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This is a discussion on Stiffer suspension within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I did a pull for a log and I noticed that the suspension is very soft. I have a ...

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    Stiffer suspension

    So I did a pull for a log and I noticed that the suspension is very soft. I have a 12 wrx. What suspension mods would you guys recommend?
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    usually the first recommendation is swaybars and endlinks, but that won't give you a stiffer ride.

    for that, i would suggest some springs and shocks. personally went with rce yellow springs, and koni inserts. other options are rce black springs, and blistein struts.

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    Where can I find these?
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    Which is better of the two in a stiffer ride? Springs or shocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Which is better of the two in a stiffer ride? Springs or shocks?


    Neither/both... it is important to match your dampening force (shock valve) to your spring rate if you want to achieve good handling characteristics.

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    They do different things. You'll need both together so they're matched. You don't do one and not the other.
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    Oh ok so both at the same time or could I do one and down the line do the other? Also how about coils?
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    You could do springs now and get the struts later. Problem is, they will wear out your stock struts and could do so quickly. Besides, why not only do the removal/install once?

    Coilovers are great, but you cannot plan to be frugal. You get what you pay for with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Also how about coils?


    If you're looking to spend $2,500+, then coilovers are a good option.

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    Stiffer suspension

    You can get decent coilovers for the $1200-$1800 range. They work just fine for the street and stiffen up the car quite a bit and don't ride to harsh at all. I know because I've used plenty of them.

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    So either shocks and springs or coilovers. I think I'll got the spring and shocks route. What's a good drop for the springs with out going to low?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    So either shocks and springs or coilovers. I think I'll got the spring and shocks route. What's a good drop for the springs with out going to low?


    As little as possible really.. RCE blacks or Swift springs are both good options.

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    Yea I don't want fender rub or whatever it's called. Only blisten shocks are good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Yea I don't want fender rub or whatever it's called. Only blisten shocks are good?


    I think your best options are either RCE springs with Bilstein shocks, or Epic or Swift springs with Koni inserts.

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