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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by gar_lei View Post
    Well I'm looking to go a few times a year (4-5).

    And I have swift springs right now.

    Just thinking if I should upgrade shocks or sell the springs and get Coilover.
    heres my .02

    if you arent serious about the track, you wont care if you dont have coilovers. the strut spring combo is practical, comfortable, and slightly cheaper/sometimes easier to replace.

    if you are, or could become more serious about it, youll wish you had coilovers.


    however... some coilovers (ie. KW and H and R) do not come with camber adjustment in the front nor are they lower mount adjustable, so i would not go with those 2 over a strut spring combo.

    add that to the fact that we dont really have a great all around option for our car, and it really becomes personal choice.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    I have to disagree with you.


    I would buy coilovers more for then shock valving then ride height or camber adjustment.

    The KW and H&R are very good, but they aren't meant to be slammed to the floor. Your roll center would be underneath the road at that piont and the car will not be able to transfer the weight properly in corners. But yes, it does look nice when you drive by scraping ashphalt.
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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by CelestSpeed3 View Post
    I have to disagree with you.


    I would buy coilovers more for then shock valving then ride height or camber adjustment.

    The KW and H&R are very good, but they aren't meant to be slammed to the floor. Your roll center would be underneath the road at that piont and the car will not be able to transfer the weight properly in corners. But yes, it does look nice when you drive by scraping ashphalt.
    kw and h and r are less track friendly out of the box i should have said.

    proper alignment makes you faster than your spring rates and valving will.
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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    4-5 days at the track leaves 360 days on the regular road every single year that you own the car.


    you building a track car or a road car that goes to the track 4-5 times a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loki View Post
    4-5 days at the track leaves 360 days on the regular road every single year that you own the car.


    you building a track car or a road car that goes to the track 4-5 times a year?
    Agree with you.

    I definitely would lean more toward DD drivability rather then hardcore track car. So I guess shocks would be a better route for my purpose.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    The koni yellows with swift springs on my car are fine. The koni yellows with the pro-kits I had before were fine.

    Ami is running bilstein shocks which I am sure are fine also.

    Just pick one and go with it and I'm sure you will be happy.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by standsideways View Post
    kw and h and r are less track friendly out of the box i should have said.

    proper alignment makes you faster than your spring rates and valving will.
    +1

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by loki View Post
    The koni yellows with swift springs on my car are fine. The koni yellows with the pro-kits I had before were fine.

    Ami is running bilstein shocks which I am sure are fine also.

    Just pick one and go with it and I'm sure you will be happy.


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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    is anyone selling 08 lowering springs? ms3

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey32235 View Post
    is anyone selling 08 lowering springs? ms3
    You know theres a classified section?

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    I'm in the same boat as well, been on H&R springs on stock shocks for almost a year and a half and the ride is slowly getting worse.
    I don't feel like spending $1000 plus, not sure if I want to settle with Raceland or Megan coilovers, read some mixed reviews.
    Koni yellows run about $700,while the Megan coils are $800.. Just wondering if it's worth the extra $100 for the coils?
    Car is a dd, took it to the track last year, most likely will never again

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveIrwin24 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as well, been on H&R springs on stock shocks for almost a year and a half and the ride is slowly getting worse.
    I don't feel like spending $1000 plus, not sure if I want to settle with Raceland or Megan coilovers, read some mixed reviews.
    Koni yellows run about $700,while the Megan coils are $800.. Just wondering if it's worth the extra $100 for the coils?
    Car is a dd, took it to the track last year, most likely will never again
    Megan's are shit bro. Take loki's advise and grab the Konis.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Please don't cheap out.
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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Yeah I've pretty much made my mind up on the konis, nothing but positive feedback all around on them

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveIrwin24 View Post
    Yeah I've pretty much made my mind up on the konis, nothing but positive feedback all around on them
    you made up your mind in 58 minutes? cool

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Well I was undecided, was planning to buy konis for a little while then pondered the thought of coilovers but konis are best bang for buck can't deny it.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveIrwin24 View Post
    I'm in the same boat as well, been on H&R springs on stock shocks for almost a year and a half and the ride is slowly getting worse.
    I don't feel like spending $1000 plus, not sure if I want to settle with Raceland or Megan coilovers, read some mixed reviews.
    Koni yellows run about $700,while the Megan coils are $800.. Just wondering if it's worth the extra $100 for the coils?
    Car is a dd, took it to the track last year, most likely will never again
    I'm in the same boat as you, HR springs with stock struts. Except i'm going with either HR or KW coilovers. I wont even consider anything else.

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    Right on man, just couldn't justify paying over a grand cause I don't wanna be any lower.. Purchased Koni yellows yesterday

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    Default Re: Coilover VS Shocks+Springs upgrade?

    what is a good coilover set to buy for a 2008 ms3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falzone11 View Post
    what is a good coilover set to buy for a 2008 ms3
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