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PostSubject: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:55 am

alright guy, i decided to make a coilover thread, for a couple of reasons, to see what you think or heard about certain coilovers, and also to help the decision process for anyone in the market for coilovers, simply create a list of coils you heard were good, or have personal experience with, and put down how low they go, how the ride quality is, and ease of adjustability
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:55 am

I have personal experience with Rokkors and BC racing coilovers. They both have a fully threaded strut bodys so I'm assuming they both go pretty low even though I couldn't give a rats ass about that. The Rokkors are decent for the money, lower spring rates to accommodate a little bit softer valving although they are by no means soft nor bouncy. Compliance at high speed over uneven pavement is decent but this is really were a better coilover like the BCs shine. The BC racing coilovers are in a whole different league. The BCs can be had with very high spring rates and even on the softest dampening setting they are not bouncy. The build quality of both is decent but side by side the BCs are miles ahead of the Rokkors. The two biggest advantages of the BCs over the Rokkors a dampening adjustability and even more than that I would say refinement. The BCs are so refined it's incredible. The price isn't terrible either. I figured I would give you a little comparison Dani because I know both of these are options for your car so hopefully it helped a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:26 am

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alright guy, i decided to make a coilover thread, for a couple of reasons, to see what you think or heard about certain coilovers, and also to help the decision process for anyone in the market for coilovers, simply create a list of coils you heard were good, or have personal experience with, and put down how low they go, how the ride quality is, and ease of adjustability
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:27 pm

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I have personal experience with Rokkors and BC racing coilovers. They both have a fully threaded strut bodys so I'm assuming they both go pretty low even though I couldn't give a rats ass about that. The Rokkors are decent for the money, lower spring rates to accommodate a little bit softer valving although they are by no means soft nor bouncy. Compliance at high speed over uneven pavement is decent but this is really were a better coilover like the BCs shine. The BC racing coilovers are in a whole different league. The BCs can be had with very high spring rates and even on the softest dampening setting they are not bouncy. The build quality of both is decent but side by side the BCs are miles ahead of the Rokkors. The two biggest advantages of the BCs over the Rokkors a dampening adjustability and even more than that I would say refinement. The BCs are so refined it's incredible. The price isn't terrible either. I figured I would give you a little comparison Dani because I know both of these are options for your car so hopefully it helped a little.
nice write up thanks nick, i wasnt planning on getting the Rokkors, but maybe someone was, but you definitely grabbed my interest on the BC's
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:28 pm

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Undertaker4 wrote:
alright guy, i decided to make a coilover thread, for a couple of reasons, to see what you think or heard about certain coilovers, and also to help the decision process for anyone in the market for coilovers, simply create a list of coils you heard were good, or have personal experience with, and put down how low they go, how the ride quality is, and ease of adjustability
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:22 pm

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Undertaker4 wrote:
alright guy, i decided to make a coilover thread, for a couple of reasons, to see what you think or heard about certain coilovers, and also to help the decision process for anyone in the market for coilovers, simply create a list of coils you heard were good, or have personal experience with, and put down how low they go, how the ride quality is, and ease of adjustability
Holy run-on sentence Shocked
how would you fix it?
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:25 pm

acedeuce802 wrote:
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acedeuce802 wrote:
Undertaker4 wrote:
alright guy, i decided to make a coilover thread, for a couple of reasons, to see what you think or heard about certain coilovers, and also to help the decision process for anyone in the market for coilovers, simply create a list of coils you heard were good, or have personal experience with, and put down how low they go, how the ride quality is, and ease of adjustability
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how would you fix it?
Use english next time
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:11 pm

so it sounds like everyone is saying that Stainless Steel Coilovers are the way to go if you live in Michigan, but when i look at different Coilovers, with different material and paint, they are all throwing off different data, KW says that their SS Coils 1&3 have very good results and the V2's have good results in the salt water test after 480 hours, and the competitors were not as good as the SS, but if you go to Bilstein, they say that the Triple-C technology that their Coils have out stand SS coils. Bilstein coils exceed 600 hours of salt water testing, then Bilstein says that the SS Coils were only tested to be 418 hours
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:12 pm

Yeah, probably best to take the manufacturer's claim with... a grain of salt. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Butt srsly, they don't say whether that coating is on top of stainless or regular steel.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:12 pm

i searched the Bilstein Coilovers, and it looks like they are made out of Steel, underneath the 3 Coats of Paint
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:48 am

Coat the shit of the threads with anti-seize nd don't adjust them in the winter. You should be fine no matter what type you get
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:57 am

I was thinking maybe you could wrap them really well with some type of plastic or waterproof tape as well.

How hard is it to change heights with coils? I assume you'd be able to just jack up the car, loosen a set screw or something, and then thread the collar up or down with everything still on the car. Or is it more involved than that? The rears might be a little harder, on my car at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:06 pm

With most coil overs it's simply two collars that get tightened together or loosened and then if there is enough tension between the top hat and the bottom collar, I just grab the spring and twist. If your raising a lot eventually you won't be strong enough to compress the spring any longer and you have to use the wrench which is a PITA but it's not too bad. The only coils I've ever seen with a set screw are Patecs.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:12 pm

Sweeet. I want coils real bad but I still can't decide if I'm gonna keep my car or not. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:58 pm

halo0 wrote:
Sweeet. I want coils real bad but I still can't decide if I'm gonna keep my car or not. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:55 pm

halo0 wrote:
Sweeet. I want coils real bad but I still can't decide if I'm gonna keep my car or not. Neutral
What would you get if you got rid of your car?
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:59 pm

Most likely candidate right now is an A3.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:06 pm

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Most likely candidate right now is an A3.
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i approve, you could make the A3 look so swell, are you getting a new one or older, but make sure you get a manual!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:14 pm

It will be either manual or DSG.

I'm probably gonna pay my car off before I decide anything, so I have about a year.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:16 am

current Gen or previous?
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:30 am

It would be current gen, as in 06 or later. Probably 07+ but I haven't figured that out yet. They offered quattro on the 4cyl starting in 09 but those are still more than I want to spend.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:12 am

I'm very much starting to like Stance coilovers. I've read some really good reviews recently/ . They're a bit on the expensive side although not a ton more than BCs for the GR plus's. The higher end ones are super expensive lol
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PostSubject: Re: Everything Coilovers!   Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:21 am

they look to be similar in price to KW. they seem to have a lot of different versions but somewhat limited applications.
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