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OK...as my sig says, i got my eibach ARB's and intake fitted today. Bit squeeky? A tad odd...but i'll see what they're like when it goes back in on Monday. Getting the exhaust, short shift and gearknob done on Monday and the bushes on Friday.

As payday will be here again by then...what next?

I fancy the Momo Driver wheel, not sure if i'm allowed...or new suspension...so which make should I go for? Not a high powered car, just after a bit more fun to drive. Suspension would have to wait til November...Hmmm

Suggestions anyone? Have about 350/400 to spend.

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OK...so what are the advantage of the coilovers? What'll they do to improve my "buzz"? Was looking at saving up and getting Koni shocks with Eibach springs? As suggested by Ade at Awesome? Not so bothered about the appearance at the mo...trying to get it driving right first! Appearance will come later...:)

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LOL just thinking the same thing Mike [;)]

Suspension will deffers help it drive properly mate [:)] No more bouncy bouncy [;)]
 

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OK...think it's unaninimous...suspension it will be. Which kind?

Bearing in mind, i could probs run to 450 at a push next month...or save up and have unlimited money in November?

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Cheers all for your suggestions. I think I'll go for the Eibach springs and the Koni shocks. How much should I be looking to pay?

It worth leaving getting my powerflex's fitted at the same time?? Or should I go ahead and get them done next Friday?

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koni shocks and eibachs are ?389 plus vat from Venom motorsport, or ?425 plus vat from awesome. i think the konis are ride dampening adjustable too? nice setup.
 

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Oooh...ok...*checks bank balance*...not as expensive as I thought! Awesome quoted me 699+VAT for some setup ages ago. Can't remember what it was! If I get this setup, eibach and koni, how do I know which setting to have them on? It's all personal preference...but how do I know which is best drive without constantly tinkering? Sorry to be a pain in the ***...

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Quote: posted by MikeTDI on 23/09/2004 19:36:20

stretch to 450 and get some FK highsport coilovers from venom!

I've been looking into getting these coilovers as well. Cheapest i've found in the UK is europerformance.com, ?428.59 inc VAT and delivery.

BUT, if you go to ebay.co.uk and do a worldwide search for "FK golf", you'll find some german sellers who are selling for under ?350 and will ship to the UK. I've seen FK konigsports (KONI adjustable dampers) for ?467

I would've thought, for similar money, FK konigsports would be better than eibach/koni setup?....since you have the extra height adjustment
 

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save up for coilovers. though i could use uprated arb myself for better drive shaft clearance. handling really improved but a bit harsh on bumpy roads though you get used to it and won't want to change back.car looks more purposeful and has seen off one poorly driven scooby on bends.guy did have his bird in car giving him ear ache .[^]
 

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I'm ABSOLUTELY hopeless at all this, but i'm learning.

Why are coilovers better than shocks and springs?

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Quote: posted by GeordieLife on 04/10/2004 21:46:01

I'm ABSOLUTELY hopeless at all this, but i'm learning.

Why are coilovers better than shocks and springs?

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They are not really better per say, but they are adjustable. A matched spring and damper kit of good quality will lower the car and improve the aesthetics, and also improve handling. Coilovers are more expensive and do the same thing, but they also do a bit more.

There are two types - semi adjustable allows you to raise and lower the car to your taste as and when required, while fully adjustables let you play with the damper settings (hardness of ride, cornering ability) too. In general you can go lower (if you wish) with coilovers and also tailor the compromise between ride quality and handling far more...whether you would use it or not depends on how you use your car.

Thats it really.
 

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ok...so the FK Highsports? I was looking at the Koni shocks and eibach springs at about ?450 inc vat.

Either way, how do I know what setting to have them on. Is it a case of trial and error? Or an "average" setting?

Sorry to be a PITA...just confused...and thick!

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Quote: posted by GeordieLife on 04/10/2004 23:27:58

ok...so the FK Highsports? I was looking at the Koni shocks and eibach springs at about ?450 inc vat. Either way, how do I know what setting to have them on. Is it a case of trial and error? Or an "average" setting?

FK Highsports are very good quality semi adjustables; FK Konigsports are top quality fully adjustables. I was all set to go for the former before I discovered 4Motion equipped cars needed camber adjustment bars too at another ?200 odd. [:(]

Settings are certainly a case of trial and error from what I have seen; you just adjust them and go for a spin until it feels right for you, everyone is different. There are hard, average and soft settings you can use but the inherent fleibility is that you can fine tune them between these settings too.

If you know what height you want and wont ever change it, the Konis and eibachs are a tried and tested setup, very good quality and you won't be dissapointed. If you want an adjustable set up you can play with, go for the more expensive but more flexible coilovers.

I still have not decided!
 

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Haha...i'm posting to another thread about Konigsport vs Highsport. Not sure if i can justify the extra cost. Plus there are some speed bumps I can't even get over now...well, i hear a little grate when going over them, it'll take the bottom of my car off if i go lower...but i need to...ARRGGGHHH...

Having consulted my savings, I over saved a few months ago and could do the Konigsports...not sure if i actually want/need them...maybe I'd be happy with the Highsport...or even the Eibach/Koni...i really do need a kick in the pants!

Thanks for your help though!

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