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#1 LukeFranky

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

My car is already pretty stiff thanks to sway bars and reinforcement, but my shocks and springs are stock. Around the track I've got a problem with the front dipping in and the rear inside wheel lifting up onto a tripod.

 

I'm looking for a good compromise between daily and track use. First I looked at coilovers but I'm looking for best bang for buck and I'm not sure my wife will appreciate me spending that much. Instead I've found some STi pink springs at a reasonable price from Japan. They will lower the car by an inch.

 

These sound like a good compromise to me, any advice or thoughts?


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#2 LukeFranky

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

According to the fine print the price I was looking at was for a single spring... who buys a single spring? Surely they would come in pairs or sets.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:31 AM

Hi Luke. I've been down the same road. Had standard bilsteins (130,000km). Happy, drove well. Bilsteins with STI springs (unk kms). Happier. Noticeable improvement in cornering, same ride quality. Couple of months ago I fitted Bilstein coilovers (40,000km). VERY happy. Firmer but still so comfortable. No jarring. Turn in is great. No slushy body roll around corners.

 

No, I'm not a suspension guy. This is all bum dyno on public roads. STI springs is, as you say, a good compromise. But man, I LOVE these coilovers and would not like to go back.

 

I bought my bilsteins with stis springs for just under $400 delivered from YJP. I sold my original suspension to Pat and I think we did business for $250. So it's a low changeover price. Plenty of BE9 drivers around to take your bilstein setup.

 

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#4 LukeFranky

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:56 AM

That sounds great. Might have to track down some Bilsteins coilovers as this isn't the first I've heard good things about them and at that price they sound like what I want. Know of any for sale?


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:23 PM

I bought a set of really low km bilstien struts with the STi springs for the B4 ages ago. Never looked back. Firmer but still comfortable. Will have my set from the B4 up for sale in the next month or 2. Probably got 50 - 60k on them by now.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:37 PM

When you sell those springs and struts let me know.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

No dramas at all man. Will do.

MY02 Blue B4, aka 'The Project' - v8 Spec C engine package and assorted other 'goodies' - Sold, then bought back for parts. In process of stripping.

MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will find their way into this...
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