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Old 31 Mar 2004, 01:24 pm
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I just bought a 'new' 03, good power but poor handling, Are there any differences between the suspensions on sn 03 and 04? My car seems twitchy and has lots of body lean. Are there any 'step' guides with mild to radical upgrades. On my car it seems like the drivetrain is too powerful for the suspension. I don't want to lower the car,just reduce some of the body lean, and balance the suspension. Thanks
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Old 31 Mar 2004, 01:41 pm
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From what I heard, the suspension is the same, but like everyone else, you need the swaybar installed. I have 2 '03's, (1 turbo) got the swaybar put on both at my expense. The bar really keeps the body roll down. Can't believe the crap that Chrysler tells us that the swaybar was intergrated into axle?? NO WAY!!! If by any chance they did anything to the suspension on the '03 it didn't work!![:0][:0]
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Old 31 Mar 2004, 04:10 pm
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A strut bar will help the front but not the rear. Get the OEM rear sway bar installed or better yet get aftermarket front and rear sway bars.
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 01:56 pm
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Ya, I put on the Eibach Anti roll kit (new front and rear bars), and but a BTG trut bar on the front of my 03 Turbo at the same time. It handles like a totally different car now. I have not lowered or changed shocks yet. I do have a set of adjustable Koni shocks and a set of Suspension techniques 1.3" drop progressively wound springs to put on. I love the way it handles right now though......
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