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I am trying to work out which suspenion i want to put on my gti. however with so much available i am getting a little confused. i have seen the threads about koni shocks matched with h&r springs. This would work out around ?350 and would be a good setup. however after looking on the awesome website i have noticed that the fk coilover kits are in the same kind of price range! i always thought that coilovers were really expensive and had ruled out buying them completely.

however i would like to know if these coilovers would be better than the uprated spring and damper option handling wise?
 

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Im after the same (FK Highsport) roughly priced around ?450-?500 i think but not 100% that these have height and stiffness adjustment....but as informed by Chaddy V6 will need a new Anti Roll Bar if going lower than 40mm!

im off around 2moro 2 get prices on fitting them.....as just bought new wheels yesterday and badly needs lowering! (see below!)

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just been loooking through golf+ found the highsport fk coilovers for ?359! WWW.GWENTVW.CO.UK [:D]

so i am going to get these at the end of the month. how much did people pay to have coilovers fitted? and did that price include allignment afterwards? and if you had a new arb fitted at the same time how much were you charged?
 

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just been loooking through golf+ found the highsport fk coilovers for ?359! WWW.GWENTVW.CO.UK

so i am going to get these at the end of the month. how much did people pay to have coilovers fitted? and did that price include allignment afterwards? and if you had a new arb fitted at the same time how much were you charged?

Are you sure they are Highsport? Because I just checked their site under the speical offeres and they are the FK 'AK' coilovers for ?359. Look here http://www.gwentvw.co.uk/php/VW/suspension/vw-coilcoverkits.php. I'd shop around if I were you.

My Highsports cost me ?100 to get fitted, inc alignment, didn't need a new arb.. you will.

Dont they only have height adjustment and not damper adjustment.

They are height only adjustment.
 

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u only need the ARB if your gonna go lower than 40mm at front( i think).....which for the time being im sure 40mm will be low enough
 

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well noticed sir_blates! awesome do do the highsports for ?399. i think that is where i'll get mine from. i may also take a trip there as well and stay the night in a hotel or something.

i was quoted ?230 yesterday to fit coiloivers and roll bar![:O] that wasnt including alignment!
 

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Had the highsports on my 1.8t for about 6 months now...... Much tighter in the turn and i dont even have an ARB yet [:(] Had the car slammed about 60mm initially but the ARB was fouling the driveshift so its sat about -45mm at the mo. Looks the muts nuts with spacers to fill the arches too. A really good "budget" option on suspension IMHO

If your going to Awesome remember to mention the forum for a potential discount and for labour it should be a 4 hour job ABSOLUTE max. i reckon 3 really.
 

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I have just spoken to a guy at awesome to get a price for the Highsports....he said ?449+vat and between ?140 - ?175 fitting

he also said somethink about the spring being seperate from the shock on the rear of a MK4, i know this is so...but how would the height adjustment work then?????
 

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ricdee thats weird that awesome charge that much. on the buyonline page on their site they are listed at ?399 +VAT. Crazy!
 

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dont know whats happening there then! maybe it was a mistake by the guy on the phone?!

if they are ?399+ vat then that'll be ?468 (ish) same as Venom, but Venom are doing them for ?450 this month (sept)
 

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mine fitted this mornin, ride seems ok, not as smooth as standard obvoiusly, bit bouncy! but to be expected!

i would reccomend these for the price theyre spot on!
 
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