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Old 04-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Suspension idea

Ok, here is what I want to do for my 2004 ZHP Sedan.

I want to lower my car just a bit for improved looks and handling. I'd like to keep the ride quality as close to if not better than stock (I know... lol)

So I did some digging around and from the "edumaction" I got, it seems that I have two options....

Option 1)

Koni Sport (yellow) with adjustable dampeners + H&R Sport springs

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H&R Street Performance Coilovers





The only thing is, with the H&R Street Performance Coilovers I'm not sure how "comfortable" it will be?

What do you guys think?
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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H&R cup kit is damn good, but if you want adjustability Koni is better...
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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After more digging around and a few phone calls it seems that the PSS9-10 are the way to go for what I want to achieve height drop is .5-1.5 and fully adjustable dampeners any thoughts on those?
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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What shocks//struts would everyone recommend that feel as comfortable if not more comfortable than the factory shocks//struts?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
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I have the H&R SP Coilovers and I think they are pretty comfortable. It all depends on the road.

I just did a 2500 mile roadtrip for bimmerfest and at no point was the road absurdly uncomfortable. The times that the ride was harsh was due to the road being absolute sh*t. But it definitely isnt a stock comfort, you will feel the bumps more. Then again, if I raised it up it would probably help the comfort a bit

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Old 05-06-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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I just got the UUC/Sachs Stage 3 suspension and the ride is excellent. A mild drop with noticible change from my sport suspension mainly in cornering. Did an autox this past weekend and it handled awesome! Not harsh in any way. Priced about the same as a cup kit but doesnt lower it as much. But, like the cup kit, you can't adjust anything.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:54 PM   #7
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Am really trying to keep close to if not better than the same comfort level as the stock ZHP, any ideas?
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If you want comfort that bad you'll probably want something with adjustable dampening.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:48 AM   #9
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AST4100's. You can make them as low as you want and adjust your stiffness accordingly.

Or our 4105's if you want to customize them for even more comfort.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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ASTs were nice. Wish I still had them. There's no WAY Fair would give me a deal like that again

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AST4100's. You can make them as low as you want and adjust your stiffness accordingly.

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #11
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Koni's are a no go?
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I'm going to be picking up Konis soon. I've never heard anyone say bad things about them.

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I'm going to be picking up Konis soon. I've never heard anyone say bad things about them.
Are you going with the Sports or the FSD?
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Sports. I want them to be adjustable, plus I'll be adding the GC coilover conversion kit down the line.

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Old 05-08-2008, 07:42 PM   #15
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The Koni Sports I have are from the TCKline coilover kit and they are great; they are set to full harsh+low and I have driven the FSD in comparison to these.

If you are looking for any kind of street comfort I would go with the Koni FSD shocks; they are soft when driving normally, and they get tight when taking quick turns. Otherwise the full coilovers are the way to go for adjustability
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:19 AM   #16
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Yeah,

I'm pretty sure this is what am going with:

Koni FSD's
H&R Sports
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UUC RTAB's
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #17
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Rooz,

Did you ever do the Koni FSD and the HR Sport ? I am looking at the same set up.

Any opinion?
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:32 PM   #18
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Rooz,

Did you ever do the Koni FSD and the HR Sport ? I am looking at the same set up.

Any opinion?
I haven't yet, I had sopme unfortunate expenses show up out of nowhere then the holidays so my spare money is tight at the moment. However comes January/Feb. I am planning on doing that setup. Will keep you posted!
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:40 PM   #19
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I say TCK Single Adjustable Coilover. For a compliant ride opt for soft springs, like 350 front 400lb rear...you can always get stiffer springs later on for 100-200 bucks.

These are the best value for the money in my opinion.
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