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Old 11-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Coilovers

Thinking of getting a set.

What are the advantage to go with Coilover over lower springs?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:37 AM   #2
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Thinking of getting a set.

What are the advantage to go with Coilover over lower springs?
Coil overs are on a different level. With lowering spring you have no control over ride height or dampening, with coil overs you can custom tune both of those things. This means a much better ride or performance than you will get out of lowering springs. There is usually a nice reduction in weight as well.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:42 AM   #3
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Coil overs are on a different level. With lowering spring you have no control over ride height or dampening, with coil overs you can custom tune both of those things. This means a much better ride or performance than you will get out of lowering springs. There is usually a nice reduction in weight as well.
So if I want coilovers I would need to change my lower springs back to stock ones?
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
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So if I want coilovers I would need to change my lower springs back to stock ones?
No. All of that hardware comes out of the car and is replaced. Coil overs have their own springs.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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No. All of that hardware comes out of the car and is replaced. Coil overs have their own springs.
I have to pay more attention to things
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Like Chase said, complete adjustability is the big advantage. You can adjust ride height and dampening levels. If you get a "double-adjustable" coilover, you can adjust compression and rebound independently. Makes it real easy to make adjustments between road course, drag racing, and street set-ups!!! However you want it is just a few "clicks" away. Ride height adjustments take a little more work, but still pretty easy.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:03 AM   #7
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For me, the biggest advantage was ride comfort. I had eibach lowering springs and stepped up to coilovers. Very happy i made the move.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #8
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Ride comfort, adjustability in height and damping, and much better handling when setup right. Coilovers also give you the ability to corner balance. If it's in the budget, Coilovers are hands down the way to go; especially with the black Friday sales going.

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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coilovers if in the budget for sure
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
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I had Eibach springs and I really liked how they made the car look and it felt stock ride wise. I stepped up to the Pedders Supercar Coilovers this weekend, and wow is there a difference, I would suggest Coilovers (any set) if you can afford them over springs. They make you feel so much more planted!
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Basically everything has been already mentioned in terms of benefits. Adjust ability in dampening, ride height as well, better overall quality, lesser weight, pretty much everything you can think of aside from the cost, is better in comparison to springs.

Just do your homework on which coilovers are the best out there. My allegiance is with KW, but that's because I came from a European scene since that's where I started from, but they are DAMN good coilovers.
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I'm doing springs with the Pfadt stage III ZL spec kit as Phase 1 of my suspension upgrade, and am planning to do coilovers later due to the cost of $3000+ (including labor). In-case you can't afford to do it all at once (I can't), I've seen many people prioritize other suspension upgrades over coilovers as a starting point (i.e. sway bars, rear trailing rods, rear tie/toe rods, bushings, etc), even for track use.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #13
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Coilovers

Thanks everyone. I have a full suspension it talks with Matt from FSP, including PFADT coilovers.

Couple of questions:

Will I be able to adjust the height at my leisure or will that have to be done by the shop.

If I can do it, is it hard?

And would I need to realign?


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Old 11-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #14
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Not sure on the Pfadt ones but generally, yes w/o a shop

If I can do it, is it hard? - nope won't be hard. Very easy since you just have to jack up the wheel then use the supplied wrenches and twist and repeat on all four corners. Dependany on the type of COs might have to take a bolt off the lca to twist it.

And would I need to realign? - nope (less you drastically change it)

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Is there any super Black Friday deals on COs ?
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:21 PM   #16
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Yep and good ones on PFADT.


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Thanks everyone.

Couple of questions:

Will I be able to adjust the height at my leisure or will that have to be done by the shop.

If I can do it, is it hard?

And would I need to realign?


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That depends on your skill level, but it's not hard to do. You will need an alignment if you change the ride height too much. As you raise/lower the car, the toe and camber will change. Once you get ride height's dialed in where you want them, I suggest leaving them alone, other than changing damping for street vs track.

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Yes sir! Feel free to call, PM or email me for more info!

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