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Old 02-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm looking to pick up some rear lateral links for my 02 wrx and I don't want to spend like 500 dollars on lateral links. Godspeed seems to offer quality lateral links for like 300 and I'm just curious if anyone has any experience with these items.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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Why not buy STi bits or SPT bits?
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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Why not buy STi bits or SPT bits?
im looking for wide range adjustability of camber and toe..and i dont think those provide that?
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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No they don't. But unless you are slamming your car, you don't need that functionality either. What you want from a performance perspective is better bushings and possibly a more rigid bar with more rigid endlinks.

What is the problem you are trying to solve to necessitate adjustable links?

Ultimately it's your money and you can buy crap products if you want, or blow it on quality gear. But it will suck if you're buying it for the wrong reasons.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #5
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For good quality at a reasonable price I went with Eibach(SPC) lateral links. You can find them for less than $300. Easy to adjust and they are stoutly made.

They are also called the pro alignment kit.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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I am not a fan of Godspeed products.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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I'm buying lateral links in order to get more negative camber that I can't get out of bolts/camber plates. I was looking at the Eibach lateral links and they looked nice, I just didn't like how the bracket for the endlink seems to be seperate from the lateral link and you have to bolt them on. On ebay I found a set of godspeed lateral links and and trailing arms for 220, so that's the only thing making me hesitate on pulling the trigger on a more expensive brand. Thanks for the help so far guys, it's much appreciated.
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The sway bar mounting blocks on the Eibach links are very burly. I doubt they would ever slip or break.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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The sway bar mounting blocks on the Eibach links are very burly. I doubt they would ever slip or break.
Agreed.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #10
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The sway bar mounting blocks on the Eibach links are very burly. I doubt they would ever slip or break.
Good to know, and you guys think I will be able to get enough adjustment from them? I prob have about -3 degrees from my rear camber plates but I need just a little more to stop rubbing, Just want to make sure that these will do the trick before I pull the trigger and purchase them.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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Perhaps you should raise your car.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #12
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so I did rear control arms for camber and lateral links for Toe on my 08, not sure if you guys are getting your names mixed up or they are called something different for the 02, but I know what I bought and put on my car specifically to fit my wheels and to get the camber where I want.

I bought cusco parts specifically because I did not want to cheap out on anything, its suspension thats under constant use. Nothing against godspeed but I went high end on this for a reason.

and my apologies if I am wrong with the naming of parts on the 02 compared to a 08
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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02-07 has lateral links and a trailing arm and a strut
08+ has lower control arm, upper a-arm, toe link, and trailing link and a shock.

I wouldn't put godspeed parts on my car if they were free.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #14
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02-07 has lateral links and a trailing arm and a strut
08+ has lower control arm, upper a-arm, toe link, and trailing link and a shock.

I wouldn't put godspeed parts on my car if they were free.

Ya I went with cusco for a reason, plus that shiny blue is sexy
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #15
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Don't buy the godspeed lateral links. A close friend of mine had one snap on his Legacy while he was on the highway, it was damn scary.

I have Whiteline links and I love them.
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Don't buy the godspeed lateral links. A close friend of mine had one snap on his Legacy while he was on the highway, it was damn scary.

I have Whiteline links and I love them.
Good to know that definitely makes me NOT want to buy them. Eibach links here i come! Thanks for the help fellas.
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Why not get the TIC/MSI rear lateral links w/some Group N bushings.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...oducts_id=1123
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Why not get the TIC/MSI rear lateral links w/some Group N bushings.

http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...oducts_id=1123
those dont look adjustable at all..
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opps didn't know you wanted adjustable. They are not, but still a really nice peice and do you really need adjustability anyways (most do not). Personally, I would rather have those than some crappy chinese knockoff/ebay Godspeed part.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #20
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opps didn't know you wanted adjustable. They are not, but still a really nice peice and do you really need adjustability anyways (most do not). Personally, I would rather have those than some crappy chinese knockoff/ebay Godspeed part.
Nahh i need adjustability, read higher! But thanks though they seem to be quality parts.
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I have had some ebay lateral links on my car for close to a year now, they are not godpseed but I'm pretty sure they are all the same. Since I fitted mine a number of people have also started using them without issues. The quality of the pillowballs is surprisingly good and they come with nice rubber boots to keep the dirt out, they are still tight as the day I installed them with no movement in the joints. The only downside I have found so far is the inner lock nuts on the rear links are almost impossible to reach with a spanner due to the small gap in the subframe. I got around that by doing them up off the car and only using the front links to adjust the toe. I have done plenty of hard driving on these and they are working well, couldn't be happier with them for the money.



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^^^^^^^^^


the difference is int he bushings, yours will wear out much much faster from what i've heard/read/seen
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Like I said, they still feel new after almost a year of abuse. Whether other people want to use them or not I don't care, just letting people know my actual experience running them.
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Those ebay links won't make it a year past the northeast winter the OP will be putting them through. Rust is a big concern, and the ebay links just can't handle it.

Again, my WL links still look good after 2 tough winters.
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Like I said, they still feel new after almost a year of abuse. Whether other people want to use them or not I don't care, just letting people know my actual experience running them.
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