Considering that there isn't a ton of suspension travel on that particular MK1 chassis model, you're right, coilovers probably aren't going to give the driver looking for "comfort" a whole lot to work with. Remember, technically coilovers are made for racing and corner balancing for the track. Can you street them? Of course, but what's "comfortable" to one guy might not be to another. With a Cabriolet like yours, we'd suggest doing something like an H&R Spring with KONI Sport Shock package. With KONIs, unlike Bilstein, you have the luxury of tinkering with the rebound dampening adjustability of the shock. Need it firmer? No problem; it can be done. Need it softer? Just adjust it for such. The adjustability of the KONI Sport Shocks is what makes them a great seller for us. Now, as far as how "low" you can go (you said you wanted it as "low possible"), that's going to be up to you and what your opinion of "low" is. Feel free to email us through the site if you have any other questions, as an email will yield a faster response to a PM or post online. Thanks.
On sale for a limited time (QTY:4 kits in stock at this price) are the front and rear sway bar kits from Eibach; 23mm front and 25mm rear; for your 4-cylinder MK2, MK3 or Corrado. Eibach, a worldwide leader in suspension manufacturing, offers quality sway bars for your Volkswagen. If you're looking to put together the ultimate performance handling package on your vehicle, complete your suspension upgrade with an Eibach Sway Bar Kit.While Eibach considers performance springs as the primary suspension enhancement component, the Eibach Sway Bar Kits allow critical fine-tuning of your car's handling characteristics and work exceptionally well when added to either a set of lowering springs, or a vehicle with OEM suspension.
The Eibach Sway Bars reduce body roll through increased design stiffness over stock bars. The result is increased handling and cornering grip in any performance-driving situation. Manufactured from cold-formed, high-strength aircraft-grade steel for precision performance, and finished with a long-lasting red powder coat finish, Eibach Sway Bars come complete with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions for easy installation. Photo for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary slightly in appearance.
We are often asked, "Can I run lowering springs with my stock shocks? Will I blow them? Should I replace them?" The answer is below:
Yes, any aftermarket sport spring with a more aggressive spring rate (than your stock springs) can certainly blow your OEM dampers (dependent upon a few factors). Obviously the type of spring you're running (i.e. a mild Eibach Pro-Kit vs. a more aggressively rated H&R Race) will determine how fast, or if at all, your shocks decide to go. In addition, the mileage and condition of your stock shock, as well as how you drive, will always factor in to these things. Fact is, your stock shocks' valving just isn't equipped to handle that of an aftermarket performance spring. Are there thousands upon thousands of cars running the street today with aftermarket lowering springs mated to stock shocks? Yes, there are; in fact, tons and tons of them. Just give it some time, though; they'll eventually (with time) start to feel harsh and the ride start to get worse and worse. Obviously, if you put a set of performance springs on a new car (or one with low mileage), your window of opportunity to drive on it like that is much bigger.
Being the sole Warehouse Distributor the Southern US for B&G, Eibach, H&R, NEUSPEED and KONI (together), we here at MJM have tons of experience with each and every suspension setup you can think of (we even do Air Lift air suspension here in-house) and can certainly steer you in the right direction on what setup would be best for you based on your driving styles, driving habits and what spring with shock combo you want to go with. From non-adjustable KONI STR.T Shocks (which can be used on either OEM or performance shocks) to KONI FSD to Sport Shocks to Eibach, H&R or KONI Coilovers, we've got you covered. Feel free to give us a call or email us through our site (www.mjmautohaus.com) with any questions you may have and we'll provide you some 1-on-1 consultation on what might work best for you.
I have weitec springs on my mk3 its rides great I was wondering if the Audi 90 strut upper bushings,how much more would it help with the handling be I really want to know how much lower it will be just let me know
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