I find it understeers on medium speed sweeping bends, ( worse if the DCCD is manual + locked or auto + used - as the rear pushes the front wide ) and there is little feel on medium or faster sweeping bends. Also a bit "wallowy". Generally for me does not inspire confidence to chuck it in.
I am quite familiar with suspension dynamics and tyres from previous cars and some motorsport but not an expert, and particularly not on the peculiarities of the hatch Sti.
Rather than go down the often suggested route of full alignment, bushes, springs and anti roll bars I decided to see just what can be done with the OEM set-up, and small changes to that.
I was aware of a tuner company who is ex formula, ex WRC etc. and is known for setting up suspension. Builds Time Attack cars, Can Am cars, club rallying etc. and off road stuff.
So While discussing with them the best settings, prodrive springs, whiteline poly bushes and a/r bars, it came up that a good look around and measurement would help decide the best way to go. It's not always simply add stiffer aftermarket parts.
So, I'll try and document what was done and how it worked.