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Old 01-30-2004, 03:17 AM   #1
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e46 Coilovers

in your guys opinions what do u think are the best coilover system for e46s

right now i have acs coilovers sitting in my closet waiting to be unleashed but i am worreid that the bilsteins are better and i no they are way cheaper

the guy who i bought it off of told me i can return them only if they are still packaged so i am in a debate

wat do u guys think also include coilover systems such as dinan and anyone else

where and how much would i find the cheapest set of bilsteins pss9s if i decide to get them
thanks in advance
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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KW V2's you can lower it more than the bilsteins and they have more than "9" dampening settings.
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Old 01-30-2004, 03:41 PM   #3
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the KW dampening system is tricky to use. Its not like the PSS9 where it clicks 9 times. The KW system uses the koni adjustable shocks. it doesnt click so you dont know exactly how much stiffer one side is unless you memorize how many turns you twisted on the shock.

The coilover u want is up to you... personal preference in terms of ride height, adjustablility, and ride quality
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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but i am in a bind and need some opinions now guys
the acs ones i have look awsome but i do not know if they perform
i think it would be a better idea to get the bilstiens since i have heard many good things about them
how much are the bilsteins
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:38 PM   #5
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how low do the bilsteins go
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:22 PM   #6
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how low do u want to go
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:15 AM   #7
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ACS might be made by Bilstein.

I know their sport springs are made by Eibach
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:14 AM   #8
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i would like to go another two and a quarter inch
is 1800 cdn the best price i can get on the pss9s that is at tuetonic is there anywhere cheaper cause if they are that expensive it is not even worth my to return my acs ones since they were 2300 after taxes and everything plus installation
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Old 01-31-2004, 05:54 AM   #9
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i dont think you can go two and a quarter inches on bilstiens
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Old 02-01-2004, 02:07 AM   #10
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really that suks is that the best price around for them
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Old 02-01-2004, 02:16 AM   #11
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the cheapest i found was 1800 d\cdn at teutonic
i thought i heard people grabbing them for 1400 ???
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Old 02-01-2004, 05:07 AM   #12
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It looks like you got the ACS theme goin' on there so I say install the kit. Try not to second guess yourself when you buy something cause it'll drive you crazy.
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Old 02-01-2004, 05:16 AM   #13
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ya well thats the thing if it the bilsteins are 1800 i might as well keep mine which were 2300 and they are going to do the install aswell but if the bilsteins were 1500 or around that then i would swap them up
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO BUY THESE COILOVERS ARE IN OR AROUND THE GTA ????
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Old 02-02-2004, 03:39 PM   #14
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I'm running H&R coils and love them. Some people do find them a big rough though.

Word of preventative maintenace: Upgrade your RSMs when installing your coilovers.
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:34 AM   #15
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