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      10-30-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of looking for some coilovers. I had a set of KW V2's but realized that they were blown and said screw it. What I want the most is adjustable dampening. This is going to be for just daily driving stuff because I don't track my cars period. I've been looking at the Sonic Tuning S3's, D2 RS, and one of my go to guys for parts suggested Yellow Speed Racing (never heard of them.) What do you guys suggestion for best bang for the buck type of deal
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I'm in the process of looking for some coilovers. I had a set of KW V2's but realized that they were blown and said screw it. What I want the most is adjustable dampening. This is going to be for just daily driving stuff because I don't track my cars period. I've been looking at the Sonic Tuning S3's, D2 RS, and one of my go to guys for parts suggested Yellow Speed Racing (never heard of them.) What do you guys suggestion for best bang for the buck type of deal
Hey so you said you had KW V2's and were blown? What were the symptoms and how was the ride when blown? How long have you had them on before noticing the discomfort? As for suggestions on new coilovers, I'm currently on KW V2's and unsure about what's good for dampening adjustment other than what I currently have.
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i never installed them, my buddy was gonna put them on and noticed they were blown (all 4). they came off from my mom's friends car because he has kids and riding on coilovers sucked so he traded me for stock suspension. i know the car had crazy amount of miles on it. i heard the new owner already rebuilt them because he tracks his car. i dont track and rather just get new coils for DD.
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Buy the best coil overs you can afford. Stay with name brands and systems that suit your driving needs.
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What do you guys suggestion for best bang for the buck type of deal
Best bang for the buck is a tough one. I've noticed that everyone who buys AST and Ohlins is very happy. Many who buy KW are happy, some have clunks or other other issues. I was going to say Bilstein PSS, but people have had problems with them too. I would stick to boutique solid brands like AST, Ohlins, Moton, and maybe others.

Maybe take a look at AST 4100s? Not that expensive.
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How do you know they're blown? Are there oil leaking from the seals?
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How do you know they're blown? Are there oil leaking from the seals?
Can be blown internally as well.
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