Subaru WRX Econo Suspension! Part 1

The bushings are installed over the bar.

Now the bar’s chassis bushing brackets are bolted in place.

We tried using the supplied billet end links but we found that these were made for the STI lower arms and didn’t fit the WRX so great.

We ended up using brand new OEM Subaru parts.  These use ball joints and don’t have much compliance so they are suitable for high-performance use.

Stay tuned, in the next edition, we will finish the installation of the suspension and set everything up for a good compromise between street driving and performance driving.


ST Suspension




  1. Love the site and asked a question in the past Mike was nice enough to answer. It was actually related to the topic and this one isn’t so I hope you don’t mind. I have a 2018 Civic Type R that needs some new front ball joints. Seems OEM or Spoon ( is the only option. Being my car is still stock ride height would the spoon ones have a negative effect on suspension geometry since they’re meant to fix the issue when lowering a car? Should I just go OEM instead of trying to needlessly upgrade? I was hoping the Spoon ones might be bit more durable as after 12k miles and 15 or so track days my OEMs are already shot (clunking)

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Didn’t know the OEM links were adjustable. We normally go with MOOG ones so they be lubed. The old plastic OEM ones were horrid.

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