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Old 03-01-2006, 05:37 AM
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All right so check it out homies.... I am going to be getting to be getting a little bit of cheddar (money) in the near future and i am looking to kind of finish off the suspension. I have Bilstein shocks and H&R springs. I need to finish the rest of it. I am thinking of front camber plates, front strut bar, rear control arms, and a rear sway bar. As for the camber plates im looking at Ireland Engineering, and possibly the rear sway. Not sure about the others. What do you all think of this? Anything to add or not get? Brand wise what should i go with? Im always looking for the best for the money, but who isnt. So just a little feedback could help. I want to finish the suspensions so i can then go onto the engine. hehe

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Old 03-01-2006, 06:03 AM
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You should wait for the new h-sport camber plates. They are a lot like the rdrs but in the $250 price range. I'm planning on getting the h-sport comp. bar and either h-sport, alta or ireland control arms. Oh and the m7 strut tower brace looks like the best one available. Hope that helps.
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Camber plates: Ireland engineering or wait for the new h-sports
Rear arms: Ireland engineering....no doubt
Rear sway: Ireland engineering or h-sport competition
Front strut brace: M7
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:55 PM
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just to be different..lol

Camber plates RDR
Rear Bar R-Speed, Ireland or H-sport
Rear arms h-sport ot ireland.
Front brace...whatever looks best to you
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Camber plates: Ireland engineering or wait for the new h-sports
Rear arms: Ireland engineering....no doubt
Rear sway: Ireland engineering or h-sport competition
Front strut brace: M7
I second everything but the front strut brace. Sooome have had clearance issues with the M7. It's a nice piece, but if you do order it, make sure you talk to them beforehand and make sure they have a decent return policy in case it doesn't clear. It should, but y'never know!
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With the Ireland rear sway - be aware that it does make noise. If you want a quiet ride, this may not be your best option.
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I second everything but the front strut brace. Sooome have had clearance issues with the M7. It's a nice piece, but if you do order it, make sure you talk to them beforehand and make sure they have a decent return policy in case it doesn't clear. It should, but y'never know!

Yah...i was thinking the same thing.

And honestly if you want bracing, go with the under strut bracing system. The front strut brace will stiffen your ride (i'm on the "its's functional" side of the argument). People have had amazing reviews of the USS stiffening up the ride....and i have yet to hear a review of a strut brace that didnt sound like someone just justifying their purchase.
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Old 03-01-2006, 05:06 PM
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With the Ireland rear sway - be aware that it does make noise. If you want a quiet ride, this may not be your best option.
Very true.

The rear ireland sway is the raw and uncensored race version of a swaybar. It offers great adjustability, but will make noise in everyday situations.

The h-sport competition will be nice and stiff just like the ireland, but it will be much quieter. It still offers 3 holes for adjustments which is great
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Awesome, i will check those all out and keep them in my mind. If theres any more ideas, id like to hear them

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Old 03-15-2006, 05:55 PM
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Where is the best place to get the H-sport rear sway bar. As of right now my choices are M7 front sway bar, I.E. front camber plates, I.E. rear control arms. The only thing that i was skeptical about was the rear sway. If you say the H-sport is good with no noise then ill go with it, Where do i find it for the best price? But on the other hand, does the I.E. make that much noise? enough not to buy it?
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The I.E. makes a squeek. I've ridden in Ivans car many times but I barely notice it at all.
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I haven't heard of the H-Sport making noise. I can let you know more on Friday as I'm having my H-Sport put on tomorrow. I got mine direct from hotchkis.
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Yah...i was thinking the same thing.

And honestly if you want bracing, go with the under strut bracing system. The front strut brace will stiffen your ride (i'm on the "its's functional" side of the argument). People have had amazing reviews of the USS stiffening up the ride....and i have yet to hear a review of a strut brace that didnt sound like someone just justifying their purchase.
Except for mine!

Seriously, when I first put the brace on, it dialed out an oversteer issue I was having. In essence, it helped correct having too much negative camber in the rear. I'm still trying to work out why, but it did it, so why ask why?

Because once I got the rear control arms I could dial the camber out, and seemingly that oversteer issue shouldn't be a problem, and it wasn't. However, once I preloaded the front brace, it had a significant impact on tightening up the steering response and quickness. If you are just going to slap the brace on, I think you'll be dissapointed, but if you go ahead and preload it, which is as easy as jacking up on side from the front jack point and tightening the brace down, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the effect.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:10 AM
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i had a minor fitment issue with my m7 strut brace, it made the hood pop up near the windshield (kinda like those cowl hoods).

i soaked the material under the hood with water and closed the hood, let it sit... and within a day or two it looked normal.

also, i too would suggest the under strut system. i have yet to hear of anyone that has installed it and didn't feel a difference... i don't have it on my car so i couldn't personally tell you
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:59 PM
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I.E. doesnt have rear control arms. If they do they are not on the website. If they have them I am going to order I.E. camber plates
I.E. rear control arms
I.E. rear sway bar because it comes with end links. Maybe the Alta rear sway bar
Either the M7 Strut bar or the USS system they have or the JCW strut bar.

If i am able the get I.E. rear contol arms i will get I.E., but if i cant i will probably get Alta rear sway, end links, control arms. Man there are so many choices i get confused on what i should get.
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