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    Will coilovers from a Touring, Estate, Convertible, Cabrio fit my Compact ?
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    I am pretty sure that shocks etc on the saloon, coupe and vert are the same, can anyone confirm this?
     
     

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    As far as I'm aware coilovers for E46 are universal fitment.. some state 4cyl or 6cyl only but if you look at the likes of hottuning's coilover sets they are simply E46 fitment.

    I do know from experience though that on the compact you need shortened front droplinks when going more than 50mm on the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    As far as I'm aware coilovers for E46 are universal fitment.. some state 4cyl or 6cyl only but if you look at the likes of hottuning's coilover sets they are simply E46 fitment.

    I do know from experience though that on the compact you need shortened front droplinks when going more than 50mm on the front
    Thats why mines knocking on the front then were can i get these from mate ?
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    Nice thread, am on the lookout for a set too for my Compact ... what do you guys recommend, preferably not too expensive without being sh!te either ... not looking to drop more than 30mm
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanceWhore View Post
    Thats why mines knocking on the front then were can i get these from mate ?
    Contact forum vendor "hottuning", they sell them cheap enough..
    Quote Originally Posted by Cendrian View Post
    Nice thread, am on the lookout for a set too for my Compact ... what do you guys recommend, preferably not too expensive without being sh!te either ... not looking to drop more than 30mm
    Too be honest mate if your only looking for a 30mm drop and I assume your not converting to a track car I'd say stick with good quality lowering springs.. if your shocks are f**ked go for a suspension kit..

    Anything eibach, KW/weitec, H&R, just avoid the cheap ebay sh*te
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    Contact forum vendor "hottuning", they sell them cheap enough..


    Too be honest mate if your only looking for a 30mm drop and I assume your not converting to a track car I'd say stick with good quality lowering springs.. if your shocks are f**ked go for a suspension kit..

    Anything eibach, KW/weitec, H&R, just avoid the cheap ebay sh*te

    Sorted ill contact him now

    And as baderlfc said no point getting coilys for a 30mm drop
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    I agree, although based on some preliminary searches, a set of coilovers of a half decent brand seem around the price as a suspension kit of a half-decent brand, sometimes cheaper. Sort of flip a coin moment I think I might just opt for OEM shocks and stick on good brand springs, split the difference.

    In fact, no, based on the deals HT has, I'll contact HT as well
     
     

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    Depending on your budget the Weitec suspension kits are awesome, aswell as the H&R cup kits.. also for mid range good coilies you can't go far wrong with AP
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    Quote Originally Posted by baderlfc View Post
    Depending on your budget the Weitec suspension kits are awesome, aswell as the H&R cup kits.. also for mid range good coilies you can't go far wrong with AP
    Based on the prices I seen online, they ranged from like 600-900 notes for a good brand suspension kit (shocks+springs), which is more than I'm prepared to spend, its not like I'm tracking or going crazy power etc. I don't need top spec, just decent spec for better suspension than stock for use on the roads for daily driving with some periods of giggle-fun.

    This in comparison to £165 notes for a coilover set delivered from HT in Belgium, with a 3 year guarantee. At that price its easily affordable to replace the whole set after 3 years if need be. Unless they're absolutely awful, I think thats a real bargain.
     
     

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