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Old 03-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a 2008 wrx currently on Raceland Coilovers. I need an upgrade on my lowering kit. The Coilovers I'm on now, doesn't give me the desired height I wanted. The ride is far too bumpy for my needs. I am currently 5 inches off in the front and 4 1/2 inches up on the side. I've taken consideration of the tire specs already, and I'm currently on all stock tires. I've been looking around for better quality of Coilovers but not getting much luck, so please help!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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there are better quality coils, but if you aren't getting the "height" you want, you are TOO LOW for proper suspension travel.

Expect to pay $1500+ for decent coils that don't ride like garbage. Except the TIC spec ST coils (~$1200).
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #3
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Define "desired height." And have you tried reading the suspension stickies?

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Saying you can't find better quality coilovers then racelands shows you haven't done much searching.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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Good quality ride and low rife height and not synonymous... Good ride would be springs and konis or gtworx bilstien combo
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Good quality ride and low rife height and not synonymous... Good ride would be springs and konis or gtworx bilstien combo
+1 next mod I'm doing the RCE yellow shock and spring combo. If your daily driving I would go the shock and spring route, if you don't wanna sacrifice too much ride comfort
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Or buy good coilovers: KW, Ohlins, AST.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #7
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Check out Feal 441 Coilovers. Comfortable and not too expensive (~$1,300).
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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There is no way of getting around the fact that if you have less suspension travel you will have to increase spring strength to keep from riding on the bump stops. So either lower your car a lot and put a stiff as **** spring on there (meaing you will also have to increase the firmness of the shock or bounce down the road) which is not comfortable for a dd or street car over normal roads. Or lower car and not put stiff springs in and bounce off the bump stops every hole you cone across.

Sure there are better options then bc racing type like feal but they still won't be as comfortable on the street as what I said above. I guess its all up to your prioraties. If you are willing to sacrific comfort for a lowered look then that's up to the person driving it. My RCE yellows and koni's are perfect for my needs. Just do a lot of research before buying anything.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Best thing you can do is research.. research.. research.. then ask in local section for someone with same setup and ask to ride around in it and maybe take it for a spin. See first hand
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