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STANCE COILS, HAIRY SNATCH'S, AND UNDERACHIEVERS

Post by fastSRmedic on Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:46 pm

The title is a question, not a statement. I'm gonna be looking around at getting some new coilovers but idk how to pick out the ones that are a.) expensive but worth the money, b.) affordable but still decent, and c.) complete garbage to stay away from. I see companies like Megan and Godspeed are making suspension parts - anyone used these? I know their engine parts can be inferior so I had to ask about suspension. Obviously ones like Stance or DMAX look legit, but for someone who doesn't track their car except for the drag strip occasionally, are they worth the >$1000? I have Tein basics up front and GAB (?) coil-on springs in the back. My Teins are set for the lowest possible ride height and I want MOAR LOWER!! So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


MOAR LOWER!!!!!
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by LongGrain on Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:08 pm

just get stance and never have to worry about it...

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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by Rad Mike on Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:24 pm

LongGrain wrote:just get stance and never have to worry about it...

This.
Been so happy with the decision i made to get mine.
Never looked back.
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:32 pm

How about adjustability of the Stances? Ride height, camber, damper and rebound, it should be better than my Tein basics right? I definitely want lower ride height, more angle, more control. You guys with Stances have GR+ or Pro?
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by STM on Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:08 pm

you can slam your shit as low as you want with stances, camber is preety decent, they can go pretty stiff if adjusted, but if you wanna go even stiffer they make new springs for them.
GR+'s are well worth the money and pros come with a helper spring and cost an extra like 100 i think
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by navyslideby on Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:40 pm

honestly man me and my friends have been through multiple sets of coils, so ill give you my opinion.
Tien flex. good quality, stiff as shit and good adjustability, however very bouncy

Megan. good coils with decent stiffness, and a nice overall ride with no outstanding low points

godspeed. just look the other way. they are cheap for a reason and will blow often

apexi n1. my favorite coils yet, felt amazing drifting and good stiffness. good adjustability and with camber plates were adjustable enough for me. i also changed to stance 10k/12k springs that were great for sliding but a little stiff for daily driving

Stance. my second fav. rode great, stiff, and never had any complaints

JIC. probably 3rd on my list. great coils, slightly bouncy but not bothersome, great adjustability and felt great driving.

It really depends on your budget and patience for saving money
Hope this helps
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:21 pm

Hmm, this is the first I've heard towards Apexi. They seem to be a little less expensive than the Stance's too. I'm looking in the $900-$1200 range. You would take them over Stance? As long as they can go lowww and have good adjustments and don't cost an arm and a leg I'll be happy.

More input! MOAR!!!
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:22 pm

I think picking coils is a tougher choice than picking where I went to college lmao
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by navyslideby on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:34 pm

ya dude i loved my apexi coils. my brother bought the car that i had the apexi's on and he likes them better than anything he has ever had too. and he has been through about 8 or 9 240's, most with coils. the tien flex were his fav. but i hated the bouncy shit. then he rode in my car and slid it for a little while and fell in love lol

but here is a pic. these coils still had about 1.5 inches left of adjustment and these were 17's
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by navyslideby on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:40 pm

my frame hit speed bumps and with my body kit on the front bumper was maybe the thickness of a pack of cigarettes off the ground
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by navyslideby on Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:44 pm

now these were the tien flex coils and they were maxed out with the 18's i have pictured on the rear. however it was slightly lower than pictured by maybe an 1/8th of an inch

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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:40 pm

Man that bottom one is low. You would do the Apexi's over the Tein Flex Coils?

On a side note, you're at Great Lakes NB? I might be doing to Navy HPSP because I'm pre-med but want to join. I gotta get up to Great Lakes to talk to the officer recruiter there. Forgot his name though lol.
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by simon on Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:30 pm

shit if youre broke grab some emotors

im using them now. . they go low low and are stiff as fuck.

400 bux

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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by 93sapphirecoupe on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:00 am

i like my jic's they arent bouncy at all and are pretty stiff. they seem to have more rebound in them than some other brands. less rebound = more bounce. lower isnt better in some cases either. esp on the street. save the slammed look for hard parkers and mini trucks.
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by 14k on Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:31 am

simon wrote:shit if youre broke grab some emotors

im using them now. . they go low low and are stiff as fuck.

400 bux


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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by homeboy. on Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:18 am

93sapphirecoupe wrote: save the slammed look for hard parkers and mini trucks.

STFU faggot
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by simon on Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:58 am

^hahahahah

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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:33 pm

lol

Are you laughing because this is a bad choice?
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by Vlad on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:38 pm

This is how you tell good coilovers from bad ones...

You look at them... If they look like shit, they probably are.

There are also a gazillion reviews of every coilover, how many have you read?
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by 93sapphirecoupe on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:40 pm

homeboy. wrote:
93sapphirecoupe wrote: save the slammed look for hard parkers and mini trucks.

STFU faggot

hahaha sorry for keeping my suspension geometry correct and not bashing my car on the ground everywhere i go. homoboy
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by fastSRmedic on Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:37 pm

There are also a gazillion reviews of every coilover, how many have you read?

I've read plenty. I've googled every one that I'm interested in and read as much as I can. But many of them don't have actual user feedback. Great, they have 46mm pistons and they have thick upper mounting plates, terrific. But how do they ride? That's why I'm asking, I want actual positive user information. Have any?
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by navyslideby on Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:15 pm

you ever heard the phrase a job worth doing is worth doing right. dont buy coils that you are gonna wanna replace soon. trust me i am the most impatient person in the world and i want want want it now, but save your money and buy any of the brands that i mentioned and you will be happy.

and Saphirecoupe, dont hate cuz our cars look sexy slammed
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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by Vlad on Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:39 pm

Get Stance GR+ Pro's....

They feel pretty nice, a lot of us run them around here. (so you can ask anyone)

I am sure they will go low enough for you.


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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by simon on Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:29 pm

93sapphirecoupe wrote:
homeboy. wrote:
93sapphirecoupe wrote: save the slammed look for hard parkers and mini trucks.

STFU faggot

hahaha sorry for keeping my suspension geometry correct and not bashing my car on the ground everywhere i go. homoboy


you dont understand.

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Re: How to tell good coilovers from complete crap

Post by Vlad on Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:34 pm

simon wrote:
you dont understand.

What doesn't he understand.....

What he does with his car is his problem, just because he doesn't conform to what we like doesn't mean he "does not understand."
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