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#1 Old 02-20-2012, 10:52 PM
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coilovers or springs and new struts or just springs?

So guys... I am looking to buy some decent suspension for my 2012 HB when it gets here. As the title says which should I go for? Here are my aspirations for my car. It probably will not be raced. I would like the car not to be so squishy on take offs and stopping quickly as well as sharp turns. I would also like to take some of the wheel gap out...so maybe an inch of lowering, but i do not want to slam it to the ground. I still want a decent ride as far as daily driving, but i do understand I will have to give up some DD ability. I hopefully will be installing eibach front and rear sway bars as well as an anti-lift kit.
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Sounds like you should call up TiC and get some d-spec struts with RCE black springs. Basically describe exactly what you said there.

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I appreciate the input but that is alot more than I was looking to spend...Any thoughts on Tein setups? I also have another question. When a part is labeled 08+ for the MY does this mean 08-present or 08-10?
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Tein what? They make a lot of stuff. They make really crappy lowering springs, no struts that I know of, a really really crappy set of cheapo coilovers, and a series of increasingly fancy coilovers that cost a considerable amount.

The Car you have shares it's frame with the 08-12 WRX. They're all extremely similar.

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Any other suggestions for the coilovers maybe on the 1k-1.5k side of the price range or a strut and spring combo...
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dspecs + springs should be less than 1.5k

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