I would get a good set. I live in Alberta and the roads can be shit here so it sucks with bad coil overs. I heard Bc racing coil overs also make some really good ones for street and track.
You can get a camber adjustable strut tower mount, or use the standard camber bolts if you just need a few degrees.-How do you get camber adjustment?
Stiffer strut mounts is gonna be a good plus for handling, if you do end up taking it on curvy roads. Upgrade your swaybars and maybe add a good strut tower too.-Would it make sense to get the group N strut mounts if I go with a spring and strut combo?
Its better to stick to the variant that your car comes with to avoid extra unnecessary labor.-When shopping for spring/strut combos online does it matter if it's for 5X100 or 5X114?
Take care of the body roll first with sways and upgrade your brakes first if you can.-What are good springs for spirited canyon runs/occasional autocross? I doubt I do much autocross but I want to keep the option open
I concur and vouch with everyone on the KYB AGX struts. In my personal setup, I preferred that with Tein H-Techs (Gold) lowerings springs. Coilovers are mostly for Florida roads. People blow them too often or bend in the strut towers after snow season up here in the northeast, not worth the cost especially if you'll daily drive or if you don't need the suspension stiffness. Unless if you have a fat wallet of course 😉-What aftermarket struts do you recommend? Any oem used ones worth looking into?
I agree with this. I put some not very nice ISC coilovers on my 2.5RS and it isn't a great experience driving around. Glorious on smooth roads but those are few and far between. I'm also in the Philly area.Honestly, just get a good spring and strut setup.
It's a little more involved though, since you have to build them yourself.
They both get attached the same ( 3 nuts up top and 2 bolts on the bottom + the 5 lug nuts)
I just suggest it because coils are way too stiff for crappy roads.
Great for a racetrack but not for a daily.
My experience on high quality, possibly not 100% perfectly self-installed coilovers:Was curious if anyone on here from the tri-state area has had any experiences with coilovers vs springs and what were your experiences?
Our roads aren't the best
Yeah I'm glad I brought this up because the forum convinced me to go with struts and springs instead of coilovers. I'm glad I got there because dropping big coin on some Ohlins only to learn that they weren't really practical for the street would've been a terrible investment on my end.My experience on high quality, possibly not 100% perfectly self-installed coilovers:
in the city : from meh to uncomfortable to frustrating
on relatively smoother rural two lane highways : rare sunlit moments of true bliss
on smooth interstate highways : performant and enjoyable for short to medium length trips
on bumpy interstate highways : sufferable to mildly uncomfortable for short to medium length trips
on heavily potted unmaintained rural back roads : slowed down significantly to avoid damaging the car
PM'd you the model to avoid trashing the brand online etc.If you don't mind me asking, what coilovers did you have?