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Old 08-07-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
WRXURV8
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I live in downtown Philly and the roads are awful. I currently have a WRX with 215/45/17 RE950's and Eibachs and it is just painful to drive around (which isn't good because I am in the Real Estate business and drive around all day). How is the comfort level of the STI? At low speeds? I like a firm car and I need one car that does everything. My car is just plain uncomfortable though.
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Old 08-07-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
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If your wrx is uncomfortable because of jolting, you probably won't like the STi, its nice and composed on medium smoothness roads and smoother, but if its awful on your eibachs, you won't have much fun doing the daily drive.

And the road noise, if you don't like the road noise in your wrx right now, you'll go mad in an STi, unless you get some sound insulation put in.
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:56 PM   #3
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yup... what seraph said.

right around 1000 miles, i did a 1400 round tripper. all freeway miles.

around 4-5 hours into the first day (each day was around 10 hours), my left hand started to get really numb...

something i never felt before...

sound insulation or kick ass stereo... that helps.
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Old 08-07-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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The best bet would be to go back to the stock shocks in the WRX.
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