Originally Posted by shamrock
How would the Swift "Sport Springs" be with Tokico D-Spec struts? Any ideas.....
The Dspecs can handle a wide range of springs. The Swift Sports are dampened based on the stock shocks so they will work well with the Dspecs. However, the Dspecs are much more capable than the stock shocks so you could run a much more aggressive/firmer spring. For the Dspecs I would run any of the following springs:
RCE Blacks (or yellows for a little more drop)
STi JDM Pinks
any other spring for the STi (Prodrive Reds, Epic Engineering, Swift)
It really depends on how you want your ride and what you are planning on doing with the car. If you want it more like stock, lower, and an increase in handling than go with springs designed for the WRX (i.e. Swift Sports, Mach V blues). If your gonna be doing a lot of Auto X then I think the Dspecs with the RCE Blacks would be an excellent choice. Also, something to consider when changing to new struts is some STi Group N Top hats for the front and rear as they well firm everything up and help the struts work better.
I have spent a lot of time researching spring/strut combos, as I am approxing 80K miles and it will be soon be time to upgrade. But, I plan only doing it once and going for it all. I am going to go with Öhlins Fixed Perch Struts (probably the best aftermarket strut), Prodrive Reds, Crucial Racing, RCE blacks, or STi Swift Sports, and some group N top hats.