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    Hi, im looking at a set of coil overs and wondered what people were running on theirs and their opinions of them?
    Ive had a browse on ebay & look to be able to get a set of Jamex for about £230, but the next seems to be AP at about £480.
    Anyone ever fitted either of these to their car? Im not really wanting to spend over £500 on a set, but wondered if there was much difference in the 2 for the price you pay.
    Ive fitted a set of AP coilovers to my mates MK5 fiesta & more recently a set of Jamex to his A3 and his opinion are that the AP were alot better on his previous car.
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    hi mate i put a full set of AP's on my E36 328 track car and they were sound, i only swapped them because i got a very good deal on a set of gaz coilovers
     
     

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    Cheers for the reply. Best start saving then. If they can take track abuse ill have no problems on the road cheers
     
     

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    Why coilovers? Have you considered a decent shock/spring setup?
     
     

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    Mikey, if your going for budget coilovers then get FK AKs.. considerably better than jamex/hottuning/JOM/raceland etc at the same price..

    If you can afford AP coilovers which are around £450 then I'd say save a little more and get Eibachs from here:

    http://www.tdi-plc.com

    I'm sure no one on here would say a bad word about Eibach, one of the best manufacturers of suspension parts in the world and the price on that site is £250 cheaper than anywhere else I could find!!

    However, if your not looking to slam the car then as Jon said you should consider a quality spring/damper kit.. something like KW would be about £500 and lower the car about 2 inches at the front and an inch and a half at the back whilst keeping a good ride quality!
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    KW shocks and springs will absolutely blind budget coilovers in terms of ride and handling. The type of coilovers that only allow ride height adjustment are nothing more than the industry cottoning on to the fact that 'coilover' is the only word that some people want to hear when talking about suspention (imo).



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    Ive currently got eibach sportline springs fitted to standard shocks, which are brilliant and i cannot fault them at all, but im wanting my wheels to sit a tiny bit more in the arches and be able to adjust the height when required so coilovers are the only option really.

    The only thing that bothers me is that if i purchase cheap coilovers the ride quality is going to be gash! which is why im thinking AP coilovers. Id love to put more expensive coilovers on, but unfortunaly money is a big problem & i think £500 max is what im looking at, thats going to be hard enough to find as it is.

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    Mikey, if you can afford £500 then stretch to £580 and get the eibachs from that link I posted.. Eibachs will be a massive leap in quality from AP coilovers!
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    actually you could be right. Just looked and no where else sells these for anywhere near the price they can! defiantly worth the extra saving! cheers
     
     

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    Exactly.. £580 for what are one of the best coilovers in the world is an amazing price!! I just hope they still have them at that price when I've got the money!!
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