Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aussie in Sweden
Personally I think what he is recommending is one of those things that would definitely improve handling to some extent but may not necessarily be worth the investment in a $$$ : performance increase ratio.
Definitely one of those things that if you have the money to burn you could definitely do. But if you don't want to throw money at your car for marginal improvements, then probably best to not bother with a rear ARB change.
Though I don't agree with the sentiments here that the bloke is trying to scam you or rip you off. When you go to these people and ask them to help you get performance increases, they are always going to suggest ideas that may not necessarily be worth the investment to specific people (budget minded people) but a complete enthusiast with money to burn would be all over it. Thats why people pay several hundreds/thousands of dollars to straight cut their gearboxes when most people would deem it to be a complete and utter waste of money due to marginal real world improvements except on a race track; because ultimately we all have different financial situations and priorities.
Its as they say really; you'll never get return on investment for performance parts. So thats why when considering aftermarket performance increases you shouldn't worry about return on investment and should instead worry about how much you want to spend, and what you want to spend it on! So if you are hell bent on improving the handling, why wouldn't you take the blokes advice? Just because it isn't worth it to people on here doesn't mean its not worth it to you! Then again, you said you need a Q2, and I would make that my FIRST priority personally.
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