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Old 05-31-2012, 01:16 AM   #15
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Hi I am also looking to purchase these, please let me know when they are available. The snow if gonna be a real issue for me in my frs hah
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I don't understand you guys... I've been riding miatas, skylines, silvias, etc.. all on coilovers and as winter beaters (in Quebec : average of 9.5 feet of snow every year), never had a single problem. Get yourself a good set of winter tires and call it a day.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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I don't understand you guys... I've been riding miatas, skylines, silvias, etc.. all on coilovers and as winter beaters (in Quebec : average of 9.5 feet of snow every year), never had a single problem. Get yourself a good set of winter tires and call it a day.
Tires are fine, it's the ruts. Especially in back lanes. And the big hunks of ice that fall off other cars.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #19
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I've never had to raise my car in N.E. winters, but I sure would've liked to just for added piece of mind
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #20
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Dont mean to revive an old post, but the snow ruts are the problems here in alaska, especially when going from a road, where snow is always plowed, to private lots, like our local Subaru dealership, where the difference in height can be 3-4 inches.

Now add that with sloped lot entrances and you have bumpers, front and back, scrapping or ramming straight into an edge of hard block ice.

My 2011 WRX, with a full inch of clearance more than the BRZ, had terrible problems with entering/leaving private lots from the main road. It suffered two bumper cracks last winter because of this. Think how bad it would be for the BRZ here.

Clearance is a must, but damn 2K for those coilovers? Ouch.
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At the very least I'd look into some skid plates to protect the undercarriage a bit. Maybe rally armor will come out with some stuff? They've got rally flaps coming out.

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/rall...-c-60_172.html

I've always used a Primitive Racing skid plate underneath my WRX for extra peace of mind. Definitely saved me a few times when stuff has fallen off pick-ups in front of me and had no chance to swerve. Just a big "CLANG" sound underneath.

Regardless of what coilovers you get, make sure you install them properly with a good layer of anti-sieze on threaded areas like lock rings, etc. and wipe off the excess. I'd give them a good spray down with this stuff to help keep rust, etc. at bay.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-40...ing-spray.aspx

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That second video almost made me crap my pants... so many drop offs...
I was thinking the exact same thing. That's some impressive control.
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I don't understand you guys... I've been riding miatas, skylines, silvias, etc.. all on coilovers and as winter beaters (in Quebec : average of 9.5 feet of snow every year), never had a single problem. Get yourself a good set of winter tires and call it a day.
You've obviously never been in the prairies during winter.
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Does anyone know if the BC Racing coilovers allow ride height rising?
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Does anyone know if the BC Racing coilovers allow ride height rising?
I talked to them a few weeks ago. They do not . Only ones i know of so far is Cusco which isn't really pocket friendly!
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I don't understand you guys... I've been riding miatas, skylines, silvias, etc.. all on coilovers and as winter beaters (in Quebec : average of 9.5 feet of snow every year), never had a single problem. Get yourself a good set of winter tires and call it a day.
Let's just say you haven't seen Alaskan' winters haha.
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What about just removing the front bumper for winter driving?

I haven't specifically looked, but I would imagine that the front lip on the bumper is lower than the underbody of the car.
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What about just removing the front bumper for winter driving?

I haven't specifically looked, but I would imagine that the front lip on the bumper is lower than the underbody of the car.
running without a bumper will look wayyy to tacky!
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