what coils go the lowest at a decent price for a b5 passat. i dont want garbage but im not willing to spend more that a grand either
All coils will go 'lowest' as you'll run out of ground clearence before running out of threads.... except for maaaaybe Billies... they don't go too low.
so ive been wanting to buy the FK street lines can someone tell me whats the difference and whats better to get ? i know the ones from ecs has the fixed damping but not sure about the other ones if they got the fixed damping or not and which one is a better set to buy?
this one from ecs ...
or this one from ESE... whats better ?
I think that they are actually the same coils.... but they are certainly height only.
Depending on the age of your mounts, they should be replaced. They are not expensive, and have to come out during the install anyway, so swapping them is a great idea.
Just keep in mind, that with the B5, the lower you go in the front, the more camber you get, and the faster you eat tires...
Also, if your car is older, chances are you might have a couple seized bolts down there, which might just eat a couple control arms during the install...
Lowering a B5 isn't as cheap as you might think... even if you start with cheap coils...
I had FK Silverline Plus X's on my GTI. They are thier TOP line of coils. Stainless bodies, dampening and height adjustable... etc... They rode great.
I have ST's on my 4 mo Passat. They are only height adjustable. Ride is pretty close to the FK's. And they were half the cost of the FK Silverlines.
That being said, my GTI had a bunch of poke on the rear wheels, so I needed to tighten up the rear dampening to minimze rubbing, and I ran that car in winter - so fully adjustable, stainless bodies were needed.
On the Passat, I don't poke, so don't need dampening adjustability, and don't run the car in winter (that much at least). So I don't need stainless bodies.... (same rule applies if you just want to set them at one hieght and never take them off or change them).
Just pick the coil that is right for your application.
Currently have KW's on the wagon and think they're fairly similar to the koni's I had on my MkIII Gti VR ride wise. Lesson learned in suspension....do it right the first time so there's only 1 time. The B5 eats front tires due to being so low with camber as mentioned above.