Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday July 25, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-02-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
ScreaminFast
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24399
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2003 White WRX
89 240 / 90 240

Default "Official" Post your suspension setup and settings thread.

I just wanted to start this thread because I am curious as to what everyone uses for settings, and I'm sure it'll be a help to people deciding what to buy or what settings to use. So, please post your suspension mods, any damping settings, alignment settings, and some comments for what you do for performance driving, etc and how/why you like the settings. Thanks!

My setup:
Cusco Front 22mm Swaybar
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar
Cusco Rear Adjustable Swaybar (24mm)
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Bar
Cusco Rear V-Brace Bar
Cusco V2 underbrace
Eibach ERS 600lb Springs (0800.250.0600)
JIC FLT-A2 Coilovers
STi Aluminum Control Arms
STi Lateral Links
STi Trailing Arms
Performance Alignment
Poltec Heavy Duty Adjustable Endlinks
Whiteline RACE ALK
Whiteline Rear Camber bolts
Whiteline Rear Subframe Bushings
Whiteline Rear Subframe Lock kit

Wheels: 17x8.5 White Advan RG w/ 255/40R17 Kumho Victoracers, 18x7.5 White Konig Rated R w/ 235/40R18

Settings:
Rear Sway on Full Stiff
Street Damping: 2 clicks from soft front, 5 clicks from soft rear.
Still experimenting with race damping settings
Camber: -2.0 F, -1.0 R
Toe: 0 all around


Basically, I occasionally street drive this, but I mostly autocross it, drag it for fun, and i want to get to more HPDE's this year as well. I have yet to try out some of the new settings for this year

Please post it up
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by ScreaminFast; 06-03-2004 at 11:16 AM.
ScreaminFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
gtguy
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2184
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Highland Park, Ill., USA
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT wagon
Platinum Silver Metallic

Default Nothing has changed for me...

SPT wagon struts/springs
STi lateral/trailing/swaybar links
Gp. N control arm bushings
Cusco Type II front lower brace
Gp. N. strut tops
SPT wagon swaybar

I like this setup because it can outhandle most things on the road, but it's still very comfortable for a daily driver. It can be (and has been) rallycrossed, track dayed and autocrossed. It can fly over speed bumps at 40 mph, and also drive the wife to work.

But it's firm (not stiff...big difference) and tight. And the control arm bushings and lower brace make a significant difference in steering feel and quality.

Kevin
gtguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
ScreaminFast
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24399
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2003 White WRX
89 240 / 90 240

Default

i have to totally agree with you about the steering feel and what mods help that the best. Also, unfortunatly i know exactly what you mean by stiff, hehe.
ScreaminFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 03:29 AM   #4
petawabit
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18978
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: orange county, CA
Vehicle:
96 brighton
05 AP2 ,09 GE8

Default

nice setup you have there screaminfast.my setup looks like this:

Installed:
tein ra's
cusco front strut
cusco rear strut
cusco rear sway
cusco lateral links and trailing arms
poltec box rear end links
whiteline steering rack bushings

wheels:
volk ce2n's with 245 azenis sports

brakes:
prodrive big brake kit

Soon to be installed:
perrin alk
cusco front sway
poltec front endlinks


the coilovers are set at 2 clicks away from full stiff and I need an alignment :-(

Last edited by petawabit; 06-09-2004 at 02:24 AM.
petawabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
CTKAG
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15001
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester CT or at any track
Vehicle:
STi V8 Spec C Power
NESIC TrackH0z # 10

Default

While not 100% track-only car, it's becoming close to one.

Suspension:

Bilstein PSS9 coilovers
STi aluminum control arms
STi pink trailing alms
STi pink lateral links
STi group'N' rear strut tops
Whiteline 22-24-26 rear bar (set on 24mm)
'04 WRX RSB brackets & mounts
solid (heim) swaybar links
Cusco 21mm front swaybar
Cusco V2 lower bar
Cusco 40mm rear strut bar
Cusco 'V' brace
Whiteline ALK
Whiteline rear differential bushings
Whiteline rear subframe lock
Whiteline steering rack bushings
rear camber bolts
Noltec caster/camber plates
J-Speed reinforcement bars (door jamb to strut tower)
Autopower 4-point rollbar

Brakes:

4-pot front brakes
stock rotors
Carbotech Panther XP pads (track only)
2-pot rear brakes
stock (2-pot) rotors
Carbotech Bobcat pads
Goodrich lines (all four)
Motul fluid
dust shields removed
brake ducts from foglight opening to inner wheel well.

Wheels/tires:

SSR Competition 17x7.5 (silver)
Toyo RA-1 235/45x17
longer wheel studs
5mm rear spacers
Zenki lightweight aluminum lug nuts

Settings:

coilovers: 4 front, 5 rear
caster: 4.5+
camber: f 2.5- r 1.0-
toe: zero f & r

I'm sure I've forgotten something!

-Keith-
CTKAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 02:12 PM   #6
WillysPU
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 25994
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Woodside, CA
Vehicle:
2003 WRX wrb stage 4
What would Scooby do?

