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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Graceful, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Graceful

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    Hello, sorry if this has been asked before I've searched but couldn't find out anything
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    I want to put coilovers on my clubby, this is purely for lowering it and better handling. Car will not see track use!
    Scrolling through eBay and there are a few cheap systems, oz racing , xyz , d2.
    I've read a few reviews about them snapping ect with track use.
    Has anyone used or heard of use from a everyday driver?
     
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    you have a 45K car and want 'cheap' cooler overs :faceplam:

    OZ, K sport and XYZ seemed to be alright for under $1,500 Pedder's don't go as low and have issues with leaking shocks. Personally I went with Tein's and think there the way to go ATM and a coilover only kit starts at just under $2,000 and they do two types and the first isn't damper adjustable tho!
     
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    Haha yeah I hear you, but if they do a good enough job with handling on road I'd rather spend my money on engine mods.
    Cheers for your advice
     
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    Just make sure they can be rebuilt... because if there cheap, then chances are...
     
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    If the suspension is "purely for lowering and better handling" does it have to be coil overs? For similar money to entry level Tein's you can get Kings and Koni yellow adjustable shocks which are adjustable and rebuildable. IMHO if you are going coilovers you should be going the Tein monoflex as these have a quality damper unlike the lower end of the range. However, its horses for courses and everyone likes something different.
     
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    Then seeing so all VEs are factory with coilovers just go buy some king spring and kyb shocks. All up it'll cost you under a $1,000

    Get adjustable coilover's when your serious and expect to spend around $1,800-$2,500 with sway bars and bushes
     
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    Sorry you mean?
    Get adjustable coilover when your willing to buy a base model (or better) of a decent brand (basic coilover kits (DMS, Proflex ect) start at around $4000 and go up from there).
    Not $1800-$2500 with swaybars and bushes lol.
     
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    Got links? To suit VEs???

    Top range Pedder or tein's coilover plus sway kit are in the $1,800-$2,500 plus bushes.

    The OP seems to only wants a low car so I don't see the point in him buying a fully adjustable gear.
     
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    MOTORSPORT INTRO

    Proflex Shockabsorbers - mainindex

    I don't see the point of the OP cheaping out and getting an average coilover kit if "he's serious".
    If all they want is to lower the car, a **** coilover kit will be money wasted, Foggsy made a good point about some king springs and Koni yellow adjustable shocks.
     
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    I have DMS 40mm Street series. Monotube. $3400 on special. Regualr price is $4k. And they are the entry level of decent coilovers. Talk to GSL rallysport, but anything less than $2000 in a coilover, you may as well get a good spring / shock combo.
     
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    Exactly what I was saying.
     
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    Look at both sites and neither brand do an 'off the shelf' kit for VEs so not very helpful to the average road user.

    Have you read the OP posts? Or for that matter the thread tittle?? CHEAP COILOVERS

    Hence why I said you want to aim at around the 2k for a fully adjustable street kit (off the shelf too) or buy the spring and shocks if the OP just wants to get low
     
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    For the money you could buy springs, shock and a few well placed bushes and it'll handle better than with just coil overs.
     
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    Appreciate the responses guys!
    I'll be looking into a good spring/shock combo :)
     
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    Of course I read the title of the thread, as well as the op's first post (this is why I made a comment in regards to you suggestion).
    At the end of the day a cheap coilover kit is wasted money....End of story.


    Good to hear Graceful, you will not be disappointed :)
     
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    plenty of people have used the XYZ, very happy with them, adr approved and rebuildable
     
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    but ordering a custom racing suspension is not what the OP asked. That's like someone asking 'how do I get more power from a 5.7L?' and telling them 'don't bother being cheap, put a sonnys create motor in it'

    Yes your right and a custom race setup would be the best but not gonna happen cos 4K ain't cheap
     
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    Who gives a damn?

    Cheap coilovers are just that...CHEAP. How long before these cheap coilover kits need to be rebuild hmm? Don't forget to factor that in.

    DMS need rebuilding on average every 60-70,000k's, also the DMS Gold series is an entry level street/track kit, not dedicated racing suspension. I can't comment on Proflex.
     
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    Im looking at these and the Fulcrum/Superpro Tien kits.

    Theyre both very similarly priced and offer pretty much the exact same thing in terms of adjustability.

    Id personally go

    TEIN Suspension

    over the XYZ's though.

    In the end how much is "cheap" These are your suspension components. You arent really going to get anything much cheaper than 1,500 and be of a quality id be trusting in your car.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't go with D2. They are well known in the import community as garbage.
     

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