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Old 06-08-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default make it drive like a 991 carrera 4s??

Yah too optimistic, but I really wish I can make my 07 Sti drive like a 991 4s.

I just drove my brother 991 and really love the way it handles, steering input,, ect power is spot on (not too fast not too slow.... something you can almost go wot in any corner)

how can I say it.... its totally balanced car. I can't afford one, but how hard to make my sti handle like one (street and track) in terms of suspension/foot work???

Just what in my mind now;
RCE blacks with camber/castor top hats
WL ALK comfort or sport
WL steering rack bushing
25mm front/rear sway bar kit
and BFG rivals 255/40/17 (already on)


I know its too far just saying
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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Yah too optimistic, but I really wish I can make my 07 Sti drive like a 991 4s.

I just drove my brother 991 and really love the way it handles, steering input,, ect power is spot on (not too fast not too slow.... something you can almost go wot in any corner)

how can I say it.... its totally balanced car. I can't afford one, but how hard to make my sti handle like one (street and track) in terms of suspension/foot work???

Just what in my mind now;
RCE blacks with camber/castor top hats
WL ALK comfort or sport
WL steering rack bushing
25mm front/rear sway bar kit
and BFG rivals 255/40/17 (already on)


I know its too far just saying
For starters there is a bit difference in the weight balance. There are also differences in suspension geometry and the dampers being used. I would hope a $100k sports car handles better than a $35k sport sedan. Trying to make your car handle like something its not is only going to end in disappointment. Now if you simply want it to handle better, the items mentioned will go a long way to making the car more fun. I don't know if you need to bother with the ALK as you listed camber/caster plates. You might also look at rear diff bushings to get the slop out of the rear end. Also look into Feal Suspension and having your stock dampers revalved to match the springs you're buying and the road surfaces you tend to drive on most often.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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whats a 991 ?

chassis bracing can go a long way

tic/carlabs xbrace(hint)
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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whats a 991 ? )
You should've just stopped here and moved on.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:47 PM   #5
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You can start by buying every single bushing from TIC. Beyond that... I'm in for the answer too.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:01 PM   #6
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New 911 is designated '991', although he probably doesn't mean that.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:24 AM   #7
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i asked a similar question to this after buying my first BMW. The car had well over 200k miles and handled WAY beyond the capabilities of any other car I had in my stable. It really is apples to oranges. You can change every bushing and add all sorts of mods but everything has a tradeoff in ride quality, noise, etc. This is why you pay $$$ for higher end sports cars, as everything they do, they do exceptionally well.

And to help your point - I already have all the mods you listed in and then some, and I know full well I'm not even close to a 991.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #8
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A BRZ is a better start if you want a nimble, well-balanced Subaru that can go WOT thru corners.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #9
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Before my 1st Subaru I had a 2001 S2000. The car was perfectly balanced from the factory - telepathic. I loved it. I've done extensive suspension mods to my 2007 STi in the hope of replicating the majority of the feel of the S2000 but it's not to going to happen for the same reasons as Scooby921 pointed out above. What I do have is an extremely good STi that I am very happy with and a crapload of fun to drive.

If you want Porsche feel buy a Porsche.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #10
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You're going to spend a good amount of money to make a Subaru even come remotely close to a stock Porsche (of any modern year/model). More than 10k USD in suspension parts alone, not factoring in labor. Then there are things like wheels/tires, differentials, gearing, engine upgrades, etc...

Then at the end of the day, you'll have a very non-comfortable car, that bumps, rattles, squeaks, and is no where near the comfort of a stock Porsche. Yet only handles maybe as good, most likely not though.

At that point, after all that money and time, you could have bought even just a Boxster S, and beat a modified STi.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:59 PM   #11
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Kind of silly.

It's like saying "how do I get my Bronco to handle like a MX-5"?

It's comparing apples to bricks.
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