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    looking at replacing the suspension on my car - I was originally going to get a Weitec GT shocks and lowering springs - but the more I think of it the more coilovers are appealing to me!!

    I've done some reading on this and other sites -but interested to hear what people think of any of the following options (good or bad) - the list I've narrowed it down to is:

    * AP Sportfahrwerke Coilovers (need to confirm if suitable for my car..) = £325
    * V-Maxx Coilovers = £357.60
    * Apex RDX Coilovers = £408.49
    * Weitec HICON GT Coilovers = £477.63
    * FK Highsport Coilovers = £484.04
    * FK Silverline Coilovers = £612.65

    At the moment I think I'm erring towards the Weitec HICON GT (made by same parent company as KW) or the FK Highsport kit.. given they seem to receive favorable reviews.. but just wondered if there really is so much difference between any of the above options i.e. does buying the more expensive kits make them better?

    EDIT: forgot to say that I will also be adding a strut brace (possibly E-tech or other suggestions?) and Rogue Engineering RSM!

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    Anyone?? Lol!

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    My mate has an Apex kit on his 200sx, and it drives superb on them. It was a choice between those and the Tein suspension which was too much money in the end.
    His nissan sticks to the road like shite to a blanket, its very firm though...

    Go for the Rouge engineering strut brace, there stuff is expensive but its awsome quality...
     
     

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    Would say keep away from the cheaper stuff it will be very hard and unomfortable, have a look at the B-C Racing stuff as it looks exellent for the money imo!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark beardmore View Post
    Would say keep away from the cheaper stuff it will be very hard and unomfortable, have a look at the B-C Racing stuff as it looks exellent for the money imo!
    I have heard very good results about the BC Racing ones as well....
     
     

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    I've found a Jamex coilover set for an E46 on eBay for £250 delivered, I think I'll be ordering them at the end of the month... unless people on here slate them and tell me not to lol.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeRST View Post
    I've found a Jamex coilover set for an E46 on eBay for £250 delivered, I think I'll be ordering them at the end of the month... unless people on here slate them and tell me not to lol.
    please for the love of god dont!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    I have heard very good results about the BC Racing ones as well....
    Been doing a bit of reading up on some coilovers recently as im thinking about upgrading mine

    The BC Racing ones are raved about everywhere you go
    And considering the performance they are meant to offer they arn't that expensive at about £700

    Another company that i have read good things about are HSD Coilovers.

    May be worth giving them a look as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    I have heard very good results about the BC Racing ones as well....
    thanks! - can't seem to find a kit on their site for the Z3.. so I've emailed them to ask.

    I've done a search and they seem to get a good write up!! (they make Megan Racing coilovers apparantly..) - although some say they can be a little too harsh for the street (this was on a WRX though with other chassis stiffening as well) so not sure how reflective this would be of the kits in general.

    They also don't seem to have helper springs like a lot of the other kits? - does this matter though??.. also I think they are monotube design as opposed to the Weitec or FK's which are twin tubed (i think?) - again does this matter??? - they also only have a 12 month warranty - where some of the others have 2 or 3 years warranty..

    Has anyone on here fitted the BC Racing coilovers? - any opinions/reviews of them on a BMW?

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    Bilstein PSS were between £400-£500 for the compact so probs similar for a Z3 (this was a while back though). Never read any bad comments on Bilstein quality...

    Edit: Just checked and the prices have sky-rocketed, plus they dont do a set for the Z3 anyway. So ignore the above.
     
     

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