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Coilover spring rate? 10k/8k vs 8k/6k

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Hey guys, I am soon going to purchase a new set of coilover.
(which one? haven't decided yet)

First off, I don't mind a bit harsh ride, I can live with 8k/6k with no problem and I still think it has room to improve the body roll.

I already have Cusco front and rear swaybar (22mm)

But since body roll isn't = bad, I don't know if I should try a set of coilover with stiffer spring rate or just stick with 8k/6k

I don't know if 10k/8k spring rate will be too much on street tires with swaybars (like RT615) and I only track 1-2 times a year.

Assume the new coilover damper setting are good for 8k/6k ~ 10k/8k

I was wondering will the 10k/8k fit my need better or 8k/6k because it will lose so much traction on street tires with 10k/8k?

I'd love to have a stiffer ride but traction and grip is what I concern with street tires :D

I know this is really depends on personal taste, but hope someone can come in and share their thoughts.

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If you are going to be tracking only 1-2 times/year then personally I would go with a softer suspension set up (8k/6k) like previously suggested. If your daily commute finds you driving on any rough/uneven/broken roads then 10k/8k will definitely not be pleasant.

If at all possible you should try to see if anyone around you will hook you up with a ride just to experience both spring rate set ups that way you can make an informed decision for yourself.

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