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Old 02-04-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Coilover help

Okay so I'm looking into getting a set of coilovers. I have a 99 323I sedan currently on bilstein hd and h&r race springs. Moderate drop rides decent but there's like 40-50k miles on them so they don't feel as crisp. I live in Pittsburgh so majority of the roads are carp lol. But anyways I'm looking for something that rides nice, I don't really drive my car very hard. I would like to be about to be somewhat low in the summer and be able to raise it for winter. I'm also a college student so I'm trying to keep it under 800 seeing as I just spent 2,500 on my subframe repair and new bushings. Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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My advice is not to go cheap on suspension.

ST COILOVERS are not very expensive and good quality.

I suggest these:

http://www.modbargains.com/bc-racing...6-3-series.htm
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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Street edge is real cheap. Not the best for performance, but can't beat that price.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #4
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Street edge is real cheap. Not the best for performance, but can't beat that price.
I wouldn't recommend them on rough roads
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
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I'm not really looking for track performance. More or less comfort and the ability to adjust the height. If bleeding my clutch makes is feel crisper then I can have a bigger budget for coils.

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Old 02-05-2014, 11:33 AM   #6
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Honestly, if you're not looking for performance than I wouldn't go for coilovers. I get that everybody wants adjustable height, but coilovers and comfort don't tend to go hand and hand together. If comfort is your main concern than buying low end coilovers is the last thing you'd want to do.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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My advice is not to go cheap on suspension.

ST COILOVERS are not very expensive and good quality.

I suggest these:

http://www.modbargains.com/bc-racing...6-3-series.htm
+1 on the BC's. Fairly cheap and i've heard good things!
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