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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Should I slam my car?

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Ive been thinking lately that I want to lower my car. I misspoke when I made this saying I wanted to "slam" it, I still want it to be functional. Im leaning towards doing a wrx suspension swap at the moment. Please everyone share your thoughts and any input you might have.

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Ive been thinking lately that I want to lower my car. Im getting kind of bored with how it looks now. Id obviously get new wheels and whatnot too. Please everyone share your thoughts id love to hear them.

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Hey you already have to roof rack thingy why not jack that thing up insted of dropping it? just and idea! Bigger tires, nice light bar on the front, would look freshhh
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Hey you already have to roof rack thingy why not jack that thing up insted of dropping it? just and idea! Bigger tires, nice light bar on the front, would look freshhh
And yet it would also look great lowered on WRX suspension

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Haha you guys just made it even more difficult for me! I was initially thinking of lifting it but I dont know im started to like the look of it low to the ground
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Would it make more sense to get coilovers or a wrx suspension? Cause I was thinking if I got coilovers I could lower it with nice wheels for the spring and summer and then raise it up again with my current wheels for the fall and winter
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If you're willing to spend the money to get nice coilovers... Almost all budget coilovers are crap.
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If you're willing to spend the money to get nice coilovers... Almost all budget coilovers are crap.
What are some good coilovers that you would recommend?
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Some of the best "budget" coilovers are made by DGR and Fortune Auto.
They're the only brands on the market that disclose which fork oil they're using, which can make or break a damper.

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If I was going to get coilovers, I'd follow what Duder said, or get the Mann Engineering coilovers.
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O god yes
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+1 for slammed... I love mine lowered, saving up for some coil overs myself (cause I wanna be about 1" lower than I am right now.. currently I'm riding on WRX sedan struts and WRX Tien (wagon specific) springs..
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Just to revisit this topic, I am strongly considering getting coilovers and i've heard some good things about BC coilovers...Does anyone have any input or experience with these?
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Wow, it's been awhile.

I have BC Racing coilovers in my SG. I had one strut blow about 1 month after installing them. Got that replaced under warranty and since then it's been smooth sailing.

Ride comfort is fine when set to the softer side, but can be bone jarring when set hard. I'd have no issues recommending them to someone who is after some budget coilovers.

If you can stretch to Ohlins, that'd be the way to go!! Haha!
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Still not sure what to do guys! This is probably the hardest decision ive had to make for my car. Im looking at a set of 05 wrx sedan struts right now. I thought these would be a direct swap, can anyone confirm that? Also, i know ill need spacers or wagon springs for the saggy butt, but other than that will they work with my top hats and everything?
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Yes, you should definitely lower a car, as much as you can, that is designed to have a lot of ground clearance.

I'd try for some ground effects too
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