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Old 06-20-2010, 01:21 PM
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konis are awesome, not going to debate that with you. they would be on my car if I didn't get a deal on the 03 cobra bilsteins going on my car. but I really don't know why you would put that much money into a street car's suspension. I've never really heard of someone just buying a tubular k and coilovers for a street car and that's why I keep using those numbers. I mean why do coilovers for no real benefit in performance? with 300lb springs you'll handle like you have eibach prokits...which isn't great at all. that's all im saying. but whatever you wanna do. but id go with the MM or griggs coilovers.
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Prolly didn't notice my sig. But coilovers were for the turbokit and for adjustable ride height. Asking why I went with coilovers is like asking why I went with a gt instead of a v6. I put money into my car cuz its my hobby.
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can't see sigs on my phone buddy. did not know any of the above. that explains why you have coilovers but to start I would have used better front suspension for a street car like MM. but whatever you want man. your car, not mine. just trying to help a fellow enthusiast out.
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http://www.svtperformance.com/forums...er-set-up.html

check this out for a review of the MMR coilovers
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:20 PM
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nice. thanks for that.
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Originally Posted by teej281 View Post
konis are awesome, not going to debate that with you. they would be on my car if I didn't get a deal on the 03 cobra bilsteins going on my car. but I really don't know why you would put that much money into a street car's suspension. I've never really heard of someone just buying a tubular k and coilovers for a street car and that's why I keep using those numbers. I mean why do coilovers for no real benefit in performance? with 300lb springs you'll handle like you have eibach prokits...which isn't great at all. that's all im saying. but whatever you wanna do. but id go with the MM or griggs coilovers.

No, no, no... kind sir

CO's are WONDERFUL for a street car and can offer a much improved ride on rough roads. This has to do with wheel rate and the changes made by moving the spring outward toward the wheel. The relative location of the CO spring to the pivot point, being the "A" arms, greatly improves the ability of the wheel to react to a bump/rut in the road and much LESS of this disruption into the body of the car. This makes your ride more comfortable and seriously improves your ability to carry speed around a corner that is bumpy.

To demonstrate this, I will edit down my June 20th Twisty-Fest vids from yesterdays cruise around the much of Marin County and into Sonoma County HWY1. I was carrying real good speed over some VERY rough roads and darting around like a fish in a small barrel with 3 racoons peekin' over the sides! This should help show the much improved response time of the suspension to the bump, as well as, the much LESS disruption to the car itself. It is best to keep a 3300K+ lb vehicle with as little movement as possible.

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No, I know the benefits as we have discussed many times before. OP needed it for the turbo kit but if for any other reason than ride quality, I would not advise CO's as its extremely expensive for the conversion. Now if you are doing some sort of racing and its a street car, then yes coilovers are an awesome option that will offer maximum performance. But to blow $600 on shocks and struts and then another $600 or more(a lot more if you get a good quality setup) just for a street car that wont benefit much from any performance gains from the CO's(which is mostly why they are an upgrade) is a waste of money. Its kinda like buying them only to be able to slam the car whenever you want to. Its a perk, but not the reason you should use them. Thats what I was getting at.

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