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#1 Old 10-19-2013, 10:56 PM
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Lets talk CoilOvers

Already, so my ride is way to rough, I don't really want o lower my car any but will consider for a great ride, will just make it harder to get not my driveway, I scrape with stock already.
I was looking at either TEIN or Morgan Racing, but still open for options

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Cheap coilovers will only make it ride worse.

You need to spend real money if you want good results. The kind of money that would be completely wasted unless you are at a competitive level in sanctioned racing events.
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please describe what you mean by "rough"

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You think the stock suspension is too rough?

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Like roads I use to take in my camaro fine, I get thrown around in my wrx, and brfatal, so your saying TEIN is cheap or to good for road use, remember I live on a huge mountain and take crazy curves all day and night,
So if I don't go with CoilOvers then what are good shocks and springs?

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Teins are not valved for poor quality US roads. They will ride poorly. Again, unless you race at a competitive level on a regular basis, you're barking up the wrong tree wanting coilovers.

Most springs will make the car ride more harshly as well. I know of some good performance combos, but I can't speak for ride.
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Ok then, what is the best round I should go for, for handling, I have 700-800 to spend, should I go full sway bar and strut towers? Or what should I do? Since I am looking for a smoother ride, but not really hearing that this will answer it then should I just go with handling instead of comfort

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I have a set of BC BR coilovers on my 07 WRX and on the softest setting, I think the ride can be pretty darn comfortable. Compared to stock springs a struts though, the ride is considerably stiffer.

I don't know if it's possible or if anybody has done it yet, but you might want to look into a set of Forester springs and struts if you want an ultra soft ride. You'll also probably raise the car a little bit, but you seem to favor ride comfort over looks so that might be an option.

Skip the strut tower bars - they're pretty useless. Sway bars (and endlinks), on the other hand, are a great modification if you want to throw some money at your car and greatly improve handling without sacrificing ride comfort.

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An "anti-lift kit" (ALK) would be suitable for your situation.

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but you seem to favor ride comfort over looks so that might be an option.
I would love to lower my car don't get me wrong! just where I live, I either can have a lowered car and no body kit, or a raised car and have it stay looking clean.
I thought about getting air bag shocks but with those it really takes away from the control I love having!
The forester idea is great but I think that would raise my car alot from the side they are. the wrx doesn't have the weight on it as does the forester is my only issue.

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An "anti-lift kit" (ALK) would be suitable for your situation.
I have seen the anti-lift kit just never really knew anything about it.
I think for now I might just hold off on the suspension and just go for sway bars and braces.
maybe even some engine bay dress up for looks until I figure out what I want, maybe even a DP and Intake for a stage 2

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