Originally Posted by WASABI
GC has the street/school setup which is not the sleeve type, it's a full coilover kit. Have you looked into the Bekkers one ? Apparently, the 4 way can be had for around $650usd with 3 or more buyers. I might be getting this one, but I'm in a jam right now, thinking if I really need the height adjustment, I've had coilovers before and I don't remember adjusting them more than once, but then the price difference is minimal.
welll here's how I break it down...
decent springs & shock will cost you $800 easy. Great setup but no adjustability and poor resale value.
bekkers will run you $900-$1000 (depending on taxes/brokerage) shipped to your door (4 way adjustable) but are on backorder for min. 3 weeks.
2-Way adjustable will be about $850-$1000 (depending on taxes/brokerage) at your doorstep but are only front adjustable and you'll kick yourself later for not spending the extra $100...
New GC or Bilstein setups will cost you $1200 + taxes + shipping.... count on just under $1500 at your door which is WAYYYyyyyy more than I want to spend.
Used coilovers go from anywhere between $800-$1000 so I think the best bang/buck combo is used coils... not to mention the loss if you choose to resell is minimal. The only downside is reliability and no warranty which can be mitigated by getting them checked prior to purchase and by purchasing a name brand resale set and also keep in mind that even the best brands fail...
ask gamite about his bilsteins