@Arathol, thanks so much for all your input earlier. Appreciate it very much. I have just purchased H&R springs from Ebay and can't wait to get it. I will follow your advice. By the way, I am sure I'll have more questions for you later I hope you won't mind.
Quick question since I realized the setup I have is very similar to what you already have (Koni FSD/H&R Springs/16" OEM Wheels (plan to keep it at 16")/Dunlop Sig HP), its a '15 Mazda 3 Sport Sedan.
I have not installed H&R/Koni FSD yet, my question was if the sway bar needs to be upgraded as well if going with the Koni/HR setup? From what Ive read it certainly helps but Im trying to figure out if its really needed (though I do plan on getting adjustable endlinks even if I stick with stock sway bar)
Never had yellows. They are more performance oriented and less ride friendly. FSDs will almost certainly be better on a street car unless you have some pretty radical springs. There are a number of forum members who have FSDs and feedback has been all positive. These seem to be a good choice if you want to upgrade and keep oem or better ride quality. I'm not sure who if any have gone from yellows to FSDs though.
If I remember correctly you switched from Koni Yellows to Koni FSDs?
I did a quick search for anyone else that had done it, but didn't see anything initially. (I posted something dumb the other day and was making sure I did my due diligence, sorry bout that)
My issue with my current setup is I feel like the ride could be a little better, I just dont know if I would ever be able to figure it out by adjusting back and forth the Koni Yellows. So I am doing a little more research to see if switching to Koni FSDs would be beneficial in the long run?
Opinions? Do you know anyone else who also made this switch?
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Thank you for the valuable information. Will take this into consideration when purchasing tires/rims. One last piece of info if you don't mind answering. The OEM TPMS would be fine to switch over to another tire/rim after market brand? Members here say they have no problem using the OEM TPMS with aftermarket.
I'm purely looking for aesthetic wheels while maintaining somewhat stock settings. stock setting is 205/50/16 so maintaining the same widths wouldn't matter? Some members here as well as yourself have the same set-up of 205/45 or 50/17 and there's no special modifications needed?