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Old 11 October 2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Arb's for track

What's the ideal set up for track?

I'm looking forward to next year and plan on changing a few things, currently on std arb's (2002 bug sti)

Current set up is bc br coilovers which I'll probably keep, if I can keep them but improve elsewhere with different arb's then I'll be happy, track will be Knockhill (Archie can chip in if he likes) and I'm not fussed for road comfort as it will be predominately "track car".......


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Old 11 October 2017, 06:05 PM   #2
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wrx 03 wagon. I have a 24mm perrin rear arb/stoutmounts, whiteline droplinks front and rear, strutbraces front and rear, whiteline ALK. You will need to upgrade the brakes for track. I have 8pot fronts but 6 pot are good and brembo's on rear. I did have BC's which to be fair were good on track but came a cropper in the wet when I had the rears set too hard. It has been added to over the years and I haven't driven anything else but it does go well. It's very planted compared with the standard wagon which used to roll all over the place.
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wrx 03 wagon. I have a 24mm perrin rear arb/stoutmounts, whiteline droplinks front and rear, strutbraces front and rear, whiteline ALK. You will need to upgrade the brakes for track. I have 8pot fronts but 6 pot are good and brembo's on rear. I did have BC's which to be fair were good on track but came a cropper in the wet when I had the rears set too hard. It has been added to over the years and I haven't driven anything else but it does go well. It's very planted compared with the standard wagon which used to roll all over the place.
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Have you left the std arb up front?

Brakes are std Brembos but with uprated pads and braided lines and they're ridiculously awesome, on par with my Alcon brakes on the Evo albeit with ds2500 pads fitted, once i kit them out with xp's they'll be somewhat better than the bug brakes.
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Yes never got around to replacing front arb, I might still look into it. Brakes sound good mate.
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Old 12 October 2017, 12:23 AM   #5
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Wull Ive a bug sti that handles very well.I’ve done front and rear arbs and drop links and front bump steer kit. I run st coil overs made by kw. I have 6 pot ap fronts and standard rears.The setup at the geo I used was fast road/track.
Worked well at Prescott ��
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24 front and 24 rear be good all round but I know the new age lads like a 27 front.
In my opinion for knockhill 24 front and rear. Being sponsored by whiteline as Wel I had the whole catalog I'd recommend going for the roll center correction kit to.
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Wull Ive a bug sti that handles very well.Iíve done front and rear arbs and drop links and front bump steer kit. I run st coil overs made by kw. I have 6 pot ap fronts and standard rears.The setup at the geo I used was fast road/track.
Worked well at Prescott ��
What size arb?
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24 front and 24 rear be good all round but I know the new age lads like a 27 front.
In my opinion for knockhill 24 front and rear. Being sponsored by whiteline as Wel I had the whole catalog I'd recommend going for the roll center correction kit to.
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lol throw the BC's in the skip lol.
Agree 24 front and rear to start with, depending on dampers, tyres etc then maybe a 27 front but doubt you will need it. Just so happens I have an almost new front 24mm adjustable bar and drop links
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lol throw the BC's in the skip lol.
Agree 24 front and rear to start with, depending on dampers, tyres etc then maybe a 27 front but doubt you will need it. Just so happens I have an almost new front 24mm adjustable bar and drop links
What's settings can you get with it being adjustable? Softer? Harder? Both?

Adam K reckons 24 f&b, so sounds like a good place to start.
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Two positions on the front and three on the back but your dampers will hold you back much more than roll bars will. With the right set up and the right driver the newage cars work well with a 27 mm front.

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Interesting this, I thought the usual thing was to go bigger at the rear on Newage? Doesn't a massive front ARB make it understeer like a pig?

I'm currently running 22mm front and rear with the front set soft and rear set hard and I think it's a really nice setup but I only have the standard setup to compare against.
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My mistake, Adam says 22f and 24b would be a good platform to start with with mak s sense, especially as I feel the bug has the tendency to understeer.

I agree Archie but like I put above the plan is to keep them for just now, maybe further down the line but if I can make improvements just now and keep them then I'll be happy. In an ideal world I'd go daft and buy awesome suspension (can't think of any that are for sale ) but the plan was never to do that.

I seen your updated post, do they actually fit straight on to the newage Impreza's?
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So many factors. I would start by stiffening up the BCs on the rear and seeing what difference that makes. 10 click difference front to rear made a great difference to mine on a sprint track to bring the rear round.
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