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Old 08-10-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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I would like to know what are the best coilovers you can get at a decent price
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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There has been a lot of talk popping up about street edge coilovers. I think I'm getting those when I save up for suspension.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Why does everyone think they need coilovers? Simply put, the question you're asking is enough evidence that you should leave the car stock or go with a spring and shock setup.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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You can get BC Racing coilovers for $995 from here: http://www.importimageracing.com/bc-racing-br-series-coilover-kit-for-98-05-bmw-3-series-e46.html

For street driving and occasional spirited driving these coilovers give you a great value for the money.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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I can get you a special price on the ST's if you just give me a call at - 714.582.3330 extension 8002, and ask for Jurrian. Check out more info here on it though, ST's are the way to go!


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Old 08-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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If the ST's are in your budget then I suggest going with those! I got some FK coilovers for about 1k and absolutely love them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Except I have been reading some things about the ST's not going low enough. Read up on that!
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A friend of mine installed BC Racing coilovers on his ///M and got it lowered to this...




Here's my ///M on BC Racing coils...not as low as my friend but low enough for me...

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Except I have been reading some things about the ST's not going low enough. Read up on that!
True, but that can be fixed by contacting their support team. Just check to make sure you have the correct part number before installing (50-200). I forsee a wave of people selling Xi springs from their ST coilovers on the classifieds.

They ride amazing BTW, cheapest you'll find them is at FCPEuro, no where else has come close to their price.
If you can combine that with a discount coupon when they're running one, it'll be under $900 shipped.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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A friend of mine installed BC Racing coilovers on his ///M and got it lowered to this...




Here's my ///M on BC Racing coils...not as low as my friend but low enough for me...

Yea thats perfect!

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Old 08-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #12
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I've been riding on STs for 9 or 10 months now, including frequent spirited driving and one autox. I can wholeheartedly recommend them. They're comfortable, if a little bouncy at low speeds; but keep the car stable and are quite stiff when you pick up the pace. One caveat is snow (or the acompanying salt) on the roads can be hell on them, something to consider if you live somewhere where white stuff is an issue. Jurrian at Modbargains was a great contact who I can also recommend.

Unless you are going for form>function, they go plenty low. I'm just above what I consider to be stupid low, and still have a little ways to go.

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If you want form over function go Rokkor or raceland. There not bad for the price.
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What are you looking for the coil overs to do for you?
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:37 AM   #15
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^ +1 above. depends what you want them to do for you. if you want just to go low, actually perform or perform well for track purposes.

there really are dozens of coil-over threads in just the last month. Search and you'll see what people have said about different brands.
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