Okay.. So.. I've decided on a Thermal Cat-back with High-Flow cat, AEM or Hotshot short ram intake, and DIY bored TB. Now, I need to plan out handling and suspension. Any ideas for handling upgrades under $500USD? i was thinking a front strut tower brace. Some type of springs with no more than 1" or 1.5" drop if 1" isn't available, cuz i don't always have good clearance in certain situations already ><. Anyone know any companies that make 1" or 1.25" drop springs? If not, then i'll just go with Sprint Springs. I believe the struts need to be replaced because as far as i know, the previous owner didn't replace them and their pushin 81,000 Miles, so should i go with KYB? How much would they cost USD? Any other suspension mods for a daily driver that still drives hard on command?
What summer tires can handle downpour and are nice and sticky for a budget daily driver? Also, should i keep winter/Four-seasons on stock alloys and get the summers on new rims? Whats the max tire size for a sc2, cuz im not a fan of the stock, narrow footprint tires? I'm going to head out to the junkyards and look for some used lightweight rims. Any good rims, aftermarket or non-saturn, that fit (slight modifying or OEM fit)?