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I wouldn't say that there is a problem, just a lot of potential. The stock suspension is adequate but dull, and upgrading is cheap. You can do all the big upgrades (sway bars, springs, strut brace) for under $600 using new, big name, quality components, and the difference is dramatic.

Even if you don't want to go all the way, the rear sway bar alone can be installed in minutes with hand tools and has a big impact on handling.
 

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A lot of it is just the type of people who participate in forums like this. We like the change things on our cars and suspension, like Paul said, is quick, easy, and relatively cheap to do. Also it does make the car more fun to drive and lets you be a little more spirited in how you drive.
 

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The b does look awesome lowered, does just changing the springs make a noticeable difference and would it effect snow driving?

A lot of members did the rear sway it seems, does it really improve the handling without making it harsh?

I honestly haven't had suspension complaints commuting everyday with my stock set up.
 

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I noticed no harshness adding the rear sway bar, only awesomeness. If I lived in a snow area I would get coilovers or air ride suspension over just getting lowering springs.
OK I'll look into maybe getting a TRD or hotchkis rear sway. I definitely don't have the funds for any serious suspension work. Thanks.
 

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Many of us come from a lowered car/truck lifestyle. As I tell my wife , once you start it's hard to stop. Just about every vehicle I have owned, I'd be happier if it is low to the ground. Much like the hot rodders out there, once they start they don't stop, whether its all the way on the ground or just slightly lower its a way of life. My XB on my coil overs is rather smooth , only really hard bumps does it bounce hard, but the overall feel of the vehicle is more solid than stock. And I drive with my kids in the vehicle quite often.
 

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On the Hotchkis kit, it says good for 2008-2010. Does it work on a 2015? I know the car has not changed much, hardly at all. Just want to be sure. Hotchkis has the front/rear kit on sale for $247 direct from them. May as well get it over the TRD rear swaybar.
 

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Bought used TRD springs and new Hotchkiss front and rear sway bars. I went with used TRD springs thinking they would be broken in and that may offset any additional harshness from the swaybars.

Just got them installed and only drove a couple of miles. Can't tell much difference in ride. Still trying to decide if in normal city cornering I can tell the difference, I don't think so. A sweeping turn I nornally do at 45 I felt comfortable doing at 55. I'll have to do some twisties to see if the bars were worth it. So far...I don't think so. Either way, they are on now and they ain't coming off!

If you are in the 805 area code and are on the fence over bars let me know. Maybe arrange sometime and you can drive up Decker or do Portero Rd. I'm gonna do them now to check out the ride.
 

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It still ain't a canyon carver! It does inspire more confidence on down hill turns though, I feel comfortable enough to one hand it all, not that I should. It does seem to be a better back road cruiser. Need more seat time with it.
 
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