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Old 10-18-2016, 09:42 AM   #1
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Coilover vs Springs?

I am sure this has had discussed a bit so please be patient with me

I have a 2012 ss thats now a ZL1, and I am looking for a lowered look. I don't race it, but I want to be able to if I ever did. DOn't need anything amazing or expensive, but curious what the benefit is doing Coilovers over springs. And if I go coilovers, what make the 800.00 vs 3000..... I would be closer to 800.00

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:53 AM   #2
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Is ride quality more important than handling?
Are looks more important than ride quality?
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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Is ride quality more important than handling?
Are looks more important than ride quality?

I am guessing either will be an improvement, but here is my order.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:09 AM   #4
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For Ride Quality, nothing can match the RideTech coilover setup. Nothing else comes close. The RT setup is also very good handling, but if we are talking optimal handling we are into the Triple adjustable RT with Ron Sutton Valving or DSE / JRO coilovers and well above $3K.

Lowering coils will get the look, but they will be a compromise in ride quality. Lowering springs are a fraction of the cost or coilovers making them a 'value' purchase many choose.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #5
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For Ride Quality, nothing can match the RideTech coilover setup. Nothing else comes close. The RT setup is also very good handling, but if we are talking optimal handling we are into the Triple adjustable RT with Ron Sutton Valving or DSE / JRO coilovers and well above $3K.

Lowering coils will get the look, but they will be a compromise in ride quality. Lowering springs are a fraction of the cost or coilovers making them a 'value' purchase many choose.

So for a 1000 budget, what would recommend? I think Ride Techs are 2k or so correct?
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:24 AM   #6
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Lowering coils by DSE.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:50 AM   #7
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Lowering coils by DSE.

Thank you for your advise!
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:19 AM   #8
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:09 PM   #9
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So for a 1000 budget, what would recommend? I think Ride Techs are 2k or so correct?
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:50 PM   #10
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We sell more Springs for 5th Gens than any other Company. And Guarantee them for Life!

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Old 10-26-2016, 02:21 AM   #11
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Any thoughts or reviews on the Ridetech 11500210 coilover system - http://www.jegs.com/i/Ridetech/029/11500210/10002/-1

Would like to hear others reviews and opinions on this
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:09 PM   #12
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DSE coilovers are $2500 lol take a look at BC racing coilovers.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:48 PM   #13
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I looked at bc racing but couldn't products that I would fit my 2015 v6 model
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:51 PM   #14
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Dse seems to sell front components separately from rear which can get quite expensive
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