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    Thread: Which Coil-overs to purchase ???

    1. 08-03-2012 05:50 PM #1
      hey everyone whats going on ?? i am new to the VW scene and have been researching alot lately however there are so many mixed reviews about coil-overs ?? obviously i have a MK4 R32 at first i was debating Air suspenion but think i will have problems in the long run ... all my buddies are saying coil-overs but i dont know what to choose ?? the reason why i am having this problem is because i want to do it right and not jump at the first company i see and make a mistake ... so i come upon the forums and ask for help ... pictures comments on installations anything ??? Thank you ... my budget is no more then $1500 thats the most ... then i need rims and tires ooo boy STRESSED OUT !!!! lol

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      08-03-2012 08:37 PM #3
      None, that'll save you $1,500 at least and the car will handle excellent...........
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      08-03-2012 10:03 PM #4
      What r u looking for? Stance? Track?
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      08-04-2012 01:09 AM #6


      H&R Street Performance Coilovers. These go decently low, but retain comfort for daily driving and are progressive springs which provide minimal body roll during spirited driving. I took these to the tail of the dragon R32 meet and frankly, reduced body roll but wasnt as stiff rebound/compression wise as my H&R Rss Clubsports.



      H&R Clubsports feature a helper spring infront, tougher, heavier spring rating and minimal body roll, minimal front dip when u slam the brakes, a lot more stiff for a track use and is daily drivable but not nearly as comfortable as street coilovers.



      I just sold my Street Performance setup to go back to the RSS i had now that im not daily driving the R32. I have had H&R products on my car for over 50k miles collectively between the RSS ( 34k) and the reaming 16k on the streets.

      I Love H&R products and the only other coilover i think id consider would be the KW V2/V3

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      08-04-2012 05:28 PM #7
      ^ how stiff are the RSS would you say? Might be interested in them for my car.

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      08-04-2012 07:43 PM #8
      Can you compare the H&R Street Performance coils to the SHS?

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      08-04-2012 08:34 PM #9
      I have H&R non-adjustable dampening coilovers and I'm happy with their quality but disappointed with their ride comfort.
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      08-04-2012 09:25 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      ^ how stiff are the RSS would you say? Might be interested in them for my car.

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      They feel stiffer than pss9 on full stiff. You can tell they are linear springs and not progressives that's for sure.

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      08-05-2012 12:46 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R32DBP View Post
      ^ how stiff are the RSS would you say? Might be interested in them for my car.

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      They are very stiff. Most people wouldnt want to daily drive their car with them, but I LOVE how stiff they were. Put it this way. with the coils all the way down, I have never bottomed out and have never busted my oil pan. Granted they dont go as low as say FKs... but They sure as hell dont leave u any wheel gap up front.

      I cant comapare SHS to Streets becuase the Quality of the Streets are so much better. I dont like the SHS... i think it rides ****ty comapred to the streets.
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