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Old 01-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #41
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I think it says these were back ordered? Read before you buy. If your on a budget just buy raceland or street edge. Also you get what you pay for remember.
I know raceland are terrible there's a buddy on insta with fk coils and be loves them


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Old 01-26-2014, 04:25 PM   #42
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You said you could get a refund so go ahead and do that. You'll be back at square one with more info than before. You can get the FKs or save a bit more and go for STs. At least now you know the deal.

Used suspension is a gamble. If you don't know the previous owner or can get a good history on the parts then you have no idea what you're getting. It looks like they told you what they had (no adjusters, not ST shocks) and you bought it anyway. What were you expecting?

It didn't work out this time. Return it and move on.

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Old 01-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #43
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But how much more hundred will I spend to get a new kit.. Looks like $700-950


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Yep. You'll have to bite the bullet. IMO that's more than worth it.


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:16 PM   #44
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Im 99% sure the ones I have will work (see earlier post). Like I said, brand new in box from Turner. I have no use for them
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:36 PM   #45
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I'm riding on clouds verse the ST coils. My blown stock suspension has officially not let me down for the first time in my life.. Now the st could are reading to go. Click image for larger version

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Now what suspension do I get and trust..


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:38 PM   #46
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Oh and this happened.. One bolt
Popped out and won't go to
It's spot.. I have a strut and figure since the vehicle is heavy it won't be a huge risk to worry so much.. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:40 PM   #47
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Well now you need new strut mounts.


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Old 01-26-2014, 10:43 PM   #48
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.. That will come on my new coilovers.


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Old 01-27-2014, 12:15 AM   #49
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The coilover kits I would like are back ordered on ECS. Wonder if any sellers are selling the same on eBay.:


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Old 01-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #50
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I think I did see FK on the ebay, but the price was higher by a little bit, the seller was from Germany i believe.
You can get Megan coils for about 700-800 off ebay, the Megans are damping adjustable.
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I think I did see FK on the ebay, but the price was higher by a little bit, the seller was from Germany i believe.
You can get Megan coils for about 700-800 off ebay, the Megans are damping adjustable.
Let me know what you do.. I almost want a lowering spring kit with bm actually nice shocks and struts that will ride really nice


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Old 01-28-2014, 04:23 PM   #52
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You should just get H&R Sport cup kit. I mean, once you set your coils, you're not gonna move them, and the cup kit is a nice amount of drop without going too far.
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You should just get H&R Sport cup kit. I mean, once you set your coils, you're not gonna move them, and the cup kit is a nice amount of drop without going too far.
I actually would like a cup kit. But can I trust h&r like I could with ECS tuning's koni/h&r spring cup kit with a lifetime warranty for $600? But it won't clear the gap like I wish


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Old 02-02-2014, 09:41 PM   #54
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Since budget is a factor, you are going to compromise in one area or another. Either you could spend $600 or so and get a spring/damper kit that will be engineered for the car and handle well at the expense of a limited drop, or you can get a cheap coilover that will give you that very low look at the expense of handling and comfort. Only you can decide what you want.

Another option, is to save to get into some higher-end stuff that will allow you get a set up that will do both (good drop AND good ride quality).

Only turn a maintenance item into an upgrade if you can truly afford it. Ask me how I know. =(

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:59 PM   #55
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This is the second time (that I know of) that you've bought something knowing what it was, just to try to get a refund from the seller due to your mistake.

Why would you buy a st kit with it not even having st shocks? What's the point?

What do I recommend you get? A nice kit. Like kw, bilstien, koni, GC, or tck. Don't cheap out because when you cheap out, you get garbage.


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Old 02-02-2014, 10:21 PM   #56
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You're making this a little harder then it needs to be.
Return the incomplete "kit" you got and save for a nicer one.

If your suspension is really badly blown, I'll sell you my oem sport suspension
for next to nothing so you can save for a couple more weeks.

It's really that simple bud.
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Thanks guys. I'm currently waiting for a refund.


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