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This is a discussion on need help!! within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I plan on buying some used k&w coilovers in the spring with about 15,000 miles on them, I wanted to ...

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    need help!!

    I plan on buying some used k&w coilovers in the spring with about 15,000 miles on them, I wanted to know how long they last. I've heard there a pretty good coilovers but I just wanted to get an idea

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    Good quality coils will last a while. I havent had a personal experience with coils but i know KW coils are some of the better quality coils out there. Do you know which coils they are? They have the V1-3 and clubsport.
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    What makes you want coilovers?
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    I am not sure what exact kind they are I can find out and I would like coilovers for looks better handling and I'm sure there better than stock plus I can raise the height back up to stock during the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by corey0106
    I am not sure what exact kind they are I can find out and I would like coilovers for looks better handling and I'm sure there better than stock plus I can raise the height back up to stock during the winter
    You're aware that you'd need an alignment every time you adjusted right height, correct?

    Unless you're tracking the car, you're better off with a proper set of struts/springs to suit your needs.
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    Isn't a coilover just a strut with an adjustable spring around it

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    Quote Originally Posted by corey0106
    Isn't a coilover just a strut with an adjustable spring around it
    The problem is that the components used in coilovers are often junk. KW, in general, is good, but on a street-driven vehicle, you're often better of going the strut/spring route; both in terms of comfort/handling, especially when you factor in price. Bang/buck performance just doesn't add up for a coilover setup on a non-track vehicle.
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    Ok thanks for the help

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