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    My 2006 SAAB (Saabaru) 9-2X Aero

    I haven't posted here since I was searching for a car, so I thought I'd post a picture thread. My car has a built motor, ST coilovers (KW V1s), Whiteline Swaybars, Whiteline endlinks, Cobb turboback, Cobb protune, Cobb short shifter/ bushings, and a couple other things I'm sure I'm forgetting.





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    You've got a bit of a unicorn there. 2.5L Saabaru with M/T isn't all that common
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    How are the ST coilovers in terms of comfort and noise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    You've got a bit of a unicorn there. 2.5L Saabaru with M/T isn't all that common
    Yeah supposedly 1/238 in the U.S
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    How are the ST coilovers in terms of comfort and noise?
    I love them, and they are super comfortable compared to the Cobb lowering springs I had before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sol123 View Post
    Yeah supposedly 1/238 in the U.S

    I love them, and they are super comfortable compared to the Cobb lowering springs I had before.
    Impressive! Thanks for the comment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    How are the ST coilovers in terms of comfort and noise?
    Quote Originally Posted by sol123
    I love them, and they are super comfortable compared to the Cobb lowering springs I had before.
    ST is a fantastic budget coilover (far superior to the BC, ISC, etc. others in that price range). They are a KW V1 with a different body housing (KW owns ST, afterall).

    Personally, I'd still go strut/spring setup for a DD, but my opinion is based upon the fact that we get a ton of rock salt put on the roads every winter. In NC, where the OP is located (at least based on his plates), these are a great buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    ST is a fantastic budget coilover (far superior to the BC, ISC, etc. others in that price range). They are a KW V1 with a different body housing (KW owns ST, afterall).
    Agreed the only difference between the ST coilovers and KW V1s is the lack of a stainless steel coating. What they lack in adjustability compared to BC, ISC, etc. they make up for in quality engineering and compliance. They are TÜV legal and have a 5 year warranty. Also they are way cheaper than you'd think if you negotiate a bit with Nasioc Vendors.

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    The TÜV is a huge deal, that's why I asked. Many members ask about "entry-level" coilovers whether they need them or not, and being able to buy something at a decent price with a TÜV symbol on it is just fantastic. It's scary that people trust their lives to components with nothing more than a good price and a web site sales pitch going for them.

    Those look like the Saab wheels, I like them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sol123
    Agreed the only difference between the ST coilovers and KW V1s is the lack of a stainless steel coating. What they lack in adjustability compared to BC, ISC, etc. they make up for in quality engineering (TÜV legal) and compliance.
    Here's the thing: you don't NEED the adjustability of the BCs, ISCs, etc. because these were setup properly. Between the warranty available on the STs and the fact that they're about half the price of their "identical" brother, I would have a difficult time recommending the KW V1 over them (and I sell both).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Those look like the Saab wheels, I like them too.
    Thanks, like the rest of the car they are only sort of saab. They were manufactured by Enkei and are the Aero factory 17 in sport package wheels. Mine are plastidipped with 5 coats of Anthracite Grey and 2 coats of glossifier.
    Quote Originally Posted by WTF Tuning View Post
    Here's the thing: you don't NEED the adjustability of the BCs, ISCs, etc. because these were setup properly. Between the warranty available on the STs and the fact that they're about half the price of their "identical" brother, I would have a difficult time recommending the KW V1 over them (and I sell both).
    The lifetime warranty the KWs come with made me consider them, but 5 years isn't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sol123
    The lifetime warranty the KWs come with made me consider them, but 5 years isn't bad.
    Do you plan to keep the car over ten years? You can buy two sets out of warranty for the same cost

    Regardless, the car is setup pretty well. A S2 TD04 EJ255 with good suspension is a very fun daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Do you plan to keep the car over ten years? You can buy two sets out of warranty for the same cost

    Regardless, the car is setup pretty well. A S2 TD04 EJ255 with good suspension is a very fun daily.
    It sounds nutty, but I don't want a different car. I've driven a 2015 WRX and it just felt too refined as do most modern cars.

    Yeah it's pretty fun, I still itch for more though. Having a built motor with forged pistons and rods it feels wrong not to upgrade to a vf39 or similar, and I'm always looking for more handling improvements.

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