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    Thread: Best coils for track use?

    1. 09-11-2012 04:55 PM #1
      Alright so I'm looking at getting my suspension in the next month and was wondering for you guys that race what would you say is the top 3 coils to get? I don't give a rats ass how low they will go since the lowest ill ever put the car is maybe a 2" drop. Id also rather not spend $2g's on a set so that I can afford the control arm and rear beam bearings and a good sway bar but if it's neccasary I'll do it.
      Last edited by WickedWorksVW; 09-11-2012 at 04:57 PM.

    2. 09-11-2012 06:51 PM #2
      I really like the adjustability of the BC's and the b&g's and the price is great too but can they handle the abuse of autocrossin with occasional track and the monthly mountain runs?

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      09-11-2012 11:12 PM #3
      We use H&R RSS they are under $2000.00 If money is no object there are even better choices.

    4. 09-28-2012 04:39 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by pamatt View Post
      We use H&R RSS they are under $2000.00 If money is no object there are even better choices.
      For the sake of curiousity, care to list a few (sorry for a bit of a threadjack)

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      09-28-2012 06:51 PM #5
      I personally like the Koni 1150's. They're under $1200, adjustable and come with a lifetime warranty.

      PS~If you're interested in tuning your setup you can check out this thread I started that has been getting some really good info (thanks to meboice and others). GL

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      09-29-2012 10:48 AM #6
      Before you buy a set, be aware of where the adjustable damping is situated. If you're in a mk4 any top adjusted coilover will need to be dropped out of the rear of the car to be adjusted. PITA. Not sure about the other generations. A few manufacturers address this issue.

      PS: Avoid Vmaxx Xxtreme for track use. I made that mistake, I blame my scottish frugalness.

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      09-29-2012 11:39 AM #7
      ^ Some rears require that you remove the shock to adjust dampening. This isn't such an issue if you intend to set it and forget it.

      Pretty much all decent coilovers within the price point of the 1150's will be like this. If you go up to the next range in price, you'll find several that have a dial adjuster in the rear.

      I'd also stay away from Raceland and FK.

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      09-29-2012 11:30 PM #8
      I've had pretty solid results with Koni SS. My current build will be using Eibach Multi-Pro R2's which are around $2k.

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      10-01-2012 12:50 AM #9
      Ohlins or the fully adjustable Eibach.

    10. 10-02-2012 12:55 AM #10
      i guess i should specify i have a MKIV GTI 1.8T

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      10-02-2012 11:56 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by WickedWorksVW View Post
      i guess i should specify i have a MKIV GTI 1.8T
      That doesn't really matter. A buddy who had a 20AE used Bilstein PSS9's. The rears can be adjusted w/o having to remove them and they run about $1500.

    12. 10-02-2012 01:20 PM #12
      I specified cause eibach doesn't make coilovers for my car that I could find.
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      10-02-2012 02:47 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by WickedWorksVW View Post
      I specified cause eibach doesn't make coilovers for my car that I could find.
      I found them very easily.


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    14. 10-02-2012 04:50 PM #14
      If it is a full primarily track car find a used set of the AST/B&Gs. They sold out of them and are not making any more.
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    15. 10-03-2012 10:04 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by WickedWorksVW View Post
      I specified cause eibach doesn't make coilovers for my car that I could find.
      I couldn't find Ohlins for the mkiv.

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      10-04-2012 12:45 AM #16
      Call Redline Speed Works in N.J. they will point you in the correct direction. It seems the other options are no longer available.

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