Suspension/Brakes Upgrade question $5000 Budget
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This is a discussion on Suspension/Brakes Upgrade question 00 Budget within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello, Now that i am satisfied(for the time being) with the Power output of my WRX, I am looking to ...

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    Suspension/Brakes Upgrade question $5000 Budget

    Hello, Now that i am satisfied(for the time being) with the Power output of my WRX, I am looking to put in some New shocks and Brakes. It seems to be a consensus that if i run track i should not use Coil overs, Please confirm. If so what are a good set of Shocks and springs. I don't run track all the time and this is my DD, I am looking for(hopefully) something adjustable that i can tune on track day for a tighter set-up and loosen when I'm done to ride home on the streets. I am open to suggestions and if i were to put a budget on it i would say 2500$ would be plenty, not that this is a cap.

    While i am under there i don't see why i wouldn't give the beast a good set of Calipers, Disc's and Pads as well as braided steel lines. Obviously Brembo is a common choice, but i was looking for something a little more cost effective. If possible i would like to stay under $2000 and i definitely want Slotted/drilled disc's and Street/track combo pads.

    I would also like to know where to find a complete bushing kit for it as i know there will be some worn and i figure i may as well replace as many as i can while i remove/replace everything else.I have left $500 for this and I would prefer a reputable brand as i don't feel like dealing with knock-off fitment. I definitely don't want the bushing wearing before the shocks/springs go...

    Let me know what everyone thinks, I have time as Auto-cross doesn't start for a month. FYI i already have a front strut tower bar, Eibach Sways 25mm Front/22mm Rear, Whiteline End links.

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    I think the main problem with coil overs is bad set up. I put DGR coil overs in about 8 months ago which only cost me $1000. I made the mistake of listening to mates who I thought had a bit of knowledge on setting the adjustments. "Drop it on it's guts" they said and now I have a kinked guard after scraping my front bar trying to get up a drive way. I chased up a service manual and it said don't drop the car more than an inch so I raised it back up and had no problems.

    Next was the dampeners. "They" told me to put them on full hard and that just gave me the roughest ride. Hard setting is for a racing or drifting on a race track. Australian roads are not like race tracks. I softened the dampeners to 3 clicks off the softest setting and it smoothed out my ride nicely.

    Next the car seemed a bit bouncy so off came the wheels again and I stiffened up the springs which took all the bounce out of my ride but compressing the springs lowered the ride height. So back under the guards I went.

    Now I have minimal body roll that's not too bumpy and not too low and my car hugs corners and had no problems since.

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