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I have done a fair amount of research on this. I have also run the Eibachs, the White Lines and the H&Rs. I finally went with the Hyperco springs because they are the only ones that will not bottom out on you. The other options do not have enough spring rate to prevent bottoming out, even if you run trimmed bump stops. (I highly recommend the foam bump stops, I think they are by Koni, but it's been a long time and the memory ain't what it used to be).
If you cannot find Hypercos in the aftermarket, I would recommend that you run Koni struts, probably set on full soft with the factory springs. Combine this with either poly bushings for your sway bars or upgraded sway bars from White Line or another source. Finally, you will be surprised how much a good alignment will do for your handling -- slightly enlarge the mounting wholes for your struts and maximize negative camber on all four wheels (you might get maybe 1*). Also set your from toe in to 0* or just a little bit of toe in (like 1/16") if you need a feel of more self centering in the steering. To emphasize: The Konis provide the best ride whether you run stock springs or aftermarket options. Don't skimp on your struts.
Obviously, this set up will not lower the car, but it will give you a very good ride and surprisingly good handling on the street. It's a solid way to go if you cannot get the Hypercoils.