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Old 05-26-2010, 05:13 AM   #1
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coilovers advice

i'm looking into buying a set of coilovers.
i dont want to spend huge amount of money on KW or anything like that, but i have some needs.

what i need is... be able to adjust the height on the front and back and the stiffness of the shocks and springs.

i have a 330I and my rear rims will most likely have a decent amount of poke... which is why i need to be able to adjust the shocks for stiffness in the rear.

also, i will drive this car, max 3-5 k a year.

i was looking at coilovers such as meghan racing or ksport but i am not sure if they will work... any advice, links to coils would be great.

i dont care about ride quality or performance also.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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maybe some others.
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You may want to look into Eibach Prostreets and H&R coils as well...

but forsure KW/Bilstein > Eibach/H&R, in terms of coils.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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anything 1000 or less price range??
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Billstein PSS10
KW2

Maybe some others.
My top two choices however if you are budget conscious, then try FK which are a bit cheaper but solid quality.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #7
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anything 1000 or less price range??
For height and rebound adjustment, you can't get a new and reputable kit. If you are set on that budget and those features, I would start looking at used kits.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:33 AM   #8
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does anyone know if the B&G RS2 are any good or emotion suspension or even the ksport kcontrol ones will do the trick? links below

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/B-G-R...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Emoti...Q5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KSPOR...Q5fAccessories
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:18 PM   #9
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:51 PM   #10
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Don't know any of these.
I've been down the same road you're going now, I'd go with a reputable seller of this site.
I went with FK Coilovers from ECS tuning.
I opted for the ones where you can only adjust height, but not stiffness.
I don't regret it, because the ride is fairly stiff now, but not uncomfortable, definitely sporty though.
Feels like a Porsche and corners like it's on freaking rails.

Of course I took advantage of their 40% off sale, so that was a good deal.
Also think about that you most likely will need spacers to clear your wheels in the front.
Since that looks shitty, consider some for the rear too.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:40 AM   #11
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any reputable seller on this site now, offering a deal like that now?

i need to adjust stiffness

my rims will be 19x10 front and 19x12 rear (on a sedan)
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no need to hate.
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lol. no hate dude, just facts.... if u werent doign custom body work what **** wouldnt fit... lighten up dude
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any reputable seller on this site now, offering a deal like that now?

i need to adjust stiffness

my rims will be 19x10 front and 19x12 rear (on a sedan)
Well, not right now that I know off, I think ECS mentioned they will have another around christmas.....there was also a guy in the classifieds here who got Megan coilovers cheap.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ighlight=megan

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=767164

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=767910
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #16
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no worries!!

any sponsors on this site that are offering any deals?
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:44 AM   #17
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Well, not right now that I know off, I think ECS mentioned they will have another around christmas.....there was also a guy in the classifieds here who got Megan coilovers cheap.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ighlight=megan

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=767164

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=767910
thanks for the links, i would love those KWv2's but at the current moment, dont want to spend 1600 $ on coilovers.
this car wont be driven much, will be trailered most of the time, so i dont need anything too fancy.
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Just keep an eye on the classifieds here, there's new stuff almost every day.
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Just keep an eye on the classifieds here, there's new stuff almost every day.
but my question really is... what will work???
what kind of coilover will do what i want it to do.
i heard that adjusting the dampers will not help my wheel situation, The adjustments on most kits is rebound, which has no factor on what i want.
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