Iím tackling the suspension of my car this weekend and have a couple of question. But 1st, here are the nitty gritty:
-2004 WRX sedan (112k miles with a lot of winter time)
-Eibach pro-kit springs were installed 2 years ago on the stock struts (considering the state of the paint, it might have been longer than that)
-kartboy front and rear endlinks installed recently
Hereís what Iím dealing with:
Now the to do part list:
-TiC strut spacers
-Group-N top hats (front/rear)
-Camber bolts (rear?)
Now some background. I recently bought this car as my new winter ride. Itís currently at Stage 2 power level and I intend on keeping it at that. I recently overhauled the brakes and the last main thing on my list is to fix the crusty old suspension. The stock struts are not leaking surprisingly, but they might have ran out of oil a long time ago. All I know is that the ride is very harsh and a clunking noise can be heard from time to time. I donít intend on tracking the car (except maybe for some fun winter lapping on snow) so Iím just looking for a mild upgrade with decent ride comfort (at least not embarrassing when I have passengers in the car like it is now). I trust that the AGK (2nd click)/pro-kit combo will give me that but I guess I will find out.
Now the questions:
1) What alignment settings should I aim for?
From what I read, I should aim for 0 toe everywhere, zero camber at the back (hence the camber bolts?) and as much negative camber as I can get at the front (not a lot, maybe 1, 1.5). Is that correct?
2) Should I need to buy new bump stop? Should I cut them at the top or at the bottom?
Should I expect my bump stock to be trashed or should they be good? Especially since I will have to cut them. Also what part is best to trim off?
3) Am I missing anything else?