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Old 08-03-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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Can anything be done to soften the daily ride

I'm about to purchase a '17 RS. Did a fairly extensive test drive and man, it's fast. But in "normal" driving mode the suspension is so stiff that I feel every single crack, seam and rock on the road. Can softer (but still electronically adjustable) suspension be installed on these cars to smooth out the daily driving while allowing for less body roll when doing "performance driving"?


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I have read on many reviews it does ride about like a dumptruck.
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Car was designed to be driven.
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Driven yes but doesn't need a ridiculously rough ride when riding over rough roads and while stiff the STI isn't such a back breaker on surface streets.
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Good hard driver doesn't need to be punishing on your body.
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Ok so why buy a performance car. ??????
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I've heard the mountune springs are ever so slightly softer but lowers the car. You can try wheels/tires; going down to 18's (many out there that clear the front brakes) and that would give you a bit more sidewall to smooth bumps a wee bit (18x8.5 with a 245/40, PSS's get good reviews.)

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