as for lowering springs vs coilovers it's a big difference. You can go lower and adjust comfort/stiffness and all that good stuff compared to lowering springs. So if you just got springs and weren't pleased with the amount or were too low you would have to loose out money selling them back to someone. I'm leaning towards the same set of coilover's OP and I think the person above thought the ride wasn't good could have been because he has 21" rims and CO's probly werent set for more comfort. Also those megan CO's will let you go lower than you'll be able to drive on normal streets with bumps and drive ways, etc. With my 1.6" drop in the front I have trouble on incline's/declines and some speed bumps. Another thing to factor in is tire overall diameter, if you plan on getting 22"s CO's will be the way to go if you dont want to buy Tein S techs. But if you want to accomplish a suttle look you can always increase the width of the tire and/or profile to raise you up a little bit on a 19"-20" rim.