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Old 03-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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Question adjustable springs???

Searching through ebay for parts to buy (one of my fav hobbies even though I rarely buy anything on ebay), I keep coming across adjustable coilovers. If the price was around the same price of eibach springs and what not I would have probably bought them because I live in Canada and I need to raise the car in the winter. However, these things go for under $20 . What is the deal with these things? Why are they so cheap? It raises my suspisions when regular lowering springs are in the hundreds and the adjustables can be had for a mere 20 bux!!! I was wondering if anybody's had them installed or knows of some reason why I shouldn't or should buy them
Bottom line is... I need adjustables.


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Old 03-12-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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If it looks to be too good to be true, its because it usually is.

They are crap. They are generic adjustment sleaves that go over your stock struts. Plus, you have no clue what spring rates they are. A coilover kit should be a system of matched dampers to springs. Not a hack job. Do you want to trust your life to a 20 dollar no-name company?
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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hard to answer yes to that last question. So my next question would be, do any reputable companies make adjustable springs or would I be better off putting in my stock springs when winter comes rolling around?
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Look at it this way, Ground Control sells their coil over sleeve and springs (Eibachs) for 399.00. They are considered to be the best adjustable coilover sleeve kits. A set of regular Eibach springs (pro or sportlines) runs $200.00 or so. Ground Control, however, includes the ERS series springs in the kits (race springs which are guaranteed to be within a percent or two of the specified spring rate). You can see why their kit is priced where it is. What puzzles me is how some other company can provide a complete kit, sleeves, springs, tools, etc for less than the cost of even a budget spring? Selling junk is the only logical answer.
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