This is a discussion on Suspension under 00 within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by EJ257 That uses up 0 of the 00 budget true, but anything worth doing is worth doing ...
Koni Yellows / Tokico D-Specs, as well as higher rated springs, are a better choice than what I listed from a ride quality / performance standpoint. Then get into firmer tophats and/or camber plates. Then consider swaybars and endlinks to account for the increased spring rates. Factor in all the worn bushings that are in need of replacement, as well. It's a slippery slope.Originally Posted by Sinister
Within the budget constraints, they didn't fit the bill.
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The OEM hardware IS adjustable. There are two bolts attaching the spindle to the strut. The lower bolt has an oval shaped lobe on it that changes the camber angle when turned. Every alignment shop I have been to (aside from Texas Track Works) in the last 11 years has told me it's not adjustable, until I point that bolt out to them.
I can probably provide a picture of the bolt if anyone would like.
Last edited by wreckingball man; 10-09-2013 at 03:32 PM.
Mine was installed with 1 eccentric bolt up front and two solid bolts in the rear. So unless my WRX was completely different than every other one....
Well.. I've only owned 02 WRXs. The first one I bought new. The second one came with coil overs which I replaced with the suspension from my first car (and by that time I already had Eibach crash bolts in the rear).
I bet there was an undocumented change somewhere along the line and they quit providing adjustable bolts in later years.
I quoted mainframe, but after reading I think I should clarify. For me it was not the bolts, but my struts had a lobe shaped hole for the top bolt that allowed a little bit of camber adjustment. Maybe mine were drilled out by the previous owner?
OK! lots of conversation going and I've been gone for a long time!
Does anyone know or have a link for torque specs for all nuts and bots that will be un-installed and re-installed during this upgrade/replacement of my suspension?
I would look for a shop manual for your car, it will have all the information you need and then some.
I know there is a list of torque specs on here somewhere.. I used it 10 years ago when doing my suspension.