Default

Suspension:
Whiteline
front sway bar 22mm
rear (HD adj) sway bar 22-24-26mm set on 24,
rear strut bar,
steering bushings
Sport ALK
Outrigger bushings
Rear Diff Bolts
Cusco under brace
TIC Rear Diff Bushings
TIC Fender Braces
Koni Adjustable Inserts (street setting one full soft. track setting almost full stiff front 1/ 1/2 turn rear)
Ground Control Coil Overs 340#/300#
Ground Control Front Top Mount Plates
Noltec Rear C/C Adjustable Plates

Tires:
Toyo RA-1s on oem wheels for track

Brakes:
Front TWR 4 pots w/ 310 mm rotors bobcat pads for street/xp pads for track
Rear TWR 2 pots w/320 mm rotors TWR pads

Alignment:
Front:
Camber -3.0
Caster L 4.3 R-4.5
Toe- 0.0

Cross Camber 0.0
Cross Caster -.2
Total Toe: -.01

Rear:
Camber -1.6
Toe 0.0

Hieght(measured from ground to fender apex)/Weight:

LF - 25 3/4" 1015lbs
RF - 25 7/8" 939lbs

LR - 25 3/8" 696lbs
RR - 25 3/8" 645lbs

Car Weight = 3115
Car + Driver (180lbs) = 3295

Front weight% vs rear weight% = 59.30%/40.70%
Left side weight% vs Right side weight% = 51.9%/48.1%

LF&RR cross weight 49.95%
RF&LR cross weight 50.05%

Last edited by WillysPU; 03-25-2006 at 12:35 AM.
WillysPU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 02:54 PM   #7
scrmblr2
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24631
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Planet Earth
Vehicle:
2005 STI
OBP

Default

Whiteline ALK
Perrin adj FSB
Perrin adj RSB
Perrin Rear endlinks
FAKE STI strut tower bars front and rear
Tein H-Tech Springs
Stock Struts
18" Subzeros w/yoko es100's

Like the setup. Nice looking drop with almost better than stock ride. Waiting to do struts until stocks are blown. ALK did nice job w/ front end push under acceleration. Adj swaybars were best mod so far as far as handling response goes. Would go with a different tire next time around but nice all around traction, especially in wet.

Alignment setting are just about stock right now and I solo. Maybe next year I will think about a performance alignment once I get the new struts in
scrmblr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 03:32 PM   #8
guinsu
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 18756
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
Blue

Default

02 WRX Wagon

SPt Wagon Strings/Springs
Grp N Top Mounts
Perrin Rear Endlinks
20MM Sedan Sway Bar
Steering Bushings

Planning to add:
Rear Diff Bushings
Front Endlinks

Also planning to copy gtguy's setup

Setup:
Front: Camber: -1.50 deg
Front Toe: 1/16" out
Rear: Camber: -1.00 deg
Rear Toe: 3/32" out

Always willing to get better suggestions for alignment.
guinsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 04:05 PM   #9
quickgtp
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14891
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX wagon
286 AWHP craptastic CA 91

Default

2002 WRX wagon

STi V7 Struts, springs and sway bar
STi Group N top mounts
STi Rear stut tower brace
STi pink lateral links
STi pink trailing arms
Various bushings
P1 17" with S03's
Carbo tech pads
Goodridge SS brake lines
Motul brake fluid
quickgtp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2004, 06:55 PM   #10
ScreaminFast
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24399
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2003 White WRX
89 240 / 90 240

Default CTKAG

hey, can i see pics of the J-speed part, and teh autopower cage? Those were somethings that i had wanted...
ScreaminFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2004, 09:04 AM   #11
CTKAG
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15001
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester CT or at any track
Vehicle:
STi V8 Spec C Power
NESIC TrackH0z # 10

Default

I probably can find some pics of the J-speed bars - they're impossible to see once installed. I can take a couple pics of the car with the rollbar when I get home.

Edit - best I could find for the J speed bar was the pic in this thread.

-Keith-

Last edited by CTKAG; 06-04-2004 at 06:15 PM.
CTKAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2004, 09:22 AM   #12
forced4
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 13304
Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Answer is Miata, Z06 or CTS-V.
Vehicle:
2002 WRX WRB
De Re Metallica

Default

2002 WRX wagon

STi V7 sedan struts, springs
Cusco front camber plates
Rear WRX top mounts
20mm WRX sedan rear swaybar
"Front" rear diff bushings
ATP S5 16" with Azenis Sports
Axxis Ultimate pads F/R
Goodridge SS brake lines
ATE SuperBlue brake fluid

Front -2.1 camber, 0 toe, 3.6 caster
Rear -0.5 camber, 0 toe
forced4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2004, 12:09 AM   #13
ScreaminFast
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24399
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2003 White WRX
89 240 / 90 240

Default

bump.....any updates??
ScreaminFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2004, 12:38 AM   #14
BlkTS02
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50142
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: West TN
Vehicle:
2002 2.5TS
MBP

Default

STi ver 7 struts
pink springs
noltec front camber plates
Group-N rear top mounts
Sedan 20mm rear sway bar
axis ultimate pads and WRX brakes
goodridge ss lines
ate super blue fluid
toyo T1-S 215-45-17
rota attacks
BlkTS02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2004, 01:33 AM   #15
ScreaminFast
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 24399
Join Date: Sep 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Webster, NY
Vehicle:
2003 White WRX
89 240 / 90 240

Default

seems like many people like the pink struts and pink springs combo....how do these compare to a coilover setup?

