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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension help

So I am finally doing a suspension refresh on my '04. A. because I am now at 155K miles. B. I hit a nasty pothole that left my caster out of alignment on the front driver side, leaving me with a bend somewhere in that area of the suspension plus a bent wheel.

About my driving habits. My '04 is my daily driver with mostly highway driving. I do not do any track driving nor do I plan to. I live in Chicago where there are a tremendous amount of potholes and unevenly paved roads.

I am mostly going with a lot of figs parts with a front refresh kit along with a caster arm from a different vender, Figs mega rear kit, Figs UCA OE replacement, and Hotchkis sway bars.

My only question is in terms of getting either coilovers or a spring and strut combo. I do not want a super stiff ride at all. What I would want is an upgraded Lexus feel type of ride. Mainly because of the crappy roads here in Chicago. Plus I would like an as close to stock ride height.

For coilovers I was looking at BC Racing BR series with the swift upgraded springs from Figs. For a spring/strut combo I was looking at either of the koni and eibach combos at tire rack just not sure as to which one. Yes there is an obvious price difference between the coilovers and spring/strut combos. I am just not sure as to which one would benefit me the most with what I want with my suspension.

I'm also planning on getting my wheel repaired if it is at all possible.

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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If you want close to stock height, you could go with Eibach springs or even Tein Htech if you want something more conservative.

Honestly, I would keep it stock height, and just replace the shocks. I live in Houston, and I know your pain when its comes to shitty roads.
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If you're not looking for something too crazy look at the koni orange shocks. I run the with the tein h techs. The have an adjustable perch to go lower than the aping would normally if you want (what I did) or you can leave it on the normal height
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