Sqeaking is still happening the odd time. The ride is stiff, except when loaded for trips etc. I also upgraded the front and rear links and sway bars at the same time. I have a dedicated Subaru mechanic that works on my car and who owns a JDM Impreza turbo. (I'm very lucky) He has driven my OB a few times and loves the handling. Because of the stiffness of everyday driving, things make more noise than a mushy ride would. All said I wouldn't hesitate to do it over. I've gotten out of trouble twice by hauling on the steering wheel and having the car flatly respond, fortunately on dry pavement. The ride is a matter of taste. I'm a corner type of guy, not straight line. Love the mods. Good luck eh, no matter what, stiffening up the OB is a good thing in my books. Safer car I think.