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What shock/spring combination is considered to be the best for both performance and quality. I'm not going to bother with the coliover option because I'm never going to track my car so the extra cost will be unecessary.

I'm leaning towards Tein because they are easy to get hold of in the UK.

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Hotchkis springs have the highest spring rate of any off the shelf conventional lowering spring. They are pretty cheap too. I'd go with Hotchkis and KYB AGX or KONI.

are you sure about this. what are the drops and front and rear rates. i am sure they aren't progressive if they are ignore answering my question
 

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here's the thing about the Hotchkis springs, if you get them with kyb's or something like that you run the risk of prematurely wearing the struts out. You'd need Koni custom struts (or something like that). I do have a set of brand new Hotchkis springs though if you are interested. I only opened the box to check for damage. I've decided to go the cheaper route and get the tokico shock/spring package myself.
 

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I guess theres no one answer then. Moneys not really an issue so much as quality.

I don't track the car so I'm not looking for racing car suspension, but I want it LOW whilst maintaing as much ride quality as possible. It'll be dropped on 18s, so obviously looks are coming into the equation some what.
 

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Originally posted by cycocelica
KYB AGX shocks/strut and tein s-tech
Im in the process of purchasing this setup. From reading around and checking, I think this is best buck setup for someone on budget (ideally college student or spirited driver enthusiast) and a day or two at the track every now & then. If your not in a rush, I'd save up for coilovers though(otherwise AGX/Tein)... Just my .02.
 

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Originally posted by celicatsport
I guess theres no one answer then. Moneys not really an issue so much as quality.

I don't track the car so I'm not looking for racing car suspension, but I want it LOW whilst maintaing as much ride quality as possible. It'll be dropped on 18s, so obviously looks are coming into the equation some what.
I'd stay with springs/struts if you want ride comfort. Coilovers seem to be too stiff for a lot of people, especially with 18s.
Originally posted by Sguerra923
im looking for struts... whats the best out there? i mean i have TRD springs... should i go with TRD struts? or KYB?
Koni Yellows are the best struts. KYB AGX is next, and then KYB GR-2 (exactly the same as TRD) and Tokico.
 

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What are you planning to do? If you want some competitive shocks, get a set of Koni Yellows and send them in to get modified to be double adjustable. They'd be better than most OTS coilover setups.
 
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