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Old 02-18-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Want to lower my ZHP. Need RECOMMENDATIONS

Im purchasing a ZHP and would like to lower it quite a bit. Im wondering what coilover kit would be best.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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Look into Bilstein or KW...

Bilestein:

http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/p...pss9pss10.html

KW:

http://www.kw-suspension.com/us/kw_p...nPage=coilover

I personally use the Bilstein PSS9. Good luck.

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Old 02-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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First post and he got it in the right section !!!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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First post and he got it in the right section !!!!
LOL thanks. I am no NOOB to forums, ive been through honda-tech for (5+years), vwvortex for (3+years) and now I am upgrading to an e46 so that is what brings me here. You guys will be seeing me alot with many NOOBie questions about my new car so thanks in advance.
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Look into Bilstein or KW...

Bilestein:

http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/p...pss9pss10.html

KW:

http://www.kw-suspension.com/us/kw_p...nPage=coilover

I personally use the Bilstein PSS9. Good luck.

I cant find specs on the KW website but which one will go lower? Blistein says 30-50mm which is about 2 inches.
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KW's seem to drop the car a bit lower. I feel like Bilstein have better ride/performance.
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KW's seem to drop the car a bit lower. I feel like Bilstein have better ride/performance.
is the drop on the Bilsteins more than enough? If the Bilsteins will allow me to slam my car if I wanted to I would rather go for those.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
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Full drop on the PSS9's is more than you need...
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Oh wait...realistic...um..You can pick up a used set of GC or TC Kline's for about a grand.

For new, go with Bilstein's. Pss9, pss10.

I personally stay away from KW. I just don't like them.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #10
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it all depends on what you want to do to your car.

I picked GC cause its was the best bang for buck for track orientated setup after getting RSM and Camber plates
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