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    Thread: Is there MK2 coilovers without a fixed perch?

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      01-12-2012 07:30 PM #1
      I could have the wrong idea of how most coilovers work, I was looking at the KW Variant 1s and I don't want to adjust the height of the car using the springs. I'd like to use the springs for dampening and adjust the perch for height. Thank you

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      01-12-2012 07:38 PM #2
      *are there

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      01-13-2012 03:12 AM #3
      Bumparoonie

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      01-15-2012 02:03 PM #5
      It doesn't really matter the company, I was looking at Koni and KW and they both have fixed perches. I just dont get how you could lengthen the spring travel when lowering the car, it doesn't sound like a good system

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      01-15-2012 03:21 PM #6
      The primary purpose is corner balancing not lowering.

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      01-15-2012 09:39 PM #7
      But when you lower these cars, doesn't the suspension get looser? I want it to corner better, sure, but not ride the same height, but if I lower it, the springs will travel longer make them loose and having the car bounce more.

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      01-16-2012 01:59 PM #8
      Read the FAQ's at the top of this forum; although based on the MkIV the principals still apply. Lowering ruins suspension geometry and makes the car handle worse.

      If you use quality parts and stay in the manufacturers recommended adjustment range the ride should not be significantly affected.

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      01-16-2012 03:28 PM #9
      Thank you, I'll read along

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      01-17-2012 12:10 AM #10
      So what exactly do coilovers do? Just stiffen your suspension? Isn't lowering beneficial to lowering your center of gravity?

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      01-17-2012 12:48 PM #11
      They only stiffen the suspension if they use higher than stock spring rates.

      They allow adjusting the suspension for setting the corner weights.

      Yes, lowering drops the center of gravity, but it also changes the roll center, camber curve, and other aspects of the suspension geometry in ways the cause more harm than good.

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      01-17-2012 04:18 PM #12
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      01-19-2012 11:59 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by littlebill86 View Post
      fortune auto
      It says that all coilovers from them aren't for use on street, but then says that you have a choice of different valving for different applications including street.

    14. 02-21-2012 08:53 PM #14
      Hey try tein

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      02-24-2012 05:26 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 16v Drakes View Post
      Hey try tein
      They dont carry MK2 coilovers
      My girlfriend and I may have broken up after three years, but then again, I have the MK2<3

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