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Old 03-26-2001, 06:09 PM   #1
popnGEAR
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Hey guys, I bought a used 98RS about a month ago and it came with very stiff aftermarket suspension and toyo proxes FZ4s. It handles great but I'm wondering what i can do to make it even better.

Oh and i wouldn't mind if someone besides an intake what the next step in boosting acceleration would be, i'm not interested in top speed.
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Old 03-26-2001, 06:19 PM   #2
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Whoever had it before you probably did stage 1 suspension. Try stage two. It can get pretty expensive, so be careful. If you want to see what I'm talking about, check out CobbTuning.com. They've got some choice meat.
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Old 03-26-2001, 06:26 PM   #3
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Ouch, that is pretty expensive, i'm just a lowly student trying to have a little fun with the car =b

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Old 03-26-2001, 06:35 PM   #4
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1) If stock rear sway bar is on your car, then I would probably get an adjustable rear sway bar.

2) Strut tower bars (especially on rear) would help a little.

3) stiffer bushings on suspensions.

4) Using 17in wheels.

In terms of getting better acceleration, how about exhaust and intake?
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Old 03-27-2001, 12:25 AM   #5
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Yeah definately sway bar; someone suggested 20mm front and 18mm rear. Everyone will tell u different things. It's your choice.
Other things u can get are the sway-bar endlinks and maybe an anti-lift kit. Whiteline makes all of these, not too expensive I might add. And Whiteline makes adjustable 18/20/22 mm rear sway-bar too.

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Old 03-27-2001, 06:28 PM   #6
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Get a performance alignment done and maybe some R compound tires...
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