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Old 11-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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Coilover kits

I've been looking into getting coil overs for my 13' 5.0. Anyone have any suggestions on which ones to get? I'm currently on eibach pro-kit springs with stock shocks and struts. The ride is pretty uncomfortable, so I'm debating between getting H&R supersport springs with the eibach shock and strut kit, or just getting coilovers. Im looking to drop my car maybe 2 inches at most in the front and 2.5 at most in the rear. The h&r's look like they drop it the perfect amount. Any suggestions?
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Sorry, no suggestions, just had to say that you have a GORGEOUS car and its easily the nicest 5.0 I've ever seen. Only car I'd even consider selling my turboed s197 for.
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I agree. You got a beauty. Makes me excited for next year when I try to get a 14 5.0 or thats the plan.
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That is one great looking GT!
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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Ground Control coilovers, KW is great as well. I'm running Ground control but I'm switching out to AST.. just waiting for them to get here. Ground control you get the best for the money (CC plates/ Custom spec dampening/ adjustable and koni lifetime warranty)
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Ground Control coilovers, KW is great as well. I'm running Ground control but I'm switching out to AST.. just waiting for them to get here. Ground control you get the best for the money (CC plates/ Custom spec dampening/ adjustable and koni lifetime warranty)
But which one has the best ride? Lowering springs suck lol
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But which one has the best ride? Lowering springs suck lol
Well if they have adjustable shocks/struts you an change the feel of the ride.
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Well if they have adjustable shocks/struts you an change the feel of the ride.
Yeah I know that. But some of them offer adjustability in many different shapes and forms. Spring rates differ from make to make and dampening can only be increased/decreased so much. That's why I am asking what his experience was as far as ride quality.
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But which one has the best ride? Lowering springs suck lol
Best ride is subjective, what I think is comfortable may seem unbearable to someone else. I really liked the ground control setup, you can get a specific dampening setup and spring rate which is something I like about GC.
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Best ride is subjective, what I think is comfortable may seem unbearable to someone else. I really liked the ground control setup, you can get a specific dampening setup and spring rate which is something I like about GC.
Right.

I was asking for your opinion specifically, but I didn't necessarily word it that way. I'm currently looking into coil overs because I can't find a drop spring set-up that's ride comfortably and still gives a little drop.
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I've got BC coilovers. The ride is much better then lowering springs but it's still a pretty stiff ride. But then again, I like it pretty low. I imagine the ride quality would be better if it was higher and I reduced the preload on the springs.


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I've got BC coilovers. The ride is much better then lowering springs but it's still a pretty stiff ride. But then again, I like it pretty low. I imagine the ride quality would be better if it was higher and I reduced the preload on the springs.


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Very true, I noticed a huge difference after I raised the car up .75", the handling was actually better as well allowing for increased dampening ability and travel.
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How do coil overs work..are they like normal shocks/struts that they eventually have to be replaced? Sorry OP don't mean to thread jack just didn't wanna create a new thread.
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How do coil overs work..are they like normal shocks/struts that they eventually have to be replaced? Sorry OP don't mean to thread jack just didn't wanna create a new thread.
Coilovers do the exact same job as the strut & spring. They wear out just the same. The difference is, coilovers are hight adjustable and spring rate adjustable.
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Coilovers do the exact same job as the strut & spring. They wear out just the same. The difference is, coilovers are hight adjustable and spring rate adjustable.
Ah ok. Makes sense thanks!
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KW V3's are expensive but worth it. High quality product. You know you'll need various other suspension components to do that kind of drop, right? just making sure.
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I would go with AST over KW, they're close to the same price and you'll get more out of the monotube AST's.
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Is KW sister company ST coilovers any good?? What about megan racing?
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Is KW sister company ST coilovers any good?? What about megan racing?
KW builds ST suspensions. Their CO kit is basically the KW V1 kit without the stainless bodies.
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KW builds ST suspensions. Their CO kit is basically the KW V1 kit without the stainless bodies.
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Ground Control coilovers, KW is great as well. I'm running Ground control but I'm switching out to AST.. just waiting for them to get here. Ground control you get the best for the money (CC plates/ Custom spec dampening/ adjustable and koni lifetime warranty)
What about Eibach coilovers?
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You may find that merely investing in some quality shocks with your current setup may suit your needs. The factory shocks weren't designed to operate at that height and spring rate. I had the same setup (Eibach springs, oem shocks), went with a Ford Racing matched setup, and couldn't be happier...rides a little bit higher, so my ground clearance was improved. I didn't want to flatten my longtubes...
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I really want to get a 2-2.5" drop in my car though, I also don't want a super stuff ride which I know coilovers are adjustable. I also only have about $1600 to spend.
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off the subject but where did you get the stripes? are they factory?

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You may find that merely investing in some quality shocks with your current setup may suit your needs. The factory shocks weren't designed to operate at that height and spring rate. I had the same setup (Eibach springs, oem shocks), went with a Ford Racing matched setup, and couldn't be happier...rides a little bit higher, so my ground clearance was improved. I didn't want to flatten my longtubes...

Was the ford racing adustable or not? I'm about to spring for them (pun intended) but on the fence.
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I've been looking into getting coil overs for my 13' 5.0. Anyone have any suggestions on which ones to get? I'm currently on eibach pro-kit springs with stock shocks and struts. The ride is pretty uncomfortable, so I'm debating between getting H&R supersport springs with the eibach shock and strut kit, or just getting coilovers. Im looking to drop my car maybe 2 inches at most in the front and 2.5 at most in the rear. The h&r's look like they drop it the perfect amount. Any suggestions?
I may be wrong but as I understand your post, you are trying to do the opposite at the same time.

A stiffer suspension and lowering means you will be beat to death by the smallest bumps in the road. A trip on country roads mean you will be black and blue after getting home. Also when dropping your car, you will have less clearance for your wheel wells.

If you don't lower it, you can get a suspension that rides smooth. Like the stock suspension that came with your car.
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yes, you are wrong. I am changing the suspension to improve handling (as i mentioned I do race the car on the road courses.) Lowering the CG is part of it. If the suspension change beats the crap out of me then it's a BAD suspension and that is not what I will be installing. Further, the suspension will be adjustable so I will have the option to adjust per my needs. My concern was bottoming out at the lower heights and my concerns have been addressed by others within and outside of this forum.
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So what do people think about the Eibach shocks and struts.
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Eibach shocks and struts are pretty bad, one of the only brands that design and make struts that cant support their own springs. We've sold tons of Koni STR.T with great success and now they offer the orange for the 11+ Cars.
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KW and Griggs Racing have some pretty badass coilovers.
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Ya my wife ordered me some Eibach for Christmas. I wanted the koni but my wife talked to AM. Helped here. Called to try to send them back so I could swap them for koni's but they didn't really want to help with that.
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Ya my wife ordered me some Eibach for Christmas. I wanted the koni but my wife talked to AM. Helped here. Called to try to send them back so I could swap them for koni's but they didn't really want to help with that.

I'd call em again...ask to talk to the next guy up the chain...they are usually really good with service
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Coilover kits

I've bought a few thing from them. Really haven't had to deal with customer service. But I've heard a lot of good things about them. But I guess I'll find out.
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