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Old 06-28-2016, 07:25 PM   #1
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new to subaru's guys bare with me a bit just switched from my 600whp evo.

i previously used tein super street on my evo but im looking to go with the flex z on my 17 wrx.

whats the consensus on these? theyre out of stock on most websites. are they "the go to coilover" for daily driving?

i need at least 2.5" drop, is there a cup kit(spring shock combo) that i could pair up instead? ive read people swap to swift springs on certain coilover brands but once i set my height, i wont even adjust it.

i want to keep the ride comfort close to stock as possible, this is a daily driver wont ever be auto-x or dragged. i need 0 wheel gap and i think 2.5"ish will close that gap.

i did search, i haven't seen anything like what i posted. sorry if there is and i missed it.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:46 AM   #2
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Teins are not very highly regarded around here. The high end racing stuff is alright but all low-mid range stuff is barely any better than the cheapo knock off coilovers.

The KW stuff, and racecomp engineering's kw based tarmac 2s are pretty popular but aren't going to work if you want to lower the car 2.5"

Nothing is really going to work well or ride well at that height but something with threaded lower mounts will be better. Check out Feal, Fortune auto, and the Ohlins dfv/road and track or whatever it's called. Those all let you lower the car beyond where it should be without completely running out of bump travel.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:26 AM   #3
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new to subaru's guys bare with me a bit just switched from my 600whp evo.

i previously used tein super street on my evo but im looking to go with the flex z on my 17 wrx.

whats the consensus on these? theyre out of stock on most websites. are they "the go to coilover" for daily driving?

i need at least 2.5" drop, is there a cup kit(spring shock combo) that i could pair up instead? ive read people swap to swift springs on certain coilover brands but once i set my height, i wont even adjust it.

i want to keep the ride comfort close to stock as possible, this is a daily driver wont ever be auto-x or dragged. i need 0 wheel gap and i think 2.5"ish will close that gap.

i did search, i haven't seen anything like what i posted. sorry if there is and i missed it.
What you're asking for does not exist in the Subaru world. 2.5" drop is huge taking up the majority of bump travel in most available coilovers, particularly the Japanese and Asian sourced inexpensive "off" brands. As a corollary, the lower you go then by necessity you must increase the spring rate (thus destroying any semblance of comfort) to keep from riding the bumpstops, not to mention the negative effects you will create with bump steer and the like. You might look into an air bag system or buy another Evo.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:54 AM   #4
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:35 AM   #5
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i ended up getting tein flex a. mild drop nothing too crazy.
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