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    How would you finish this sentence?

    After adding sway bars and end links the WRX handles more like ______________ .

    Another car? Which one if so?
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    The closest thing I could compare it to was an e92 M3. The cars feel completely different in every other way though, so it wasn't a good comparison. With that said, the car will "set" into a corner - you get a tiny bit of roll towards the outside, but it holds throughout the whole corner without any further movement.

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    That's interesting. I'm wondering because my last car was a 370z, MS3 before that... Evo X before that, Evo IX before that lol... I have a real issue with flipping cars handle like any of those? Better? Worse?
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    I've driven a 350Z, but didn't have enough time behind the wheel to give feedback of significance. If you're unsure of whether the sways and links are worth it, I'd highly recommend you go for it. If you spend anytime in the turns, they are completely worth it.

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    "it should"

    Obviously, there are factors that are in play with this question. When you install properly sized swaybars, you can dial out some of the natural tendency to understeer, and make it more neutral. Too much swaybar can make the car handle worse. Improper F/R sizing can cause the car to "feel" better, but not improve handling properly, and can have an even worse handling car.

    Until you address tires and alignment, however, you shouldn't worry about aftermarket parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    "it should"

    Obviously, there are factors that are in play with this question. When you install properly sized swaybars, you can dial out some of the natural tendency to understeer, and make it more neutral. Too much swaybar can make the car handle worse. Improper F/R sizing can cause the car to "feel" better, but not improve handling properly, and can have an even worse handling car.

    Until you address tires and alignment, however, you shouldn't worry about aftermarket parts.
    I actually have the car for sale right now. I am honestly thinking about replacing it with the new BMW 328d just because i'm watching gas skyrocket. I can get the M package or just the sport one on the BMW. I wouldn't have near the HP so obviously a slow straightline speed, but I always liked the 335i styling and getting good mileage would be a real plus with just having a baby.
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    I've never really felt like my WRX handles like any other car I've owned, given that it's different in ways that affect handling. (AWD, engine way out front of the front axle, etc.) When I got my 2002 wagon, I felt like the rear was spongy, and that it understeered, compared to the 2002 sedan that I once owned. Once I put the Cobb bar in back, on the middle setting, it handle more like....a WRX that is more neutral/almost oversteering at times, and more firm. The front-engine/RWD cars that I've owned (as well as mid and rear engine) seemed quite different, over all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    _________a panther_____.
    lol, why not a cheetah?
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    lol, why not a cheetah?
    Because a cheetah is all about straight line speed.
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    so would it make the car close to the handling of say the STI?
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