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even though you dont want to hear it, i recommend reading the how to turn better than an sti thread @ the top of this page. i basically used that as my forester suspension bible. ill give you a little cliff notes though and tell ya what id spend my money on!

i always like to ask this however, what are your plans w/ the car? just spirited DD or do you plan on racing a little bit (track/autox)?

id recommend getting some impreza kyb gr2 struts and either stock sti springs or prodrive reds for starters... if you want more performance get some adjustable struts like konis or tokico dspecs and then pair possibly some stiffer springs to the mix if ground clearance isnt a problem.

-22mm brand of your choice front sway bar
-OEM sti rear sway bar (or larger aftermarket depending on goals for the car)
-OEM sti rear sway bar mounting brackets or aftermarket
-whiteline lateral link tab supports
-kartboy rear endlinks (you wont need fronts, mine are still hanging in)
-kartboy botox bolts
-STI groupn pitch mount
-set of front camber bolts (just in case you're using impreza struts)
-fender braces
-steering rack bushings
-rear strut bar
-a good alignment (-1.5f/-1.0r)
-a performance TIRE (because all of this is useless w/out some good rubber)

if you want to get crazy w/ it and dont mind a little NVH, id add these bushings to the mix:
-kartboy rear outrigger bushings
-kartboy crossmember bushings
-STI groupn tranny mount
-STI groupn lateral linnk bushings
-rear trailing arm bushings(most important) and fronts as well
-stiffer strut top mounts (either groupn or wl com-c)
 

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power has nothing to do w/ auto-x, its all about suspension, tires and most importantly a good driver!

after hearing your plans for the car id go w/ these mods:

-22mm brand of your choice front sway bar
-OEM sti rear sway bar
-OEM sti rear sway bar mounting brackets
-whiteline lateral link tab supports
-kartboy rear endlinks
-kartboy botox bolts
-STI groupn pitch mount
-fender braces
-steering rack bushings
-rear strut bar
-a good alignment (-1.5f/-1.0r)
-a performance TIRE (because all of this is useless w/out some good rubber)
 
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