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Old 11-08-2010, 05:56 PM   #16
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sent essex an email n turns out they dont deal with intrax anymore they just deal with H&R
Crappy. That's who I got mine from, but that was about 3 or 4 years ago. I don't know who else would import them.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:10 PM   #17
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i kno i love the look of ur cab, i also like how the front drop is more than the rear cuz the rear seems to look already lower than the front. i guess what im lookin for is sum 60/40 springs?
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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True true, I'm also trying to think about passenger comfort.

However, what I'm really considering is going with something adjustable. Some other people on the forum may be able to answer, what is available for adjustable suspension. For that, I'd go higher priced. I saw Ground Control coilovers? Are these actually coilovers? What should I be looking for.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:43 PM   #19
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from what ive read u can either go with just the sleeve kit by GC or u can go full coilovers which ur gettin above 1,000

i *think* i may go with KYB struts and vogtland springs not 100% sure yet, i kno anything at this point will feel better than my totally blown suspension!
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:10 PM   #20
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I'd like someone to buy a set of these so I can get some feedback
http://www.tunershop.com/Suspensions...r=4&modell=283
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #21
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u can never go wrong with KW! id reccomend them to anyone! have em on my M and im tuckin all 4 wheels n they can still go about an inch lower! i have the dampening set in the middle and a lil stiffer in the rear and its even "girlfriend approved"...wanna go to the track? put her to full stiff n hope u got tires that can stick u to the road lol
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:23 PM   #22
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I'd like someone to buy a set of these so I can get some feedback
http://www.tunershop.com/Suspensions...r=4&modell=283
Shit son, that is what I'm looking for. That's kinda expensive though. I'm not shure if I shouldn't go lower end, then save that money for other mods. (ie. new tires)

Can you adjust GC? Cuz I want to be able to slam it a little more in the summer, but not be a snowplow in the winter. Should I even worry about the winter... I just need like, $2500 right now.
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it may seem like that but to be honest KW is WELL worth it!
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:42 PM   #24
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Shit son, that is what I'm looking for. That's kinda expensive though. I'm not shure if I shouldn't go lower end, then save that money for other mods. (ie. new tires)
The beauty with that kit is that it's bolt in, no strut modifications needed.
That's a reasonable price in my opinion. You're not going to be able to piece together a good set-up for much less than what this kit or the GC kit costs.
Sleeve kit ~ $400
Billie sport kit ~ $450
Camber/caster plates ~ $350

total = $1200
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The beauty with that kit is that it's bolt in, no strut modifications needed.
That's a reasonable price in my opinion. You're not going to be able to piece together a good set-up for much less than what this kit or the GC kit costs.
Sleeve kit ~ $400
Billie sport kit ~ $450
Camber/caster plates ~ $350

total = $1200
ReeEEEEEAAAaaally. Do you not need camber/caster plates for the KWs? Is the ride going to be as harsh as Simon Cowell?
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I'm starting to think of a GC kit with 220F 350R.

My question to those with coil over setups - Is it better going HD shock/struts or Sport? I want to raise it to almost stock height in the winter and drop 1.5 - 2" for the summer. But I'mnot going to buy 2 sets of shocks/struts.
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^ Go with the Sports. I just recently learned that HD and Sports are the same valving... (what I thought was an internet myth ) Might as well stick with the shock that is a bit shorter, because the Sports will still work perfectly on a stock height car, contrary to what Bilstein says in their catalog.
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ReeEEEEEAAAaaally. Do you not need camber/caster plates for the KWs? Is the ride going to be as harsh as Simon Cowell?
You don't need them, but if you want to get the camber aligned to a stock spec after lowering the car you will need them.

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I'm starting to think of a GC kit with 220F 350R.

My question to those with coil over setups - Is it better going HD shock/struts or Sport? I want to raise it to almost stock height in the winter and drop 1.5 - 2" for the summer. But I'mnot going to buy 2 sets of shocks/struts.
I have the GC kit with the koni yellows and modified strut housings (1" cut out of them) My car can go about 1.5" lower and 1.5" higher than what you see in the pic. Only problem is that to go higher you need the tool to crank up the perch because you're pre-loading the spring. So if you didn't modify the housings you'd be able to go 1/2" lower and 2.5" higher than what you see in the pic.

edit: and at full low my front tires rub the fenders with 205/55R15's and -2 degrees camber
edit2: and raising my car another 1" to 1.5" will bring it to the about the height that vogtland lowering lower the car to, and I drove last winter with vogtland lowering springs with no problems.

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Old 11-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #29
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ok guys im goin with KYB's and Vogtland springs, now on my e46 when i did my suspension i replaced my rear shock mount and front strut mount im thinkin of doing the same with my e30? also have on order sum FCAB's and sway end links as both of those are shot to hell.
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any opinions as to replacing shock and strut mounts?
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