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hi does anyone know of any good low priced coilovers as my suspension is awful and needs replacing

at the minute iv managed to find fk ak street for £225

or should i just spend the extra and replace oe shocks and springs?

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IMO stay away from budget coilovers on these big, heavy cars

 

Replace with good OE spec suspension or save for better quality coilovers such as BC or D2s etc

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1 hour ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Another shout for BC Racing here. A set of OEM shocks and springs will set you back about the same as decent coilovers, and that would be the route I'd go down. 

 

Yup, at least with coilovers you'll get full adjustability re ride height and damping too! 

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They need to be replaced like for like

 

Don't cut costs, it'll soon come back to haunt you! 

 

Cheap parts are cheap for a reason! Do your research, see what's needed and what makes you can find for your budget and take it from there 

 

Personally I'd never touch 2nd hand suspension, but others are OK with it etc

 

Don't forget that it'll make sense to replace top mounts and drop links whilst it's all off etc... 

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well a mate has a full set of se struts that he was willing to give to me for free thats why i asked would they fit onto my m sport? i dont mind if the car will sit abit higher i would rather have abit more comfort

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If they're for a diesel then yes, they'll probably fit

 

But IMO it'll look daft. There's quite a ride height difference between SE and Sport, but it's your car so you do as you wish... 

 

Still think it's common sense to replace all new rather than cutting corners

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