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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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So found out front struts are going sour. No surprise car has 176k miles. Now the debate. Go fe5 and lowering springs. Or buy a set of coil overs. If I do it right lowering springs and fe5 will be about $600. Local guy has a used set of d2 rs coilovers for $700 with about 3500 miles on them.

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If the coilovers are fine and in good condition go with them. I personally would do the springs though.. just because I have no need to adjust the coilovers

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Currently rocking Fe5 suspension all around with B&G lowering springs and its awesome! Super low and ride isnt too bad. I personally prefer springs and shocks tho vs coilovers.
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I don't know how I'd feel about used suspension parts. Go with the FE5 kit and good springs.

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And...maybe there's an underlying reason the local guy's off-loading the coilovers...???

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And...maybe there's an underlying reason the local guy's off-loading the coilovers...???

He says because he can't get rear low enough on it

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Currently rocking Fe5 suspension all around with B&G lowering springs and its awesome! Super low and ride isnt too bad. I personally prefer springs and shocks tho vs coilovers.

Pics? What did it cost?

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I don't know how I'd feel about used suspension parts. Go with the FE5 kit and good springs.

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I would go with FE5's and good springs. Coilovers are a bit overkill for horrible road conditions and have a few friends who own coils and hate driving on streets for poor ride quality.

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He says because he can't get rear low enough on it
This is actually believable. that's why I got rid of my d2 rears

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I think I paid 750 for the shocks and struts ands springs but I also bought all new hardware like the seats bumpers etc.
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Coils.

Do it right once, or don't do it again.

Springs are lame.

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