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Old 11-06-2005, 03:10 AM   #51
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:38 PM   #52
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I read about a certain progression to take when upgrading the power of a WRX (i.e. catback, uppipe, downpipe, reflash, turbo/injector/fuel pump, reflash, ect...). I think it would be helpful to do something similarly with suspension modification.

Example:
1. Brake lines and good fluid
2. Good tires
3. Swaybars and endlinks
4. Chassis bracing
5. Spring/struts or coilovers

Something in that nature to give the noobs a good idea would be really helpful. It's understandable that everyone has different driving applications but a couple specialized, or one generic, method of modification would be really cool.

The bottom line is that people rarely seach these forums. We're already on the topic of answering questions so I think it would be a good idea to address this question.

Also, just sent you a PM ButtDyno.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:36 PM   #53
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That's a good suggestion. I will integrate it when I get a chance
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:23 PM   #54
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very nice writeup for the n00bs, good job
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:15 PM   #55
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It is a nice writeup, and I learned a bunch.

One thing that confused me, though.

The very first thing you say is, "SEARCH!"

A few paragraphs later, you essentially state, "Don't believe anyone."

Why do a search if you can't trust the results? As a noob, I certainly can't separate the chaff from the wheat.

I think that's why you see so many repeated posts - it's more reassuring if you can get people to respond to your specific situation rather than having to dig through tons of posts that may or may not be exactly specific to your situation.
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:38 PM   #56
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...I think that's why you see so many repeated posts - it's more reassuring if you can get people to respond to your specific situation rather than having to dig through tons of posts that may or may not be exactly specific to your situation.

Not to mention, things (and opinions) change.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:28 AM   #57
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I guess it should say "don't believe any ONE person"
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Old 11-24-2005, 01:13 PM   #58
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Especially me. I'm just a post whore!
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:12 PM   #59
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Comment on first page by Gary Sheehan made me shuckle, sorry man, but take some really bad pads , like Jurid, then try something like Ferode DS2500, and I will guarantee that the stopping distance will be less.

You may be the expert, but I changed my brakes from 2 to 4 pots, and with the same car and tires (about 2 pounds heavier, because of the brakes) and I KNOW my stopping distance is less. PERIOD
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Old 11-25-2005, 01:28 PM   #60
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Comment on first page by Gary Sheehan made me shuckle, sorry man, but take some really bad pads , like Jurid, then try something like Ferode DS2500, and I will guarantee that the stopping distance will be less.

You may be the expert, but I changed my brakes from 2 to 4 pots, and with the same car and tires (about 2 pounds heavier, because of the brakes) and I KNOW my stopping distance is less. PERIOD
No offense, but I think this is exactly what Gary is talking about.

Note though that he just said the only way to SIGNIFICANTLY decrease distance. Your upgraded pads may ultimately stop you a little faster, but like he says, a difference of 6-10 feet is a big deal, and it's unlikely that your butt dyno is that sensitive that you can feel a 1-2 foot difference Ultimately your pads are limited by your tires. But I'm sure it's possible to have a set of brake pads SO rock-hard that they are not pushing your tires to their limits.

Unless you measure it, I guess there's really no way to be sure..

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Old 12-18-2005, 12:32 AM   #61
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Old 01-25-2006, 01:11 PM   #62
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:25 PM   #63
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:27 PM   #64
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For pity's sake, why hasn't this been stickied, in boldface, blinking CAPS yet?

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Old 02-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #65
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Because Unabomber didn't write it?
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:59 PM   #66
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:31 AM   #67
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:18 PM   #68
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:16 PM   #69
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:50 PM   #71
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Yeah, now that I have leet mod powers in here I plan on taking some time to organize some of the more famous threads into a vaguely cohesive guide. I doubt it will prevent the 17 "best brake pad" threads we get every day, but it doesn't hurt to try.

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Old 09-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #72
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:33 PM   #73
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I've read all that you wrote and all the links you posted. GREAT JOB!!!

I own an '07 NA and I'd like to have it a bit lower. Now, I know what your thinking but just hear me out. I'd like to have it adjustable because in winter, we get a lot of snow here! What you said is that you can't just slam it for summer and have it 6" high in winter...I understand that...

My question is: Could I have it sit significantly lower than stock in summer and around stock height in winter? Thanks for your input and a great thread!

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:42 PM   #74
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So... which is the best coilover/brakepads/springs/sways? I want to make my car mad fast yo.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:41 AM   #75
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Good thing I was directed to this thread. I have a '03 sedan that I want to improve both handling and looks. I put 18X8.5 with 235/40 falkens on and I see lots of space to lower. I narrowed it down to a hotchkis comp swaybars and hothkis springs that will lower the front by 1.5 and the rear by .75 The car has 43k on it. Would I be in a PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER situation if I just use my oem struts?
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