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    New Guy Here

    Just wanted to say hello as I just signed up. I'm looking to buy a WRX in the near future and figured this would be a good place to do a little research before I buy. I leaning toward a wagon are there any downsides to a wagon as far as performance and handling go? I know the wagon is a little heavier than the sedan. This will be my daily driver but I do go autocrossing once a month through the summer. So any advice you all have would be appreciated.

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    Wagons are only a little bit heavier, but they have better balance, because the extra weight is over the rear wheels.

    The 02-07 Wagon's front track is a 1" narrower, so the front sway bar's are unique. Also notice the front fenders and bumpers are different.

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    From my meager knowledge, be careful if you want to increase the size of the wheels. You may rub on the body.
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    welcome to the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by langridge View Post
    From my meager knowledge, be careful if you want to increase the size of the wheels. You may rub on the body.

    never thought about that, do you know what kind of limitations I would have with the wagon

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    welcome to the club.

    wagons are heaveir then sedans but handle better. my friend had an 05 wagon and i have an 03 n he could rip turns way better then me. and reminder if you get lower springs you get lower then a sedan would me and my friend both had s-techs and he was signifanctly lower then me, but since you do auto-x i suggest looking into the tein competion coilover setup either mono flex or flex depending on what your looking for monoflex more for performance and flex are pretty balanced between comfort and performance you can find them on jscspeed.com a good site for subby parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by NjBuGeyEdWRX View Post
    welcome to the club.

    wagons are heaveir then sedans but handle better. my friend had an 05 wagon and i have an 03 n he could rip turns way better then me. and reminder if you get lower springs you get lower then a sedan would me and my friend both had s-techs and he was signifanctly lower then me, but since you do auto-x i suggest looking into the tein competion coilover setup either mono flex or flex depending on what your looking for monoflex more for performance and flex are pretty balanced between comfort and performance you can find them on jscspeed.com a good site for subby parts

    gl and hopefully you get a wrx soon
    could this be a driver thing too tho?
    maybe they will sit lower with the same springs, but the fact he can handle better...is he a lot dumber or have more balls?(please dont take offense to this, I'm just asking not trying to rip on you)
    maybe he has had more time driving

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