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Offline Kingy

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Getting coilovers
« on: 25 April 2003, 03:08 »
:o I've had my mk3 gti for about a year and am starting to mod it.
I want to lower it first and have decided to go for a fully adjustable coilver suspension kit, i have a spax rsx kit in mind, these are about 500 quid, i know there are many makes available for this sort of price, koni, kw, bilstein and more.

Any recomendations? what sort do you have?

I'm thinking of fitting the kit myself, does'nt seem that hard.  Has any one fitted a kit? tips? or should a pro fit?

cheers.


   
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Offline stoat

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #1 on: 28 April 2003, 16:40 »
I have heard that koini are ment to be very good.  I have got a price for fully adjustables fitted for ?490.  I think some one is trying to rip you off at that price
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Offline Kingy

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #2 on: 28 April 2003, 21:32 »
Who gave you that quote?
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judderi

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2003, 19:13 »
I have koni on a mk 2 and they are very good on handling. expect a bumpy ride compared to standard or lowered springs though! ;)
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Offline jv

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2003, 19:45 »
Some confusion going on here me-thinks  :)

ck16v is talking about coilovers with 500 quid plus being the right kind of price. The only ones considerably cheaper than that is the Raceland kit.

stoat on the other hand is talking about 'normal' suspension ie Koni top adjustables commonly used with Eibach springs. The price he quotes with fitting is probably about right.

Personally, I would go for getting either set up pro fitted.

jv
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Offline Kingy

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2003, 00:18 »
???I have another question. I'm uncertain about the "on car adjustment" of the fully adj. coilovers, can this be done from the top, ie from the engine bay/ boot, or do you have to remove wheels etc. appreciate if  you could clear this up mate, cheers.  
« Last Edit: 01 January 1970, 01:00 by 1055631600 »
MK3 Golf GTI 16V, P/1997, 3 DR, 98000k, A/C, Elec/W/S/M, dragon green metalic, Koni shocks & springs, lowered 30mm, 17" Wolfrace Enigma wheels, Milltek exhaust system.

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2003, 13:51 »
On the koni you can adjust the dampness from the top like you said. to adjust the height you need to take the wheel off and use the spanner provided.
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Offline Kingy

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #7 on: 12 May 2003, 23:34 »
:Right, now that makes sense, all i gotta do now is get my cash out, cheers mate.
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Offline stoat

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Re: Getting coilovers
« Reply #8 on: 13 May 2003, 19:11 »
I did ask for a quote on fully adjustables I dont know if they miss heard me.  I got it from elitedirect
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