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    Hi my e36 coupe has a std suspension setup. Has anyone seen/used these or has a comment???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-98...mZ370085930402

    I am looking overseas - equivalent stuff (including shocks/struts) in a retail shop over here would be well over $1,000
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus318is View Post
    Hi my e36 coupe has a std suspension setup. Has anyone seen/used these or has a comment???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-98...mZ370085930402

    I am looking overseas - equivalent stuff (including shocks/struts) in a retail shop over here would be well over $1,000
    Sorry mate, looks like a frickin gimmick to me but be interested to know how they work. Says can be used with standard shock
     
     

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    it looks like a threaded sleeve that slides over your struts with adjustable spring seats.effectively turning macpherson struts into coilovers.
    i would give them the body swerve tbh mate.you'll knacker std shocks in no time and i'd be worried about the strength of the turret mounts.
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    If you are going to get coil overs then I would get the proper kit, these are half way attempts IMO
     
     

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    Thanks guys - I will look to buy lowering springs and purpose built shocks - will save heaps if buy from UK or Germany online. One of my worries is getting the look and handling benefits - ie similar to A20's ride - but I don't want to be bouncing all over the place around town. What is the best sort of compromise 40mm front, 20mm rear??

    Grateful for views. Chris
     
     

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    The great thing with coilovers is you can adjust the ride to a height and comfort that you are happy with. I use H&R and purchased them from Motorsport Tuning

    http://www.mstuning.co.uk/pages/Contact%20Us.html
     
     

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    A lot of people rate the H&R set up, but I'm sure A20 will be able to chime in,

    edit, and there he is
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    A lot of people rate the H&R set up, but I'm sure A20 will be able to chime in,

    edit, and there he is
    I love the ride, everyone automatically thinks that once you put big wheels on and lower the car on coilovers that the ride becomes very harsh. This in my experience is not so. I have not inherited a horrible rattly ride that makes the teeth chatter even when you drive over a coin in the road.

    I will admit that due to the lack of rubber on the sidewall that you do spend time dodging pot holes in the road but this is purely to avoid damaging the RYM's or even getting a split in the sidewall of the tyre which is understandable when tyres alone are £300 EACH... But I don't G.A.F cos I love the way it stands.

    It also makes cleaning and polishing the roof soooo much easier... yes i'm a short arse
     
     

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