Im lookin for some good springs so i was wonderin if anyone on here has found a nice setup for hte 09 wrx. my car is a daily driven so im lookin mostly for a comfortable ride but also want close to a 1.5 inch drop. i kinda want it low. i also been lookin at some coilovers but have been readin up on some other forums that cheap coilovers such as megan racin or tein are horrible and fail very easily. any help or suggestions would be great
if you want to do it right maybe the coilovers will be best for you since they have the correct combination spring rate to shock . i put spings on two older cars of mine and regreted it every time i blew my shocks out within the year because they bottomed out. i somtimes have 4 people in my car and when you hit big bumps your car will bottom out with different springs . i hate wheel gaps as well and i was doing research as well tein coilovers are rebuildable i dont know if its the same for megan. so its up to you. if you have alot of people riding with you then its probably not a good idea if its just you and you never hit alot of bumps then maybe it might be ok for you . my advice to you is go for coilovers
Dont just do springs, you need to match struts with them. And dont go cheap on coilovers, but then you wont be using them to their full extent if you buy the high end ones. Contact TiC (turn in concept), they know their stuff and can probably set you up for whatever you may be looking for.
springs dont work on the 09's because the stock sturts are maxed out. if you do any spring they will blow over time. also the handling can be dangerous because your not matching your springs and sturts properly.
GTWORX by BILSTEIN shocks are what you need first. however the springs they match up only do 5mm (.197 inches) for the "blacks" and 17mm (.669 inches) for the "yellows". however this will be an AMAZINGLY well handled ride!! there about $1150 so cheaper than coilovers and there valved for "sport". should be leaps and bounds over coilovers for daily driving, and give track potential.
If you don't track your car, you have no business looking at coilovers. Get some good struts and springs, it'll do a lot more than you think. Remember coilover's main advantage is ADJUSTABILITY! They also don't last long, they need to be rebuilt frequently. They're not "better", especially for a daily driven car!
I'd go with some quality springs, that is unless you want a kidney transplant from bouncing all over the road using cheap coil overs (been there) I know some people like coil overs because you can adjust the height but realistically you'll never touch them again once you put them on. Go with Cobb, H&R, or Eibach's.