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      09-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Cheap but good coilovers for the Xi ?

I know that "cheap" isn't good thing when it comes to suspension. I'm not looking to track my car, just want a good daily driver that looks more aggressive with a lower stance. So what coilovers are out there that are under $1000 for the Xi drive cars.
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      01-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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      01-03-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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There are no coilover options under $1,000 for xi's
If you want to stick to a low budget, source springs and shocks separately
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      01-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #4
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SonicTuning has their house brand model S1 on sale for $899/shipped. Note, don't confuse it for ST by KW. I have not seen any XI review as they just release the model for XI.
Talk to Jose, tell him I sent you. jose_sonictuning

I cannot give any feedback on the quality of the coilover but it is sub-1000...

I am considering it myself but I've bought my fair share of low quality coilover in the past in the name of $$$... I am considering ECS deal for H&R for a little more but a brand you know with warranty you can trust...

Your call... good luck
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H&R or KW V1 for Xi are the most reputable options for the Xi.

I tend to avoid recommending spring/shock combos as they ride a bit harsh.
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I am selling my brand new KW V1's for $1200. Not $1000, sorry, but close! I did a ton of research, and these seemed like the best option for the price. V3's would be nicer, but way more money!
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I got KW V1s from VRSF for a great deal. It feels just as comfortable as stock but handles amazingly through corners on my square setup. No regrets.
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There are no coilover options under $1,000 for xi's
If you want to stick to a low budget, source springs and shocks separately
MassBimmer's right.

You get what you pay for. If you want coilovers to say you have them, then spend the $1k on them. But the ride won't be very good for daily driving, and the product will be lower quality and less reliable.

What are your goals?
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I've done a bunch of reading on this through all the threads here. My takeaway is that for a New England roads daily driver, the Eibach and Koni yellow combo is the most favorable setup.

That said, I still am not confident enough to purchase a setup.
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I've done a bunch of reading on this through all the threads here. My takeaway is that for a New England roads daily driver, the Eibach and Koni yellow combo is the most favorable setup.

That said, I still am not confident enough to purchase a setup.
PM me where you're at. If we can find a time to meet up, I'll let you take mine for a quick spin.
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