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Old 01-02-2001, 09:32 AM   #12
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1998 Volvo V70R


It isn't the right time to consider another part-time "toy" car, as I am in between jobs right now. I've learned alot about the e30 and e28 bimmers, but I think I'll have to wait a couple years. Plus, my wife has her heart set on a 2002 Mini Cooper, so I am pretty much resigned to the OB (That Cooper shoulf kick butt at the track, tho' ). On the other hand, the OB is still a way fun wagon to drive, and I'd like to see how well a few well-chosen mods affect the car. Here is the text of the email I got from Whiteline about it:

Hi Lucien,

Thanks for your e-mail.
It seems that you are wanting your Outback to handle better. We can do replacement coils that will not lower the car, these with better shocks will make the car handle better. Replacing the coils without better shocks will make the car handle worse.

Best thing we can suggest is:
Front AND Rear swaybars BSF19 (20mm) or BSF19X (22mm)
Anti-lift kit (KCA319)
Front and rear heavy duty swaybar links (KLC20A AND KLC19 respectively)

Each of these will improve the handling of your car.
Once all these are done and you still need more out of your car, then look at coils and shocks. And of course we are assuming that you have good tyres.
Last thing would be to change the wheels and tyre profile.

So I'll spring for the front bar, 4 links, street pads, then maybe a Stromung and Rallispec's intake and call it a day. Betcha I'll have a way fun Outback, too. That'll be about $1k total.
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