Street Friendly (And California Legal) GD Subaru STI Build! Part Two Streetable Suspension

The rear mounts were placed on the strut shaft of the KW V3’s.

The KW service tool was used to properly tighten the shaft nut without the danger of damaging the shock.

Now our V3’s are ready to be reinstalled.

The struts are reinstalled in the reverse order of their removal.

The rear suspension was coming along nicely!

Next, we installed Whiteline’s anti-lift kit.   The anti-lift kit works by reducing the stock suspension’s anti-dive geometry. Anti-dive geometry reduces nose-dive under braking with soft suspension.  Unfortunately anti-dive causes lifting of the front suspension under acceleration.  It also binds up the suspension under braking and causes understeer and even juddering and hop when braking and turning. Installing stiffer springs and shock absorbers takes care of braking dive so why put up with the negative effects of anti-dive geometry.  Reduces it and reduce lift on corner exit acceleration, understeer, and lack of traction when braking and turning.


  1. Why not go with the Whiteline Front Roll Center/Bump Steer – Correction Kit too since you are already there?

    1. One of the things is the kit reduces negative camber so, with limited camber adjustment, we chose not to run it. It is a good choice of parts to run in such an application through.

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