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    been looking on ebay and found full kit from germany consisting of 4 lowered shocks and springs £169
    or on here hottuning coilover lit around £200
    only after driving it around for a week finding it bit wobbly and soft for drift fun!!!!
    what do you lot think about suspension kits but on a budget??
    a friend has got a cheap coilover kit on his nissan 200 but thats rock hard on our shite welsh roads?
    any help be welcome
     
     

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    Out of interest what is the name of the suspension kit you found on ebay? It may turn out to be the same kit offered by hottuning?

    What is the reason for you wanting to fit coilovers? I opted for this route because I wanted my car to be very low. Some want them for race purposes.

    If it is just for styling purposes then there is nothing wrong with cheap kits as they will be TUC certificated and more than likely come with a 2 year warranty

    If it's race purpose then a cheap kit may not be the correct choice?
     
     

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    hiya buddy thats a sweet car you got there!! The german kit is called EGC performace germany £169?? lowered 60 front+40 rear or found jamex kit lowering 40 allround£189??? or these coilover kits on here??
    Main reason i just want to stiffen it up and raise it a little as its my daily and rubs hole floor over speed bumps front spring are shiney red ones but cant find anything written on them? and dont feel that stiff?? rear must be cut down standards coz its on its arse and bit soft!!!
    Car is going to be used as daily but i like trying to throw it round roundabouts and twisty lanes! then if funds allow stick a 328 lump in it nxt year when settled in new house for little novice drift fun!!!!!!
    obviously i dont expect a 200 bucks coilover kit to be awesome but just dont know weather the german or jamex be bit better quality???
    i know i should go for coilovers so if i do drift it i can slam it?
    cheers for help tho
     
     

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    i fitted the hottuning coilovers at the moment they are wound as high as they would go (due to alloys with a tiny offset) but they are not that bad a bit harder than the suspension that was on it before but its bearable they were totally solid when the first went on but they got better as time went on
    i recon once i lower it a bit the ride will get better (the helper spring is completely compressed) but for 200 slaps in the face i cant really argue with them
     
     

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    cheers for that mate!! going to try find a pair of -20 mm rear springs i think just to tie me over while i get the rest of car done then invest in good coilover set up
    cheers fella
     
     

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