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Old 07/11/2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Springs or coilovers?

Like it says, Which of the two is better? Not sure on which one to get.

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Old 07/11/2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Springs or coilovers?

"Better" can mean a lot of things lol

If you're looking for a slight drop, springs are fine

If you're going to lower a lot more or slam or track, it's better to go with a full suspension system. In this case, coilovers would be better

In before koni yellows and ground control springs

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Old 07/11/2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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"Better" can mean a lot of things lol

If you're looking for a slight drop, springs are fine

If you're going to lower a lot more or slam or track, it's better to go with a full suspension system. In this case, coilovers would be better

In before koni yellows and ground control springs
I was just wanting something that I will be able to raise and drop it when needed. Like drop it when the weather is nice and then raise it when winter comes around.

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Old 07/12/2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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I was just wanting something that I will be able to raise and drop it when needed. Like drop it when the weather is nice and then raise it when winter comes around.
As Tsoi stated above there are good and bad about both no matter which way you look at it. The worst of both is going entirely too cheap on your suspension as it can damage everything that is part of it (example: shocks/struts, wheel bearings, balljoints etc).

The raising and lowering with a coilover setup (although awesome to have) will always pull cash out of your wallet because you will need a wheel alignment most of the time....depending on how low/high you end up going. Now as far as lowering springs go, those have they ups and downs as well. Choosing the right spring rate for your car will take some calculations to determine which is the over all best fit (which will also be needed with coilovers).
If you are not aware of spring rates I would suggest doing a Google search on it to better understand. It isn't JUST the old school (and new) 1-1.25-3" drop crap people always talk about....that stuff was made by the aftermarket world to sell you on the stuff easier (basically dumbing down research for those who don't care about the racing aspect of suspension).
Downside unfortunately to lowering springs falls on wrong setup, cheap springs and the fact that once you lower it you are done. Good side to it though tends to have more of the good since they are essentially how your car is setup from the beginning in oem form.


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Old 07/12/2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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I was just wanting something that I will be able to raise and drop it when needed. Like drop it when the weather is nice and then raise it when winter comes around.
Technically you can just swap oem springs and aftermarket lol but people like the idea of coilovers as well haha

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Old 07/12/2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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As Tsoi stated above there are good and bad about both no matter which way you look at it. The worst of both is going entirely too cheap on your suspension as it can damage everything that is part of it (example: shocks/struts, wheel bearings, balljoints etc).

The raising and lowering with a coilover setup (although awesome to have) will always pull cash out of your wallet because you will need a wheel alignment most of the time....depending on how low/high you end up going. Now as far as lowering springs go, those have they ups and downs as well. Choosing the right spring rate for your car will take some calculations to determine which is the over all best fit (which will also be needed with coilovers).
If you are not aware of spring rates I would suggest doing a Google search on it to better understand. It isn't JUST the old school (and new) 1-1.25-3" drop crap people always talk about....that stuff was made by the aftermarket world to sell you on the stuff easier (basically dumbing down research for those who don't care about the racing aspect of suspension).
Downside unfortunately to lowering springs falls on wrong setup, cheap springs and the fact that once you lower it you are done. Good side to it though tends to have more of the good since they are essentially how your car is setup from the beginning in oem form.
Thanks for all the info!

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Old 07/12/2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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Technically you can just swap oem springs and aftermarket lol but people like the idea of coilovers as well haha
That just sounds like too much work lol

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Old 07/12/2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Springs or coilovers?

Coilovers.

Don't be cheap, get some damn coilovers, and some good ones at that. Be prepped and ready to dish out $1k or more.

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Old 07/12/2013, 09:51 AM   #9
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Coilovers.

Don't be cheap, get some damn coilovers, and some good ones at that. Be prepped and ready to dish out $1k or more.
Thats how much im about to drop for a new timing belt

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Technically you can just swap oem springs and aftermarket lol but people like the idea of coilovers as well haha
Actually he does have a point Corbin.....easy way to going about with this is by buying shocks/struts, the tops to them (which someone always has around) and then buy aftermarket springs of choice. Then when winter is around, drop that setup out and in with the stocks already put together. It would be a matter of literally 14 bolts and back in the road in no time. That also helps with bolts being constantly lubed and able to be removed at anytime with them being seized into place.

Give ya yet another way of doing suspension and also can be easy sold back to someone else because oem setup would be in use already.


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Thats how much im about to drop for a new timing belt
Then that is money well spent if you ask me......a timing belt going bad and not fixed will make it impossible to roll around in oem or aftermarket suspension....LOL.


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Default Re: Springs or coilovers?

Springs for the appearance and better handling, coilovers for adjustability and more efficient handling.


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