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qimis
03-01-2004, 07:37 PM
I'm thinking to get a coilovers for my car, but it seems like there are several options and I'm kinda confused with which one to get and their differences. I've seen some coilovers that are so cheap :confused: but they dont come w/ shocks ... I've noticed a lot of people are using:

- FK Coilovers
- Ground Control combined with Bilstein shocks ?
- H&R Coilovers
- etc.

Basically what I'm looking for is something that have height adjustable (stiffness adjustable, does this really effect ?) and something that can lower the car really really low :)

What is the price range for these coilovers ? I've seen some are around $1,200-$1,400.

Are coilovers comparable w/ normal lowering kit ?

ps:Post some pics please if you guys have ! Thanks.

diegom6
03-01-2004, 08:11 PM
I say go with GC's Kit with konis adjustables, better than Bilsteins.

If I can sell my damm Eibachs Pro Kit soon, I will buying the Coil overs, the Konis adjustables are in my bimmer already.

Plus the GC kit doesn't cost to much.*th-up*

Miguel
03-01-2004, 09:08 PM
How can GC's kit be better than Bilstein PSS9's?!?

diegom6
03-01-2004, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Miguel
How can GC's kit be better than Bilstein PSS9's?!?

dunno:rolleyes:

Skunk#1
03-01-2004, 09:50 PM
i think that they mean the koni are better than bilsteins for stiffer springs, because the rebound is greater. the bilstiens cnat cope with the stiffer springs because the rebound is not setup for them.

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by diegom6
I say go with GC's Kit with konis adjustables, better than Bilsteins.

If I can sell my damm Eibachs Pro Kit soon, I will buying the Coil overs, the Konis adjustables are in my bimmer already.

Plus the GC kit doesn't cost to much.*th-up*

"Specify Stock, Koni or Bilstein . (Bilstein is not recommended because of the bottoming out problem. Bilstein Sports are NOT shorter than stock shocks or Konis when compressed"

http://www.ground-control.com/?D=88e79e2485b8d2b76ff100ac477b054b

was that what you were saying ?

qimis
03-02-2004, 09:13 PM
- b u m p -

AndreNY
03-02-2004, 11:05 PM
whatever u do DO NOT get GC's they suck major ass, and by now i know that you are more concerned on how low the car can go and how good of a ride you cna have. GC"s suck ass for that, and on top of that they dont slam the car at all. I have them and i regret ever getting them, they ride like shit as well, if i ever to do it over again i would def go for FK's it's what every other E#0 has in GErmany and it's not that much money. Of course the best coilover set-up for our cars is H&R, but costs way too much $$$

Tunerworks
03-02-2004, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by qimis
I'm thinking to get a coilovers for my car, but it seems like there are several options and I'm kinda confused with which one to get and their differences. I've seen some coilovers that are so cheap :confused: but they dont come w/ shocks ... I've noticed a lot of people are using:



What model/year car will these be for? What other mods does the car have? What type of driving will the car be used for? What is your budget?

Let me know and I will help you out...

Rob

Tunerworks
03-02-2004, 11:18 PM
Originally posted by AndreNY
whatever u do DO NOT get GC's they suck major ass, and by now i know that you are more concerned on how low the car can go and how good of a ride you cna have...

That is both surprising and dissapointing that you had such a bad experience with GC. My best guess is they were set outside the designed limited of the kit, were matched with the wrong dampers, had the incorrect spring rates or a combo of all these factors! I sell GC, FK, KW, H&R, Hiop, AC Schnitzer, Bilstein (maybe others?) and I can't say enough good things about the GC kits, providing they are spec'd and installed correctly. They are not as simple to plug-N-play as some kits, but can be set-up sweeter than just about anything else :)

Rob

burtonownz
03-08-2004, 09:48 PM
Andre, are you saying that it's a poor ride because it's very stiff or what? I've been looking into suspension and I'm not interested in having a comfortable ride and I want adjustability and have been looking in GC Konis/Eibach. So, explain exactly what you mean saying that they're not worth it. I'm not defending GC, I just wonder what your opinion is of them more exactly, heh.

Thanks

djtbster
03-08-2004, 10:42 PM
wat modifications do u have to do, to the rear when installing either GC of FK adjustable coilovers, since the shocks and springs are independant in my 325e

808BMW
03-09-2004, 02:10 AM
Gc's aren't a true coilover in the rear. It is a spring on ajn adjustable perch, and the shock is still independant. A real coilover in the rear requires a weld-in roll cage.

I have GC's and love it.

djtbster
03-09-2004, 02:50 AM
how about the fk coilovers, are they the same design as the gc, cuz ill proby end up just getting the the GC adj coil over springs minus the the shocks, cuz ill get something very stiff, for drifting