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Old 07-08-2003, 08:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up STi suspension mod completed

First of all, guys out there please mind my english. English is not my first language.

Finally today i had the CUSCO front/rear swaybars put on. That complete the hardware mods on the suspension dept. The stock strut were replaced by the JIC coilovers. My next step is a corner balance. I have played with the camber and toe adjustments. The front is now -1.0 and rear is -0.5 and 1/16 toe out at the front and 0 at the rear.

The cornering ability has increased dramatically. I took it out to the track for testing. No sign of understeering when push to the limits. I have an Evo 6 and the STi handles very close to the Evo now. It corners very flat with virtually no body roll. The DCCD is set at auto. This thing is like running on rails.

Among all the performance cars I have, only my dedicated race cars handle better then the STi.

All in all, I love the STi. It is amazing what it can do when push to the limits.

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Old 07-08-2003, 09:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to NASIOC!

I was interested to hear about your new suspension mod. I think you may be one of the first that has made the big leap

I have a feeling that most people will keep their Sti suspension stock, however the die-hards will find something. I especailly like the fact that you were able to give a comparison vs. your older setup and against an EVO.

Let us know any other mods you may do

(By the way, your English is probablt better than most on this forum

Truly,

Davis
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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First of all, guys out there please mind my english. English is not my first language.
Welcome to Nosiac, and your english is great by the way! Thanks for the great info! Post any pics of you car on the track if you have them!

Welcome!
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:19 PM   #4
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Among all the performance cars I have, only my dedicated race cars handle better then the STi.
Dude, how many performance cars do you HAVE?

Please post some pictures of your evo6 and STi car after your coilovers thanks

Great job on your modding! just wondering what other suspension mods have you done before that?
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:40 PM   #5
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Thank you all for supporting my english. I tried my best to put my thoughts into words. This is a very friendly forum. Unlike the Honda forum I goto everyone is flaming everyone. I hate it !

I dont have the pic of my STi on the track but I will take a couple shots with the Evo and STi together. I will post it up later.

To answer HKT STI, i have done mods to all of my cars. Some has more some has less. Except for my Ford truck and Landcruiser which i use for 4x4 offroading, all of my cars has at least coilovers and swaybars.


HKT STI my cars are:

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Integra Type R - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared backup racecar
BMW M3 - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared primary racecar
Porsche RS America
Porsche 996 carrera GT3 package
Ferrari F355 F1
Ford F450 Dully for towing the racecars
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:18 PM   #6
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:25 PM   #7
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Any comparison on lap times?

I am debating the suspension (as well as everything else) right now. I was kind of holding out for the Ohlins coilover street set-up.

Have you lightened your car at all for track duty? Any adjustable tie-rods etc?

The only part I was sure about was a monster sports carbon trunk .. to be painted body color .. ordered it over a month ago .. car arrives tomorrow

Next up is a Cusco DP and JIC full titanium exhaust ... then after several track sessions ... I'll pick suspension .. all advice is welcome

what kind of tires did you select for track duty?
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:33 AM   #8
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No sign of understeering when push to the limits.
Did it before?
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:32 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Glenn Wallace


Did it before?
I'm sure it did. Same comment was made by Top Gear. I know my does. Less so than my WRX, but it still does it if you don't do other things (techniques) to prevent it, especially when traction isn't the best.
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Old 07-09-2003, 12:47 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by fastm3
Thank you all for supporting my english. I tried my best to put my thoughts into words. This is a very friendly forum. Unlike the Honda forum I goto everyone is flaming everyone. I hate it !

I dont have the pic of my STi on the track but I will take a couple shots with the Evo and STi together. I will post it up later.

To answer HKT STI, i have done mods to all of my cars. Some has more some has less. Except for my Ford truck and Landcruiser which i use for 4x4 offroading, all of my cars has at least coilovers and swaybars.


HKT STI my cars are:

STi
Evo 6
Integra Type R - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared backup racecar
BMW M3 - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared primary racecar
Porsche RS America
Porsche 996 carrera GT3 package
Ferrari F355 F1
Ford F450 Dully for towing the racecars
Toyota Landcruiser

Can you post pics of your garage with all your cars in it?
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:16 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by fastm3
Thank you all for supporting my english. I tried my best to put my thoughts into words. This is a very friendly forum. Unlike the Honda forum I goto everyone is flaming everyone. I hate it !

I dont have the pic of my STi on the track but I will take a couple shots with the Evo and STi together. I will post it up later.

To answer HKT STI, i have done mods to all of my cars. Some has more some has less. Except for my Ford truck and Landcruiser which i use for 4x4 offroading, all of my cars has at least coilovers and swaybars.


HKT STI my cars are:

STi
Evo 6
Integra Type R - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared backup racecar
BMW M3 - Extensive mod SCCA race prepared primary racecar
Porsche RS America
Porsche 996 carrera GT3 package
Ferrari F355 F1
Ford F450 Dully for towing the racecars
Toyota Landcruiser
Hi,

My name is Carlos. Will you adopt me?

You'd have to adopt my wife too, but she is a great cook (cocinera de comida Mexicana - forgive my poor spanish) and I'd be happy to be your personal automobile maintenance tech!

Think about it!

Carlos
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Old 07-09-2003, 02:05 PM   #12
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Actually, Sports Car International wrote a very good review, saying they couldn't find the understeer because the front diff always pulled the car out.

It is one of the best STi reviews I've read, with the exception of the vague steering comment --- I really think it is to do with the non-linearity of the Suretrac action and not the steering.

Glenn
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Old 07-09-2003, 02:26 PM   #13
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I was under the impression that our front end geometry was a bit different and that our rear struts were also different to that of a '02 WRX. How were you able to fit those coilovers which I assume were made for the 02 WRX?
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Old 07-09-2003, 04:07 PM   #14
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Hacienda Heights?
I'm only 15 mins away... think I can come take a look at awesome
collection of cars?
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:42 PM   #15
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omg... i used to live in hacienda heights.


haven't seen any Evo 6 over there
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Old 07-09-2003, 10:47 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Glenn Wallace
Actually, Sports Car International wrote a very good review, saying they couldn't find the understeer because the front diff always pulled the car out.

It is one of the best STi reviews I've read, with the exception of the vague steering comment --- I really think it is to do with the non-linearity of the Suretrac action and not the steering.

Glenn
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