06-19-2007, 01:21 PM
Vendor Sales Rating: (30)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Elkridge, Maryland
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Racecomp Engineering Tarmac II Coilovers.
This is the exact same kit used by the Subaru of Gwinnett team, who had the highest placing Subaru Impreza in the 2007 One Lap of America ....the ultimate test of performance, durability, and driveability.
For 3 years, RCE has been regarded as the authority on suspension and brake components in the Subaru Impreza community, focusing on the track day and hardcore enthusiast.
Don't settle for anything less.
With much success in coilover sales and properly mating end users with a suspension that best suits their needs, Racecomp Engineering has again filled the gap and addressed the niche market of the Impreza STi version model years 2004-2007 (including 02-07 WRX and GC8 Impreza) with the introduction of their own threaded body dampers (coilovers).
Reviews are finally popping up across the internet for this highly anticipated solution for users desiring the ultimate in performance and ride quality. A small sample of the reviews we are hearing from customers:
Originally Posted by ace996
Impressions of the Tarmac2s and ALK:
There is almost NO lean...I love it. The car turns and transitions exactly where I want. Bumps were absorbed well and the traction is quite impressive with street tires. I believe r-compounds will allow me to fully use what's available with the coilovers...that's soon as I'll use my autox tires/wheels for the next HPDE...
Trailbraking led to a very controllable rotation and track-out was "push-free". It was strange, I tried to find a situation where the car would fight me...not do what I wanted...and I was not able to find that! Turn in was immediate, mid-corner hold was high and when it slid it was very neutral, and track-out had no "push"...it was just a very comfortable 4-wheel slide when traction broke = VERY EASY TO DRIVE.
Without a doubt, the Tarmac2s with the 500/400 rates are a transformative modification...the car has become an animal, and why I now call her the "Grey Dragon"...due to the predatory-like abilities of the car. I am growing very fond of this STI...
Originally Posted by scottvw13
My initial impression was that of great surprise. These honestly did not feel any harsher than the stock setup. But this was on my local roads that are in very good condition. I wanted to see what happened on my first trip, which was to lovely Secaucus, NJ.
My job in Secaucus forced my to take some of the most chewed up roads I have ever seen, as the Company is in an industrial park which is dominated by large trucks. This suspension soaked up every pothole it could find. Nothing harsh. No noise. Kidneys in tact. In fact, I really think in some ways it is BETTER than the stock struts, especially for smaller and medium size hits. I am just amazed.
The real hard part in designing a suspension system is finding a balance between ride quality and performance. Unlike a 1 way adjustable damper adjusting only rebound, or worse, bump and rebound at the same time, a true 2 way damper allows you to have vastly different set-ups for both street and track. Neither is a compromise with the other, and you can really get the best of both worlds. Couple this with advanced German valving and loads of travel that you won't find on JDM and Chinese coilovers, and you've got a suspension that rides better then a stock STi.
A little bit about customer service and support after the sale. We are available at all times of the day, after hours, and on weekends. We can walk you through an install if you're stuck in your garage or we can help dial in the perfect handling you're looking for when you're at the track.
Originally Posted by scottvw13
This is also where I was SO HAPPY that I ordered from RCE. Each time I was unsure as to how to properly proceed, I just made a quick call the RCE, and Andrew or Mike walked me through. They were always available, and very happy to help. I know there are a lot of great vendors on here, and I am sure many of them would do what RCE does. But through the entire process I felt like I was speaking to someone with DIRECT knowledge of the product, especially concerning installation and setup. I would have had a much more difficult time without their expertise, so for me, this really made a HUGE difference.
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MID-A ONLY PRICE - $1849 picked up OR $2249 installed!!!
*** Available in 3 different recommended spring rate combos (all with linear rear spring)
*** 500f/400r (standard rates)
*** 400f/350r ($75 extra)
*** 350f/300r ($150 extra)
Please call 410-579-1501 to order or to discuss spring rate options!
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