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Old 04-14-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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So this is the first time I'll be purchasing a new coilover set for a Subaru. I have a base '15 WRX and was looking at a set of coils to go with my new wheels but have so many options I was looking for guidance.

I would obviously like to spend the least necessary and most of the options I'm looking at are somewhere between $800 and $1200.

Any suggestions on what brand/model might be good? I don't track the car so this is just for daily driving.

Any input would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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I have heard great things about BC racing coils I believe they're about 1000$
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:12 PM   #3
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FEAL 441. Otherwise, I'd stick with stock struts and RCE springs. The drop is about .9" (22mm to be exact) on the RCE yellows. The stock struts on the 15 wrx are actually quite good.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
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Wait until you can afford better coils, or go with upgraded strut and spring package.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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For that price range you'll get a mediocre set of coilovers or an outstanding set of shocks/struts/springs. Either way you can probably sell your stockers to a N/A Impreza owner.

Edit: any particular reason you want coils? Max low? Adjustable ride height? I only ask because a lot of people get coilovers just to go super low and nothing else.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:58 PM   #6
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:09 PM   #7
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For that price range you'll get a mediocre set of coilovers or an outstanding set of shocks/struts/springs. Either way you can probably sell your stockers to a N/A Impreza owner.

Edit: any particular reason you want coils? Max low? Adjustable ride height? I only ask because a lot of people get coilovers just to go super low and nothing else.
I wanted to go with coils to keep the flexibility of being able to adjust ride height down the road if necessary. I had Tein coils on my 350z and they were great until one started giving out. I had to lower them all the way and the car awas effectively undriveable. I also like the idea of being able to tailor the suspension to my liking as far as stiffness etc.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:38 PM   #8
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I'm on the same boat. Wanted a slight drop with the ability to adjust stiffness and height obviously. In the end I'm going end up picking up RCE yellows. The stock struts are really amazing and honestly that money i can use towards better quality coilivers in the future when the stock setup begins to fail. Plus the RCE yellow reviews are great, almost everyone loves them so far.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
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I'm on the same boat. Wanted a slight drop with the ability to adjust stiffness and height obviously. In the end I'm going end up picking up RCE yellows. The stock struts are really amazing and honestly that money i can use towards better quality coilivers in the future when the stock setup begins to fail. Plus the RCE yellow reviews are great, almost everyone loves them so far.
My only issue with the RCE Yellows are that the drop is only .8" and I went with 19x9.5 wheels. I know I know...19's?!? I did a lot of research and the 19's look great and fill out that wheel well a lot better. I want to lower the car enough to lose the wheel gap altogether but not "slam" the car. It seems my best recourse is to go with coilovers but the price tag isn't overly attractive. Also with coils I can adjust the ride height if in the end the 19's end up on craigslist in favor of 18's lol
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:46 PM   #10
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In the case of 19"s lol then yea I wouldn't run the risk of stock struts/RCE yellows. Definitely get a set of coilovers. In that price range BC coils seem to be a good choice.
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My only issue with the RCE Yellows are that the drop is only .8" and I went with 19x9.5 wheels. I know I know...19's?!? I did a lot of research and the 19's look great and fill out that wheel well a lot better. I want to lower the car enough to lose the wheel gap altogether but not "slam" the car. It seems my best recourse is to go with coilovers but the price tag isn't overly attractive. Also with coils I can adjust the ride height if in the end the 19's end up on craigslist in favor of 18's lol
technically the drop is 22mm, which is 0.866142" lol
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In the case of 19"s lol then yea I wouldn't run the risk of stock struts/RCE yellows. Definitely get a set of coilovers. In that price range BC coils seem to be a good choice.
here is a 2015 wrx with rce yellows on 19's... you know the yellows are designed to work with the stock struts - and those are actually quite good on the 15 wrx.


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technically the drop is 22mm, which is 0.866142" lol


here is a 2015 wrx with rce yellows on 19's... you know the yellows are designed to work with the stock struts - and those are actually quite good on the 15 wrx.


Very nice! However, this is the same fitment on coils:

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Thats really what I'm going for. Still some clearance up front and no wheel gap. Happy medium I think.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:11 PM   #13
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so yellow springs on stock struts wont rub if the fenders are rolled?
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:16 PM   #14
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technically the drop is 22mm, which is 0.866142" lol


here is a 2015 wrx with rce yellows on 19's... you know the yellows are designed to work with the stock struts - and those are actually quite good on the 15 wrx.



I honestly didn't know if there would be any rubbing involved with rce yellows on 19s lol but they look damn good
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:52 PM   #15
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UPDATE: I've gone with the Tein Street Flex Coilovers along with the Cusco adjustable rear control arms to correct the camber all around, i'll be sure to post pics once installed
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Old 05-04-2015, 03:12 PM   #16
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All installed, thoughts? I absolutely love it and think I went with the right ride height. Not to high or low, the Tein Street Flex's have a pretty quality feeling ride. [IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]

Next up, besides small things (like fog lights, etc.), is probably going to be new more aggressive fenders like these:
[IMG][/IMG]
I really like the more aggressive look, the stock fenders are a bit tame and this kit requires no further modification
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:08 PM   #17
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Bc All Day
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looking good with that drop and those 19's, just proper. what offset on those rims?
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:38 PM   #19
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Bc All Day
I kept hearing nothing but negative things about BC coils though. I'm actually pretty happy with these, but let me know how BC's work for you

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looking good with that drop and those 19's, just proper. what offset on those rims?
Thanks! offset is +35 on a 19x9.5 wheel. the coils settled well, it's a smidge lower now and I have zero rubbing and still decent clearance up front. I'll post an update pic here in a second
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