Originally Posted by HLewis12
I love your car. I have basically the same vehicle. Very similar power mods. I'm looking to do basically the same suspension mods but I have a few questions for you.
When switching to sedan lca's and lat links the extra length allows you to run sedan fitment struts without camber plates, correct? And if you continue with wagon struts you gain negative camber?
Also what are the advantages of going to sti lca's and lat links over wrx sedan?
I can't remember for sure which order you went with so this may not be relevant but did you ever use wagon axels with the conversion and if so did you have any issues?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Yes, with sedan or STi lat links and LCA's you'll be able to run sedan struts without losing the extra negative camber. And yes, if you keep the wagon struts, you'll gain even more negative camber. It's not much though, but a little bit.
Comparing the STi lat links and LCA's to a WRX sedan, the STi pieces are a bit wider than the WRX sedan. I don't remember by how much though. Plus the STi pieces are aluminum instead of steel (unless you get the LCA's from certain '06 WRX's).
There's a ton of threads that talk about whether or not you need to switch axles or not. Most threads say you'll be fine. A couple months after I did the swap, I ended up pulling a CV apart under full throttle. The retainer that keeps the CV from pulling apart broke. It's possible that the extra width caused the retainer to fail, but who knows. I ended up swapping in sedan rear axles after that and haven't had a problem. The front axles haven't been swapped and are still running strong.
Good luck with the swap!