With a nice baseline established, it was time to really improve the car's suspension and see what this chassis can do. We started by adding the STi pillowball rear control arms, which replace the factory rubber bushings with sealed spherical bearings.
Whiteline was kind enough to send us a big box full of bushings. We installed the following:
-Rear upper control arm inner bushings with camber correction
-Rear crossmember insert bushings
-Rear trailing arm lower front bushings
-Positive shift kit bushing
Whiteline has just announced the release of several new bushings that we look forward to adding in the coming weeks. We also received the following bushings from AVO:
-Front lower control arm rear bushings (+0.50 caster adjustment)
-Front lower control arm front bushings
All of these suspension bushings were a vast improvement over the factory rubber bushings. Turn-in was more precise and it was much easier to feel what the car was doing mid corner. With a minimal increase in NVH, these mods are almost a no brainer for anyone looking to improve their BRZ or FR-S's handling for a reasonable cost.