Help!!! WRX gone mad!!!
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This is a discussion on Help!!! WRX gone mad!!! within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I've had my 02 wrx wagon for about 2 weeks. I bought it completely stock with 140,000 miles, the ...

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    Help!!! WRX gone mad!!!

    So I've had my 02 wrx wagon for about 2 weeks. I bought it completely stock with 140,000 miles, the only things I've done to it are a Snorkus and muffler delete. Me and my friends all like to drive our cars hard. However I have noticed that my WRX under steers terribly even with good performance tires on it. Then if I'm going around a turn and hit a bump or have to swerve hard and fast the rear end looses its mind and I find myself 4 wheel sliding all over the road. What will correct this best besides an alignment and tires?
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    Lowering springs or coilovers combined with some sway bars, endlinks and an alignment.

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    Lowering spring will not fix it, it will lower you center of gravity and give you a ****ty ride with 140k on the shocks, best is to replace it all if you are actually ready for a handling car. And yes a sway bar and endlinks will fic it
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    Thanks you guys, are the apexi n1 coilovers any good in your opinions? Also, should I run a larger sway bar in the front or the rear to help correct the problem?
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    I didn't like the n1 coils much... high rate (275lb) springs with koni yellows were the best I ever had.

    Get yourself a 24mm front sway, no larger than 20mm rear sway, and close to -1.5 to -2deg front camber with ZERO toe and the car should be pretty sticky.

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    What's your budget? Being 12 years old virtually everything in the suspension is worn out by now. Recommendations could span from about $600 to $10,000. Without knowing how much you have set aside to spend on fixing it up it's hard to point you in the right direction.

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