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    Need opinions on suspension

    I'm going to install Koni yellow dampers and swift sport springs. Looking for opinions on whether or not i should install an anti lift kit and aftermarket strut mounts in the front. Suggestions are welcome. To sum everything up: this car is a DD which may see the track a few times a year. What I'm trying to achieve is a setup which is upgraded from stock, keeps ride quality, improves handling and lowers the body slightly. Input is appreciated. Thanks.
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    sounds like a nice setup, aftermarket strut mounts never hurt
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    ALK will kill your classing in some motorsports; if you want to actually compete, this may not be the mod for you. That said, it's my favorite suspension mod, to date.

    Whiteline Com-C mounts wouldn't be a bad buy; slightly more than Group-N, and the ability to alter camber/caster. I'd just buy new rear OE mounts.
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    I like doing things in steps so that I can enjoy the sequence of improvements. Maybe try the Koni/Spring upgrade and see what that does for you. Strut tops may be good at the same time since the old ones have to come out anyway. I have the Com-C and like them (although one of the bearings may be creaking right now.)
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    I'm not that interested in being able to adjust my camber and caster to be honest. I just want to make sure I'm using a top hat that is upgraded from stock as in a group N rubber. I'm having trouble finding non-adjustable fronts and I've yet to find any strut mount for the rear besides OEM. It's a 2010 WRX by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone1186
    I'm not that interested in being able to adjust my camber and caster to be honest. I just want to make sure I'm using a top hat that is upgraded from stock as in a group N rubber. I'm having trouble finding non-adjustable fronts and I've yet to find any strut mount for the rear besides OEM. It's a 2010 WRX by the way.
    Alignment will go a long way to handling, just below tires. This is static adjustments, not like typical plates. I would fork over the extra 50% over the Group-N and get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Alignment will go a long way to handling, just below tires. This is static adjustments, not like typical plates. I would fork over the extra 50% over the Group-N and get them.
    So i understand, does the alignment shop utilize the com c's adjustments or me? Forgive me, I'm learning as I go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone1186
    So i understand, does the alignment shop utilize the com c's adjustments or me? Forgive me, I'm learning as I go.
    Com-Cs will alter camber/caster based on installation orientation. So, it would be you that does rough tuning when you mounted them to the strut tower, and fine tuning of camber would be done via the OE camber bolts, by the alignment shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Com-Cs will alter camber/caster based on installation orientation. So, it would be you that does rough tuning when you mounted them to the strut tower, and fine tuning of camber would be done via the OE camber bolts, by the alignment shop.
    Well, I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to rough aligning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boone1186
    Well, I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to rough aligning...
    LOL There are instructions that describe it. There are three orientations you can install them, and it'll tell you what each one is. As a general rule, you can't have too much caster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    LOL There are instructions that describe it. There are three orientations you can install them, and it'll tell you what each one is. As a general rule, you can't have too much caster.
    Thanks for your help!
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    COM-C's have a history of issues. Have those issues been remedied Matthew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister
    COM-C's have a history of issues. Have those issues been remedied Matthew?
    Not sure. I know a bunch of people that run them without issues (e.g., myco)
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    Wasn't the problem with the rubber starting to tear away? Or am I thinking of a different tophat?
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