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#1 Old 05-06-2013, 06:51 PM
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Hey guys I got a 07' wrx wagon looking for suggestions on affordable suspension upgrades. Any help would be appreciated!


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It really depends what your goals are: looks or performance? Is everything stock?

First up on your list should be:
Wider/lighter wheels (too wide and you'll probably have to modify your fenders)
Wider sticky summer tires
Sway bars and endlinks
Rear subframe lock bolts
As much bracing and polyurethane bushings as you can stand

Next:
Springs/struts (or coilovers) and associated camber bits
Performance alignment

I would buy the tires and struts (or coilovers) brand new for peace of mind. The rest can probably be sourced on the NASIOC classifieds or eBay to save a few bucks.

Of course, there are many different routes you can take. What are your thoughts?
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How many miles?

A rear sway goes a LONG way in your car.

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Thanks man show I'm going for performance I want to keep the car "looking" as stock as possible. I like the ideas and will follow up with my decision after I price it out.


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It's got 58k right now and as far as money goes it depends on the mod I guess


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It really depends what your goals are: looks or performance? Is everything stock?

First up on your list should be:
Wider/lighter wheels (too wide and you'll probably have to modify your fenders)
Wider sticky summer tires
Sway bars and endlinks
Rear subframe lock bolts
As much bracing and polyurethane bushings as you can stand

Next:
Springs/struts (or coilovers) and associated camber bits
Performance alignment

I would buy the tires and struts (or coilovers) brand new for peace of mind. The rest can probably be sourced on the NASIOC classifieds or eBay to save a few bucks.

Of course, there are many different routes you can take. What are your thoughts?
I think the first question should be "what will the vehicle be used for". Will it be a daily driver or a weekend warrior? If the vehicle is a DD I would start out with just upgraded struts as performance springs will lower the ride height thus the ride quality will be diminished. Also you can upgrade the front/rear sway bars and still use stock bushings as the upgraded polyurethane bushings will also effect your ride quality. Since the wagon has "junk in the trunk" upgrading the rear suspension will transform the car imo.

Please do not take this wrong as I have sacrificed ride quality for handling performance for decades. The point I am attempting to make is that if the vehicle is a DD and commutes are long a tight/bouncy suspension gets OLD very fast.
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