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Old 02-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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I want to lower my Rex but can't decide on what to do. Should I go with a good spring on my stock struts? Or should I get cheaper coilovers like the basic tien or megan racing? What's good and keep my car comfortable as a daily driver.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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Lowering springs on your stock struts would be the best ride. Coilovers would handle better. Lowering springs with sways would be a good combo for both ride and handling.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:59 AM   #3
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Coilovers would handle better.
This is so insanely generalized that it is nowhere near an accurate statement.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
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If you want a reliable and comfortable but firmer ride get a good strut/spring set up. Bilstein shocks and RCE yellow/black springs are in high demand because of their quality. Koni inserts are also a great upgrade that offer adjustable damping and are more readily available, but you have to modify your stock front struts. Because of their adjustable damping, they are slightly better for a broader range of springs.
Another option is to buy preowned set ups, look in the classified under suspension to buy. But do some research and read through the suspension subforum under Technical
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:50 AM   #5
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If you do decide to go with coilovers, I guarantee you will regret going cheap. Save your pennies and go with a quality coilover. Here's an example of quality from Turn-In Concepts.

http://turninconcepts.com/index.php?..._481_1078_1555
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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Call turn in concepts and tell them EXACTLY what you want. Follow what they say to the T.

OR buy s-techs.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:24 AM   #7
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KONI struts/RCE BLACKS are a comfortable daily ride and ready for track use.Ive been using this setup with no complaints.There's a great thread by XLUBEN w.pics!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #8
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I still don't get why people don't just call TiC... we could tell you to go with Bilstein struts, RCE yellow springs, and a Whiteline roll center kit, but who knows if that's what you're looking for. Go call them and I promise you won't regret it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Don't buy coil overs just to lower your car
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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This is so insanely generalized that it is nowhere near an accurate statement.
You are right that is a generalized statement. Nowhere near accuate there I would disagree.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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I have adjustable coil overs and lowered it 2 inches. It does good for a daily driver
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #12
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In general, peoples opinions on coilover quality are wrong. Without experience and knowledge to back up their assessment, the advice means nothing to the OP.

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You are right that is a generalized statement. Nowhere near accuate there I would disagree.
If a statement is generalized, then that means it is not correct in every scenario. Meaning its pretty useless in terms of accuracy. Especially when the market is saturated cheap coilovers that handle like absolute garbage.

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I have adjustable coil overs and lowered it 2 inches. It does good for a daily driver
When attempting to provide assistance for newbies, it helps to actually include useful information.

Your post is completely worthless without knowing WHAT type of coilovers, spring rates, what type of driving you do, alignment specs, corner balanced or not....
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:13 AM   #13
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^^^ ok and all you have is what? where is your useful info? just a critic?
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:30 AM   #14
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^^^ ok and all you have is what? where is your useful info? just a critic?
Post 6 covered everything OP needs to know.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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^^But there is enough information on this site that can answer his question. Which reminds me isn't there a suspension sub forum or some great stickies on this site

OP do some research and understand how to properly lower your car and how the mechanics of it all work. By doing that you will answer your own question with out even having to ask.

I even found a good link for you.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911257

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