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    allow me to formally introduce myself

    I used to own a auto 2002rs2.5 then when the money was right I got a great offer on that and bought myself a 2003 wrx (5spd). It's been my dream car for years now so its safe to say I'm taking care of her.
    Just asking for some suggestions, I know there is a lot of anti-stance vibe here, but I definitely appreciate a low stanced car and hope to lower my car asap and I don't mean vw low where I check my oil pan after every bump but Im looking at a considerable drop and eliminating the reverse rake (i know it has its benefits but I'm not doing autox and the look erks me), and to each his own right. At the same time I would like to go stage two, money isn't exactly tight but I need to pick one or the other for now. So, fellow scoobs, what would you recommend, stage two or coils wheels and spacers?
    Im not looking to get 18x9 or something crazy but probably a clean set of 17x8's

    And since this is my introduction thread I'll say I'm not a "noob" i've been into subarus for quite a while and know my fair share. yes, I'm 17 and people are gonna go crazy about that because I see that a lot here, but I'm open to suggestions.
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    Usually I would say that a car must not be modified at all, or if it is modified it should be modified from the wheels inward. Your posts makes me rethink this though. The 17X8s in and of themselves will be fine, but it sounds like you want to drop the car quite a bit. As you probably know this will be counter-productive since you will really affect geometry (well, you'll effectively reverse arm geometry, if that makes sense, if you get under the car you'll see what I mean if you imagine the wheels "merging up" into the chassis, I'm not good at descriptions).

    Just for this one time, I'd say if you had to pick between lower the chassis too much (which from your description is "just right" for you) and modding the motor, I'd say mod the motor... It could be much more expensive but at least the car will turn and stop as intended.

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    I'd go stage 2 but I like speed.

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