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I've wanted an Impreza for a while now, and may be in a position to get one in the next few months (I also want a STi, but that's a year away at the soonest, and I want something now). Anyway, I've taken RSs for test drives several times, and the biggest problem I have with the car by far is the body roll. Searching on this site and I-club, it seems the single best thing to reduce that is to add a rear strut brace.

So I'm interested in people's opinions on that conclusion.
What are your experiences with adding a rear strut brace?
Which is the best one to get?
What other suspensions mods alleviate body roll?

Thanks.
 

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Huh?

I think you might mean rear (anti)Sway bar. That's going to help you reduce the roll way more than a strut bar will. There's planty of sizes available to suit your needs/wants.


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I've wanted an Impreza for a while now, and may be in a position to get one in the next few months (I also want a STi, but that's a year away at the soonest, and I want something now). Anyway, I've taken RSs for test drives several times, and the biggest problem I have with the car by far is the body roll. Searching on this site and I-club, it seems the single best thing to reduce that is to add a rear strut brace.

So I'm interested in people's opinions on that conclusion.
What are your experiences with adding a rear strut brace?
Which is the best one to get?
What other suspensions mods alleviate body roll?

Thanks.
 
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Rear sway bar. The strut bar just makes the chassis more solid - it flexes a lot less when going over bumps one wheel at a time. Upgrade the 13mm stock bar to a 18 or 20mm bar. It can be done by yourself with a pair of wrenches for well under $100.
 

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I agree with the rear sway bar. I just replaced mine and the feeling is very neutral for a $100 fix. Now for the springs and struts....:happynow:
 

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Like cone eater said, sway bar then springs/struts. My car, now w/ full suspension, has very minimal body roll, along with incredible handling.
 

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Have they started making the KYB AGX struts for the 2002 RS / WRX yet?
 

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I hace not heard people at the other club talking about it. The ones for the GC8 CAN be fitted with modification, but as far as I know they are not released yet.
 
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supermarkus on the i-club has the AGX on his WRX - and yeah, the alignment gets whacked. But you can apparently get magic camber bolts to pull it back in spec. I think that's what he's done. And if you're going to put the old school struts on, get the old school stainless brake lines - they'll clip into the bracket on the strut like they're supposed to. (if you're planning on doing the brake lines and haven't already)

Anyway, just thought I'd share. :)
 
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