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Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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So, I've been reading TONS. But as I'm sure this is an understatement, suspension is quite a complicated subject. I'm looking for some advice from experience on what I'll need to go along with my purchase of new ISC N1's to go on my 2005 WRX sedan (stock suspension-wise).

I AutoX 6-8 weekends a year. Otherwise, its a DD. I don't plan on lowering the car much, just enough to optimize handling (whever I figure out what exactly that is; feel free to chime in).

Will I need rear camber bolts? I know you want more front negative camber to counter act the horrid understeer in these cars.

Overall, I want to optimize my handling (I know some of that is preference) while not destroying my tires and keeping it DD'able.

I've read the following (and more):

Spring/Strut/Coilover FAQ

Camber Bolt FAQ and Tutorial

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
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Yes camber bolts will work that should be all you need
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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Yes camber bolts will work that should be all you need
Thanks for the short and sweet answer. Advice is much appreciated.

As I understand, I can expect 1 - 1.75 degrees of camber from aftermarket bolts? How much of this will I likely need?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:13 AM   #4
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you probably should've went with a spring/strut combo if you wanted to maximize performance for how you use your car.

most bolts will net you around ~1.5ish of additional camber. no, you wont really need them, but they might be nice to have.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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What class do you plan to run in autocross? If it is just your DD and a fun autocross car then I would just get the camber bolts. Depending on the class you want to be in for autocross you may need to upgrade you spring/strut combo and sways to be competitive.

My 2003 WRX started out at a DD and weekend autocross car but, the addiction of autocross soon took over and now it is no longer my DD and it only travels to races lol. Be careful that sport is addicting
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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Which spring rates are you getting? They might be quite stiff for a daily driver, but I suppose that depends on your roads and personal tolerance.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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Camber bolts arent necessarily "needed".
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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The only reason I say needed is because when he drops it depending on how much it will automatically camber out and each side can camber different. To solve this you need camber bolts. My camber bolts with a crazy drop got me -4.5 camber but alot is to do with my drop. Camber bolts and call it done, but as others said if u wanna be competitive get some sways atleast. I don't track mine but noticed a big difference with front and rear strut bars, h brace, and front and rear sway bars. You could also do fender braces
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