Time to put shocks/struts on the 2004 3s Hatch ... not sure what to buy
I've noticed a little bit more wheel hop over nasty bumps as well as a bit of leakage recently. I assume the stock shocks are still on the car from 2004 and 89,000 miles ago, so I guess it's probably time to swap the things out for new ones.
I've been autocrossing a lot recently, and will probably continue to use the car for that purpose for quite a while. I also tend to enjoy a good, firm ride in-town especially if it means better cornering ability. I've been assuming Koni Yellow dampers are probably the way to go but it also seems like they're almost better suited to firmer-than-stock springs? I'm also looking at Koni FSD shocks but am afraid they'll feel too "soft" on the street. I know KYB is out there, as well as Tokiko and Bilstein, but can't really seem to find any good, consistent opinions on much of anything even though I'm sure this has been covered before.
Anyway, I guess the requirements (or preferred performance) would be a firmer-than-factory ride, with emphasis on better overall cornering grip. Longevity would be nice since I hate changing shocks, and I am not going to be changing the springs at the moment due to my desire to remain in H-Stock class at the moment. It's getting more and more tempting to make an ST car but I keep hearing the 3 isn't very competitive in the class, so for now, stock springs must stay to keep with the rules.
Thanks in advance for any advice!