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    Found out yesturday whilst doing something else that mmy o/s/r spring is snapped. Not wanting to pay nigh on £85 per spring i was looking to upgrade to a set of Eibachs like i did before but noticed theyve gone up quite a bit in 4 years! Whilst browsing t'internt i came across a set of Fk auto coilovers for a very reasonable £220. Has anyone any experience with Fk products or is it a case you get what you pay for? Or has anyone got any recommendations of other springs they have used.

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    They would have been FK AKs for that price.. surprisingly good quality coilovers for the money! Never heard a bad word said about them.. my mate in works got them on an e36 323 coupe and he's well happy with them!
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    yeah they was just the hight adjustable ones, not the damping adjustable ones. Seen alot of Fk stuff about, looks pretty good quality just never had any personal experience with them

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    Anyone run 30-40mm lowering springs on standard shocks? Any feedback on what the ridee is like
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    ride would depend what sort of condition the shocks are in..

    if the shocks are in good nick and you get good quality springs you'll be fine..

    I had eibach pro's on my 316ti with standard shocks and the ride was lovely.. better than standard springs if anything.. that was with the car lowered about 30mm.. handling was massively improved aswell!

    Going to lower my new car 50mm up front and 35mm at the back on weitec springs.. anything upto 50mm is fine on standard shocks so long as they are in good condition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmer320 View Post
    ....they was just the hight adjustable ones, not the damping adjustable ones....
    I think you might have answered your own question. The lower you go, the more boaty your car will become. Oh, and £55 per corner? At the risk of opening a massive can of worms I'd steer clear of cheap coilovers and go for the Eibach springs. I read somewhere on here that Eibach Sportlines sit slightly lower than the Pro's which sit about the same as standard M-Sport. If you want to spend a little more there's the shocks and springs option and then of course there's the entry level coilovers with adjustable bump/rebound etc.
     
     

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    I agree with JON and thank god there are other people on here that agree that these cheap coilovers are cheap tak! £50 per corner to you!!! Just think how much they cost to make..... £20?? less???

    Don't do it!!

    As above Eibach are really spot on at making springs - perfect everytime

    With regards to dampers:

    If your car has done over 60K on the same shocks then I would recommend replacement of those at the same time! 30mm lowering will be fine on good condition standard shocks where as anything above like 40-50mm I would recommend changing the dampers for what is known as a 'sport short' damper which means the body is shorter as same with the damper rod so they work well with low cars.

    My recommendation on shocks would be:

    Bilstien B6 or Koni Sport shocks for up to 30mm

    Bilstein B8 shocks for 30+mm

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