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hi everyone I am new to this forum and i was just woundering, this past weekend i saw speedvision had some local autocross show on and this guy had an eclipse, he had these Accumulator attache to his struts and shocks, is there a kit similar for the WRX or the STI that can be purchased? is it good for regular daily use? i went to subaru global and saw a picture of the WRC car that had almost the same set up, is that an item thats strictly for track use? any replys will be great thanks..

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Is this some kind of an air system that would need a reservior?

I haven't a clue what you're talking about either....but I'd put money on it not being better than the stock system. PLEASE don't make plans to change the STi suspension unless you REALLY know what you are doing. You'll just override all the time and money STi has spent on R&D. We may need to pull some of the understeer out, but other than that.....DON'T TOUCH!

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The "accumulator" you are refering to is a gas chamber filled with nitrogen. Rather than being within the shock itself, It is instlled remotely on racing cars for one of 2 purposes 1) eliminate the gas chamber in the main shock so that you can have a smaller package like on an indy car or 2) to increase the amount of travel of a shock or strut as on the WRC car. As for their practicality, they also allow the user to adjust the gas pressure within the shock for various conditions very quickllt. Down side, expect to pay in the range of $1000 per corner.
 
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The reservoir also dissipates heat better which prevents fading from harsh conditions.
 

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ok thanks for the reply i was just woundering what the purpose was for the accumulators thats all and now i know, thanks....

Billy
 
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