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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    That is fair point at the end of the day money does have its play and I have been there as well so, don't get me wrong at times you have to do it.

    Sorry I work in the tuning trade and it just kills me when people spend a good amount on their engines and skimp on the suspension and brakes - Even more so as I am in the VAG scene on 1.8T and 1.9TDI engines power is cheap and easy to get out of....... I wonder if your bro got the AP coilovers from me hahaaa!

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    he bought them second hand mate bought them then was selling car so brother gave him 50 quid standard set up and took his (owed him a favour) so he won outta that!!

    yeh anoo exactly what you mean but money really does play a big part if it was my way i'd have AP's seem to have a great review and the AK's i got where on sale i think they are normally 250 all in including shipping tax!!!

    what you currently dropped on??
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    haha bargin!! I think they are usually £400-£450 new!!

    Well I hope they do work out alright for you mate, I have seen it a few times people have had to change them a year down the line... fingers crossed though!!

    Mine currently have V-Maxx which I aint too impressed with really hard and quality just aint there.... but I am going for some H&R Coilovers soon... when I have the money HAHA match with their ARB's and the Powerflex bushes that are already on - should be good!

    Ohhh that's one thing that I would recommend too some polly bushes either from Powerflex or Superpro they make such a great difference! Bushes aint that expensive either.... just the install than can be if you are paying someone to do it!

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    Where did you get them for £185?? how long have you been waiting??
     
     

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    Cheers matey will look into bushes and I waited 2 weeks and so far they seem fab really makes a major improvement altho I need a rear top mount as I am gettin a clunkin noise from 1 side,

    So far I would recommend them

    There's a link at the start matey and they made not on sale now
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    just thought i'd post some pics of the coilovers and how the car now sits although i can adjust them later letting them settle!!

    let me know what ya think guys!!











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    i am really planning on changing the 18's for some 17's BBS wheels,

    the rear is as low as can be sit the springs in the rear without the adjuster unit, and the front is lowered halfway (they lower 30mm - 100mm)

    i had it lowered 100mm and it looked nuts although i could not turn the wheel for obv reasons!!

    let me know guys if you like it!!

    so far would recommend these coilovers but as i said my top mount needs replaced as i have a slight squeak so until fixed i have to live with it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezy88 View Post
    any1 bought a set of these coilovers??

    http://www.venommotorsport.com/manuf...20Series%20E36

    seem a very good price with warrenty i believe!!!

    i need front springs for my car and they seem to be 60 quid so was looking at my just replacing my bilsteins with the coilovers and selling my shocks off!!

    opinions guys!!
    If you are swapping Bilstein shocks for FK Coilovers then you need your head looking at my friend. Bilstein make some of the finest suspention available on the market, coilovers with fixed damping should be banned and are nothing more than the industry cottoning on to the fact that 'coilover' is the only word some people want to hear when talking about handling, in my opinion.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0N View Post
    If you are swapping Bilstein shocks for FK Coilovers then you need your head looking at my friend. Bilstein make some of the finest suspention available on the market, coilovers with fixed damping should be banned and are nothing more than the industry cottoning on to the fact that 'coilover' is the only word some people want to hear when talking about handling, in my opinion.
    the bilstein kit was already on the car when i bought it, i have had the car 14months and i have already had to replace to rear shocks as they were leaking oil and when i replaced the kit with coilovers i had another burst shock!! so i really don't know how long the kit had been on and how much longer it would last and was not forking out 200 for 2 shocks from ebay for the bilstein as i have just bought a house and funds aint tight but try explaining to the missus you need to spend like 500 on suspension kit!!

    so had already forked out 80quid on 2 bilstein shocks (used) plus a spring was snapped so i decided to replace them with these coilovers!!

    if i have more funds i would have went for a better kit but so far they have been well good handling is fab!! but as i said i have a broken spring + 1 leaking shock!! which was 1 of the 1's i had already replaced!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J0N View Post
    If you are swapping Bilstein shocks for FK Coilovers then you need your head looking at my friend. Bilstein make some of the finest suspention available on the market, coilovers with fixed damping should be banned and are nothing more than the industry cottoning on to the fact that 'coilover' is the only word some people want to hear when talking about handling, in my opinion.
    I couldn't give a hoot whether they're called tbh. I wanted something to give the height adjustability that these have. It just so happens that it handles spot on and they're cheap (which is always a bonus when you're poor.. )
    As for the lifespan, we'll see. I done some research before buying mine and people that have had any problems have had parts replaced under warranty with no problems. The warranty is three years iirc, Three years worth of suspension for £195 then! I'm happy with mine.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    I couldn't give a hoot whether they're called tbh. I wanted something to give the height adjustability that these have. It just so happens that it handles spot on and they're cheap (which is always a bonus when you're poor.. )
    As for the lifespan, we'll see. I done some research before buying mine and people that have had any problems have had parts replaced under warranty with no problems. The warranty is three years iirc, Three years worth of suspension for £195 then! I'm happy with mine.
    at the end of the day it's about personal choice and each person's cash flow!! at the time i wanted them changed these popped up and i took a chance, we will see what happend in 1 to 2 years down the line tho!!

    disco did you buy these aswell??
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