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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.

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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.

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

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It's the first one in that link he provided.
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Oh I see. Thanks. I like the customization. So that extra $500 or so is really worth it?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.
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.

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The dspecs are struts, not shocks?

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