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    This is a discussion on Handling within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; I came out of a 2000 Celica GT. The Dart handles like a shoe box compared to that. I do realize the Dart is an ...

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      I came out of a 2000 Celica GT. The Dart handles like a shoe box compared to that. I do realize the Dart is an economy car, but is there anything I can do to to make this thing a bit more "crisp" in the corners? Wicked body lean. I feel like I'm driving a K car.

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      Borrow a SUV for a week for comparison..
      Is yours a GT model?

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      Darts came with three suspension tunes. The base didn't even have a rear sway bar.

      I'd start there.

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      it all goes to which dart trim you have. The Base SE has no rear sway bar, but could be add with option. The SXT/limited/aero has the touring suspension so same has the SE but with a rear sway bar. The GT has stiffer shock and a 1mm bigger rear sway bar.
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      I have the 2015 GT. Suspension is pretty stiff giving a rough ride. It hops on bumpy corners and doestn't seem to want to stay "flat".

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      So, to much body roll, but to stiff? Perhaps the rebound damping isnt strong enough anymore. How many miles?

      I just find mine uncomfortable. No body roll, just teeth rattling stiff

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      44K miles and yes, stiff. Maybe it's not really body roll. I think I'm used to a much lower center of gravity with the Celica. Kinda like sitting in a go kart.

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      Never be in the celica. I (think) they use double wishbone front and multi link rear correct? I dont think you can make McPherson struts handle like that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by matt88-8 View Post
      Never be in the celica. I (think) they use double wishbone front and multi link rear correct? I dont think you can make McPherson struts handle like that.

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      Struts all around. I know because I replaced them myself. Handled excellent.

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      [QUOTE=matt88-8;769972]Never be in the celica. I (think) they use double wishbone front and multi link rear correct? I dont think you can make McPherson struts handle like that.

      its mcpherson front and double wishbone rear.

      handling wise it's similar to our suspension but the celica being a hell lot lighter and smaller the handling will be way better
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