suspension upgrade??? whats a suggestion for the track?
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    suspension upgrade??? whats a suggestion for the track?

    i want some good suspension for the track...maybe some coilover kits?? can someone help me? I just got a brand new 07' WRX and I wanna hit suspension and brakes before i go for HP and Torque gains

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    You're on the right mod path and are one of the few new members to go about it correctly (from the wheels up).

    Start here, it's a reference thread with lots of links to other threads:

    Suspension and Handling Technical Reference
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    Welcome aboard and congrats on your new purchase!

    You'll want to some reading before jumping into to anything, but I can tell you that off the showroom floor that to prep a WRX for tracky duty there are some areas to look at. First our cars are a little on the portly side (3000+ lbs) and our brakes aren't overly large- so it's easy to get fade once running around the track. There are two things that will cause fade, both need addressed- fluid and pads- the oe fluid and oe pads are not up to track day duties- you can try them but you will be fading before your 20-30 minute session is up.

    Tires- the RE92 for what's it designed for I guess is a decent tire- a oe one size fits all all season tire- they are not designed w/ any motorsports applications in mind. Again you can run them at the track, but you'll find low grip and with the grip getting even lower further into your runs.

    Those are the weakest "links" IMO for a stock WRX considering HPDE/track days.
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