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Old 05-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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LF: E36 coilovers

looking coilovers, not sleeves.
cheaper the better... no obx, tein, or ground control
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:33 PM   #2
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I know you said no ground control but I saw these
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...o.asp?ID=33222
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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I know you said no ground control but I saw these
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...o.asp?ID=33222
thanks but Im very skeptical about the ground control kit... a lot of hype about these are from forums where ground control is a sponsor.

I think I'd rather stick to full on coilovers as opposed to sleeves.
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #4
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I know exactly what your saying, thats why I didn't go with them either
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-04-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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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
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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I didn't want to spend much either cause I need $$$ for rims and tires, which I'm ordering next week...I just picked up (poor man's Lowering Coils) Spax....for $100 brand new if they blow they blow...I won't care loosing $100 bucks....H&R Bilstein run around what $1100 for a full on package...
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:06 PM   #8
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I'd opt for used too, but they get snatched up fast.
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:08 PM   #9
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anybody know where the cheapest place is to order a bilstein PSS kit new?
Im looking in the $900Usd. range...
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Old 05-05-2005, 06:20 PM   #10
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Here you go sir
$899
http://www.shox.com/appguide/shoxsho...ctsdisplay.php
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