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Old 03-25-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Which ones should I get?

I'm about to get a new suspension set up and contemplating on which ones i should get. I don't plan on taking her to the track so I'm not looking for anything to serious. Here are the ones I'm thinking of.


ST Speedtech Coilovers
H&R Street Performance Coilovers
TEIN Super Street (SS) Coilovers



I'm leaning towards the ST set up...
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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A little over a year ago I went through the same thing, which suspension to get? After a lot of research & talking with a lot people I went with Bilstein Sports F&R, H&R Race Springs, & Powerflex Bushings. Some don't like the Powerflex because of possible failure, but I've had no problems to date. The Bilsteins took a few months to break in (felt a little stiff), but after that they're great. I've taken this setup to the track twice & ran the sh!t out of it, the car handles perfectly. For me, this is the setup, I wouldn't change anything. Nothing to adjust, just set & forget. Also, Bilstein gives a Lifetime warranty.

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Old 03-25-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will definitely put your info into consideration.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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I just purchased Tein SS for my 323, Ill let you know in a few weeks what they are like. I know from previoud Tein SS use, that they are f*cking awesome, but regardless ill wait til i have em on my car.

P.S. if money is an issue, E46 4dr/2dr Tein SS and Basic coilovers are on sale directly on Tein's website. The SS are regular $1250.00, on sale for $970.00, and the Basics are regually $950.00, on sale for $700.00. just sayin....
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Thanks ill check out the site
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