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I recommend a set of adjustable sway bars. Regardless of if you go coilover later, money spent on sways won go to waste.
Both Hotchkis and Stillen sell for around $300 and are 3 way adjustable.
People here seem to prefer the Hotchkis bars.
|So for my initial set up should i go with a stiffer front and softer rear to reduce understeer?|
Actually, say if you went with the Hotchkis setup, these bars are
F - 9-32-63% stiffer than stock
R - 54-92-146% stiffer than stock
Going with medium/medium, you would end up 32% stiffer up front and 92% stiffer in the back. This would reduce understeer and give you a good starting point to work with.
If you still had to much understeer, you could stiffen the back one more notch, or to much understeer and bump hopping in the corners you could lighten the front, etc.
|While the hotchkis springs give a net increase in spring rate, it's pretty small so you don't notice it. However, what you do notice is an improved overall ride since they change the balance by increasing the rate up front and decreasing it in the back. It got rid of that annoying highway bounce. Of course, they also helped increase the overall handling, too.|
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