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Old 07-10-2019, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default Suggestions for coilovers 2013 base Impreza

Iím looking into getting a set of coilovers for my 2013 Impreza base model. I donít need anything fancy, Iím not racing. This is my commuter car. I just want something nicer than stock that wonít drain my bank account. Iíve seen some really inexpensive stuff pop up on Amazon, but Iíd like to get some suggestions from those with actual experience.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:22 AM   #2
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Anything under $1500 is garbage, junk, worse than what you now have, even if you have 300k miles on the OEM shocks. What cheap coilovers bring is the ability to lower the car to wherever you want it. Are you willing to properly corner weigh your car in order to properly set up each corner? Figure a race shop will do this for you for about $300. If you don't do this, the car will not only perform like crap, it'll be dangerous.

There is an easier way to reduce fender gap, which is what you're really looking to do. Get bigger tires. If you know anyone with a 5x100 Outback or any Crosstrek, ask them if you can borrow their wheels to see how they look on your car. They will fit and there will be far less gap without ruining your suspension. You can go to a tire size somewhere in between also. You're looking to increase tire diameter. Getting wheels that push out a bit (pretty much all aftermarket wheels) helps as well. I did this kind of thing with an LGT and it was very subtle. Kind of like you look at the car and it looks lowered, when it wasn't. The tires were slightly bigger in diameter and slightly wider with wheels that pushed them out slightly.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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I appreciate the detailed response. I have Ohlins on my Evo, theyíre incredible. But thatís the only set of coilovers I have any experience with. I live in the sticks, Where tuner cars are extremely rare. Iím more interested in comfort with maybe improving handling a little without sacrificing much ride height.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:16 AM   #4
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Best bet for the car probably going to be RCE Tarmac 0 those are the most affordable non-china units that will hold up to tough conditions long term. Ordering a set for a customer as we speak actually.
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Best bet for the car probably going to be RCE Tarmac 0 those are the most affordable non-china units that will hold up to tough conditions long term. Ordering a set for a customer as we speak actually.


Nice, thanks
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