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VFII advice on coilovers

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by spud_22, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. spud_22

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    Iv been looking around at sets of coil overs for a VFII SS-V wagon. Just looking for some advice on which brands/kits are good and which to avoid?
    Thanks in advance. :beer chug:
     
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    I spent the dollars and had the H&R coilovers fitted to my car. Absolutely love them!
    They run a Bilstein shock, and you don't get much better than that.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I do H & R, they run them in the 24 hr Le Mans production class. Not cheap, but very good. About $2800 ish.
     
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    Worth every dollar
     
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    To be fair, some of the cost will be for the brand name. But majority will be for the quality. You're buying a German made set up with some of the best shocks in the business, vs something out of China.
     
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    buy the Harrop coilovers from Tenko they are made by KW in Germany which are an awesome brand. Look them (KW) up.
     
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    Also, H & R put the time and money into testing and development. Someone in China goes "yeah, I'll make ours look like them, they'll bolt in" without actual real world R & D.
     
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    Have a look at Shockworks.
    Give Brett a call , very helpfull
     
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    Thread dig but no point starting new thread.

    Going to get some coilovers for the misstress got a quote from Fulcrum suspension for MCA coilover and just wondering what the spring rates are for VF series1 FE2 suspension?

    This is the kit im going with and it is saying the front and rear spring rates and 9kg/mm im just curious how that compares to standard FE2 suspension?https://fulcrumsuspensions.com.au/h...essentials-kit-106374-mca-hn-07-se-96528.html
     
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    Also is there anyone on here that has fitted the MCA coilovers if so how do you reat them?
     
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    sounds about right, they recommended 10kg front and rear for my redline which is FE3

    I think MCA would be my number 2 brand of coilovers on the VF.
    I only hear good things about them.

    My plan is to go shockworks though.
     
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    MCA are good, but I'd buy direct from them instead of a reseller. You can ask them for their advice, they're really good with questions and they can also do custom spring rates.
     
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    yep agree on this.
    when i spoke to them they were very helpful, they are also in QLD so i dont see why you wouldnt buy direct up there
     
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    Cheers I didn’t know they are in QLD I’ll look in to that but I know more about space rocketry then I do about suspension
     
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    Yeah, MCA have their shop in Brisbane which is where they're all built. Likewise I believe all the Shockworks stuff is built in Melbourne.
     
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    So I emailed MCA Saturday asking what they would recommend for the mistress and never got a response so I’m going to just go with what fulcrum have recommended.

    How much do the dampers change from the hardest to the softest settings?
     
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    Sorry but stop being lazy and call them! If you have the opportunity to go to the source directly you will save money and they are the experts! I have found email is not an effective way to communicate with people in the car industry (tuners, shops, etc).
     
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    You mean use a phone for its originally designed purpose ? Shock & horror !!
     
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    @EternityDre that’s an absolutely ridiculous idea I’m a millennial and only know how to text people lol

    All jokes aside your right and I’ll try and call today
     
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