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Old 05-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Need opinions for susp. setup.. help?

So, I just got my front end finished, well semi finished. Now I'm getting to the suspension components. Starting with full coilovers. I am looking for a set up where I can completely slam it if I ever do go that route, if not, I can keep the settings for a daily drive.

I have looked at a few coilovers that are in my price range, which is 1500$ give or take a few hundred.

1. Function & Form Type 2 coilovers.
I've actually had a set of Type 1's on my '88 Civic Wagon (Wagovan) and they made the car feel so much better. They weren't dampening adjustable because they weren't Type 2's but the settings on it were damn near perfect. Also I loved how low I could slam it, with more room to go lower. These are what I'm looking at right now. 32-way dampening, comes with front adjustable camber plates. Only $1050
2. Bilstein PSS9 coilovers.
I don't know much about these, but from what I've searched, they seem to get the job done. Reputable company, seems like a great product, just not sure if I'd be happy with spending $500 more to get equal value in option 1. Mixed reviews from alot of people. Can these acheive the SLAM?
3. Ground Control/Koni Yellows/Bilsteins.
I have been in many cars with this set up, love it. Not that popular with e46 members, for those of you that have this, what do you guys think? I know these will get the slam look I want.

SO out of all those options, what do you guys prefer. Think like me, I'm not wealthy so I'm trying to get best bang for my buck while not sacrificing any ride height. Thank you.
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