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    Hi all,

    Just looking on ebay and found a set of these, are they any good?

    Never had coilovers in my life so don't have a clue what they would be like?

    Since my car has been lowered it has been blowing rear dampers , for what I would keep spending on dampers I might aswell get coilovers.

    To me coilovers all look the same, I would never do a track day in my car either so I think cheap ones may do the trick, they must be better than the lowering springs and standard dampers?

    Unlike other cheap kit's on Ebay with this one you get a full rear adjustable strut rather than springs that allow only 10mm of adjustment.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Coilover-adjus...item58877d5fc3


    All advice appreciated
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    I think on most coilover kits you'll need to buy front wheel spacers as well.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryn View Post
    I think on most coilover kits you'll need to buy front wheel spacers as well.

    Intesting, do you know why that is? Thanks
     
     

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    From what I done to mine. Yes, the wheel spacers seem like a good idea. Im runnng the supersport coilover kit purchased from Driftworks and its not bad for around 400 quid. Got a canny bit of adjustment and the fact that the front uses two collors to lock the spring is good unlike some other kits i seen that have a grub screw in the collor. Mate bought one for his focus and when he got it, the numpties mustve screwd in the grub screw in too hard at assembly so 2 spanners later we managed to set his ride height.
    And about the wheel spacers, I got mine at about 50mm lowered on the front, the tires seat slightly into the arch and there is not much space between the strut and the inside of the wheel and they are only 7.5J's so you may wana look into that.
    I decided for the next project I want about 8.5 on the front so Im gona roll the arches and purchase some rather deep dish wheels.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno5gtt View Post
    Intesting, do you know why that is? Thanks
    Aint got a clue why but i'm guessing the whole leg, hub assembly is moved closer in so spacers will be required.


    Sorry cant be more helpful.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryn View Post
    Aint got a clue why but i'm guessing the whole leg, hub assembly is moved closer in so spacers will be required.


    Sorry cant be more helpful.
    No worries mate, thanks for the info anyway
     
     

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    Bmw e36 coilover kit offer
    This is a posting in our section if your interested,

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    Is anyone interested in a coilover kit for E36 saloon/coupe June 1992 to April 1998?
    Ive had a customer cancel his order and I can't send it back to the supplier this is the item number on EBAY 180433469266 if you want to have a look.
    Offer price £371.65 plus postage.
     
     

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