Shocks/springs vs Coilovers

November 09, 2010 @ 15:27:11 PM
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Debating this, springs are way cheaper but in the end I'll have fucked up shocks and struts, but good coilovers are so fucking expensive...what do I do HB!? smh

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November 09, 2010 @ 16:19:54 PM
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is it clearly obvious that cheap coilovers are CHEAP for a reason?
November 09, 2010 @ 18:20:01 PM
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what are you driving, why do you want to lower your car, and how low do you wanna go?

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November 09, 2010 @ 19:03:36 PM
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06 gti?

if you wanna go semi-low get springs.

if you wanna slam your car, auto-x, or track your car, get coils.
November 09, 2010 @ 19:04:36 PM
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yeah 06 gti, and it's not necessarily just for looks blushing
November 10, 2010 @ 09:07:36 AM
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This means what exactly? What do you plan on doing with the car?

Is it necessary to be able to adjust the height?

A decent shock/spring combo will work fairly well and still be cost effective.
November 10, 2010 @ 12:28:45 PM
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This means what exactly? What do you plan on doing with the car?

Is it necessary to be able to adjust the height?

A decent shock/spring combo will work fairly well and still be cost effective.

this
and is your 06 a mk4 or a mk5?
November 10, 2010 @ 14:45:15 PM
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I kinda want to try my hand at autocross since my friends trying, and it's an mk4. I think I'm gonna spend the money on some FK's, but I have heard decent things about racelands and those are cheap as fuck! So I'll just have to do more research.
November 10, 2010 @ 21:31:17 PM
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If you're only planning on enjoying yourself and pushing your car a decent spring&shock combo will work perfectly fine.

Should you have an inkling to maybe get a little more serious you might as well front the money for coils to start with.
November 10, 2010 @ 22:37:19 PM
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I kinda want to try my hand at autocross since my friends trying, and it's an mk4. I think I'm gonna spend the money on some FK's, but I have heard decent things about racelands and those are cheap as fuck! So I'll just have to do more research.


get an H&R cup kit and call it a day

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November 11, 2010 @ 02:27:47 AM
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I've gone through springs/shocks and then got coilovers, never regretted getting coils. I say get it.
November 11, 2010 @ 12:15:14 PM
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This ♥♥♥♥♥ seems like he wants budget coilovers.

Rokkors, Raceland, and VMAXX. VMAXX comes with adjustable dampening now for almost 600, i dunno if its still comfortable

Cup kits dont go low.

For more money, you can get KW, Weitec, ST, Bilstein, or the best...B&G(Over 1100).

Have fun with your MK5. MK4 is better tongueface
November 11, 2010 @ 12:52:04 PM
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i'd only go coilovers if you plan on slamming your car and care about camber if you just want to lower your car with some performance to it shocks and springs will do just fine

i had tein s-tech on tokicos blues on my 240sx and they were comfy but when i upgraded to megan coilovers the ride was a bit rough but it allowed me to max my camber and lower my car as much as i wanted
November 11, 2010 @ 18:10:56 PM
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This ♥♥♥♥♥ seems like he wants budget coilovers.

Rokkors, Raceland, and VMAXX. VMAXX comes with adjustable dampening now for almost 600, i dunno if its still comfortable

Cup kits dont go low.

For more money, you can get KW, Weitec, ST, Bilstein, or the best...B&G(Over 1100).

Have fun with your MK5. MK4 is better tongueface


♥♥♥♥♥ learn how to read I have an MK4 it was before 2006.5 when the MK5 came out.
November 12, 2010 @ 02:49:17 AM
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Have fun with your MK5. MK4 is better tongueface


maybe the r32, other than that no

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November 12, 2010 @ 11:24:12 AM
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In4Racelands.

I have friends with Miata's who track them, and say that they feel decent, so for $250 if it's not a dedicated track car, and you want to go low.

Why not?
November 12, 2010 @ 15:26:21 PM
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^ word, thanks HB &)
November 21, 2010 @ 03:08:53 AM
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Have fun with your MK5. MK4 is better tongueface


HAHAHAH

yeah mk4's are better with their super low subframe and solid rear beams :rollseyes:
December 12, 2010 @ 22:26:01 PM
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Coilovers for sure, Lowering springs fuck up suspension travel.
January 02, 2011 @ 17:46:49 PM
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coilovers are the way to go. if you buy springs and shocks the only con about it is that you wont be able to adjust dampening and height. might as well buy coilovers. and if money is an issue, check out skunk2 pro-s. semi cheap compared to the hardcore ones.
January 03, 2011 @ 13:18:00 PM
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Don't just get springs get springs and struts. Like everybody else said if you want to go lower which a lot of people do later go for coilovers.
January 03, 2011 @ 14:18:56 PM
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In4Racelands.

I have friends with Miata's who track them, and say that they feel decent, so for $250 if it's not a dedicated track car, and you want to go low.

Why not?


I have racelands in my mk4, and for everyday usage for what i do they are great
February 07, 2011 @ 19:39:09 PM
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i got Tein coilovers for my s13 hatch, and i have to say im very happy with the ride/feel, so much more planted. of course, make sure you get the right pair, a stiffer set in a bumpy area like mine is hell. lowering springs just arent as good, maybe gets you the look you want for cheap, but coilovers can do that, plus drive amazingly if you just spend the extra cash.
March 03, 2011 @ 13:56:15 PM
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HAHAHAH

yeah mk4's are better with their super low subframe and solid rear beams :rollseyes:


true story. I had a mk4 and bagged it and ALWAYS scraped where the dogbone mount is when I wasn't even that low ?) not to mention the aluminum oilpan.

mk3 with scrape-skis welded to my subframe for now on smokeyface
March 07, 2011 @ 04:21:38 AM
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I went straight to coilovers and never regretted it. Just save up and do it right the first time.
March 07, 2011 @ 13:13:46 PM
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coils, but depends on how low you go.

I went through 4 pans, 1 dogbone, almost a trans and 5 cv boots(inner and outer). If slammed, your axle rubs and u need to rub a lot to get a good self-notch. Otherwise, plan to get the passenger side notched.

it gets old, the design on mk4s suck for going low.

but coils>cup kit unless u dont plan to adjust it ever, then its pointless.
March 07, 2011 @ 13:44:25 PM
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coils, but depends on how low you go.

I went through 4 pans, 1 dogbone, almost a trans and 5 cv boots(inner and outer). If slammed, your axle rubs and u need to rub a lot to get a good self-notch. Otherwise, plan to get the passenger side notched.

it gets old, the design on mk4s suck for going low.

but coils>cup kit unless u dont plan to adjust it ever, then its pointless.


"the design on mk4s suck for going low."

That is because cars are engineered for factor suspension geometry specs. Once you lower a car past a certain point it has a negative effect on handling characteristics. The only solution to this is relocating the mounting points of the suspension while not very viable for a "street" car.
March 07, 2011 @ 15:29:15 PM
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Depends on how much you have to spent.

If it's in the $500-600 range you could either get a really good spring strut combo from a reputable company or a really crappy set of Chinese/Taiwanese coilovers where the damping rate between the left and right shock don't even match.
March 07, 2011 @ 17:42:56 PM
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Coilovers all the way you won't regret it once you feel the difference xD
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