KSport control pro coilovers, what are y'alls thoughts?

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08 MZ3 & 02 P5
Hey, Y'all I just bought myself a Yellow 2002 Protegé5 on monday, the only real issue is it has all but shot rear shocks/struts, I would rather put in the money now and get coilovers because I would be doing so soon anyway, so far, I'm looking at the KSport control pro coilovers. My question is, any absolute no's to these coilovers, they are $850 plus tax and shipping, and adjustable damping and height and bolt in to stock mounts. And if anyone has suggestions on other coils I am open to them. Thanks.
 

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Brands that are pretty tried and true for this platform include Ksport, YellowSpeed and BC coilovers. There's also Tein SS's but they're more expensive and require you to use your stock top hats. Can't really go wrong with any of them. Just be warned coilovers may ride a little rough. Everyone has a different tolerance to suspension stiffness. There's also D2 but I don't hear much about them (doesn't mean they're bad but I have no personal experience). I personally run BC coils and am pretty happy with them with 8k/6k spring rates.

More than likely, you'll need new sway bar end-links too.
 
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08 MZ3 & 02 P5
Thank you, I was looking around with not just protege reviews and people said that the Ksport struts have a tendency to break easily and I am a broke college student so I think I am going to go with the BCs like you say you have as with shipping and tax they come out to almost the same price and BC provides end-link with theirs. My old car has $80 ebay springs so I am more than used to a rough ride but I think for now I will likely keep them at the soft side of dampening.
 

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'18 CX-9 Signature
I had BC coilovers with Swift springs on my IS250 and they were perfect for that car, firm and sporty but still comfortable. Pretty reliable too, my city doesn't have the best roads and it gets stupid cold in the winter (usually -30c, sometimes getting as cold as -45c for a couple of days at a time). They were perfectly fine when I sold the car.
 
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08 MZ3 & 02 P5
I don't have the cold problem as I live in Texas but the bumpy road knowledge is nice that is the main reason the current shocks have to go. Thanks.
 
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