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Old 03-30-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Suspension setup in Vancouver

hey guys,

I wonder what set up you would recommend

Option A

1) STi pink 6 piece lateral link
2) Stock lateral links

With either

1) Spring rate of F/R 200/200 -- lowering 20 mm
2) Spring rate of F/R 290/280 -- lowering 26 mm

Couple with
1) KYB agx shocks
2) go crazy with coilovers

and
1) pillowball upper mount for adjustment
2) STi Group-N upper mount
3) stock mount

mate with either one

1) F/R 20mm/20mm sway bar
2) F/R 22mm/22mm sway bar

Strut bar with either

1) Front strut and rear strut bar
2) only front strut bar
3) only rear strut bar

plus either one

1) stock rubber endlinks
2) hardened subaru 555 rally end links
3) spherical bearings endlinks with 14 degree ball swivel
4) whiteline heavy duty endlinks (different from the solid links)


Please work with the given framework, and give opinion. Considering that the suspension needa hold up occansional autoX use. These are all the constraints given.



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Old 03-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #2
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so all yer need this suspension for is street + autoX use?
well. then, i suggest that you go cheaper:

stock lateral links
Spring rate of F/R 200/200 -- lowering 20 mm
KYB agx shocks
stock mount
F/R 22mm/22mm sway bar
Front strut and rear strut bar
whiteline heavy duty endlinks
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:44 PM   #3
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I'm thinking --

sway 20mm/20mm
pink lateral link 6 piece
Spherical bearing endlinks with height adjustablility
KYB AGX shocks
200/200 springs lowering 20mm
front and rear strut bar
STi group N F/R mounts

I"m always kinda worrying about the 22mm/22mm sway bar set up, since lots of people are breaking their brackets or link mounting boxes of the pink STi stuff. So, I'm still researching if I should choose the 20mm/20mm or the 22mm/22mm set up.

Feel free to add any personal opinion here...

edited: don't want negative response here

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Old 03-30-2004, 11:11 PM   #4
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If you have all the works might as well just try each piece individually... it's not really good to add everything so suddenly all at once. So do it slowly over a span of 1-2 months. I know it might be a hassle for the installer and you might have to pay more, but it'll get you a clearer view of whatever you added did whatever for your car. You want to know what a particular part will do.

I would choose either the spring and shocks 1st or the sway bars and endlinks with the lateral links

You car's characteristics will change greatly... the more suspension bits you change the sooner you'll realize that you need more brake power
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:00 AM   #5
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i think he is installing them himself..

your setup sounds good already..

what crazy coilovers do u have? just wondering..
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Old 03-31-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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yeah, every single little piece will change the suspension characteristics dramatically, thatz why I wanna know what other people's doing, theres tons of information in the suspension and brakes forum, but everyone has their own thinking....

i've just ordered a set of jic and it should be on the mail now I don't like the idea of coilover because I'm no expert in tuning it and feeling the difference between different dampering rate. So, I don't know if i should use coilover or not. I would rather trust the big names and big companies instead of my mind thoughts on tuning it myself.
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:25 AM   #7
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well i think if u arent sure - go adjustable especially for autox

coilovers r great but can get real pricey real quick if u want multiple way adjustable - and might be economical to buy a 2 way adjustable which is probably plenty for regular use.
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Old 03-31-2004, 05:39 AM   #8
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yeah, u're right, i don't want too much adjustability when i'm don't think i can do better than the engineer of big companies... so, i'll leave those to the professionals...
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