread on this forum IMHO. It may be worth your time to do a few searches! =)

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Paul...you forgot to mention that you eventually put on a upgraded front sway bar.
You know I've always pushed getting a rear bar and rear links first and then go on a spirited drive to see if you like how it handles..... Everyone drives different and a front sway may not be needed.

I often think about this after I slammed my STi into that boulder (I was so used to the way my WRX drove).

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Got you Paul

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thanks guys, so i will go with the rear ones and endlinks +some brand new tires. what brand and where should i buy it from. what do you guys recommend ?
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COBB, whiteline, Perrin for a bar.

Do your research on what endlinks are best with each bar.

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Whiteline or Hotchkis bars (read/heard/saw too many horror stories with both Cobb and Perrin bars). Arguable about what endlinks to go with. Most will steer you towards either whitelines or kartboys endlinks. I have a friend that has the same hotchkis setup I have (mine are STILL not installed). His car handles like I want mine to (and he has had his bars on for almost 3yrs now with no issues he says.

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