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Old 07-30-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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2013 WRX Base

Default FA500 or HKS hipermax vi

There is a really good deal my buddy can get me for a set of hipermax 4 or should i get a set of FA500 with swift springs? They will both cost about the same. What do you guys think? I know HKS is a well known brand, but honestly i care more about the bang for buck.

Both are about 1400.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:03 AM   #2
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FA500 = Fortune Auto?

I'd go with the one with better local support and warranty. Which should be pretty clear between the two...
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:05 AM   #3
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I'd go for whichever ones aren't designed and manufactured in Asia. They don't valve coilovers to absorb bumps. They valve them for race tracks. If you're going to put coilovers on a daily driver avoid Asian brands/manufacturers.

That said, "bang for buck" isn't necessarily a phrase you want to use with suspension components. You generally get what you pay for and cheap parts are more often than not of cheap quality. For $1400 a set of ST Speedtech or KW Variant 1 coilovers will ride and handle better. You don't get camber plates and damping adjustment, but that's how they offer a really good product for the price range. They remove a few features which aren't really necessary for street use anyway.
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