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Old 03-01-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Coilovers

Is any 1 here using coilovers, and if yes what brand
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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To be honest i did but i cant find any that just bolt on
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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There's KW, Ground Control, AST, TC Kline, etc.
Ground Control's are the most popular
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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How else would coil overs attach?

Seriously though, about the only edit: (reasonably priced) coilovers worth using are Ground Control. The adjustable kit is about $400 US.. comes with the front assemblies, rear adjustable perches and a set of springs, ERS, usually 300lb front 450lb rear. If you buy the kit with shocks and camber plates, you're looking around $1600. They come with custom konis.

What are your goals? If its LOW LOW LOW, then just get the adjustable kit with softer springs (you can specify any rate you want when you buy) and run your stock struts / shocks. Be prepared that you'll likely blow the fronts out within one season of daily driving. It will totally suck on the track.

If you want somewhat low, then go with a known good spring / shock combo, like H&R + bilsteins.

Search for more answers, don't just reply with another question. This should be enough to get you going! Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #6
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my buddy runs d2 coilovers......... i believe they're one of the cheaper ones but do the trick.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:46 PM   #7
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Thanks guy. When i say bolt on wat i mean is with some coilovers company such as spax u have to send them ur front struts so they can reweld them and i dont want that.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #8
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i believe the d2's run about 1100
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:32 PM   #9
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MATT is talking about me.... im running D2's on my car! there 1200 on ebay
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:01 PM   #10
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I'm looking into coilovers as well. Ground control is currently my top pick (I'm looking at the full kit), but the KW Variant 1 kit that is produced exclusively for Tuner Shop has caught my eye because they send you a direct bolt on kit, (no modifying strut housings) for ~$1400+tax free shipping in north america


http://www.tunershop.com/Suspensions...6_h4_m837.html

I just don't know if the struts are top adjustable (like the GC kit) and the kit doesn't come with camber plates like the GC kit thats another ~$250.

I'm going to contact an AST distributor to see what kind of kits / pricing they have. I know AST tends to be more $$ but I've read that their kit rides much better than the GC kit
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:02 PM   #11
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