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Old 03-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Who has the best coilovers now?

Now that pfadt and pedders now are not making products. Which company's have the best coilovers for our cars?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Best for what? Value? Performance?

I would say BC ER's, Ridetech, and KW V3 in no particular order.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:17 PM   #3
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In my opinion RideTech is the way to go. They engineered specifically for this platform rather than just slapping different mounts on a generic set of dampers and it show in the way they perform and ride.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:26 PM   #4
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Looking for best performance sorry and thank you to everybody who responded so far.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:28 PM   #5
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How much are you looking to spend? What are you planning to do with them? DD? Auto-X? HPDE?


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In my opinion RideTech is the way to go. They engineered specifically for this platform rather than just slapping different mounts on a generic set of dampers and it show in the way they perform and ride.
Who's driven them (more than around the block)?
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:20 PM   #6
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What about Detroit Speed? They seem to have some pretty high quality parts, albeit expensive parts.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:30 PM   #7
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KW3 if you can find a good deal on them. The new thing out is Ridetech so I'm sure people will recommend those but I'm not sure there are enough people running them to get a lot of feedback.

DSE if you want a pretty piece but they are stupid expensive for coilovers.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:41 PM   #8
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Good performance for an "economical" set would be the Megans. At least that's what I'm looking to up on my car because I don't have $3k+ for a single component...
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:50 AM   #9
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What about Detroit Speed? They seem to have some pretty high quality parts, albeit expensive parts.
Up to $6000 for a set of their coilovers
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:51 AM   #10
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Good performance for an "economical" set would be the Megans. At least that's what I'm looking to up on my car because I don't have $3k+ for a single component...
Not good quality and poor customer service, one members experiance.At least go with BC
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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KW3 if you can find a good deal on them. The new thing out is Ridetech so I'm sure people will recommend those but I'm not sure there are enough people running them to get a lot of feedback.

DSE if you want a pretty piece but they are stupid expensive for coilovers.
member out here has one of the first sets. Hopefully he will do a review
when he installs them
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:04 AM   #12
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I've got the STD KWs and would recommend the higher staged ones. The Ridetechs are new but its a great company and looks awesome.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:39 AM   #13
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The ability of Ridetech strut mounts to allow the camber to be adjusted from street to race settings appears to be a big advantage.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:59 AM   #14
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I went kw v3...should have gone clubsport. If you arent worried about the color i recommend a look.
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I have a set of Ride-Techs that will be installed on Wednesday.....they will have the bearing mounts....Will put up picks with clearances, settings, etc.....stay tuned...lol...
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I have a set of Ride-Techs that will be installed on Wednesday.....they will have the bearing mounts....Will put up picks with clearances, settings, etc.....stay tuned...lol...
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I have the megan racing coil overs installed. I love them. But take my opinion with a grain of salt. Because (1) I don't race, and (2) I upgraded to the megans from pfadt lowering springs and (3) this is my first set of after market coil overs ever. But for what I need them to do (make the car look great, handle great, and make the ride infinitely better than with lowering springs) they are absolutely perfect. And besides, the megans are just white labeled BC coil overs, which are white labeled Pedders, etc.....
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I've got a set of JRI dampers on order. They should be here next week, with a review a few weeks after that.

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Old 03-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #19
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Megan Coilovers (which we sell) on 22's. These have been a great set-up for my car. Highly recommend!
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We've used KW V3 and BC on a lot of our customers vehicles from Camaro's to Imports and have gotten great positive feed back.

We haven't tested Ridetech yet ( not sure how many people have ) so I have no feed back on that.

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Old 03-08-2014, 10:20 PM   #21
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KW3 here they are superb! Nothing bad to say about them and I have 15k miles on them through Winter and still working flawlessly.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:44 PM   #22
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I'm looking for some input on coilovers also. I just bought a camaro with drop springs. I really don't like the bouncing effect it gives when cruising around in the city. I want to buy some coilovers but not sure which direction to go. The car I bought has 700 RWHP but I will only take it to the track 1 or 2 times a year. I want to still be able to hook up around town and still have a great ride. Any suggestions??
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:11 PM   #23
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I'm looking for some input on coilovers also. I just bought a camaro with drop springs. I really don't like the bouncing effect it gives when cruising around in the city. I want to buy some coilovers but not sure which direction to go. The car I bought has 700 RWHP but I will only take it to the track 1 or 2 times a year. I want to still be able to hook up around town and still have a great ride. Any suggestions??
What's your budget? That'll dictate what your options are
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:30 PM   #24
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$1,500 is what I have in mind but if there is something around $2,300 I will be ok. I want the best for what I need.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:18 PM   #25
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I called KW today and they said I have too much rwhp for their V3. I'm pushing 700 rwhp. I'm not which setup to get now. They said I could blow out their rear valves.
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