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Old 04-22-2007, 06:14 PM   #53
WRC_Obsessed
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Brighton/NNJ
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2004 STi
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Finally the x-brace. What can I say, this piece is amazing. It tightens the rear end of the car more than I thought it would. The back of the car now feels like a solid piece, no flex.


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The brace, combined with the coilovers and the great alignment they did, has completely transformed the way the car handles. The car is so flat and predictable. I am just waiting for the fender braces to complete the suspension. The best part of the coilovers is that Synaptic3 swapped out the 10/8 springs for the 8/6. Now, on the softest setting the ride is almost identical to stock struts with pinks springs, as far as harshness. All that with no body roll. So now if I have people in the car who are not happy getting thrown around with the stiff ride I can easily move the dampening to the softest setting in the front and rear with the dials.

To top it off, I needed new brake pads and Dana told me about Cobalt brake pads. I hadn't heard of many people putting them on their Subarus but I figured I would give them a shot. Very, very impressed with them. They have incredible torque giving serious initial bite. The pads have a wide operating temp range - 50-1400 so they are great for street, auto-x, and track days. I will be running a track day in Sept so I should have an idea of how they perform. They are a street/race pad so the do squeak when warmed up and dust a fair amount.

I canít tell you how impressed I am with Dana, Ron, and Aaron. If you have a request, whether it is something like a custom rear x-brace or installing a basic bolt on they will do it right, clean, and exceed your expectations.
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