I like the ST's. I was looking for the same effect you are. I also added the 1104/0929 shocks and it feels like a Vette. (Well, not really but it is very stiff and handles great.) They are not progressive and they lower the car by about 2 inches in the front and 2 1/2 in the rear. I also removed the isolators. A little noisy like that but hey, I'm the only one that drives or even rides in my car.