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Old 04-23-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Coilovers: quality vs price?

So I'm looking to drop my sedan, and I had a few questions...

Keep in mind that I am new to this, and know next to nothing about suspension.

Do 05-07s have different systems? I know SVTs do, and I believe the special edition sedans do, but compared to the average 00-04s, any difference?

Ok, now to the fun part.
I was reading in a thread about coilover kit prices.
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• Buddy Club Racing Spec Damper - 15 way adjustable suspension. $1,489.00

• Bilstein PSS9 Suspension Kit - 9 way adjustable suspension. $1199.00

• B&G Coil-Over Kit - Lowers car 1.2 to 3 inches. $949.00

• Eibach Pro-Street Coil-Over Kit - Front adjust from 1.2-3 inches, Rear .8-2.5 inches. $1095.00

• H&R Coil-Over Suspension Kit - Front adjust from 1.25-2.5 inches, Rear .75-2 inches. $944.00

• Koni Sport Suspension Kit - Adjust from 1.25-1.75 inches. $729.00

• Tein Coil-Over Suspension Kit - Front adjust from 1.25-2.5 inches, Rear .75-2 inches. $1282.50
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Now, I know that nothing is cheap, but damn...
So I looked them up, and I found this:

http://racinx.com/RACINX/Perform/coilovers/rxcoils.htm

So I guess my question is, Do the coilover kits come with more then just coilovers, and they're selling only parts of what you need?
Or is this just some crappy product to make a quick buck?

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Ok, I did some research, this is the bomz coilover kit. Any comments? Crappy? Worth it?
http://bomzracing.com/bomzracingford...iloverkit.aspx


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Get a good quality coil over or a spring/strut set up and you'll only have to do it once.
The coil over sleeve and spring you have pictured is crap.
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dude only go with name brands. i tried going cheap and it was the worst ride ever!

if you want coilovers you gunna spend a pretty penny
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H&R's look like a good deal...
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just buy regular suspension kit if your using car for the road. get the svt or roush stage two kit as the coil overs are expensive.
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Unless you plan on doing some serious racing I wouldn't suggest coilovers to anyone. The coilovers you have shown are just junk and I would slap myself if I had ever ordered those. If you do choose to get coilovers, stick with the ones that have a known good reputation. Can't go wrong there with a good quality set as compared to something that you will be kicking yourself in the head over.
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This has been about a year now. Are the BOMZ coilovers still considered junk or are there a few people out there who have tried and like them. I have attached the link to the web site for BOMZ. I found that they are going for about $60 something to about $90 on different web sites. I am also attaching a web site that has these and some others at a pretty low price.

http://bomzracing.com/bomzracingford...iloverkit.aspx

http://www.ilovebodykits.com/categor...g_Springs.html
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Or is it just better if I'm not wanting to spend $500 dollars but get a good name brand to get the Eibach Lowering Springs only. Such as the

Eibach Pro-Kit Springs -00 to 05 Ford Focus 3-Door & 4DR Incl. LX SE ZTS ZX3 & Sports Models

Which is on the second link I've left.
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Posted via FF MobileTo quote a prev. comment, the name is descriptive (bomz) You could take a torch to your springs to lower them like some of the 1950`s rodders did.... It`s the cheapest lowering kit.....& the results match the price.....
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Or is it just better if I'm not wanting to spend $500 dollars but get a good name brand to get the Eibach Lowering Springs only. Such as the

Eibach Pro-Kit Springs -00 to 05 Ford Focus 3-Door & 4DR Incl. LX SE ZTS ZX3 & Sports Models

Which is on the second link I've left.

You really want to get a "matched set" of springs AND shocks or know what springs and shocks by differing manufacturers work well together. Mixing and matching can be a crap shoot if you don't know what you are doing. You need a good shock to dampen the stiffer rates of shorter springs and a shorter shock to maintain suspension travel. Some good kits are made by Eibach, H&R's, and Ford Racing.
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