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Old 06-14-2001, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question What are the cheapest coilovers?

Yeah, I have searched but have not been able to find anything less than about $1500. is there anything cheaper?

please help.............thanx
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Old 06-14-2001, 02:20 PM   #2
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DO you want full blown coilovers or would a set of KYB AGXs and Height Adjustable Ground Control Coilover adapters do? This set will run you $800 brand new.

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Old 06-14-2001, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm wondering the same thing. MY99 2.5GT, from where?

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Old 06-14-2001, 07:43 PM   #4
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i want full blown coil overs! i think? hehe...

well, what's a good price with good performance?

Something i can use for daily driving, plus i'm planning on getting into autocrossing.
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Old 06-14-2001, 09:25 PM   #5
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It's better to go with a nicer standard-type suspension than to look for something that has the right shape and appearance at a cut price. $1500 is about as little as I think you can expect to pay for good coilovers.

The AGX/GC combo works well, has a couple quirks but gives a lot of the benefits of a regular coil over. There is also the advantage of easy and relatively inexpensive strut replacement down the road. It's a good deal and lots of people are using it. (No surprises this way either)
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Old 06-14-2001, 09:55 PM   #6
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Will this setup work on a WRX?

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Old 06-14-2001, 09:56 PM   #7
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aus_scooby was selling coilovers for real cheap a few weeks ago. The cheapest was $350 for brand new Apex-i N1s.
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Old 06-15-2001, 11:35 AM   #8
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$350 for a new set of Apex N1??? I highly doubt it. If it sounds too good to be true...

On a positive side, H&R are going to be coming out with a full coilover kit for the Impreza. The price is in the mid $1400 range. Very good pricing considering the company's reputation and quality.
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Old 06-15-2001, 12:20 PM   #9
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I swore I wouldn't do this but here I go anyway...

Buying the cheapest coilovers is like using the cheapest doctor for your kidney transplant

Do you really want coilovers or are you thinking about them just because you heard about them? Have you thought about the complete suspension system?
<OL>[*]$2,000 - 17" or 18" wheels and tires.[*]$ 120 - urethane bushing kit.[*]$ 300 - STi or camber adjuster top mounts.[*]$ 300 - front and rear strut tower braces.[*]$2,000 - coilovers.[/list=a]
Over $4,700 plus tax, plus installation.
Plus you will then have a system that only an expert can adjust (or you may become an expert) and if it is set up wrong the suspension could work significantly worse than stock.

But you already knew all this, right?

Or did you simply want to slam your car lower to the ground; screw the handling?

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Old 06-15-2001, 02:19 PM   #10
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Pedder's and Lovell's in Australia make coilovers for around $1000USD or less before shipping. PDM offers the Whiteline coilovers-they gave me a quote of $1150 USD.

I echo Scott's comments. Unless you're a pro, or you're willing to become one, stay away from race-spec coilovers. If all you're looking for is height adjustable suspension, the Ground Control/AGX setup is a proven winner.
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Old 06-15-2001, 02:39 PM   #11
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Overtime - Where can get the ground control/agx setup for a WRX?
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Old 06-15-2001, 02:41 PM   #12
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Weapon*R is by far the cheapest.
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