Alright so I just got an alignment today so I guess it'* about time for a review.
I have http://www.coilsprings.com/
springs and I requested a 1.5" rear drop and a 1.75" front. I also asked for F41 spec stiffness.
As for the shocks/struts I have KYB GR2s.
Heres how it looks right now:
When I recieved the springs the front set had paint that was flaking off a little but the rear had a nice thicker coating on them. I'd suggest to get the extra coating since my front springs already have some rust.
The difference is night and day compared to my 130k old stock suspension.
There is no more floating around turns as it has lost it'* 'boat' ride.
I'm loving how my car stays flat an I am thrown side to side.
It'* much more firm than stock. You can feel bumps more and it gets harsh if you don't dodge the larger ones. IMO it'* not too stiff but that my be up to preference.
On the highway at around 60 or so there is some pogo/bouncyness. It happens rarely and it'* not bad so it dosen't bother me.
IMO it'* well worth it for a SE. I've never driven a SSEi so I wouldn't be able to compare. But like I said for me the the difference was huge
Some other things:
I did need camber bolts for the rear, just the +/- 1 degree ones. And there was about a half an inch difference between when I first installed everything and after the shocks settled down. Also, there is no rubbing with a 42mm offset rim.