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Old 09-18-2007, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Newb Questions: Advice, Sway bars or Struts???

Here it is folks, as new as it gets:

What would make the most drastic handling improvement...Sway bars or Struts (not strut tower bar, just regular struts)

Need advice...
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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Front and rear sways is a nice start...but just changing out the stock tires and a nice alignment makes of world of difference on these cars. Strut bars depending on who you ask make little difference...however you have a wagon so the rear may add some noticeable difference. Wagon owners should chime in with this statement.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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^ he meant sturts/shocks...

I'd also consider lowering springs, like Prodrive...
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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swaybars my friend. they = night and day difference... and yes, you WILL notice a HUGE difference. It will completely change the way you drive your car. I'm not joking. by far.. the most noticeable mod I have done. I cannot tell you how many times I said "Oh my god" when driving the car right after i put the swaybars on.

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:51 PM   #5
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Thanks guys...much appreciated. I picked up some wagon specific eibach's but the body roll in the car is unbelieveable. Don't get me wrong, the springs helped significantly...maybe the swaybar concept is the way to go...Any recommendations?
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I meant recommendations in regards to specific companies (ie cusco, perrin...etc....)
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:16 PM   #7
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I meant recommendations in regards to specific companies (ie cusco, perrin...etc....)

um... the most popular brands the scoob community utilize are COBB, WHITELINE, and CUSCO. Check your local classifieds for used ones.. b/c it's just a damn piece of metal, so no need to purchased new ones when you get get used ones for cheap. but BOY... do they make a huge difference.

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Old 09-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #8
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Well said on the used concept, I just may head that route. Thanks for the knowledge bombs!
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #9
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Whiteline swaybars is the way to go. 24mm in the rear and 22mm in the front for a daily driver.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:21 PM   #10
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24mm across the board or am I looking for something "wagon specific" I imagine??
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:50 PM   #11
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get the sedan eibach prokits, the car is a little lower than the wagon ones. I put springs and sways on at the same time, totally different car. Upper rear strut tower can definitely be felt with the wagon. I had the springs, sways, rear end links, cusco lower H brace and upper front cusco along with a -1.2 degree camber up front and I still really felt the difference when I added the rear strut.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:19 PM   #12
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24mm across the board or am I looking for something "wagon specific" I imagine??
Setup-wise, you could go with identical sizes between the sedans and wagons. However, you need a wagon specific front swaybar and wagon specific endlinks to make it work, since we've got a narrower track up front.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:40 AM   #13
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Whiteline swaybars is the way to go. 24mm in the rear and 22mm in the front for a daily driver.
I was thinking about that setup with Kartboy Endlinks....

What do you think about 24mm/24mm
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