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GENERAL => General Chat => Topic started by: dgdogz on 17:16, Tue 04 November 2008

Title: best coilovers?
Post by: dgdogz on 17:16, Tue 04 November 2008
looking for a set of coilovers
anyone recomend a set and wer to buy as im kinda stuk for lookin as they all mean the same to me except the price
hahaha
:)
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Post by: James5 on 17:21, Tue 04 November 2008
I like and use the Spax RSX Krypto gas stuff.

I have also used AVO in the past don't rate them much
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:24, Tue 04 November 2008
Spax RSX all the way.
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Post by: dgdogz on 22:20, Fri 07 November 2008
thanks for that.
do you know if thers any other for sale jus so i can have a look at them??
thanks
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Post by: 5teve L on 10:48, Sat 08 November 2008
Gaz
Avo
Spax
KW ?
Leda ?
K-tec do some cheap & nasties as well.
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Post by: James5 on 12:43, Sat 08 November 2008
Koni always get good feedback with the RTOC boys aswell
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Post by: dgdogz on 10:14, Sun 09 November 2008
i was actually thinkin of konis as they generally get a good write up but i cnt find a place that sells them
ive tried googling it and stil no results

if i dont find konis itll probably b a fight between gaz or spax.
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:35, Sun 09 November 2008
Koni don't do a coilover kit for GTT's... AFAIK.
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Post by: Billiam on 18:25, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "5teve L"
Koni don't do a coilover kit for GTT's... AFAIK.


Sure they do.  After-all, the standard gtt front suspension is a coilover set up.
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Post by: scratcher on 18:41, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "Billiam"
Quote from: "5teve L"
Koni don't do a coilover kit for GTT's... AFAIK.

Sure they do.  After-all, the standard gtt front suspension is a coilover set up.


i think he means the adjustable type. and isn't the standard type a mcpherson strut?
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Post by: smithsgtt on 18:46, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "scratcher"
Quote from: "Billiam"
Quote from: "5teve L"
Koni don't do a coilover kit for GTT's... AFAIK.

Sure they do.  After-all, the standard gtt front suspension is a coilover set up.

i think he means the adjustable type. and isn't the standard type a mcpherson strut?


defo mc pherson strut either that or we all have something wrong when we bought ours
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Post by: Billiam on 19:24, Mon 10 November 2008
Yes, the gtt has a Macpherson strut suspension setup.  Now where is the coil?
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Post by: smithsgtt on 19:57, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "Billiam"
Yes, the gtt has a Macpherson strut suspension setup.  Now where is the coil?


macperson strut with a spring .

he want adjustable coilovers not a standard setup or lowering springs
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Post by: Billiam on 20:16, Mon 10 November 2008
Coilover is short for coil/spring over strut.  The coilover is one component of the MacPherson strut suspension setup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacPherson_strut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacPherson_strut)

I have Koni suspension on one of my gtt's and they are adjustable, therefore Koni do an adjustable coilver.  And very good they are to, much better than the Avo's on my other gtt  :)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 20:20, Mon 10 November 2008
hand how do you adjust your coilover ????

by the top ????

or how
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Post by: Billiam on 20:25, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
hand how do you adjust your coilover ????

by the top ????

or how


Yes, there is a nut to adjust "stiffness" on the top of the strut.
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Post by: smithsgtt on 20:34, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "Billiam"
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
hand how do you adjust your coilover ????

by the top ????

or how

Yes, there is a nut to adjust "stiffness" on the top of the strut.



they are top adjustable

so they are not coilovers. they are totally different to what he's after.

these are coil overs
http://www.balancemotorsport.co.uk/prod ... mber=78991 (http://www.balancemotorsport.co.uk/products.asp?recnumber=78991)

your kit
http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?a=i&p ... -Absorbers (http://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?a=i&p=26101167&part=Renault-R5-GT-Turbo-Koni-Sport-Adjustable-Front-Shock-Absorbers)
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Post by: Billiam on 20:42, Mon 10 November 2008
:?  They ARE coilovers.  As I stated above, coilover is short for coil over strut.  The coil is over the strut, therefore they are a coilover design.

Both of the links you have posted are for coilovers, they're just different styles of coilovers  :)
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Post by: smithsgtt on 20:48, Mon 10 November 2008
you can tell the prople that are look up a dictonary to be correct but doesnt know what the meaning in the modifying sense meaning they are different meanings to the lowering kit to a coilover kit.


oh well people we have all been told the r5  came with coilovers as standard aparrently
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Post by: Billiam on 20:57, Mon 10 November 2008
Quote from: "smithsgtt"
you can tell the prople that are look up a dictonary to be correct but doesnt know what the meaning in the modifying sense meaning they are different meanings to the lowering kit to a coilover kit.


oh well people we have all been told the r5  came with coilovers as standard aparrently


Oh dear!
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Post by: dgdogz on 09:01, Tue 11 November 2008
oh god...well

wen i said i was lookin for coilovers i didnt mean coils/springs over strut and whatever else was stated as an example
i meant adjustable coilover suspension setup...as most kno when you say i want coilovers.

i get the point wen u say coil over strut and what not but thats jus bein fussy.

its like me asking wer i can buy a specific type of alloy wheel..ie a multispoke by kei or somthin
then a million folk sendin me links to a fabricating company that make metal gates and fabricate alloy products...and sayin its still alloy.
or send me links to some whell thats total opposite design and sayin its still a wheel.

sorry bout the examples but i had to point this out to a guy on another forum the other day as he was bein a complete arse about nothin.

d
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:55, Tue 11 November 2008
Now, now Billy boy, stop stirring up the locals  :lol:
You knew what i meant ;)

But yes the koni adjustables are a very good kit if you don't want to adjust the height  :P
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Post by: jamie on 17:42, Tue 11 November 2008
:lol:
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Post by: Billiam on 19:00, Tue 11 November 2008
Quote from: "5teve L"
Now, now Billy boy, stop stirring up the locals  :lol:
You knew what i meant ;)


When have I ever stirred anyone up Steven?  i was just pointing out the facts :wink: