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    Lowering springs: FRPP vs. Mountune

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but here we go.
    I'm going to be going lower this year, so I'm looking at getting a set of Bilstein B8s. The question now is the springs: FRPP or Mountune?
    I like that the FRPPs have a much less aggressive drop than the Mountunes, but the ride quality concerns me as much as anything. It's been said that the B8/Mountune combo (old ClubSport) is just about the perfect balance of ride/handling, and that the FRPPs can be a bit harsher. I don't really want/need to go as low as the Mountunes (1"/1.4"); in fact, the FRPP (.3"/.6") is probably the better drop for the road conditions here in VT, but again, the ride quality is more important to me.
    Convince me to choose one over the other.
    Thanks for your input.
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    I have the FRPP springs... same decision as yourself... I live on a hill, that is on a hill... so have to clear a little ground upon leaving the driveway (take the driveway out on an angle). So I cannot go too low here.

    I will say this, I love the FRPP springs. their look for sure! and they ride SO much better than the stock springs - both comfort and performance. Their drop here was a little more than stated... so I eventually dropped almost level in height (the rear dropped more than the front - so looks correct!!). But I would say their drop was almost an inch maybe all around. Makes the SnowFlakes look soo much better, as far as fit. (still thinking some 18x9 rfp-1's in gold or bronze to really finish it off).

    I started with Steeda rear end links... then the FRPP springs and brakes all around (just R1 concepts - no big brake kits yet...). Stock struts/shocks. 15k on the FRPP and no strut issues! added the Steeda rear sway bar (waiting on weather to break for the front swaybar and wheel alignement). I have designs on the Bilstein B8 all around also!

    Not saying anything bad about the Mountune, as folks that have them love them too.

    A friend near by has the mountune kit, Bilstein and springs, and his drop looks the same as mine. His ride feels very similar to mine own. So if you find a deal on one or the other, like Ebay for the FRPP springs, or ModBargains for the Mountune... go for it! In fact Modbargains has a good price on both the Bilstein kit, and the mountune springs... Just sayin If you can find a discount code for them, or call and ask, for 850 less a discount, hard to beat...

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    Thanks for the input--ModBargains is where I found the B8s. Any pics?
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    Just the other day...
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    That certainly looks like more than 1/2" drop.
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    anyone else?
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    Here's the drop on the new mountune kit. It feels like a new car.
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    Clubsport with B8's on 18x9's +40
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    14' IS ST1
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    It looks like Ford might have discontinued the M-5300-U spring set; it's no longer listed on the FRPP website.
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    I ended up ordering the FRPPs from Tasca, and the B8s from ModBargains. The rear B8s are still on backorder, but I can do install until May anyway.
    2014 Performance Blue ST2 // Charcoal/Blue Recaros // Moonroof #2,304 of 14,036

    COBB Intake System // Magnaflow 15155 Cat-Back Exhaust // Steeda Street/Comp FMIC // Bigger Mouth Snorkel // Breedt Quick Shift Arm & FRPP Short Shifter // AP3 with Stratified tune // TSW Bathhurst Wheels with 245/40ZR18 Pilot Super Sports // Damond Motorsports Catch Can // Triple R Splitter // Steeda Jacking Rails

    The Winter Ride: 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon---251,000 miles and still going strong!

 

 
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