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which coilovers to buy?

Need some help on which coilovers to purchase. Its my daily driver and ride comfort is important . i will not be tracking the car. Just want it to look aggressive but not slammed. Just looking for the best bang for my buck. It is currently stock suspension and wheels. Will be switching the wheels as well. Any suggestions Thanks.

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CxRacing or BC Racing are a good beginner coilover. Don't cheap out out.
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A really good entry level coil are the tein basics. You have to reuse your tophats but they will give you ride height adjustment and be on the softer side for spring rates.If you dont plan to track and dont need the dampening adjustments its a good value. Cost is about 450 or around that.
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BC Racing user here in my daily drive.

Comfy & highly recommended. This is my second set. My first set I bought is in my SW20 MR2.
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+1 on the BC's. I just installed a set w/ 12k/10k Swift springs the other day and the ride feels like a factory setup. I can see how some people feel this setup is too soft, but for a daily driver I think it's perfect and I haven't even played around with the damper adjustments yet, they are still at the factory settings (22 clicks from full soft).
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A really good entry level coil are the tein basics. You have to reuse your tophats but they will give you ride height adjustment and be on the softer side for spring rates.If you dont plan to track and dont need the dampening adjustments its a good value. Cost is about 450 or around that.
that's a great price for what it's meant for. that's like the price of a rebuild. just get new basics instead when the time comes

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Thanks for all the suggestion .Went with a set of BC Coilovers..

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Thanks for all the suggestion .Went with a set of BC Coilovers..
what spring rate did you go with ? i see a lot of people doing 12k/10k but i feel like you can go stiffer on spring rates and lighten the dampening for a more secure " stance " ride

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what spring rate did you go with ? i see a lot of people doing 12k/10k but i feel like you can go stiffer on spring rates and lighten the dampening for a more secure " stance " ride
went with the 12k /10k spring rate.

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Can't go wrong with that choice! Nice to see people doing it right the first time. Love my BCs ever time (14/12 rates)
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Can't go wrong with that choice! Nice to see people doing it right the first time. Love my BCs ever time (14/12 rates)
I have BC's on my 300zx and have no complaints. I think im going to go with Fortune Auto on the IS when the time comes. I've heard really good things about them and since they are hand built to order their customer service is really good. Plus they are an hour and a half from me. Come on Black Friday!

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I have BC's on my 300zx and have no complaints. I think im going to go with Fortune Auto on the IS when the time comes. I've heard really good things about them and since they are hand built to order their customer service is really good. Plus they are an hour and a half from me. Come on Black Friday!
hahaha nice I went feal for the same reason and got them on black Friday

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Can't go wrong with that choice! Nice to see people doing it right the first time. Love my BCs ever time (14/12 rates)
soo 12/10 vs 14/12 rates which would you recommend and why ? im really curious before i get something too soft or too stiff

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soo 12/10 vs 14/12 rates which would you recommend and why ? im really curious before i get something too soft or too stiff
I would recommend my setup for me. lol. It just depends on everything.
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