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2kVeilsideGTS
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2kVeilsideGTS May 2, 5:07am - #169691 

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anyone know a good deal about coilovers?

So i live in the north where winters can be bad and I want to drop my car with Veilside...well i hope not to be here this winter and in college in the south somewhere but this is what i want and might not be what happens. therefor i may need to raise it back up. I have read to get ground control over skunk 2 for multiple reasons. Now if i am to get the coild overs i have a few questions

1. How will i know what stance to set the car up so i don't botch the handling entirely?

2. do i need bushings and all of that perhaps?

3. why are these kits offered as "full coil over kits" with dampers and whatnot and things i have never herd of. are those what i "need" to drop the car or what would be nice and increase handling?

well any info and i would be greatly appreciative. thanks guys loving the site so far :whatever: wave
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peppers200 May 2, 5:31am - #169692 
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do more research... those arent true coilovers, look at B+G suspensions's coilovers for a real set of coil's
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2kVeilsideGTS May 2, 5:54am - #169693 

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I was on this site http://www.pagparts.com/suspension/pprd_groundcontrol/makeid_13/
... and they say for 355 dollars i can raise and lower my car from 0 to 2.5 inches. so what did i miss?
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v3n0m May 2, 6:13am - #169694 

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What you're talking about are "sleeve-type" coilovers, they're not real coilovers. They're just progressive springs with two o-rings that alllow you to adjust the height.

Real coilovers are Tanabe, Tein, TRD, Hotchkis, etc...and the least expensive is Tein's Basic at $800. With the sleeve-type coilovers you have to buy struts and Hotchkis front strut bar if you plan to slam your car. In the end you'll end up spending $800, so you're better off getting Tein's Basic coilovers.
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2kVeilsideGTS May 2, 6:25am - #169695 

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TRD makes a full adjustable coil over kit? can i get some links to these sites please? i have the funding for $300 but i need to wait a month or so before i can get the full coil over kit. yes i plan to slam the car for the summer. "drive it like its hot" yeah thanks for info i need to learn more about this and fast because if veilside gets the ec1 front bumper in soon then i will just...well...credit card it...ouch i know this credit card was not just for gas to build credit...now im gonna buy $1,000 car parts pukeok well its all in good fun grin
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v3n0m May 2, 6:36am - #169696 

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tein basic - www.i-m-racing.com

TRD - you can do a search, i dont remember the exact site, but if you do a search it'll pop up.
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2kVeilsideGTS May 2, 6:43am - #169697 

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its looking to me like it would be cheaper to buy 2 sets of springs. one to lower it 1 inch and another set to drop it like 2.25 inches. if i did that would i need the bars and that stuff to? and what if i didn't get the bars? it would create that negative camber/caster and eat sides of tires?
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v3n0m May 2, 6:52am - #169698 

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pm sent
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Drifter May 2, 7:55am - #169699 
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Dam, those coilover's are expensive as hell! rofl It would just be better to buy the strut bar and lower springs now. Then save up and buy the coilover set later.
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