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Old 10-13-2018, 04:34 PM   #1
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RCE yellows springs vs ST coilovers

I have a used 2013 frs with 60k miles on the odo. I am looking to lower the suspension just a bit to give it a bit better stance once I get my new wheels. I am wondering if I should byte the bullet and pick up some decent coils vs changing the springs. STs are about 850$ brand new on sale at FT86 speed factory atm. I am just worried the stock strut will go sooner rather then later... And then I will need more work to replace the struts
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at 60k miles I might opt for a coilover. CSG makes a great Tein coilover!
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at 60k miles I might opt for a coilover. CSG makes a great Tein coilover!
at 1400$ it's a bit out of my range. My car is mostly daily driver, back roads and a few hpde per year.
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@Racecomp Engineering should have some interesting thoughts on this topic.
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I welcome inputs. If there is a better combo out there I want to know about it.
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IMO, spring for new shocks at a minimum. I'd try to find some 2017+ used ones if you can, they're a good deal and better than the earlier shocks.

I wouldn't buy coilovers for your usage, good stock shocks (or bilsteins) and springs sound like a good combination for you.
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Yeah I'd take ST coilovers (with a proper set up) over RCE Yellows with old and tired 2013 shocks.

If you can find some new and low mileage 2016 or 2017+ shocks, go for it with the Yellows. The ST coilovers are a fine choice for a basic street set up but with any coilover you'll have to pay a little more attention to set up.

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The plain Tein Flex Z can be found for cheaper than the ST coils. Comes with camber plates while the ST's do not.
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I like the ST for it’s superb comfort, but my friends and I have always had our front struts blow with ST. While you send the shock in to get replaced, they don’t give you a temporary shock so your the car will experience down time.
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The plain Tein Flex Z can be found for cheaper than the ST coils. Comes with camber plates while the ST's do not.

Camber plates aren't good for everyone, so that might not be a plus (other than selling the plates) if they aren't good for the person's usage.
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Camber plates aren't good for everyone, so that might not be a plus (other than selling the plates) if they aren't good for the person's usage.
It does make for an easier install. No having to remove your stock top hat.
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