I took the car up into the mountains last night to shake it down, literally, and the front end feels great with the new parts and tires. The rear end feels like dog ass, its lifting quite a bit under braking and causing the tires to lock/slow, and theres quite a bit of movement when im set into the corner and it undulates from bumps it steps out a little to easily. Im going to play around with some settings to see if i can get it to tighten up but i want new struts soon.
Im having the debate of coilover struts vs standard struts. I want the car to be more comfortable to daily, which makes me want to lean towards Tein EnduraPro struts with swift springs. But when i want to throw the car around the coilovers are where its at i cant make up my mind. If i go back to regular struts i lose my camber adjustment so id have to slot the rear bolt holes.
The internet got a bad taste years ago from Tein for poor quality control (circa mid 2000s) but as of maybe 5-8 years ago everything they make is top notch. Twin tube struts are cheap to make, reliable and provide good street ride quality so they use them for a lot of their lineup. Everything is powder coated, threaded bodies are teflon coated, its all good shit. Everyone thinks the EDFC controller is a gimmick until they use it and its the best thing ever lol, ride soft and comfy on the highway then push a button to stiffen the valving up and rip through the woods.
Well, I wish I knew about the EnduraPro/Plus series a month or so ago. I *just* bought KYB AGXs and haven't even installed them yet and I'm already envious of that EDFC controller. Looking forward to a review.
Yeh i went through a few sets over the years, best bang for the buck. Im convinced subaru people are the only ones buying those, ive never in my life seen another set on another car even miatas or e36s