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Old 07-30-2020, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default 60k rce yellows/oem struts. WHAT NOW?

I just passed the 60k mark on my base 15. I have whiteline front and rear sway with the same endlinks which I've already blown thru 2 pair, need to change those out but I was thinking about replacing struts with bilstein b8s and keeping rce yellow springs.

I load the cart up and notice that tein flex z are 50 bucks more.

Strictly daily driver I don't need to fuss with coils right? At first it was tein a coils then I got into edfc pro and the motor kit and the GPS kit and yadda yadda. As cool as it seems to adjust suspension on the fly I know it's just too much for my needs.

Bilstein b8s on yellows or I've heard koni mentioned.

Any input would be great this has my head hurting. I don't know a damn thing about spring rate.. that's my next topic to tackle with Google fu.
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Old 07-31-2020, 02:16 PM   #2
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IMO you should get the best damper you can for your budget, and the Bilsteins are a step better than any coilover under $1k. You don't get height adjustment or damper adjustment or camber plates, but you get a better damper which is more important.

I would recommend Bilstein B6 over B8 (same valving, more droop travel on B6).

But you should also consider GTWORX Bilstein which are a little more money but valving designed specifically for springs stiffer than stock (especially RCE Yellows) and a few other bonuses. The handling is a little more "fun" with the GTWORX Bilsteins with the rear more active.

Coilovers aren't always better!

- Andrew
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