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Old 06-29-2000, 07:25 AM   #1
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Talking Road Humps = No match for Subie

Has anyone noticed the long travel nature of the stock suspension in the RS? It devoures those giant road hump/speedbump things!!! Now I know what "rally-inspired" means!

I was really worried I would be scrapping everything in this car because I used to drive a full-size Bronco with a 2" lift and loved to run stuff over. But so far I havent scrapped anything.
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Old 06-29-2000, 07:31 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, I love it! There's a dip in the road near where I used to live that I can take at 50, no problem. No leaving the ground, no bottoming out, just ba-bump ba-bump, real solid feeling. No other car I've tried (everything from a Neon to a 1998 Dodge Ram to a Lincoln Town Car) is comfortable over 30. My friend tried it in his Talon once. BAD idea!

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Old 06-29-2000, 07:44 AM   #3
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I frequently take railroad tracks at 40-50mph that most people crawl over. I got in the habit from driving my wife's Outback but the RS does almost as well. It's fun when people in SUV's try to follow and almost hit their head on the roof.
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Old 06-29-2000, 07:54 AM   #4
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Damn...

I knew I shouldnt have got this Leda C set up.. with uprated bushes....

I might scrap it and get the RS suspension..

heehee

It does amaze me the various expectations people have for things.. so people want to go low..some high... some both *greedy buggers*... some want it hard... some soft.. *erm.. lets move on*....

Everyone has their own requirements.

Yes.. I am waffling.. I am bored.. 30 minutes until home time...

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Old 06-29-2000, 08:04 AM   #5
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Question for you folks :

Will lowering the car via any of the popular suspension kits remove that great wheel travel noticibly ?

I want to start on suspension soon and I know that I will end up with 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch drop, but I really really like that wheel travel we have now.



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Old 06-29-2000, 08:08 AM   #6
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Jay do you have the Leda adjustable height kit with the remote oil resevoirs? (drooling) I thought that that had even more travel.
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Old 06-29-2000, 08:13 AM   #7
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matt...

as far as lowering... be careful that u don't go too low... u will lose that ride height you have now...

dont get me wrong... i can still take speed bumps... it's just that i may leave my whole exhaust system lying on the ground behind me if i go too fast!!!

do your research before you lower.... i've put over $800 into my suspension and now i wanna change it...
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Old 06-29-2000, 08:30 AM   #8
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I would prefer NOT to lower the car, but I don't think that is an option if I want to change the suspension. I like the ride height and the travel as they are.

I know that lowering a little will aid the center of gravity, but I don't want to trade too much for a few .00'ths of a G in a corner.

Don't worry, I will be looking at all the suspensions before I start changing too much. (Need those Intrax springs !!!) <--not


(OH, and thanks for the advice) 8=)

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Old 06-29-2000, 08:33 AM   #9
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Matt-
If you have the money take a good look at Leda. I think some of their kits don't lower the car, but They are stiff. Anyway that is what I am saving for.
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Old 06-29-2000, 08:38 AM   #10
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Skid,

Who retails the LEDA setup ? I have heard of them but don't remember seeing anyone selling them.

Thanks,


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Old 06-29-2000, 08:45 AM   #11
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Old 06-29-2000, 08:56 AM   #12
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Subie Gal,

Good golly Ms. Molly, $1500 ? I sure would hope that they are the best.

Anyone else have any opinions on the LEDA setup ?
 
Old 06-29-2000, 09:17 AM   #13
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SCC used the top-end leda set-up and there only complaint was that it was way too easy to find the perfect suspension for this car!

check this out: http://www.ledasuspension.co.uk/

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Old 06-29-2000, 09:26 AM   #14
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I have a question, which set up is better. LEDA, or Teins HA's?? They're both about the same price too. Thanx in advance.

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Old 06-29-2000, 09:30 AM   #15
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i would rate them like this...

1) DMS
2) LEDA
3) TEIN's

this is based on my inquiries and conversations with rally drivers who've actively used these set ups...
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Old 06-29-2000, 09:32 AM   #16
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yeah but DMS is over twice as much as the other two. Isn't it?
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Old 06-29-2000, 09:39 AM   #17
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DMS... prolly about $2000 - $2500
LEDA $1500 plus or minus
TEINS $1500 more or less...

so yeah.. they are more expensive but they are "the best"
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Old 06-29-2000, 09:47 AM   #18
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Oh boy, Looks like I get to save a little more than I thought. But if it's worth it, then it's worth it.

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. (good words to live by.....expensive, but good)
 
Old 06-29-2000, 09:51 AM   #19
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A set of the 50mm DMS will run you $2800 min.

You can't go wrong with DMS.
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where are DMS available? I haven't heard much about them. Dampening adjust? Height adjust? remote nitrogen resevoir?

sorry for all the questions subygal.
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http://www.dmshocks.com/

Dave Clark Motorsports in Washington state is there US distributor.

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