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    S14 suspension setup

    So looking to upgrade my suspension set up and want your guys opinion i have a couple options

    1 referb original arms and ad now poly bushings

    2 japspeed setup

    3 gk tech setup

    4 drift works setup

    If you have any others i could look at give me a shout

    The car is for street/track days

    Let me know what you think

    I already have BC coilovers on aswell

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    GKTech stuff is better than both the other aftermarket ones you suggested. You can get their stuff direct from VIP Motorsport.
    Above Crapspeed and Driftworks, I would put HardRace stuff but they tend to be more expensive but still good quality. They also do rubber bushed arms instead of rose joints which will be better/longer lasting for the street

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    If a road car, then go rubber bushed, not rose jointed.

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    What do you want from your suspension set up, adjustability? Because if you're not fussed about that I'd go back to stock arms with new bushes.

    For everything else, I'd go GKTech. I agree with markcro, rubber bushes are better for the road than rose joints but I imagine your car will hardly ever see the road, like many of our cars, so you can just keep them clean every year.

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    I went with driftworks bushed upper rear arms (all 3) and poly bushed standard lower arms front and rear. Check your standard rear camber arms, They rot out from the inside because they are box section type. Spotted mine just before it snapped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcro View Post
    If a road car, then go rubber bushed, not rose jointed.
    Just to clarify, I mean rubber or poly bushed. If replacing a bushing, I always have replaced with a poly one (the softest poly bush)

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    If I was to do mine again I’d go for stock lower arms with new Oem style bushes and roll center correction ball joints.
    Hardrace alignment arms are decent enough. Bushed arms cut down on maintenance but I’d likely go for rosejoints as I think they will bind less. You will likely need the adjustability of new arms if you’re going for a good track alignment. Check the bushings in the rear knuckles and replace for Oem style bushes again. I went for powerflex black subframe bushes as they are quite hard but not as bad as solid mounts imo.
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