I have had quite a few different cars in the past and the one thing that I always did to my cars are suspension and wheels. After spending much time looking around on the forums at the coil over options people are using I have come to the conclusion that everyone is either running KW V3 or BC coil overs. I will admit, on every car I have had I had Stance coil overs on them as long as they were available for my platform.
After seeing that Stance has an IS250/350 option I knew I would be able to work with them to help with the ISF option. After talking with Nick at Touge Factory quite a few times we have nailed down and option that will hopefully speak to most the ISF users on this forum. I have discussed settings for the suspension with Stance and they initially offered the coil overs in the 12k/9k spring rates which I feel would be to soft for the ISF and we have agreed to do a 14k/10k setup. Now you may be thinking wait a minute here, you cant just change the spring rate on springs with out messing up the shock valving and you are correct. Stance and I have revalued the IS 250 shocks to work with this spring rate. In addition to the spring rate and shock valving we have discussed that Swift springs are a great addition to any coil over setup and I agree.
This review will be a multi part review with a few different iterations of the setup for the ISF and starting with the re valved shocks and Stance factory 14k front and 10k rear springs. Next will be followed up by the Swift springs and if I can talk Stance into it, standard shocks and 12k/9k setup.
During this test I will be using my 2008 ISF with I/H/E setup, Figs rear lower control arms, Figs rear toe arms, figs front lower eyelet bushings, Aftermarket wheels with 245/275 Bridgestone RE-11 tires.
Without further ramblings, I received the coil overs and would like to show them off out of the box along with the packaging. I do not have the Swift springs yet to stop my tempation of putting them on right now. I will be fully dissasembling the coil overs to 22ple themfor future protections.
Nice big box, great for storing your OEM shock setups.
Each coilover is in its own box, and inside that box bubble wrapped.
Here are the fronts out of packaging, very nice looking setup, well designed, I do not have a weight per coilover yet but will be getting that once I go to install.
Top upper hat, very thick upper hat with hard rubber isolater and caps to protect the threaded studs.
on to the rears,
Rears look very close to the front,
again, same as the front thick top hat, rubber isolator.
Lastly, the spanner wrenches and Im guessing the wormclamp and the l brackets are for brakes lines