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Coilovers or springs?

What rides better is better quality? Skunk2 coilovers or lowering springs? Also, can you adjust lowering springs? Thanks,
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

first some education: height adjustable springs



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height adjustable springs ARENT coilovers. with coilovers you can adjust everything and theyre full package!

dont do lowering springs or height adjustable springs. do full coilovers or then just get new struts/shocks AND springs
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Springs don't always sit equal, and if you want adjustment then get coilovers
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Either one is good. For example Koni struts and Ground Control adjustable coilovers or something like Function & Form type 1's if you want complete coil-overs. I think H0ni Yellow sports shocks are the best way to go. You can choose spring rating and you can adjust the dampening on the struts.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Coils are the way to go! :D
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Coils come with a harsher ride, but yeah, adjustable.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

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or something like Function & Form type 1's if you want complete coil-overs.
theyre good for lowering, but thats about it
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Yeah, I bought my lude with Coil-overs already installed and I honestly hate them. You can feel every imperfection in the road and it's lowered to oblivion with every little bump rubbing my tires. I'm not really into the HellaFlush scene, I like the cars, but it's just way too much work to drive a lowered car.

I'd go with lowered springs. Coils are mostly for racing so you can adjust to a certain track, but they ride way stiffer. Of course it's up to you, but consider the condition of your roads and if you're going for coil-overs don't get cheap $100 ones because they will rattle and snap on your ass.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

My car came with Eibach lowering springs and I have to say I love them. Its the best of both worlds: decent ride comfort as well as aggresive handling. I've driven a friends Miata with coils and the ride is so harsh its uncomfortable. Go with lowered springs.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

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Coils are mostly for racing so you can adjust to a certain track, but they ride way stiffer.
I like that my suspension is stiff with good coilovers you can adjust damping as well

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Go with lowered springs.
lowering springs with stock shocks/struts are the worst idea ever. stock shocks/struts blow very fast with them
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

Right now on my 4th gen I'm running into camber problems and just want to get back to stock height or close to it without running into cambers. I'm looking for something basically like the H&R OE sport springs that only drop it .5-1 inch which won't cause a camber. Does anyone know of any cheaper (250 or under) springs that I could get or any pages to go to where I won't just find massive amounts of coil overs?
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

once i figured out that you could use base model struts on the sh i was glad i didnt get coil overs . runnin skunk2 springs with kyb agx . theres a little knock on bumps but im pretty sure i just need to put rubber bushings on the bottom end of the spring . and thats false about blowing your stock struts i have stock struts in the front with the skunk2 springs for about 6 to 7 months and they still work just fine but i removed the springs that were on the car previously they were H&R and they were rusted to **** no idea how long they were on there but.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

that's false about blowing stock shocks on lowering springs? really? so one exception to the rule proves it false. that's just it, an exception. it's like the automatic trannies. they suck, they failed miserably. i happen to have a good one, it's the exception. the tranny still sucks though. give it time. 3 things determine the life expectancy of your stock shocks when you're lowered on them, the decency of the roads, how much you're lowered, and driving style. 6 months is about the life expectancy with decent roads and moderately spirited driving. with the roads in germany and my level of spirited driving i could blow them in about 10 minutes. most people don't get more than a year.
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Re: Coilovers or springs?

You ever been to Wisconsin?? we probably have the ****tiest roads around almost like cobblestone and every store entrance is at at least 60 angle basically goin on 3 wheels
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60 degrees? yeah. uh huh i've been to a few different parts of wisconsin. apparently not the mountainous areas of wisconsin that you must live in. i've been to green bay, the dells/lake delton/baraboo, all up and down the 90/94 freeway, kenosha, sheboygan and all points in between. i lived near chicago and have a summer home on lake delton and i don't recall ever seeing any 60 degree inclines even in the particularly hilly areas. maybe some 20 degree inclines but not 60. i'm living in germany and have been to some of the most mountainous areas of places like austria and switzerland and they don't have 60 degree inclines... and they build roads ANYWHERE. i've also been to the really mountainous areas in TN and NC where my uncle lives and his mile long driveway maxes out at 30 in some areas and that looks scary going up and down it. and the mountain his house sits on the side of is only about a 45 degree incline. and i get that your exaggerating, but to exaggerate that much is just dishonest. and i don't want to hear about "almost like cobblestone" roads. i live in germany who still have cobblestone roads.
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