Suspension Coilover Conundrum

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I have recently Installed the following mods to my '15 MCS(A):

- NM Alpha Springs
- NM End Links
- NM Rear Sway Bar

The ride is DEFINITELY stiffer than I expected (other car is e300, is this to be expected compared to my other car?). I was wondering if I add coil-overs will it improve the ride quality at all? I've been told coilovers will make the ride more stiff, race car like. Is this true? If not, please provide Recommendations on quality coiliovers! I drive like a bat out of hell, I'm in the process of getting the engine built so I can turn up the boost. This is for context on how I want the car to perform. Don't know if I'll ever track the car but may on occasion with my friends.

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Old 12-28-2018, 09:56 AM
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Most people would do coil overs or springs, not both. The coil over has the springs with the added benefit of adjustments and different dampening rates. You did two things coils and sway that will stiffen ride. Try removing bar or coils and see what that does for you.
 
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Springs need to be stiffer when lowering, because you have less suspension travel. Do you do anything to the bump stops, like trim them down? You ‘could’ be riding in the bump stops at your lowered height, which would cause the suspension to be stiffer than from the springs alone...
 
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Originally Posted by BlackMarket View Post
I have recently Installed the following mods to my '15 MCS(A):

- NM Alpha Springs
- NM End Links
- NM Rear Sway Bar

The ride is DEFINITELY stiffer than I expected (other car is e300, is this to be expected compared to my other car?). I was wondering if I add coil-overs will it improve the ride quality at all? I've been told coilovers will make the ride more stiff, race car like. Is this true? If not, please provide Recommendations on quality coiliovers! I drive like a bat out of hell, I'm in the process of getting the engine built so I can turn up the boost. This is for context on how I want the car to perform. Don't know if I'll ever track the car but may on occasion with my friends.

Thanks in advance

BlackMarket
NM are relatively soft.
NM however requires the Micro Cellular Jounce Bumpers to be trimmed. (Others call them bump stops)
 
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