+1.Yeah, apples and oranges comparison. Tokico D Specs and springs are a better comparison and probably the best compromise for your needs.
They'll all rust unfortunately. However with coilovers, all the adjustments will likely freeze up due to rust.My KYB GR2's are showing lil orange spots around the welds, so I would keep that in mind. As some have mentioned...get tokico/d-specs,koni's,etc...as a nice compromise between the two.
For the price BC's aren't a bad option...and as a beginner C/O. But rust is one thing to keep in mind in salty zones.
MORE INFO ON THE ASTs! do you guys offer custom valving and spring rates in the <2k range? im in the market now for coils, and i was leaning towards the RCE t0s, or the ast 4100s from another vendor. glad to know there are other options out there.Just like what everyone has said. Swifts and KYB are great for daily driver but if you want performance then you will have to take another step up.
We have had quite a few customers change out their other coilovers for our own AST spec'd shocks and springs and people have been loving them.
+1.04 sti or any ~02-07 wrx
You'll need '02-'03 rear top hats or the washer mod. Make sure you reuse the conical washer under the front top hat like stock. Also a set of camber bolts for the rear will allow you dial in/out camber.any issues whatsoever using the WRX specific coilover install in a forester?