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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:46 pm 
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I Say: Bright DRLs are like Kath and Kim's "Look at moy......"
Vehicle: MY13 XTP

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Yup that's exactly what happened to me..... just rear sway bar and wait for warranty ends.....


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:02 am 
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I Say: Bright DRLs are like Kath and Kim's "Look at moy......"
Vehicle: MY13 XTP

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jayc0au wrote:
subXT wrote:
Christmas has come early. Do you notice a harsher ride on a bumpy or rough road with that solid bar? Apparently the STI flexible bar with the ball joint in the middle doesn’t give a harsher ride compared to the solid bar – if you can believe the marketing.
Christmas is coming every month for me recently! :lol:

I believe in the marketing and the STI flexi bar is my preference, but my money is on other priorities right now. The Japanese do precision engineering and you pay for what you get. I impressed by how the Japanese operate after experiencing working with them for a few years now.

I purchased the Cusco STB because of its value. I've been a skeptic of STB's in the pass but I'm pleasantly surprised that the SJ chassis does respond with a STB. As the Cusco is a solid bar, there is a slight and subtle harsher ride on poor quality roads. It’s not too bad really. The roads around my area are decent so this isn't an issues for me.

By driving through a round-about, you can visually notice that the nose of the car is more level. This is 'probably' a good sign by making the springs compress a little more instead of the chassis flexing. The weight of the steering feels slightly heavier now and is more obvious on full lock.

The STB and 20mm RSB combo works well together, the car feels much firmer. Try this combo before installing stiffer springs, that setup may be enough....

Also about the SSD STB....
I've refrained myself on commenting on Subaruforester.org because its heavily promoted on there. The SSD is a single piece solid bar mounted with a total of 4 strut bolts. Both the Cusco and STI STB mounts uses all three on each strut. There is a reason why the top strut bolts are constructed in a triangular formation... The STI allows for some flex with the centre ball joint whilst the Cusco's bar & its mount is joined by a bolt which can be loosen to allow for some twist. Also, the STI and Cusco bar can be easily removed without unbolting the STB mount, just something to consider if you're planning to buy an STB.

jay, if you were to do STB again, would you get STi or Cusco bar or none?


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:12 am 
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Vehicle: MY13 SJ XT - White

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Location: Sydney NW
STI for sure. I should have pay a little more in hindsite. Don't get me wrong the Cisco is good but it does make your ride a little harsher.

I drove to Newcastle today. My car feels so planted on the m1. I don't think it's necessary going coilovers :)


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:56 am 
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I Say: Bright DRLs are like Kath and Kim's "Look at moy......"
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thanks jay!


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 10:23 am 
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Forgive me if this has been asked?
Does the My14 SJ have rear level... Like the SH.
Thinking of pink springs and wondered if you had to do much to make it happen. Has anyone here done that mod. ?

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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:30 am 
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MY10FOZ wrote:
Forgive me if this has been asked?
Does the My14 SJ have rear level... Like the SH.
No
MY10FOZ wrote:
Thinking of pink springs and wondered if you had to do much to make it happen. Has anyone here done that mod. ?

DO IT! Information below.

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin ... gs-284657/


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:52 pm 
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Vehicle: MY13 XT Premium - Deep Cherry

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Gents, just a quick revival of this.

Just picked up a MY13 Forester XT and combed through this thread.

Given this hasn't been updated for a while, what are the current recommendations for a stock car?

Still the Whiteline BSR49XZ with standard endlinks and no Strut Brace, or is SubaruPartsOnline a better choice?

Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:12 am 
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Vehicle: MY13 SJ XT - White

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deadlast wrote:
Still the Whiteline BSR49XZ with standard endlinks


I believe the 20mm RSB or BSR49XZ is good enough. Try the RSB first and if you're happy then just leave it. Otherwise do more upgrades...


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:59 pm 
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hi guys. thinking of purchasing a XT.

What options are there for coil overs for this model? looking at 14/15 model.
Anyone have pics of their setup ?


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 Post subject: Re: SJ Suspension Mods!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:53 pm 
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Vehicle: MY11 SWP S-Edition

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Fitted up a set of Cusco Street Zero A's to a friends tS the other week, drives so better than the STI setup it came with and sits really nice as well, I've fitted up a few sets of these Cusco Coilovers now to Foresters and they work very good IMO.

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