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    Thread: Beating a dead horse!

    1. Member epk5150's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 04:03 PM #1
      I have been doing a lot of searching but am still a little unclear on what i should get. I have a very particular set of wants and I am hoping you guys can help. I have been out of the VW scene for a few years so excuse my ignorance.

      I want some coilovers but not sure on the best option. I don't plan on raising/lowering between fall/spring. I am more interested in comfort than performance and I am not too concerned with slamming it, just want something that looks good and won't rub. I also want something that will give me a perfect alignment as I am not a fan of camber. I will be running the Detroits for a while to give you a frame of reference if that helps.

      Any and all comments are welcome. One more thing I would like to stay under $1000.

      Thoughts?

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      10-03-2012 04:16 PM #2
      75% of the people here will probably tell you Koni's. And, for your budget, that might be your best option. If you go up to $1,200 - you open up your options a bit more.


      Search for coilovers and I'm sure you'll find the unofficial official coilover thread. I'm pretty sure there was one before everyone went bag-lady.

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      10-03-2012 06:19 PM #3
      ah, thanks. Upon searching I found a thread on Drivers Gear springs. I think I will just do that for a temporary solution until I can decide on what/if I want to go coilovers. Any complaints with these springs and stock shock setup?

    4. 10-03-2012 09:22 PM #4
      Don't bother with coil-overs if you're a daily driver. Those things are meant for the track and they are a PITA when it comes to alignment and leveling.

      I plan on lowering my car with the driver gear springs. I just got some 19" VMR v710's which look perfect with those springs(from what i've seen)

      You can even get them installed by the dealer, thus saving your warranty, and be on your way for less than $800. If the warranty isn't important to you and you install them yourself then you're really going to save.
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      10-03-2012 10:30 PM #5
      Not to start a debate but plenty of people daily coilovers. And height/dampening adjustability is worth the money.

      I daily vogtlands in Baltimore and have 10k+ on them with no issue.

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      10-03-2012 11:11 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Not to start a debate but plenty of people daily coilovers. And height/dampening adjustability is worth the money.

      I daily vogtlands in Baltimore and have 10k+ on them with no issue.
      Agreed! I daily coils......daily!


      I daily Konis on 19" VMR's with zero issues. Konis are amazing!!!

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      10-04-2012 08:26 AM #7
      Agreed. Daily FK's

      8k and no issues.... besides the obvious not being able to get the front camber adjusted.
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      10-04-2012 11:02 AM #8
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      10-04-2012 06:52 PM #9
      think I am going to do just springs for a while... not too big on all the adjustable stuff as I would probably never adjust anything.

      So for now it looks like drivers gear or H&R sports.

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      10-04-2012 07:41 PM #10
      i used to daily KW's, wasn't that bad. and use them in the mountains/track every day off i have the mk6 is my weekend fun anyway...my real daily is on bags now o.O

      also, you get used to the stiffness and the wayyyy better handling you get from a nice stiff low ride...
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      10-04-2012 08:46 PM #12
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