Here, we explore some of the best suspension modifications that you can perform especially if you have an all-wheel-drive platform as the extra differential weight and other suspension alterations you may increase or decrease the under-steer or over-steer. With that being said, you will find sway bars, end links, lateral links, control arms, and all of the related hardwRead More
Here, we explore some of the best suspension modifications that you can perform especially if you have an all-wheel-drive platform as the extra differential weight and other suspension alterations you may increase or decrease the under-steer or over-steer. With that being said, you will find sway bars, end links, lateral links, control arms, and all of the related hardware and/or components to work with these components. Sway bars are very popular and one of the most coveted suspension modifications on the Subaru platform especially, as they will spread the lateral loads evenly across the suspension to reduce the amount of body roll during high-speed cornering. This will maximize your tire's grip and makes for an excellent modification for the street or the track. We have replacement control arms if you don't want to go through the arduous procedure of replacing your control arm bushings. To maximize the efficiency of your sway bars, the end links are mountains better than the failure-prone OEM units. But the easiest suspension upgrade that you can also find in this section, is the strut tower bars.
SWAY BARS: Again one of the most popular suspension modifications as larger sway bars reduce body by spreading the lateral loads across the entire suspension setup. The typical recipe for an all-wheel-drive setup is a larger front sway bar with a smaller diameter rear sway bar. Now vehicles that have fully modified suspension will have the same size upgraded front and rear sway bars to assist when you're driving 10/10ths on a race track, and you are throwing the weight of your car around right on the edge and you need your suspension to be as stiff as possible. But a street setup with a larger front and larger rear setup will drastically improve the handling for daily driving use but for especially spirited canyon drives and track use. We carry fine examples from the most familiar names in the suspension industry that include but are limited to Whiteline, Faction Fab, PERRIN Performance, Eibach, and Cusco among many others. Many examples are also adjustable to suit your driving style and comfort levels as well. However, something to consider about sway bars, especially in Subaru models, is that these vehicles have end links that are prone to becoming weak over time, and will affect the overall efficiency of your sway bars.
END LINKS: When the factory end links do wear out, you will lose the efficiency of your sway bars which can affect your overall handling. The examples we carry all feature much stronger construction as the factory units are made using weak materials. Even if you want to keep your factory sway bars, upgraded end links will improve the handling by strengthening your sway bars which will improve the chassis, suspension, and steering response. And when combined with upgraded larger sway bars, you have another level of handling and performance. We carry several options brought to you by Whiteline, PERRIN, Kartboy, and Cusco among many others that will include long-lasting urethane bushings, and in some cases, FK bearings for those who need the highest load capacity. Many of which are also adjustable to work with a variety of different sway bar sizes.
SWAY BAR MOUNTS: If your sway bar mounts break, then you will lose pretty much all functionality of your sway bar. There are a few instances where you would need to replace your sway bar mounts. You may have an older model where the factory mounts could be rusted and have lost their hardware and may have broken. Or your mount bushings have worn allowing for excessive sway bar movement. We carry many stronger examples that are required especially if you have upgraded to a stronger sway bar. Now, most aftermarket sway bar examples will include their own mounts, but we have replacements. We have forged aluminum units, billet aluminum units, urethane bushing kits, locks to prevent your sway bar from moving side to side, and mount support braces so that your sway bars have full support to operate as they were intended.
LATERAL LINKS: These are especially beneficial for those of you with purpose-built race cars that need special alignment settings, and they are also ideal for enthusiasts with lowered street cars or weekend show cars and need more camber and toe so you're not chewing away your tires. Lateral links with a proper alignment will also make sure that you are getting the most contact patch out of your tires for better grip. We carry both front and rear lateral links, and we carry lateral link kits to help you get that suspension geometry back in range to maximize the suspension performance while improving the handling.