Well now that its [hopefully] going to be warming up here in Ohio, I'm getting the urge to get under the car and finally do some suspension / stiffening improvements. The car will mostly be an everyday driver, but I do enjoy the pretty consistent "spirited" driving around corners and what not coupled with some auto crosses throughout the season, nothing super regular though. It's an 09 wrx hatch so I'll cut right to it -
As far as suspension mods, the previous owner had installed a Perrin front sway bar and a Whiteline rear sway bar, along with an SPT strut brace. That's it. I'm fully planning on struts & springs in the near future to replace the stock but in the process of shopping for those, I came across a category on rallysportdirect called "Chassis Bracing". Its a lot to visualize for someone like me without a ton of working experience on the car, but they all seem relatively straight-forward as far as the install and at least from the product descriptions, seem like they would be beneficial when combined with suspension and/or other stiffening mods. I've got a couple thousand set aside for these improvements so as for right now, lets ignore cost.
Is it worth it to go ahead and get a bunch of these braces and install them? i.e. sway bar mounts, front under brace, rear A brace, rear power brace, 4-point under brace..? Would installing a bunch of these kill the every day drivability of the car by making it too rigid? I'm ok with having a set up that's geared towards handling and performance, but I don't want to be thrown out of the window every time I hit a bump...
I think I've already decided on a new tranny mount and bushings and a new pitch stop mount, but are there suggestions on the rest?
Thanks for your input!