I have been making small changes to my car (got it last month) and my next project is the suspension. I'm a newbie to autocross and track but even I can tell that I need something better than stock.
My plan was to fit COBB sport lowering springs and sway bars, front and rear. I've ordered the springs, but not the sway bars yet (on backorder). A guy told me today that this will blow the OEM struts fast, so I should do struts while I'm at it, which reading the other threads seems to support. Trouble is, when it comes to struts/shocks/inserts, I am totally clueless!
My question is: What am I looking for? What do I need to get that will be a match for the COBB springs, give me good control on the track, and not knock my teeth out on the road? I need something that's largely bolt-on, because I do the work myself, and not too expensive coz I'm still recovering from buying a bunch of other stuff already.
Also, if I replace the struts/shocks/whatever do I need the sway bars? Do the sway bars make a stack of difference?
Crappy signature that I will make look pretty at some point:
2012 WRX Premium | COBB AccessPORT v3 Stage 1 | COBB SF Intake | COBB Short Throw Shifter | COBB Sport Lowering Springs
Member: BMWCCA (CT Chapter), National Auto Sports Assoc