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    1. 03-07-2012 05:38 PM #1
      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

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      03-08-2012 02:44 PM #2
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      03-08-2012 02:56 PM #3
      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.
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    4. 03-08-2012 06:36 PM #4
      ST's dont go very low in the rear. I took out the perches and I'm barely tucking tire

    5. 03-08-2012 06:39 PM #5
      how are v-max coils?

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      03-08-2012 07:16 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Honda_Eatr View Post
      ST's dont go very low in the rear. I took out the perches and I'm barely tucking tire
      All coils have problems with the rear.... almost every set will usually need a little bit of a modification... I'm a bit lucky in that their 4mo versions let the rear go real low.

      Quote Originally Posted by divabrandondiva View Post
      how are v-max coils?
      They are the cheapest of the cheap. They will do - but they you get what you pay for.
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      03-08-2012 09:09 PM #7
      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 ...

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ine/ES1928131/

      or this one from ESE... whats better ?

      http://www.esetuning.com/FK-Automoti...p/smvw9009.htm

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      03-08-2012 09:58 PM #8
      Those are pretty much identical....

      Nothing in the $500 range will be height and dampening adjustable... only height.
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      03-08-2012 10:38 PM #9
      so these are both only height adjustable and which would probably be a better buy ?

      and also would i need to buy the upper mounts for these ?

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      03-09-2012 09:24 AM #10
      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.
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      03-09-2012 10:50 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      They are the cheapest of the cheap. They will do - but they you get what you pay for.
      Pretty sure raceland/rokkor are the cheapest of the cheap.
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    12. 03-09-2012 11:34 AM #12
      ok so which ones go lowest of the low

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      03-09-2012 09:53 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      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.


      all of them go lowest as E CODE had already said so if your worried about buying coils that wont go to low stop worrying because they will go low lol

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      03-09-2012 11:30 PM #14
      ^^ lol

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      03-11-2012 01:48 PM #15
      just ordered myself a set of FK street lines yesterday and now i only need to purchase the strut mounts and shock mounts


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      03-11-2012 05:16 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by divabrandondiva View Post
      ok so which ones go lowest of the low
      Probably raceland/rokkor also. Typically you can go as low as the car allows, and still have threads left in the front, rear can be made pretty low by removing perches.
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      03-11-2012 06:23 PM #17
      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...
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      03-11-2012 06:46 PM #18
      what else should i be replaceing i am going to order the strut mounts and shock mounts

      also will buy a 10 peice control arm kit
      and replace all bushings anything else i should be replaceing ?

    19. 03-11-2012 08:43 PM #19
      im not worried about being to cheap, and im not worried about breaking stuff. driving a lowered is the quickest way to break a perfectly good car. just my first passat and im tryin to see what coils would be right for the job

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      03-11-2012 10:24 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnzY View Post
      what else should i be replaceing i am going to order the strut mounts and shock mounts

      also will buy a 10 peice control arm kit
      and replace all bushings anything else i should be replaceing ?
      Thats a good list - especially if you are pushing high miles.

      Quote Originally Posted by divabrandondiva View Post
      im not worried about being to cheap, and im not worried about breaking stuff. driving a lowered is the quickest way to break a perfectly good car. just my first passat and im tryin to see what coils would be right for the job
      If you don't care about breaking stuff, and therefore having to replace stuff, and spending money.... just get quality coils in the first place....
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    21. 03-11-2012 10:49 PM #21
      so your suggesting fk's?

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      03-12-2012 08:57 AM #22
      Not neccesarily....

      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.
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    23. 03-12-2012 12:35 PM #23
      well my only concern is that i saw and herd st dont go low in the rear. my body has a pair of v maxes on his a4 b5 and they go low on that. and i herd they pretty much go low on anything.

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      03-12-2012 12:56 PM #24
      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.

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