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Old 06-06-2003, 01:47 AM   #1
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Post Need input for my suspension setup...No, really, i need your help...

I plan on droppin' some cash on a good suspension. I have H&R springs, that is it. I just found out that bilstein will not be making struts for our WRX for atleast 1 year. So, i am going to get some H&R coilovers this summer. But for now i am thinking about strut bars, lower arms bars and sway bars.
MY only real problem is who to choose for the whole setup. I am leaning towards Cusco, but the one thing holding me back is what end links to use with the rear sway bar, any input??
I want this car to handle on rails. any and all input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-06-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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CZ,
I'm very happy with my Perrin endlinks. I had Kartboys initially (older model) but for some reason they really started to rattle. They've been redesigned since, but the problem might not've been with the design or them wearing out. The Subaru dealership may've done something to them because it happened after I had them install some stuff on the rear suspension and they would've had to remove them.
I also have Cusco bars, sway, strut, and lower arm. I'm very pleased with them and their quality. Remember, you don't have to put all your eggs in one basket if you catch my meaning though I seem to be Do as I say not as I do I'll be replacing my Cusco V2 lower arm bar next week because I'm trying out Do-Luck's Aluminum front subframe with lower arm bar. Here's a pic.

I'll probably sell the V2 if you're interested? Hope this helps.
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:51 AM   #3
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You want handling like rails?? Then maybe you should look at other coliovers besides the H&R. The CUSCO Zero 2R's will get you further than the H&R coilovers & strut bars. You could also consider Teins or DMS 50mm tarmacs... start with a great coilover, get it dialed in, then worry about swaybars, endlinks & the like.

You could also just do the Koni inserts. There is a local WRX owner with the Koni H&R spring combo & it seems to do quite well @ eliminating body roll.
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Old 06-06-2003, 10:48 AM   #4
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You could also just do the Koni inserts...it seems to do quite well @ eliminating body roll.
Yes, it does, at least with Prodrive springs...works like a champ. I'm super happy with the combo and it's quite a bit less than a full-on coilover setup. Not to mention its less hassle unless you just NEED coilovers for some reason.

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Old 06-06-2003, 03:03 PM   #5
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Koni? They make a strut for the wrx? I just called on them, they are not available they said??
anyone got any ideas?
i want that v2 bar.....whenever u are ready to unload it....
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P.S> why not H&R? Got a good reason....
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Old 06-06-2003, 04:12 PM   #6
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Koni makes inserts for the stock struts. You have to tear apart the stock struts and use the strut body for the inserts. Tirerack sells these inserts. If you are interested, I am selling a set of struts that you can use to tear apart for the inserts. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=350072

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Old 06-06-2003, 04:56 PM   #7
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Do-Luck's Aluminum front subframe with lower arm bar. Here's a pic.

Looks like it's a replacement for the big U-subframe? could you try to get a weight comparison between the two?
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Old 06-06-2003, 05:08 PM   #8
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tdxflex- Sure can. Do-Luck USA should be getting the part tomorrow and then ship it to me. Hopefully I'll get it by the und of next week, but it may be the first of the week after that. The only thing that this piece is lacking that the u-brace provides appears to be front lower radiator support. I'm currently trying to track down a S202 piece, but currently I've had no luck.

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Old 06-06-2003, 05:57 PM   #9
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any more input?? i think the coilovers...........
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Old 06-06-2003, 06:20 PM   #10
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why not H&R? Got a good reason....
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the Koni conversion really isn't difficult at all. You could most likely use the inserts with your H&R springs and get excellent results. I chose to go the Koni route because I didn't want all the constant tweaking associated with coilovers. But, then again, I didn't want my car to be slammed to the ground, either. I was just looking for handling prowess, and I got it in spades. Could I get a bit more by going coilover? Sure, but not without a lot of cons (IMHO).

If you are interested in the Koni conversion, let me know. No offense to anyone selling strut bodies because you may want to go that route, but you honestly don't need them. The amount of work to be done to the strut bodies involves drilling one hole and making one hacksaw cut per strut -- then you're done.

Oh, and you don't have to pay 600+ for the Koni inserts. I have a source that will save you a *substantial* amount.

Best of luck,

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Old 06-08-2003, 06:17 PM   #11
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I just found out that bilstein will not be making struts for our WRX for atleast 1 year. CZ
Is it the Bilstein PSS9 coilovers that you're talking about? I thought they were supposed to be out in July. I've been waiting a year already for them - can't handle another year!

Or are you talking about plain old struts?
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Oh, and you don't have to pay 600+ for the Koni inserts. I have a source that will save you a *substantial* amount.

Who? where? how much?
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Send a PM and I'll tell you.

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