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Old 10-25-2001, 12:48 PM   #1
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Question wrx sedan & wagon suspension comparison

ok, easy question to answer.
does the wrx wagon have the exact same suspension setup as the sedan? my friend is considering purchasing a wagon; we want to make sure all wrx suspension goodies will fit onto his car.
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Old 10-25-2001, 02:25 PM   #2
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I am probably the best one to answer this as I probably have more seat time in both than anyone else. My wife and I own a WRX sedan and WRX wagon and regularly swap depending on where we are going

There is differences between the two.

Stock I would have to say that the wagon is more fun to drive. It is a little more tail happy and is far happier being driven with the throttle than the sedan (feels more like my older Australian MY94 and MY98 sedan WRX's than my US MY02 Sedan does). The lower grip of the RE92's is kinda fun in the wagon!

Generally I think the wagons is a little better sorted out as a whole package and more fun to drive as a result.

My wife who use to rally datsun's a long time ago is of the same impression.

I have since changed the wheels on my sedan to P1 w/ S-003PP's and that has even more highlighted the fact that something about the whole combination of bushes, struts, springs and bars is not as holistic a matched set. With the extra grip, the sedan seems to "hunt" for lack of a better word for balance when shifting on and off the throttle. The suspension takes to long to balance again. Something, probably the bar is too soft. I intend to look into this and fix it. I get the impresion from Oz that the MY01 there behaves the same way and responses well to a larger bar.

In either case it is a matter of degrees rather than anyting else. Also please remember I have something like 100,000+ miles of WRX driving in 4 different models to go against these impressions.

Ultimately your driving style (and bluntly how good you are) is whether your would notice the difference in the first place
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Old 10-25-2001, 05:55 PM   #3
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I'm of the opinion that the "hunting" sensation, and I know exactly what you mean, is due to the soft stock springs. A set of DMS Golds transformed my wagon. I also wonder what stiffer springs, like some of the SPT/STi springs, would do with the stock struts.

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Old 11-07-2001, 12:22 AM   #4
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just bringing the question back up top!
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Old 11-07-2001, 12:51 AM   #5
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The wagons have a smaller diameter rear antiroll bar and have different endlinks for the front ARB. BUT don't let your friend pick one over the other based on a couple of small differences as these are easily changed
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Old 11-07-2001, 09:12 AM   #6
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Like Mike said. After beginning the transofrmation to a Whiteline product catalog the wagon is tight ! And I'm not done yet. It starts out with different stuff but in the end it runs great. Besides, how great is it to be able to take someone down with a wagon ?
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