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Author Subject: Benifits of Coilovers?
lwgti-6

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Post #1
Gmax have let me down on their 60mm suspension kit as after i orded and paid for them, they told me it would be a 6 week wait untill they come back into stock.

Car's currently off the road as it failed the mot on the suspension so it seemed best to refresh everything.

So i'm now on the lookout for another 60mm lowering kit and have come across coilovers. Whats the benifit of having them over an uprated shock and spring kit?, other than adustable height and stiffness. I know they are alot more in price but i need to get my car back on the road....

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 13:41
hovis16

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Post #2
if you planning for the track then hell yeah,if not is not worth it mate because if you roads are shit you'd be rebuilding them and you back every other year! haha

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 13:45
welshpug!

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hovis16 wrote:
if you planning for the track then hell yeah,if not is not worth it mate because if you roads are shit you'd be rebuilding them and you back every other year! haha


not if you get decent ones and set-up properly, they can be more compliant than the standard dampers.

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 14:12
adam b

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I love mine... Hovis has been in my car anyway Smile

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 14:25
rallyestyle

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adam b wrote:
I love mine... Hovis has been in my car anyway Smile


I found them to be far more comfortable and smmoth than my rallye, the roads were nice down bristol way though, London is like basra Laugh

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 15:05
lotek

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Post #6
i like having coilies fitted although speedbumps are unbearable now.

wouldnt mind droppping my springrate though.
Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 16:19
phillipm

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Mine hardly even moves over speedbumps Big grin

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Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 16:41
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LOL camel car
Posted 11th Jun 2010 at 16:43
hovis16

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yeah adam your set up is lovelyLove

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 02:16
welshpug!

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I wants the orange+blackness Love

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 02:37
phillipm

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I think you can get medication for that.

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 02:39
adam b

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phillipm wrote:
I think you can get medication for that.


You can, comes in 4 parts or corners and its not cheap...

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 02:51
welshpug!

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can scoob classic or hawkeye ones be made to fit a pug? LOL

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 02:58
phillipm

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welshpug! wrote:
can scoob classic or hawkeye ones be made to fit a pug? LOL


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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 04:12
rich-6

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Post #15
I love mine, they need setting up properly though.

When i fitted mine a just measured the amount of thread on each strut and made sure they matched both sides, then got the camber etc set up at the tyre centre,

Needs redoing though after the PAS pipe went i had to remove the n/s strut to get the pipe out and it now understeers on left handers Laugh

I am running around -1.5deg camber and will more than likely tweak that to 2deg at work when i redo it Ninja corners wonderfully usually

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Posted 12th Jun 2010 at 18:43

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