Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

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Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby npark » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:57 pm

Does anyone have any input on the two...besides the cost difference of course. I saw some Megan coilovers for ~900 shipped and considering how Eibachs are no less than 350 shipped I am tempted. Really like the idea of being able to lower further (than what springs alone allow) but cant find any specs on how low these let you go. What about ride quality, would love to have some feedback if any on these or any coilover for that matter


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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby 06M4.5 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:14 am

you can find Eibach springs for about $260 shipped.

from what I have read you will need camber bolts ($150) in order to get an alignment.

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby m-licious » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:38 pm

i'd sell you my eibachs for less than $200 picked up if you live in So Cal

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby fiveliterbeater » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:16 pm

pretty much the same between the two.....unless they are adjustable coilovers and then you can adjust the stiffness. those are around 2k though.

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby 06M4.5 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:48 am

m-licious

why are you selling your Eibach's? are they just to low?

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby terrycs » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:17 am

06M4.5 wrote:from what I have read you will need camber bolts ($150) in order to get an alignment.
Camber arms / toe bolts / upper control arms are only needed if the alignment can't be brought back into factory spec. This occurs if the car is "significantly" lowered.

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby 06M4.5 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:40 pm

terrycs

I'm getting a used set of Tein H-Tech springs (1.2" front) with a new set of the $150 camber bolts from Chris for my 2006 M45.

do you think I'll be needing any other parts? for alignment?

I didn't get a set of Eibach's because it would be to low for what I use the car for and bad city streets.

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby mexillis » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:35 pm

you should be fine, IDK how some people have bad alignment specs w/ eibach and some are ok. I have heard only one person having bad camber wear from H techs. GL

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby mexillis » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:49 pm

as for lowering springs vs coilovers it's a big difference. You can go lower and adjust comfort/stiffness and all that good stuff compared to lowering springs. So if you just got springs and weren't pleased with the amount or were too low you would have to loose out money selling them back to someone. I'm leaning towards the same set of coilover's OP and I think the person above thought the ride wasn't good could have been because he has 21" rims and CO's probly werent set for more comfort. Also those megan CO's will let you go lower than you'll be able to drive on normal streets with bumps and drive ways, etc. With my 1.6" drop in the front I have trouble on incline's/declines and some speed bumps. Another thing to factor in is tire overall diameter, if you plan on getting 22"s CO's will be the way to go if you dont want to buy Tein S techs. But if you want to accomplish a suttle look you can always increase the width of the tire and/or profile to raise you up a little bit on a 19"-20" rim.

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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering springs

Postby 06M4.5 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:19 pm

thanks Mexillis

I'm hoping to have all the parts by the end of the week, would like to have them on by the weekend if weather is good.


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