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?
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 03:57 PM.
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
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.
^ 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.
I specified cause eibach doesn't make coilovers for my car that I could find.
MKIV 1.8T: HKS SSQ Black series, Eurojet TIP, Forge short shift, B&M Shifter, 42DD Shifter bushings, EUROsport CAI, 42DD Pillar pod w/VDO boost Gauge, R32 brakes, Kamie grille, Enkie RPF1 17x8, Shine RSB, Never ending project...........
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.