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Old 05-29-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default STI Adjustable struts + STI Lateral Links

Several months ago I had a set of the STI 4 way adjustable struts/springs and top hats installed. While it did provide a big difference in how the car handled I was still looking for a bit more.

After doing a bit of research I ordered a set of the rear STI lateral links and group N control arm bushings from Rallispec.

I had them installed last week and all I can say so far is wow, i should have done this sooner. The car just loves to turn now. Steering feel is improved as well as mid corner stability.

I'd give this combination a bit thumbs up.
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Old 05-29-2003, 03:02 PM   #2
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Another convert joins the pink bits legion...

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Old 05-29-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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hell ya ! I'm having a blast with this setup. So far my RSM says i've increased my cornering G's from .96 to 1.05 on my favorite corners on the way into work
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Old 05-29-2003, 05:58 PM   #4
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Pink bits=some of the best money ive spent on my car,and i ve spent alot! Cars a damn money pit but, oh so much fun to drive

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Old 05-29-2003, 10:55 PM   #5
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It must be the stock rubber that sucks so bad, because upgrading to the Group N lat links / trailing arms have transformed my car. I have the WRX wagon struts/springs and all GrpN suspension bushings. And it is nice, so nice I have decided to stop upgrading the suspension for now.

I'm sure that the pink links are nicer, but mine was cheaper, but I do dream in pink now. You guys are lucky, but for those with limited pocket books, and with some mechanical ability try the bushings!

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Old 05-30-2003, 02:34 PM   #6
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Still having fun getting used to this new setup. One thing is apparent. The new links really changed the rear end feel. I think I'm going to be able to turn the rear shocks down a notch and still have the handling I want.

I was running with the fronts set to 1 and the rears set to 3 and I'm thinking of going to 1 and 2 instead.
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Old 05-30-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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When I added the Group N control arm bushings and upgraded my endlinks all around I was really surprised at how much that little bit did to the car. It really made a huge difference.
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Old 05-30-2003, 11:58 PM   #8
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..and this difference that everyone here is talking about..is?

I ask because I just installed a set of STi version 8 sedan springs and struts, and while a big improvement over stock---there is still considerable lean, and more importantly the rear of the car still floats around a bit.

Would better rear endlinks and the pink lat. links and trailing arms help in this area?
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