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mfarnham 04-19-2010 08:53 AM

Coilover Choices
 
My choice of coilovers has come down to two options. What do you guys think? Megan Racing or BC Racing? I have no experience with either.

Megan Racing Coilover - Street Series ($990)
[url=http://www.meganracing.com/products/product_detail.asp?prodid=349&catid=93]Megan Racing[/url]

BC Racing Coilover - BR Type ($999)
[url=http://www.bcracing-na.com/products.php?view=BR_Type]BC Racing - North America[/url]

RcrsWetDream 04-19-2010 09:24 AM

Neither... Unfortunately coils aren't somthing to go "cheap" on. Yes, 1,000 is still a lot of dough, but it will be worth the extra expense in the long run.

Boost has the BC coils doesn't he?

The one I would look to get if I were going for coils is the Turn in Concepts packages, either coils or the Tokico kits (I would do the tokico kits I love em). Coils are still going to run you 2400, but the full Tokico kit can range from a grand to about 1,500.

[url=http://turninconcepts.com/index.php?cPath=1_9_7_486_498_515_803]TiC Specification - CRE Loaded Ecommerce[/url]

mfarnham 04-19-2010 09:45 AM

What do you mean by Tokico kits? All I see under Tokico are shocks.

nagyhead 04-19-2010 09:55 AM

It's the first one in that link he provided.
[url=http://turninconcepts.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_9_7_486_498_515_803&products_id=1098&osCsid=9lr51ftn4j253mai43g53q1gi0]CRE Loaded Ecommerce[/url]

mfarnham 04-19-2010 10:15 AM

Oh I see. Thanks. I like the customization. So that extra $500 or so is really worth it?

RcrsWetDream 04-19-2010 10:58 AM

Well, you're running springs and struts, not coils. You get more a more dd friendly ride, but yes Tokico struts are very nice. My uncle run's d-specs on his mustang gt 350 build and they are impressive to say the least.

Personally, I wouldn't get the 1500 dollar package as you pay an extra 200 for receiving them completely assembled. You can either rent a spring compressor or buy one for about 50 bucks and build the same kit for about 1350.

If you click on the 600 or so dollar option, get the group n tophats, adjustment extenders, camber bolts for the rears, and I'd go with the yellows or spec-r springs for under 1,400.

So maybe it's closer to 100 bucks difference than buying the pre-assembled kit. That may be worth it.

mfarnham 04-19-2010 03:39 PM

What are camber plates? And are they worth getting? What about the saggy butt shims? Also, what is the difference between the springs, besides color?

RcrsWetDream 04-19-2010 04:12 PM

The blacks are the softest, then yellow, then spec-r's from what the descriptions say.

Saggy butt shims are for the wagons, they tend to sag so the spacers are there to bump it up a bit.

Camber plates, yeah they're useful. They go where the strut mounts on the topside, and allow you to change the angle of camber quite easily.

nagyhead 04-19-2010 05:53 PM

Camber bolts and plates are useless unless you are racing all the time. Just reuse your strut tops or get the group n's.

nj kiter 04-19-2010 06:30 PM

whatever yo do dont get megans. they ride like crap, and they blew at 13k. i mean for a thousand dollars they are good. but 13 thousand miles, and already blown, nope lesson learned. also my next co will be kw v3.

mfarnham 04-19-2010 06:38 PM

Ok so camber plates and bolts might be a waste of money for me. I don't need saggy butt spacers. And cheap coilovers are a big waste of money. Sounds good.

nagyhead 04-19-2010 08:32 PM

Why are you getting new suspension? Are you stock ones blown or are you looking to just lower it a little bit.

mfarnham 04-20-2010 08:32 AM

I'm just looking to even out the wheel gaps, and lower maybe an inch or so.

mosc 04-20-2010 10:10 AM

[quote=nj kiter;243663]whatever yo do dont get megans. they ride like crap, and they blew at 13k. i mean for a thousand dollars they are good. but 13 thousand miles, and already blown, nope lesson learned. also my next co will be kw v3.[/quote]
This should not be suprising. Coils need rebuilding frequently. You won't get the same mileage you would out of a strut with a spring.

For 02-07 WRX folks, I'd look at the following:
-Used 04 STi springs and struts
-Dspec struts with RCE springs (black or yellow but if you never track get the black)
-A decent coil set. Expect to pay about $2500 and send it back for a rebuild ever 10-20k miles. Totally overkill for a streetcar.

mfarnham 04-20-2010 12:42 PM

The dspecs are struts, not shocks?


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