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    I got tuning art jobbies, people slag any cheap coilovers off though! I was pleasantly suprised with the ride quality of mine. Expected them to be superhard and they're not (Yes, they are a stiffer ride than standard, but that's to be expected).
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    I got tuning art jobbies, people slag any cheap coilovers off though! I was pleasantly suprised with the ride quality of mine. Expected them to be superhard and they're not (Yes, they are a stiffer ride than standard, but that's to be expected).
    yeh i agree alot stiffer than before but i actually feel alot more in control of the car sticks like fcuk, i was pleasently surprised aswell ride comfort i actually don't mind!!
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    First up, I would never, ever assume to tell somebody what to spend their hard earned on and yes of course it's all down to personal choice but suspention along with brakes and tyres could well be the difference between getting round the bend in tact or ending up lid down in a ditch. I love E36 Coupes and yours (Stu's) and chedda88's sit really well but I have a real problem with coilovers where the bump and rebound cannot be adjusted. For looks alone, yes look no further but for handling I'm not so sure. The more you lower them the softer they would surely become and vice versa so to achieve good handling they would have to be set at a specific height, with that in mind I'd be more inclined to buy a decent shock/spring setup. I'm not bothered who makes them or how much they cost and to be fair, once you've set them to your desired height it's unlikely you'll adjust them so for that reason I'm not concerned with what they're made of but cheap materials tend not to last very long. If they really were that good KW would be out of business by now.
     
     

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    Fair comment. I've never had an issue with handling (I don't drive like a twat though..). It feels sooo planted, better than the ? year old lowering springs and standard shocks that were on the car when I purchased it (and would still be on it now probably if I hadn't changed to these). I can see what you're saying about the fixed damping, but I've never had a problem, they're certainly not soft.

    Edit. Mine will be adjusted at mot time so it can get on the ramps. Also if we get snow..
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Fair comment. I've never had an issue with handling (I don't drive like a twat though..). It feels sooo planted, better than the ? year old lowering springs and standard shocks that were on the car when I purchased it (and would still be on it now probably if I hadn't changed to these). I can see what you're saying about the fixed damping, but I've never had a problem, they're certainly not soft.

    Edit. Mine will be adjusted at mot time so it can get on the ramps. Also if we get snow..
    yep same with me matey, am only about lowered 45mm and wont change until i get 17's,

    long you had your coils disco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J0N View Post
    First up, I would never, ever assume to tell somebody what to spend their hard earned on and yes of course it's all down to personal choice but suspention along with brakes and tyres could well be the difference between getting round the bend in tact or ending up lid down in a ditch. I love E36 Coupes and yours (Stu's) and chedda88's sit really well but I have a real problem with coilovers where the bump and rebound cannot be adjusted. For looks alone, yes look no further but for handling I'm not so sure. The more you lower them the softer they would surely become and vice versa so to achieve good handling they would have to be set at a specific height, with that in mind I'd be more inclined to buy a decent shock/spring setup. I'm not bothered who makes them or how much they cost and to be fair, once you've set them to your desired height it's unlikely you'll adjust them so for that reason I'm not concerned with what they're made of but cheap materials tend not to last very long. If they really were that good KW would be out of business by now.
    yep totally agree with ya matey, i got these on sale i think they are actually 250 all in so they aint that cheap when on full price,

    on previous cars i have always got just the full lowering kits rather than coilovers but i thought for 185 i couldn't go wrong and the bilsteins i had on i had no idea how long they had been on and how long they would have lasted!! so i thought id rather have piece of mind fork out the 185 and be safe than just wait for the next shock and springs to fall apart as the rest would be following soon i'd guess!!

    cheers tho matey no hard feelings its your opinion!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezy88 View Post
    yep same with me matey, am only about lowered 45mm and wont change until i get 17's,

    long you had your coils disco?
    Not long, since May. They'll go and fall apart tommorrow now I've bigged them up!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Not long, since May. They'll go and fall apart tommorrow now I've bigged them up!!
    touch wood they don't!!! did you replace the rear mounts when you done yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezy88 View Post
    touch wood they don't!!! did you replace the rear mounts when you done yours?
    Yes, and buggered them up when I didn't put the washers underneath the new mounts.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    Yes, and buggered them up when I didn't put the washers underneath the new mounts.
    lol well i have just ordered 2 new 1's to hopefully cure the squeaking noise!!

    fingers crossed thats them sorted!!
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