Subaru WRX Econo Suspension! Part 1

The struts have provisions for the OEM brake and ABS line brackets.  What we like is the holes for the upper strut bolts are slotted for camber adjustment.  We prefer to adjust the camber at the bottom so the steering axis angle and scrub radius stay consistent from side to side.  This is something about camber plates that most people don’t realize.

The rear shocks use a progressive tapered spring that maintains the use of the OEM upper spring seat.  Rear camber plates on Subarus really echo noise into the cabin and this can be really annoying.

The spring seats are a nonrusting self-lubricating polymer that will never stick or rust.  It is reinforced with stainless steel for strength.  The thread form is designed for a lot of thread engagement which makes the spring seat easier to turn when adjusting ride height.

We replaced the OEM antisway bars with 24mm adjustable parts from Whiteline, the stock bars are 20mm for the front and 17mm for the rear.  The Whiteline front bar is over 100% stiffer than stock and the rear bar is almost 300% stiffer than stock.  This will really work to reduce understeer.


  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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