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Old 06-25-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
Irish2ner
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Wondering if the Megan Racing street coilovers are any good, I've never used MR before on any car so I have no idea.
I thought the $1050 price tag was pretty decent:
http://www.meganracing.com/products/...d=349&catid=93

any experience with these??

or any other suggestions? my car desperately needs drop, especially
in the front.

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Old 06-25-2010, 01:10 AM   #2
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I've had the Megan Racing Street coilovers, and to be honest, either save up for better ones, or don't get them at all.

What do you plan on doing with your car? The Megan's are decent at best, but for a little bit more, there are better coilovver choices.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:15 AM   #3
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for the price, atleast get bc racing coilovers, they dont blow out like the megans do within a year.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:23 AM   #4
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the price is good but quality is bad........
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:44 AM   #5
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If your budget is around 1000 I would get a set of Koni's + RCE springs. Or if you want to have some adjustability get the Koni's + Ground Control coilover sleeve kit.

Koni's + RCE Yellow/Black is one of the best daily driving setup I have run, only second to the Whilteline Group 4 coilovers (or the new AST/TIC coilover setup!)

ps. I have a set of used Koni's for sale
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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Have you tired looking at BC coil overs or ISC?
They seems better to me.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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I've been pretty happy with my Stance coilovers, not that I've got a ton of miles on them. They seem to be on the more affordable end of things.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:18 AM   #8
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Thanks guys!! I'll check into all suggested coilovers!
appreciate it.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:57 PM   #9
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From what I've been told, BC racing and Megan coils are built by the same manufacturer.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #10
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BC, Megan and Stance are all going to give you issues down the road from the numerous negative reviews/examples I have seen. Stance being the best bet of the three though. I really wouldn't bother with coilovers unless you are willing to spend at least $2K as I have NEVER seen a set that cost less that were, a. worth the money, b. didn't have issues after a year or less, c. perform any better than a good spring/strut combo.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #11
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If your budget is around 1000 I would get a set of Koni's + RCE springs. Or if you want to have some adjustability get the Koni's + Ground Control coilover sleeve kit.

Koni's + RCE Yellow/Black is one of the best daily driving setup I have run, only second to the Whilteline Group 4 coilovers (or the new AST/TIC coilover setup!)

ps. I have a set of used Koni's for sale
I agree with Minifreak on the koni inserts, RCE springs combo.
I bought a set tein basic coilovers as my first set due to price. they lasted for about 3 weeks before they blew! (I was very unlucky)

I then went with koni+rce springs...they were AWESOME for the price! And I still really like that set-up. Great on the street for comfort and hugs the roads very well! They're adjustable too.

I only recently spent some money for a nicer, reliable, simple P+P, quality coilover setup. Tarmac zeros to boot town with.
I needed coilovers and the extra space for some wider combos, otherwise I would have been happy with the konis for sure.

For you budget. I would go with konis or save up for a nice set of coils. Don't blow your first set like me out of saving a few bucks.
Cheaper to do it right the first time. a lesson learned the hard way for most.

mmmmm coffee.

Good luck!
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:15 AM   #12
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I am shopping around with similar decisions to make. Suspension choice is one of the most important you will make. I've learned it is very important to think about your end goal for the car. Most people just want to lower the car, tighten up the handling and eliminate all worn spring/strut components; but NOT necessarily get the max performance from those components (like at track days or more serious racing) Streetability isn't something I research normally, but it seems like alot of guys here have good input.

Coilover's have tons of control over your ride height and other wheel/tire fitment issue's, but they have way too many negative aspects to weigh against, if your goal is to just lower the car and get some more performance. (short life, regular maintenance, regular adjustment and fine tuning, potential downtime, noise increase, passable at best street usage, bad all weather... etc.) These problems are unfortunately multiplied the cheaper you can find them.

The real benefit of coilovers is felt on the race track or similar conditions where you are at high load for long periods of time, utilizing the high spring rates and shock valving. Also, performance alignment changes and tire choices are way more effectively used on a harder coilover setup.

Just some thought's I have on the subject. There are actually quite a few options availiable with struts for ride height and spring rate.

Megans- No. both carry bad reputations for design and strength/life
BC - No.
maybe even Tein

I personally only consider suspension BUILT by shock manufacturers. Lot's of research will tell you who built what and who just re-badged it. I like suspension that has had research and development put into the performance of the shocks more than anything else, since this is really what you are paying for. On top of that, I prefer suspension that was built with Subaru's in mind. Meaning, it doesn't just fit under an impreza, it was actually built to improve our cars current design.

DMS , Ohlins, KW, just some of the coilover brand's I am leaning towards (most above 2k though)
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