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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I'm considering coilovers or springs for my LT. Which makes me sense in the long run? If I get springs I'm getting sportlines for about $225. How much more expensive are coilovers, plus take into account that I probably won't be able to install coilovers myself. Also, if I eventually need new struts and shocks with the springs, would I be better off just buying coilovers now, or get springs shocks and struts over the next year?
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Right now I'm considering coilovers or springs for my LT. Which makes me sense in the long run? If I get springs I'm getting sportlines for about $225. How much more expensive are coilovers, plus take into account that I probably won't be able to install coilovers myself. Also, if I eventually need new struts and shocks with the springs, would I be better off just buying coilovers now, or get springs shocks and struts over the next year?
If you race you better get coilovers
If you are lowering just for look get springs
coilovers are alot more expensive than spring - about 900 to 1100


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sums it up right there^^although I have found some new ksport coilovers for 550


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How many miles on your car? If your at a point where its a good idea to get shocks then id get coilovers. You wont be able to install springs yourself either unless you have a compressor at home. It would be easier to install coilovers.

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I have 43k miles, and no I don't race. I guess I'm leaning towards springs. How long should my shocks/struts last?
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I have 43k miles, and no I don't race. I guess I'm leaning towards springs. How long should my shocks/struts last?
A good while. Ive heard people having springs for a couple years on stock struts and shocks.
Ive got stock struts/shocks and ive got springs.
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i had sportlines for 25k miles, i had bought the FE5 setup for struts and shocks when i put them on. after the 25k miles on FE5 struts they blew.

spent over 500 dollars on that set up

then i picked up a set of Ksport Coilovers for the same price.

im dropped 1 more inch than the sportlines droped me and my car handles just as good.

my vote goes to Coilovers
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where'd you get the ksports, dman?

and gCobalt, how many miles have you put on your's?
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where'd you get the ksports, dman?

and gCobalt, how many miles have you put on your's?
i bought mine off a member from CSS

but in all honesty, how long oyur struts will last depends on the roads you drive on. my roads going to my house, its like a damn maze dodging potholes, these pot holes are so deep they make me scrape my exhaust all the dam time, i wouldnt be suprised if its flat one one side lol
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thanks for the info... I think I'll end up with springs, and put some cash aside to replace the struts and shocks later on.
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