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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Cheap Coils for G5

I have a 07 G5 that I'm looking to lower a little. I don't want to spend too much. Used coils are probably what I'm going to go with. Any suggestions on brands or where to find some at? I'll be honest. I don't know a whole lot about coils so any help would be great! Thank you!
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Are you planning on daily driving your G5 on the streets?

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Yes it's my daily. I have hellish wheel gap right now. I'm not looking to completely slam it but want it lowered enough so you can tell it's definitely not stock height
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Used coils pop us every so often but how much do you want to spend? Megan sells some cheap ones.

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Perhaps lowering springs and FE5s would suit you better.

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Yeah I think springs might be best for daily driving. They're also cheaper so to do struts/springs would probably cost about the same new as used springs would cost you

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Plus I wouldn't take the risk on used suspension parts anyways. I believe B&Gs are favored for low.

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Yes it's my daily. I have hellish wheel gap right now. I'm not looking to completely slam it but want it lowered enough so you can tell it's definitely not stock height
When you go with coilovers, your setup is for adjustment, not really height, but dampening from soft-hard, some carry fine tuning of camber and caster adjustments. When you lay down this setup for street driving everyday, you will have the worst experience of road conditions with a combination of low profile tires.

If your trying to close up your wheel gap area, I would highly recommend a coil spring/strut-shock setup instead with ride comfort. I have a set of Tein S Techs and FE5 SS struts-shocks that ride a bit on the stiff side, but on bumpy roads, it runs like a champ. You can go with a full LNF setup and it will ride stiff, will close a bit of your wheel gap, and give you a great ride quality for your buck. My setup has about a 2 finger gap in the front and 2 1/2 finger rear, so it closed it up on a set of 17's really nice.

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Aside from closing up the wheel gap some I'd like to have a stiffer suspension set up for cornering. You all have valid points for staying away from coils, but now my question is is I go with the S techs and Fa5's will that cut down much on the sway from throwing into a turn?

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Also how much would a Lnf setup cost?
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A lot of people on here use various brands of springs, some use Powell, some use ZZP, some use Eibach, etc. I've had no complaints so far on my Tein's so far, best wheel gap coverage i have seen are the Powell springs, it goes to maybe 1/4" below the top of wheel tread, so it sits somewhere around 2.25" or so.
For FE5's, Crate Engine Depot or Rock Auto has the cheapest prices for the shock/strut combo. I went with CED and paid $350 for the combo. Springs ran me $190. I changed out all the components that make up the rest of your strut with Moog products (better quality of OEM components). Altogether, mine ran about $800 roughly for all. Handles very well IMO.

If your trying to reduce body roll/sway, then you will need to get what I am shopping for of the month, sway bars. I have the rear sway bar by Powell (1.25 version) and ordering a LNF (OEM) front sway bar next week. Then change out the bushings from Prothane.

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