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      06-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Pic Request: ST Coilovers Maxed Out

As title says, anyone have pics of these maxed out? Collars in, collars out...either/or. Both? On 18s, 19s.

If you don't have yours maxed out but think you're pretty damn low-post up anyway!

Post up your pics with specs please

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I'm interested to see but want to know how firm the ride is as well if anyone can give that info.
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I'm interested to see but want to know how firm the ride is as well if anyone can give that info.
The ride is stiff, I can feel every bump on the road but it's comfortable.

My rears are maxxed out but front still has more threads left to go lower but I don't want to since the front is low enough.

But here's mines on 19's and sorry for the bad picture.


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OP what look are you trying to go for? ST coilovers arent designed to go that low, but it is definitely an upgrade from stock.

One of my buddies has ST and his rear even when maxed out was still higher than my stock sport ride height (even though I have been told my stock sat lower than others)

Regardless, maybe you should look into other companies such as BC as well.
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damn js na your car looks good
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The ride is stiff, I can feel every bump on the road but it's comfortable.

My rears are maxxed out but front still has more threads left to go lower but I don't want to since the front is low enough.

But here's mines on 19's and sorry for the bad picture.


Hmm thanks for the info. I wonder how stiff though. I wish I can ride in your car lol.. My Koni yellow/H&R springs isn't stiff enough. With my new wheels I was rubbing so much I put back my OEM sport springs lol until I have enough to buy coilovers.

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OP what look are you trying to go for? ST coilovers arent designed to go that low, but it is definitely an upgrade from stock.

One of my buddies has ST and his rear even when maxed out was still higher than my stock sport ride height (even though I have been told my stock sat lower than others)

Regardless, maybe you should look into other companies such as BC as well.
Yeah I was reading a lot about adjusting/height problem while researching about ST coils. Weird.
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There's mine. I'm on 19" and max'd out last time I checked. I think. haha
Apologies for the bad pic, but it's the only one I could find on the computer I'm on.
The ride is significantly stiffer compared to what I had before: Stock suspension with 16"RFT's I believe...? So, I was expecting the ride to be harsher in a way. For my taste, it is the perfect height. It isn't so low that I am scraping everywhere, although I do scrape sometimes on steep driveway entrances. For the price, I think I made a good choice on ST V1's, but it also depends on your taste, what you're looking to achieve, etc, etc...
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OP what look are you trying to go for? ST coilovers arent designed to go that low, but it is definitely an upgrade from stock.

One of my buddies has ST and his rear even when maxed out was still higher than my stock sport ride height (even though I have been told my stock sat lower than others)

Regardless, maybe you should look into other companies such as BC as well.
Wierd how some other members with ST's can't go low as me, but the pics I linked that's the ride height when stationary when it rolls my tires tuck in.

ST Coilovers are great and it's max low is low enough for daily driving, any lower it wouldn't even be worth driving.

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Hmm thanks for the info. I wonder how stiff though. I wish I can ride in your car lol.. My Koni yellow/H&R springs isn't stiff enough. With my new wheels I was rubbing so much I put back my OEM sport springs lol until I have enough to buy coilovers.
No problem, the ride comfort will depend how low you go and your tire sizes as well. My tires are low profile, I have a little stretch on them so that kills some of my ride quality.
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ST Coilovers are great and it's max low is low enough for daily driving, any lower it wouldn't even be worth driving.
You'd be surprised how many people just want the car so low that they dont care about anything else. Thats why it would help if the OP could tell us his preferences.

Personally, I am on kw v1s and they are a great balance of comfort/performance/looks. Although sometimes I wished they went lower.

I'm cray, but i guess "i'm about that life"
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I have the STs on my e90 and although I am happy with the ride, I am not 100% happy with the height. The fronts can be slammed to the ground, but I still have maybe 2 finger gap in the rear and it looks pretty dumb with all that rake. I had to raise the front up to accommodate the difference, which I didnt care because I didnt want the slammed looked, I just wish I could get the rear down another .5-1"

I was starting to think maybe my shop installed them wrong, but I've read other reviews complaining about the rear also.
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supreme power installed mine .... you can definitely go lower than stock wtf is that notion
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Thanks for posting up guys. I appreciate all the input. Still looking forward to seeing these things maxed out though!
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Not one person on here has these coils maxed out?
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Not one person on here has these coils maxed out?

I already showed my coils maxxed out in the rear but my fronts can go lower and not worth adjusting the fronts to the max just to show you how low they can go unless you wanna pay me $160 for alignment then I will
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I already showed my coils maxxed out in the rear but my fronts can go lower and not worth adjusting the fronts to the max just to show you how low they can go unless you wanna pay me $160 for alignment then I will
Yeah I saw it. Thanks for posting it. Was looking for a complete car shot, both front and rear maxed.

And if u lower the front more you don't need an alignment. It's just spinning a collar up and down. Which does nothing to your alignment.

But yeah. If its not there already, def dont worry about it
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Yeah I saw it. Thanks for posting it. Was looking for a complete car shot, both front and rear maxed.

And if u lower the front more you don't need an alignment. It's just spinning a collar up and down. Which does nothing to your alignment.

But yeah. If its not there already, def dont worry about it
No problem and yeah, your semi correct on that. I would need an alignment since it's going to be a huge adjustment since it would change the toe spec but if I put it back to where it was before then I won't need one.

But if I did go to the max my front bumper would be close to the ground, if you want to go that low than I suggest BC Racing Coilovers. I plan to get them sooner or later.
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There's mine. I'm on 19" and max'd out last time I checked. I think. haha
Apologies for the bad pic, but it's the only one I could find on the computer I'm on.
The ride is significantly stiffer compared to what I had before: Stock suspension with 16"RFT's I believe...? So, I was expecting the ride to be harsher in a way. For my taste, it is the perfect height. It isn't so low that I am scraping everywhere, although I do scrape sometimes on steep driveway entrances. For the price, I think I made a good choice on ST V1's, but it also depends on your taste, what you're looking to achieve, etc, etc...
Damn a side shot would be perfect to see it clearly.

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No problem, the ride comfort will depend how low you go and your tire sizes as well. My tires are low profile, I have a little stretch on them so that kills some of my ride quality.
Thanks for your input brotha. Yeah I have a pretty aggressive offset on my new wheels with stretched tires. I'm just worried the ST won't be stiff enough compared to my Koni yellow/H&R springs. And I'm really trying not to spend more money on higher end coilovers to lower my car although damping is what I really need just to be safe..

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I have the STs on my e90 and although I am happy with the ride, I am not 100% happy with the height. The fronts can be slammed to the ground, but I still have maybe 2 finger gap in the rear and it looks pretty dumb with all that rake. I had to raise the front up to accommodate the difference, which I didnt care because I didnt want the slammed looked, I just wish I could get the rear down another .5-1"

I was starting to think maybe my shop installed them wrong, but I've read other reviews complaining about the rear also.
I was reading about that problem too. That would be a concern..
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sorry for bad pic but one of the only ones i have before i had to lift it a bit due to bad scratching when pulling into my drive way at home.
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Not maxed out, but only a quarter inch of threads left up front and the collars all the way down in the rear, stock 16s:
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excellent, thanks for the pics fellas. the side shots are what i was really looking for
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Damn a side shot would be perfect to see it clearly.
I get my car back next week, so I'll try and get some pics Weds/Thurs or so.
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sorry for bad pic but one of the only ones i have before i had to lift it a bit due to bad scratching when pulling into my drive way at home.
What wheels are those?
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