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Autocross Springs

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My current setup:

Hotchkiss springs, bilstein shocks, spohn adjustable swaybar endlinks, BMR front and rear swaybars, BMR fixed extended length control arms upper and lower, spring perch relocated on axle adding like half an inch of ride height to the rear.

The car feels fairly planted street driving and what not, but when I took it to the course I was being thrown left and right with the roll. So it seems like the suggested advice is to go with a non-progressive spring which would be the global west 750#s.

But I've seen many mentions that if people could re-do it they would go with 800#+. I guess my question is where would I buy springs like that.

Then there's the question of ride height, what is the ideal ride height for these cars front and rear. Right now my current ride height is 27" inch rear and around 26" front. If I get the new springs for the front should I be aiming for 27"?

As for the rears, is keeping the progressive Hotchkiss rear springs ok?

Orrr do I just wait and save up for an adjustable setup.
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Idk anything about auto cross but couldn’t you use coil overs ?
It's quite expensive, like 4 grand for the level 2 kit with the coilovers, you can't really just buy coilovers for these cars without the rest of the stuff if you want to dial it in, and that's in USD. Then when you add in the time to get it dialed in with the alignments and what not it's even higher.
you can’t just install these without anything else? my back sits a bit higher cause the tire is taller and my front left wheel rub sometimes if I hit a bump on a left turn. So I thought about going adjustable so I could have it set a bit higher in the front, what else would you need ?

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