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Old 07-18-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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is it the crappy stock tires that make the car feel like it rolls in the corners, or is it the suspension?
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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On an RS, it would be a combination of all three: shocks/springs, sway bars, tires.
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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^ thats because its an rs... on my car... if i take a corner at a reasonable speed... i screech my tires a tad.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:07 PM   #5
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i thought the wrx and rs were identical in terms of everything but the engine.
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i thought coilovers would eliminate some.. but it didnt eliminate as much as i thought it would.. because i still feel some roll. i believe sway bars would make it alot more solid in terms of body roll
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:57 PM   #8
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I know that the swaybars are smaller on the RS and the damping is different (softer) too. I don't know about the springs.
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Swaybars would be the biggest influence as it will resist the roll. Stiffer springs do as well. Springs control front/rear roll and springs+swaybars control side-to-side roll. Swaybars only affect side-to-side movement, so they're usually the one that gets upgraded for controlling roll. As well, they don't influence ride comfort like springs would(except very uneven surfaces).

Stiff swaybars will do a lot. Springs will also influence roll, but it also affects dive and squat and overall ride quality(better or worse depending on how you like your car to ride). Swaybars are the most specific tool to target roll as it very few other side effects that come with it.

Still, you will notice a difference between tires as well, not so much roll(a little) but rather crispness of handling and side-to-side car flex/movement.

The RS and the WRX are two different classes of the same car. One shouldn't expect the same suspension tuning between the base trim and a performance trim version of the same car, same with STI or even my Forester. They're all set up in their own way.
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oh. it looked like they were in the specs. oh well.
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