(i have coilovers, but i want to further information for the benefit of other members )
ScreaminFast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 05:07 PM   #16
DrBiggly
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 11482
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Vehicle:
02 WRX
Acute Stickeritis

Default

Solo2 STX-legal setup:

24mm front bar (adj)
22mm rear bar (adj)

JIC FLT-A2 8k front/10k rear (~450# front/~560# rear)
(up from soft) 8 clicks front, 13 clicks rear
(no preload on any corner, no helper springs)
Helix aluminum endlinks (metal bearings)

(FYI: JICs include metal top plates with pillowball mounts in the rear and metal adjustable camber plates with pillowball mounts in the front)

13.5" ride height from middle of hub to fender lip at all four corners with the car in race trim. (Do not try this unless you have coilovers!)

This setup is great for a WRX on the autox course. For track days, a little much I'd wager. I set the camber plates so that I have notably less camber driving around town in order to keep the back end in check. In race trim (i.e. no junk in trunk, no gas, camber plates all the way in up front,) it rotates VERY easily and with ham-fisted inputs one could easily get themselves in a lot of trouble on the street.
DrBiggly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 05:45 PM   #17
ButtDyno
Street's closed, pizza boy
 
Member#: 17301
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Why do they always say the Evo
Vehicle:
is the "dark side"
06 Evo #7 STU, 03 IS300

Default

2003 WRX Sedan

STi Type RA struts
STi Type RA springs
STi Grp N strut tops
Cusco 21mm front swaybar
Poltec adjustable front endlinks
Cusco 22-24mm adjustable rear swaybar
Kartboy rear endlinks
Cusco Type OS front strut tower brace
Cusco Type OS rear strut tower brace
TrunkMonkey

I was happy with it until I started getting better at autocross. Now I want something adjustable. I rode shotgun for an autocross run in my friend's Celica yesterday - Tein SS coilovers. My ass could instantly feel how neutrally his car handled as opposed to my setup where I felt like I was fighting it a lot. That's not an advertisement for Teins, just a note that a properly set up adjustable suspension is a beautiful thing. The STi bits are fine, but not for my application.

I will be sporting some FLT-A2's next year..

john
ButtDyno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 05:47 PM   #18
ButtDyno
Street's closed, pizza boy
 
Member#: 17301
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Why do they always say the Evo
Vehicle:
is the "dark side"
06 Evo #7 STU, 03 IS300

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScreaminFast
seems like many people like the pink struts and pink springs combo....how do these compare to a coilover setup?

(i have coilovers, but i want to further information for the benefit of other members )
Relevant, but specific to autocross, thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610069

IMHO for anything other than hardcore track or autox folks the STi bits are fine but if you think you'll get The Bug, buy something adjustable..

john
ButtDyno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 09:04 AM   #19
florotary
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 281355
Join Date: Apr 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Venice, FL
Vehicle:
2004 STI
Silver

Default

just wanted to revive this thread cause im gettng ready to do suspension and dont want to start a post your setup thread.
florotary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 09:59 AM   #20
03SubyWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 200767
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Waltham, MA
Vehicle:
2003 WRX 2.5 Hybrid
97 Impreza pimp wagon

Default

Suspension:

Tokico D-Specs
SPC camber bolts
OEM STi takeoff springs
STi aluminum control arms
Whiteline 22mm rear sway bar w/ HD mounts
Whiteline front and rear endlinks
Whiteline ALK
Whiteline rear adjustable lateral links (4)
TiC trailing arm bushings
Group N tophats
Whiteline front strut brace
Rear diff/outrigger TiC bushings

Steering:
04 STi steering rack
STi solid steering coupler
Whiteline steering rack bushings

Brakes:
4/2 pot brakes from 06 WRX
Hawk HPS pads
Goodridge stainless lines

Settings:
D-Specs - 5/5 TFFS front and rear
Alignment: -2 degrees front camber, -1.5 degrees rear camber, 0 toe all around

I love this setup. It's very comfortable for the street, but it handles incredibly well. I had Swift Spec R springs, but they were too low for the streets in my area. The STi springs are perfect, they handle well and raised my car back up. Overall, my car is a blast to drive!
03SubyWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The post pics of your welders, tools, and shop, thread. FourOnTheFloor65 Custom Fabrication, Welding & Tools 53 10-30-2013 08:28 AM
Post your ppg setup and cost....Need help stretchedk7 Transmission (AT/MT) & Driveline 17 06-06-2008 04:35 PM
Mav1c - questions about your suspension setup Basil Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 2 12-23-2003 10:58 AM
The "Post your suspension mods and what you do with your car" thread WHTWRX Brakes, Steering & Suspension 44 07-19-2002 09:14 PM
Adrian Tang...what is your suspension setup? SFsube Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 12 10-06-2000 10:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.