surmiser Posted January 8, 2017 Share Posted January 8, 2017 I've lowered my 2.5 with Gecko G-Street coilovers. 18-inch wheels with stock 225/50R18 tires. 1.5-inch drop all around: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/4d9145db6280a89fbbc1514f259bb4fe.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/dab9d3ca10017d71162579ed3f69a103.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/f0195aa7ba99d03e1b4755dfa8bd5ffd.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/a14d462305f2dfb8e75613bc44114a8d.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/be2ef3f1c15f1b1ebd230a0eaa47e39d.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/835b72f89c090f1118bde218f51d7f6b.jpg Front coilover: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/3a2c9c20fbe140ace1df4f1f2543f99c.jpg Front damping adjustment knob: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/e7a594d778fa3971941b0bfaeb31d8af.jpg Rear coilover: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/afedc5ef0b04d0c529575d126a142bbb.jpg Rear damping adjustment knob: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/35d68e6d59250578bd385b6631fac26e.jpg Gecko is a Taiwanese coilover brand that's available in the US: https://www.facebook.com/GeckoUSA You probably haven't heard of them because their background is OEM work and they don't seem to have had much luck establishing themselves as an independent brand. Their dubious branding probably doesn't help. But I decided to gamble on them because they are cheap (I believe they start at about US$700 Stateside but are perversely a bit more expensive in Southeast Asia) and boast impressive specs, which include Japanese KOYO bearing and NOK seals (I believe Tein uses these too). I bought the G-Street model, which is fully adjustable for height but not camber, and has 24 levels of damping adjustment. There's a G-Street Plus model that adds camber, and a G-Race model with stiffer springs and 30 levels of damping. My coilovers are actually a custom job because Gecko didn't have a model for our Legacy BN9. My local dealer gave me a small discount for being a guinea pig, which made them noticeably cheaper than official BN9 coilovers from D2 and RS*R. And now Gecko officially supports the BN9. Ask for product number 13581075. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/a888e728dbda4a1690ac399d00485ba1.jpg http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170108/6aa942163791e087164bf7581320dc7d.jpg Front springs are 180mm with 8kg spring rates. Rear springs are 200mm with 6kg spring rates. In terms of comfort, I was worried these would be on the stiff side but although the ride is noticeably bumpier than stock, it's completely bearable. I have front dampers at a third stiffness (8/24) and rear at a quarter (6/24), with no bottoming out and no rubbing when cornering. I suspect that softer springs would have given me clearance problems at this ride height. I also suspect that my 22mm Whiteline sway bar allowed me to get away with softer rear damper settings. So, before you get coils, I highly recommend a stiffer sway bar first. In terms of performance, there's no longer any perceivable diving during hard braking. And cornering composure is greatly improved, as is roadholding in general. In terms of looks, I'm completely satisfied. P.S. I originally posted this in the "H&R Springs" thread but mod GTEASER suggested I start my own thread, so here it is. @redvenetian on Instagram Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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