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    Noob to dropping the 12' rex, need some suggestions.

    Ive always been into rallycross. I havent been racing in a couple years and Ive decided to adjust my car to a daily drivin clean car.
    I have a 2012 WRX, no mods just a cobb exhaust(irrelevant). I want to lower it but im new to this department and Ive been aimlessly researching. I know its nearly impossible but I want to be able to lower the car and have some what of a comfortable ride. Ive looked into KYB struts with Eibach Springs but havent seen any detailed reviews on that..... any other suggestions? Im pretty open to hear whats out there. Maybe even coil overs...but I know how rough the ride can be. Im looking to stay within $1000. Thanks

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    Check out some of the stickies on the suspension page.
    Also check out some vendor sites like RallySports direct.
    You can also check around this site for personal sales. There is some good stuff to be had.
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    Well, what do you want? Looks or performance? Because the lower you go, the lower your performance will end up becoming.

    Eibach springs aren't bad...rates are pretty close to stock with an inch and a half of lowering. KYB AGX struts aren't bad...anything else they make are pretty much just OEM replacements and pointless.

    I'd call up Turninconcepts (google them) and ask what they think with your budget...they preach suspension gospel.
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    RCE Black springs

    If you're also considering strut upgrades, you can either go Bilstein or Koni Yellow. If you go that route, RCE Yellows would be a better spring.
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    Been looking at miltiple vendors. Im just being picky. I was thinking of trying the D2 RS series and adjusting them to sit low but definitely not slammed. I want the car to sit lower so it has less roll(going to grab front and rear sway bars eventually). Dont want to be messing with cambers much. Will be about 30% track driven. My brain is fried thinking about everything haha.

    Thanks for your replies!

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    Things to consider when lowering your WRX:
    - The lower you go, the higher spring rate you'll need to keep you off the bumpstops & preserve some ride quality.
    - Due to limited suspension travel (even at stock height), dropping the GR chassis more than 1" compromises handling & results in a rough, jarring ride.
    - A quality damper (Koni, Blistein) is crucial to controlling rebound & compression.

    That being said...I do have set of RCE Regular Guy Black springs for sale:
    RCE Regular Guy Black Springs - 2008-2014 WRX

    I had 'em on my DD paired with konis for about 12K miles and loved the drop & the handling. Unfortunately, I live in an area with hideous roads & I eventually got sick of the rough ride.

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    i am also looking into lowering my wrx. iv been researching the past couple weeks. RCE seems the way to go along with biltsein, or atleast that's what a lot of people suggest. however, one question I have, is that the RCE regular black springs says it only drops the car .2". is that even noticeable?! lol. the RCE yellows drop .6" so im thinking about going with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deanf2 View Post
    i am also looking into lowering my wrx. iv been researching the past couple weeks. RCE seems the way to go along with biltsein, or atleast that's what a lot of people suggest. however, one question I have, is that the RCE regular black springs says it only drops the car .2". is that even noticeable?! lol. the RCE yellows drop .6" so im thinking about going with them
    RCE springs are more for performance than looks. While they don't drop the car too much, they are much stiffer than stock which means less body roll, less bounce/travel, meaning that the car can handle staying flat through turns better. Pair that with performance dampers, and your handling will be much improved. Add sways/endlinks and a killer alignment and you'll have an excellently handling car.
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