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Old 06-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Stock height with coilovers?

I want to lower my car with coilovers to have adjustable height and performance. I also have to deal with snow for 4 months a year which i need stock height. Are there any coilovers under $1k that will do this?
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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most will be able to give you stock height if they are adjustable. if not as high, it can nearly be just as high.

as for which ones, i have no idea.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Konis might. I am in for the results too as I need coilovers that will go kind of low but can go back up to stock height for winter time.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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Same issue here. That's why I was just thinking springs but since coils are adjustable I'd be in for a set of these too.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Yeah i was just kinda confused about the sticked thread http://golfmk5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4. If it says the drop for a coilover is 1.2"-1.8" does that mean the Minimum drop is 1.2" and you can't go any higher?
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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I found my FK's brand new for 700, and they can get up high enough to deal with ohio snow for the winter if that can answer you.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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There really is no coilover that gets to stock height.

Most minimum drops are about 1".

Only way to get stock height is to put back in your OEM suspension for the winter.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #8
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koni's get pretty damn close to stock 08 up height
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:39 AM   #9
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My PSS9's would do 4x4 status easy. It was ridiculous how high they would go. My H&R coilovers were similar but they didn't have quite as much adjustment.

Here's a pic. Hmm not as high as I thought, but I think I raised it up some more after this.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:48 AM   #10
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wow, i think this might be the answer http://golfmk5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140104
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DO NOT GET KONI COILOVERS FOR STOCK HEIGHT!!! You will experience spring failure!

It may work for a little while, then one day you realize that the front has settled 1/4 inch, then 1/2 inch, then you'll hear the spring start to bind. Do it for long enough, the spring will just keep getting closer and closer to solid (becomes a coiled up stack of metal). I've had many people contact me about this and I've experienced this myself.
Please save yourself the time and agony by NOT going past 25 inches ground to fender on the Koni Coilovers.
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i got some H&R street performance coils going for 650 lemme know
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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DO NOT GET KONI COILOVERS FOR STOCK HEIGHT!!! You will experience spring failure!

It may work for a little while, then one day you realize that the front has settled 1/4 inch, then 1/2 inch, then you'll hear the spring start to bind. Do it for long enough, the spring will just keep getting closer and closer to solid (becomes a coiled up stack of metal). I've had many people contact me about this and I've experienced this myself.
Please save yourself the time and agony by NOT going past 25 inches ground to fender on the Koni Coilovers.
Yours wasn't ones from the batch of bad ones was it??
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Yours wasn't ones from the batch of bad ones was it??
How do you know if your coils were part of the bad batch?
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They were not part of the bad batch. The kit is not designed to be used at anything higher than 2 inches below stock height. Front spring failure seems to be why. If you look at the geometry of the front springs, it will make more sense.
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Simmsled are the Koni coilovers using the same koni yellow shocks?
Would you suggest instead to get the koni yellows with the ground control coilover sleeves?
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They were not part of the bad batch. The kit is not designed to be used at anything higher than 2 inches below stock height. Front spring failure seems to be why. If you look at the geometry of the front springs, it will make more sense.
Yet Koni's website states a min 1.3" drop is acceptable...

I think I'll be getting my warranty replacements and selling them if that's the case... Will be going back to springs and stock struts or a cup kit.
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Simmsled are the Koni coilovers using the same koni yellow shocks?
Would you suggest instead to get the koni yellows with the ground control coilover sleeves?
Hrmm... good question.

If you are more track/street-performance oriented, yes I would go Koni Sport (yellow) dampers and use the Ground Control coilover sleeves.

If you are more street/low oriented (spirited driving) then the Koni Coilover is a better choice.
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