Car reviews - Subaru - Impreza - WRX STi sedan
22 May 2002
THE STi's suspension has also been strengthened to cope with the improved engine performance. The suspension - front and rear - is a lightweight inverted MacPherson strut setup with offset coil springs that has filtered down from Subaru's WRC cars. The inverted struts provide for higher bending rigidity - compared to the conventional strut arrangement in the standard Imprezas - courtesy of a larger damping tube, which in turn produces less damping fade as a result of the increased piston size. The STi retains the WRX sedan's cast aluminium lower front suspension arms, which help reduce unsprung weight.
Did you know?The rubber suspension bushes have been retuned for improved NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and comfort levels without compromising vehicle stability and handling due to the second generation Impreza's increased body strength and cross-member stiffness
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