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Old 05-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Car is an 02 wrx wagon with 110, 00 miles. Suspension is fully stock aside from a h-brace and front strut tower bar. My stock is definitely getting tired. Car is daily driven and does go through some rough winters. Trying to decide on a few different setups.
1. Koni sport struts with swift wagon springs and group-n tophats.
2. Same as number 1 but with d-specs.
3. Coilover. Probably stance or feals.
No matter which set-up I will be getting upgraded front and rear sway bars with endlink. Also stainless brake lines with probably dba rotors and better pads. Probably going to order new bushings as well.
The debate isn't as much about the cost difference but which set-up will give the least trouble over the long haul?
I have never been to the track or autocrossed but am hoping this summer to do an open track day at Watkins Glenn and maybe hit the drag strip a few times.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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1 or 2 would be great.
2 probably easier to do than 1.
DD and winters? NO NO NO for 3.

Bushings will make a big difference for sure.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:34 AM   #3
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Feal revalved struts is another option.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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1 or 2 would be great.
2 probably easier to do than 1.
DD and winters? NO NO NO for 3.

Bushings will make a big difference for sure.
this, especially bushings. and front sway. Read the "post your wagon suspension set up" thread.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:02 PM   #5
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Oh, forget the DBA rotors and go with Centric premium ones. You will save some money and still have a great rotor. While you are at it DO the H6 rear upgrade if you have not done it yet. Look it up, it's easy to do. Makes a big difference from stock.

I forgot to mention that if you go withe the Tokico D-Spec, get the Whiteline Com-C tops for the front, so you can maintain as much negative camber up front.

When done ask the alignment shop to max out negative front camber even. You should be able to get about -1.5 up front. Again make sure both sides are EVEN. Then tell them to zero out all toe.
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