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 Post subject: Faster Cornering
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:23 pm 
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hey quick question what ways can i improve my handling through the hills i got el wagon btw.
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:27 pm 
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buy a sporty hatchback and put good sway bars in it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Not much you can do with a wagon, will take a lot of suspension changes, and will cost a fair bit of money (thousands).

I used to have an EL sedan, spend about $3000 on Whiteline suspension gear, made it handle great. Spent more than that again on the GT-P.

A but good handling car can be used on roads legally, unlike a hugely powerful one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:33 pm 
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what about harden shocks and a rear sway bar to stop so much body roll?
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Give me a look at your car and I can go over your options with you.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:05 pm 
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Not sure how much it helps, but there was a thread a while back with pics of a rear swaybar from a sedan being fitted on a wagon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:23 pm 
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On my wagon, I have fitted S/Low King Springs with BOGE short stroke struts and a 30mm K Mac Sway Bar, and Urethane bushes in the front, and in the rear I fitted a Whiteline 24mm Sway Bar, and have 2.5" lowering blocks. I will be adding heavy duty shocks soon, as the current ones are stuffed.

For a wagon, it handles pretty good, considering the cart springs under the back, and can keep up easily with all the sedans etc.

The wagon sits flatter than my old EB Sedan and has better turn in.

There is a link to my build thread in my Sig.

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:51 am 
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i'm thinking about getting an ED wagon but this is the one thing i'm worried about
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:12 pm 
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hey can i ask were ya got ya rear sway bar from and how much?
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:22 pm 
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He made it fit. With the right setup, you wont miis it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:06 pm 
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I got my whiteline rear bar off Ebay, but Whiteline still sell them new.

BenJ

 

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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:11 am 
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oh ok yer iv been up to date on ya wagon. Did u notcie much diffrence when u got it
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:12 am 
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oh ok yer iv been up to date on ya wagon. Did u notcie much diffrence when u got it
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 Post subject: Re: Faster Cornering
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:29 am 
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Certainly did. The rear end behaved much better, and reduced a lot of weight transfer to the outside front while cornering.

Highly recommended.

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