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    If many of these kits are the same gear from the same factory just painted different colours, does the same go for this?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    If so, that kit is £128 delivered. Seems to good to be, well, any good?
     
     

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    This is worth a look.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummox View Post
    If many of these kits are the same gear from the same factory just painted different colours, does the same go for this?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    If so, that kit is £128 delivered. Seems to good to be, well, any good?
    Yes mate.. another reincarnation of hottuning.. if your going to get a set of these coilovers then literally get the cheapest ones you can.. they generally come with 2 year warranties so if you get 2 years out of them for £130 you've had a bargain really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J0N View Post
    This is worth a look.
    I saw that thread the other week and must say I agree totally..

    If you want coilovers for under £200 you better not have sky high expectations!

    I'd spend a little more and get AP coilovers for roughly £450..
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    In short, I want replacement suspension that passes the MOT and doesn't cost £450. If it improves the handling of the car, great. If it makes the ride a bit harsh, so be it.

    Whilst I appreciate that £1000 suspension is of course going to be better than £130 suspension, my car is worth less than a grand - spending £1000 or more on top notch coilovers would be crazy. If there's no discernable difference between the £128 kit and the £210 Jamex gear, then it seems like the £128 kit is the way to go, surely?
     
     

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    Yes mate.. definitely go for the £128 kit.. it will improve the handling over the knackered old 12 year old suspension on your car now..

    If your current suspension is shagged altogether then it'll probably be the same sort of ride aswell but the car will look better riding nice and low!
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    Sorry to ressurect this thread, but my FK Ak coilovers arrived today. It says they are for an E92 series, but i ordered them they where for a E36. I rang up the seller, CTH Tuning & they say they will fit. Can anyone advise me on this matter?
     
     

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    hmm... I would think the E92 and E36 will have totally different weights and possible different fitment.... very strange. I could be wrong as I have never tried to match them up.

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    These coilovers: If i want to be at maximum ride height should i remove the helper springs ?
    I'm about half way on the height adjustment so far and the helper springs are now fully compressed.

    (thought i'd ask in here since this thread is already up and running.)
    BTW My Fox racing 235/40/ZR17 // 8x17 // ET40 wheels needed 8mm spacers.

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    did you get these coilovers??? were they four separate struts?
     
     

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