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Coilover suggestions?

So I am looking into getting some coil overs for my 08 IS250 RWD and Ive heard of a few brands but I wanted to know what you guys suggest as far as a 2" drop goes?

P.S. DO NOT suggest Megan Racing or I will slap you silly.

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BC racing BR's from Figs. Can't go wrong.
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BC racing BR's from Figs. Can't go wrong.
With Extreme Drop? (whatever that is) haha

and Default Spring Rates or should I put in specifics?

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I got the extreme drop kit but it wasn't necessary unless you wanna go hellaflush.

I have 12k/10k on my IS300 and would have rather go stiffer and then go softer on the dampening.
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Bc or hsd
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I have tein street basis coilovers on my is300. I think they ar 8k up front 6k rear. I bought them because I still wanted a comfortable ride. They do ride good but wish I would have at least gone 10/8k
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I have Function and Form Type 2's on both my accord and my is300 and I love them. 14k/10k on the IS and they come with adjustable dampening. I don't know what the spring rates will be for ISx50 but either way height adjustment is minimal drop to frame on the ground.

I like the stiff ride, dampening set all the way stiff, but everyone is different and they do get very comfortable on their softest setting.

Prices are around 900 give or take.
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I had BC Racing with custom spring rates when I had my IS250. My spring rates were at 14k Front and 10K Rear and I had the dampers adjusted 2 clicks away from the hardest setting. The ride wasn't too harsh in my opinion but had stiffer ride which I expected and needed since I drove really low.

My drop was at a little more than 2" from stock. The shock bodies are built pretty sturdy, as height is adjusted via the threaded shock body. All in all, I was really happy with the setup.
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I just picked up a set of BC Racing BR's myself for a '11 IS250, stoked! I believe 'off-the-shelf' settings are 10k/8k, or that is what my sales rep told me at least.
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I am running BC racing BR, 8k/10k lowered to 25.5 inches from fender to ground on a IS250 AWD. Feels better than stock.
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Just a quick question, couldn't pin point the idea to search it,
I have an 01 is300, it has stock struts with eibach sport line 1.5" drop. I read on here that anything lower than .5" pretty much has the 01 struts bottomed out. So would a koni replacement or any other aftermarket brand for this matter, help so that my struts aren't maxed with just springs, I need to be able to rely on the stock suspension with springs for another year until I go to coilovers. Sorry for a thread jack, just didn't want to be an idiot and post a single question as new thread.

Edit: OP I have all megan control, traction, and toe arms, and was looking at their coils and decided against it although I'm more than satisfied with their other parts. But I am going to be purchasing the bc br.

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