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    I also don't have any rattles other than the privacy cover bar in the trunk (11 hatch) and my things in the door tray. Soda cans also produce a weird rattle in the center cup holders.

    The WRX is poorly dampened at higher speeds and can bottom out at times over uneven freeway surfaces so you may need to upgrade your suspension if you have neck/back issues.

    I've been researching on upgrading my suspension to the Gtworx setup + FR sways and bushings. While researching, I noticed many STI owners are also doing similar suspension upgrades and wonder how different the stock STI suspension/ handling is in everyday conditions to the WRX's.

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    The 08-10(non-SE) STi have the same spring rate as the 09-current WRX. So that may explain them upgrading their springs. The 11-current STi have stiffer spring rates.
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    My friend drove a WRX and said that it has a lot of body roll and understeer - he has two cars though and they're both RWD. Anything that can be done to fix the body roll and understeer issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi11 View Post
    My friend drove a WRX and said that it has a lot of body roll and understeer - he has two cars though and they're both RWD. Anything that can be done to fix the body roll and understeer issue?
    Front / rear sways and springs
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi11 View Post
    My friend drove a WRX and said that it has a lot of body roll and understeer - he has two cars though and they're both RWD. Anything that can be done to fix the body roll and understeer issue?
    Quote Originally Posted by wrx1234 View Post
    Front / rear sways and springs
    +1. Custom alignment is supposed to help the handling quite a bit as well.

    There will always be issues with understeer though. That's what you get when the engine is practically in the trunk of the car in front of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandisher View Post
    The 08-10(non-SE) STi have the same spring rate as the 09-current WRX. So that may explain them upgrading their springs. The 11-current STi have stiffer spring rates.
    The stiffer springs in the newer STi's still aren't much to boast about. The cars will still benefit a lot from some nice springs. RCE comes to mind.


    Quote Originally Posted by gigi11 View Post
    My friend drove a WRX and said that it has a lot of body roll and understeer - he has two cars though and they're both RWD. Anything that can be done to fix the body roll and understeer issue?
    Keep in mind, other than spring rate and suspension issues, the STi has a different driveline than the WRX. Front and rear torsen differentials will help out a lot with that stuff before a wheel even starts to slip.

    As stated above, a custom alignment with as much front camber as possible will definitely help out.
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