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Old 12-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Coilover?

Ok so i got to the suspension in modding my car and i want to know what are the best coilovers for a 13 5.0. Price is not a big factor and i want a comfortable ride and a perfect handling.
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Been looking at eibach R2, what do you guys think? Is there a better coilover set?
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Sorry no one has answered! Interested to see myself as I don't know a lot about coilovers and might do something this summer.
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If price isn't an issue, I'd be looking at Penske, Ohlins, or AST. Those seem to be considered the top-end options. I've read complaints about the R2s.
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Looking into KW V3, they seem good! What have u guys heard about them??
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Looking into KW V3, they seem good! What have u guys heard about them??
Before I owned my 5.0 I was tuning German cars and kw v3 were the **** if you had a GT3 rs or a Gti but v3 is a track oriented coilover with 3 adjustment parameters if your just using it for just for cruising around Miami it's kinda a waste of money, v2 are very similar except they don't have rebounding adjustments but they ride very similar.
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Before I owned my 5.0 I was tuning German cars and kw v3 were the **** if you had a GT3 rs or a Gti but v3 is a track oriented coilover with 3 adjustment parameters if your just using it for just for cruising around Miami it's kinda a waste of money, v2 are very similar except they don't have rebounding adjustments but they ride very similar.
I also live very close to homestead speedway and other tracks where i will spend many many weekends lol.
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Where in Miami are you Kendall? I'm in Miami lakes, I'm going to Sebring in two weeks with PBOC. But my car is completely stock aside from pads and fluid hopefully it's as good out of the box as all the magazines rave about.
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Where in Miami are you Kendall? I'm in Miami lakes, I'm going to Sebring in two weeks with PBOC. But my car is completely stock aside from pads and fluid hopefully it's as good out of the box as all the magazines rave about.
Damn i been wanting to go to sebring, yea i live in kendall. What is pboc??

Is there a big difference in lap time from springs and shocks and a full coilover?
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Sebring is an epic track and has a rich history.

PBOC is the Porsche BMW club of Orange County they host "Winterfest" every January which is a 4 day long driving event I went last year with my old car and it was a blast!

As for coils vs. springs most just buy a good spring and adjustable strut kit but my last car had v3s but I hated driving it on the palmetto and 95 in the construction zones.
But non the less it wasn't bouncy like the cheap coilovers that flood the Honda market. Most People buy coilovers buy them for height adjustability not because they give you an edge over a well match draping and strut kit. And for me it was kinda waste of 3k even if I tracked the car, so with this car I'm just going with the frpp adjustable handling kit because I want my car to still retain good ride quality during my 40 minute commute to UM 5 days a week and still be able to have fun the 2 or 3 times I go to the track a year. I'm not trying to build a time attack racecar though hahaha.

Good luck to whatever you decide KW is like the Rolex of suspension products IMO.
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Sebring is an epic track and has a rich history.

PBOC is the Porsche BMW club of Orange County they host "Winterfest" every January which is a 4 day long driving event I went last year with my old car and it was a blast!

As for coils vs. springs most just buy a good spring and adjustable strut kit but my last car had v3s but I hated driving it on the palmetto and 95 in the construction zones.
But non the less it wasn't bouncy like the cheap coilovers that flood the Honda market. Most People buy coilovers buy them for height adjustability not because they give you an edge over a well match draping and strut kit. And for me it was kinda waste of 3k even if I tracked the car, so with this car I'm just going with the frpp adjustable handling kit because I want my car to still retain good ride quality during my 40 minute commute to UM 5 days a week and still be able to have fun the 2 or 3 times I go to the track a year. I'm not trying to build a time attack racecar though hahaha.

Good luck to whatever you decide KW is like the Rolex of suspension products IMO.
Can anyone go to the event because i would love to go
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You need to register its ~$425 for the weekend Saturday and Sunday to actually drive on the track . Go to the website
Pbocflorida.com when you register you will be paired with an instructor all you need to do is bring a helmet and your car.
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You need to register its ~$425 for the weekend Saturday and Sunday to actually drive on the track . Go to the website
Pbocflorida.com when you register you will be paired with an instructor all you need to do is bring a helmet and your car.
Totally worth it
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Totally worth it
Yes! The Kentucky speedway does classes and then allows you to drive 5-100 laps with an actual NASCAR racecar in the summertime.

Only a few hundred for 5 laps and training. I think I am going to do that this coming year. Would be really sick if they'd let me take my car on the track
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Yes! The Kentucky speedway does classes and then allows you to drive 5-100 laps with an actual NASCAR racecar in the summertime.

Only a few hundred for 5 laps and training. I think I am going to do that this coming year. Would be really sick if they'd let me take my car on the track
I did one of those driving experiences at kms this past summer and it was badass
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I did one of those driving experiences at kms this past summer and it was badass
That is what I hear. Exactly why I am doing it this year. I have a much better paying job and don't look at my bank account to see just a few dollars in there after bills anymore and so I can finally afford to do things like this
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