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Old 03-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default Suspention, what are you using?

Whats everyone using for suspention on your 2008+ and how low did you go? Im thinking about doing some coilovers on my 2009. Let me know your thoughs on brands and who has the smothest ride.

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Old 03-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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If you want smooth, coilovers are not your answer. I'm on stock struts with swift springs and I wish my ride was a little smoother.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Stock 2.5i struts and '04 STI springs. I'm thinking of upgrading the struts this summer, though. The ride is noticably stiffer, of course but not kidney-bruising. The handling is worth it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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megans on the wife accord and ohlins on the evo megans are a bit stiff but with 32 way damping adjustments you can take most of it out i like the fact bang for the bucks they are tough to beat with adjusibilty options car depending ie preload ride height , coil spring height , camber plates again car depending and the are pretty tough not that we are easy on the wife's car but 4 years now they held up great but i do take em off in the winter for stock stuff about 2 hours by myself total time and i can switch em out makes the not see the hard cold and keeps em fresh for summer time even their customer service is great had to replace a top hat cause the pillow ball was just starting to go bad and their del was great

the ohlins are another great set up more higher end of things but they are rebuildable and well you can make em do what ever

personally tires and suspension is every thing if there a place to spend the money first that is it like the wife's accord it takes a rather ho hum squishy car and makes it dance around the corners and gives you more of a confident planted feel and over all makes a car just funner to drive do your research cause like i tell every one understand why you are changing it and why you would want to and what does it do to the other bits in between
and thi isn't just car specific stuff either just the basic understandings os spupension set ups and slip angles and roll camber toe caster ect....
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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I have Ohlins shocks/struts on my Evo. 10k/12k springs front and back (564lb/674lb.) I feel like the car rides better now than it did when I first bought it.

The common thought that coilovers ride rough is a false statement. If you have a shock that is not valved for the spring rate that you're using, the ride will be rough irregardless of the shock/spring setup.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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You don't want super stiff springs - it will get uncomfortable if you're using the car as a daily driver. I put 2011 sti springs on my 2008 WRX and it's stiff enough for me. Otherwise - I highly recommend King springs. Paul Eklund has the lowering ones in stock for the new gen WRX's, and I have the stock height ones on my RS and seriously have nothing but good things to say about them.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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Sti takeoffs, Cobb sways... not too bad for our roads
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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The STi rates are a pretty nice compromise, I think they're about 200#. I went with 250# on my legacy and the handling was great but it was a bit harsh for driving around everyday, especially during breakup. I think 200's would be pretty good.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #9
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Tokico D-Specs, Prodrive springs, Tribeca FSB, group-n tophats.

Pretty stiff, but I don't mind. I love driving it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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Does no one have RCE springs??
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #11
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evo has kw variant 3's and a rear sway bar. needs more love for sure.

suby has tein flex's, no name rear strut bar, cusco titanium front strut, cobb front rear sways, solid links heavy duty mounts, cusco trailing arms, cusco lateral links, stance solid diff mounts, stance solid outrigger bushings, alum control arms, group n tranny mounts, agency power billet pitch stop, and msi solid billet motor mounts.

should be nice and stiff
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Teins here!
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:36 AM   #13
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I heard alot of good things about the Teins.
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:42 AM   #14
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suggestion: you should direct this question to specifically 08+ WRX's as some setups for other years may not be the same as yours.

to contribute: stock struts in great shape + JDM STi Pinks + 04 STi rear top hats.
about an inch lower all around. stiffer but still smooth as stock.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestion insane_one. Thats a great point. Im going into edit it now.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #16
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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