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#1 (permalink) Old 03-01-2007, 08:30 PM
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Which coilovers are the best?

Koni, bilstien, eibach, tein, h&r.
these are the most recognisable brands. any opinions?
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best known ones are ethier bilstien, or h and r... personally i went with eibach as i know some racers that use them and love them, and i personally love them also... they are just not well known because they are hard to come by...
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Our besteller is Bilstein, followed by H&R and then Eibach.

Bilstein is the best kit on the market for street cars IMHO.
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have any of you guys eard of nex? there inexpensive compared to most, and the revews say they're qualty. and ive heard tein is really good too.
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Bilstein for sure dude

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have any of you guys eard of nex? there inexpensive compared to most, and the revews say they're qualty. and ive heard tein is really good too.
I've never heard of nex before. Can you post a link? As for tein, i don't remember anything about their coil-overs, but several members have vouched for tein springs. If you'll do a search up at the top with just tein you'll get 2 pages of results with some info about them spread out over a few of the posts.

I would go with Bilstein if it were my car and I had the money, then Koni or H&R. But that is simply because I have a lot of faith and have felt the quality of their products, but have never rode or driven a car with tein products.
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me still like eibach


but i dont blame you all concitering most of your probibly have never driven a car with eibach coilovers...
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We're talking coilovers, correct?

For what application? Street? Street/light track? moderate track? track only? Theres a couple doen different options. What do you want as adjustable? Height? & damper? camber? What do you want? Price range?

Here's a few brands
Ground control
bilstein
tc kline
moton
bekkers


Theres a HUGE range


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i have koni strut all around, dont really like the ride quality, it;s not hard, just bouncy. sucks. and here is a link to nex suspension. ..: YET CHANG MOBILE GOODS CO., LTD. ::..
i am looking for the best handling, and still tolrabl on the freewaay for commuteing. around maybe 300lb spring rate i think.
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Not too sure on these cars but I loved my eibach on my eclipse!!Rode 70k miles on 'em and it still drove like they were just installed
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for handling, probably ground control.

I mean motons brand new are the price of what our 325's are probably worth



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planning on tracking then ground control is prob. your best bet... that or bilstien... but i still like my eibachs lol
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Unless you are tracking your car... coil-overs are expensive and you will feel any pebble in the road... I would sugguest just a more sporty setup anless you plan to go to the track often... but thats just me.

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i have koni strut all around, dont really like the ride quality, it;s not hard, just bouncy. sucks. and here is a link to nex suspension. ..: YET CHANG MOBILE GOODS CO., LTD. ::..
i am looking for the best handling, and still tolrabl on the freewaay for commuteing. around maybe 300lb spring rate i think.

dude 300 spring rates are for cadillacs lol, on E30s (84-91 325's) for street most of us run 475lb/in front and 500ish/rear

and the e30 weighs about 500lbs or more less, you may want to rethink that low of a spring rate...

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Unless you are tracking your car... coil-overs are expensive and you will feel any pebble in the road... I would sugguest just a more sporty setup anless you plan to go to the track often... but thats just me.
wrong, if you run race spec coil overs and giant sway bars this is true, if you run stock sway bars and aggressive/street spring rates you really wont notice much of a difference except a lack of lean in the turns as you are not limiting the independant movement of the suspension, thats when it starts to get bouncy and rigid

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yeah i dont know a ton about what spring rates are best. but 500ish it about right? my car right now goes crazy going over a little bump at 85mph. but the handling is amazing. i car jerk the car lane to lane on the freeway and not even be uncomfortable. but i just get sick of the bumps. plus the ladies dont like it either. could "gotKRAUT" elaborate on the "limiting the independant movement of the suspension, thats when it starts to get bouncy and rigid" a litttle please. this looks like useful info and i want to understand it more.
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