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    I'm looking for something to stiffen up the ride in the '12 wrx w/min drop. Which is better springs or coils?
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    With the information provided springs is a no-brainer unless you enjoy just blowing $$$$$$$. A good set of springs would cost you a 1/4 of what a set of good coil-overs would cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    I'm looking for something to stiffen up the ride in the '12 wrx w/min drop. Which is better springs or coils?
    That's a highly subjective question. What are you looking to do with the car? Track, DD?

    Coilovers are superior for tracking, but you must purchase a decent set to justify the cost over springs/struts. If you want a decent set, they will be setting you back > $1800. Alternatively, a good spring/strut combo will set you back about $1000. Often, the linear springs of a coilover set have an exceptionally high spring rate which makes them counterproductive for daily driving. Many cite "adjustability" as the reason for purchasing coilovers. While coilover damping and ride height CAN be adjusted, many don't realize the suspension requires an alignment after each adjustment. Therefore, this is not a real advantage over spring/strut combos.

    One thing that stands out is you're looking for a stiffer spring with very little drop. Therefore you are in the same position as I. There are few springs that have a higher spring rate but sit at stock ride height. One company I did find that produced springs close to stock ride height was King Springs King Springs Automotive Aftermarket Springs
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    If you're referring to track as auto x then no; drag, then yes. I feel like the stock ride in the wrx is really soft. While speeding (pulling logs, 1/4 runs etc) I can feel the body roll. I just want to minimize that. I don't enjoy wasting money, so that's why I'm trying to figure out which is better for me out of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    If you're referring to track as auto x then no; drag, then yes. I feel like the stock ride in the wrx is really soft. While speeding (pulling logs, 1/4 runs etc) I can feel the body roll. I just want to minimize that. I don't enjoy wasting money, so that's why I'm trying to figure out which is better for me out of the two.

    sounds like youd be content with a good spring strut combo. search on here more, theres a good amount of threads here with the info your looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    sounds like youd be content with a good spring strut combo. search on here more, theres a good amount of threads here with the info your looking for.
    Will do. So you're saying its best to get both springs and struts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    I can feel the body roll. I just want to minimize that.
    ok.... so why not go with some good sway bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    If you're referring to track as auto x then no; drag, then yes. I feel like the stock ride in the wrx is really soft. While speeding (pulling logs, 1/4 runs etc) I can feel the body roll. I just want to minimize that. I don't enjoy wasting money, so that's why I'm trying to figure out which is better for me out of the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    ok.... so why not go with some good sway bars?
    Maybe I said that wrong, but I was under thee impression that sway bars minimize "sway" or left to right movement. If so I'm not looking for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    You picked the wrong car for drag racing...
    Ok. Thanks for your comment....
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    Re: Coilovers or lowering springs

    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Maybe I said that wrong, but I was under thee impression that sway bars minimize "sway" or left to right movement. If so I'm not looking for that.
    No. They reduce body roll.

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    Epic springs w/ koni "yellows" struts here. It's about about a 1.5-2" drop and the firmness of the stuts is adjustable. For the price, I absolutey love the setup.
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    How much was that setup & where did you buy it from?
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    I appreciate it. You're not far from me, we need to hook up & have a talk so you could school me on a few things.
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