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Old 03-31-2004, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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u guys know what those springs on shocks things are called and has any one installed them

i heard they give great ride and thinking about maybe puttin them in
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you are talking about COILOVER SPRINGS.
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Own them.. H&R's are good, so are tein's and I believe they have a set for our cars, as well as some others.. Very very good setup, but you don't need them unless you plan to track your car or run it very hard. Otherwise you technically don't need to have coilovers. Most of us that have them never adjust the height very often as you have to get an alignment everytime you touch the height. But to answer your questions, they're awsome, and can be tuned to whatever settings you prefer.. just expensive..
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Yes coilovers kick a@#!! My next big upgrade will be the PSS system from Bilstein!! They are very cost effective when you compare what you would spend on new shocks and a set of lowering springs, not to mention the fact that they are very well made, and you can freaken change the car's ride height by a full 2" in the parking lot!!!
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true, but they are intended more for serious track use. For just regular road use or drag racing you wont see anything but a decrease in ride comfort and little to no difference in perfromance VS shocks&springs.
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Coilovers are the way to go, but a spring/shock combo would work very well. Tein makes a good set for e36's. if you really want to be cost effective, you should go for a set of srpings and shocks seperately. Eibach is good and bilstens i hear are the best shocks, but i am not sure as to why.
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bilstein is the best due to the wide levels of performance they offer, superior technology and construction, and a lifetime warranty.
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bilstein is the best due to the wide levels of performance they offer, superior technology and construction, and a lifetime warranty.
That's my point, all that and they are not MUCH more than a decent set of sport shocks and good lowering springs, and it's a fixed ride height...


And you can freaken take an exit ramp at 65mph!!!!
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yeah but I can take an exit ramp at 65 in my lifted 92 toyota pickup..... :P
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thats sweet i heard teins have an adjustable ride dampiening system anybody know about that i heard blisteins are good i would like those
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yeah but I can take an exit ramp at 65 in my lifted 92 toyota pickup..... :P
I meant one that goes in a loop....and if you say "me too" then i want to see it buddy!!!
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bilsteins, teins, and my H&R's have adjustable dampers. but you are now talking about the higher end coilover kits. My kit was $1,800 shipped because I wanted to get the adjustable bound/rebound
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