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Old 04-04-13, 15:45
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anyone got any reccomendations for a decent coilover set up? I just bought a set of pro sport springs and the struts are such poor quality I am sending them back. I simply can't be d to go the process of fitting them as I reckon they will fail fairly quickly ;-( don't think I would have a lot of faith in them either? The thought of a suspension strut weld failing on the motorway so anyone know of a reliable, comfortable riding set up?? thanks!
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Old 04-04-13, 19:31
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T5 Post Icon Re: coilovers???

Bilstein B14's or H&R coilovers are the top end choice, I've driven pro sport, v max and bilstein , yeah, they're twice as expensive but in my opinion the bilsteins are 3 or 4 times more composed and controlled than v maxx and a much smoother ride, having said that there's a lot of folks on here that rate the vmaxx and have no problems with them?
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Old 04-04-13, 19:35
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Did you say you bought ProSport springs or coil-overs?
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Old 04-04-13, 19:38
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The Gaz coilovers have a good rep on here
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Old 04-04-13, 20:35
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Is this a job for a novice (like me) or alternatively how much might I expect to pay for someone to do it for me............properly?
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Old 04-04-13, 21:09
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Key questions...
Whats youre budget?
Which version t5 and what are you using it for?

Make it easier to offer key advise.

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Old 04-04-13, 22:11
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The cost is something I'm weighing up for a T5. I dont know whether its big and complicated and risky in terms of going wrong or simply get stuck into it replacing one set of parts for another with likely a few difficult nuts and bolts to cope with.

The van will get some tidy wheels as part of a panel to camper conversion and most likely wont be hot rodding.
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Old 04-04-13, 22:16
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B14 around 1000 - 1100 at most places
B12 around 700 ( fixed height 40-50mm drop)
H & R around 1200

That's the top end stuff

Vmaxx Gaz FK JOM Prosport CMC in no order if quality or ride is everything else. Ranging from 250 up to the higher end stuff.


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Old 04-04-13, 22:19
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Thx W that at least pitches it for me and can work from there.
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Old 05-04-13, 00:18
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im going the same way with my t5 t30 lwb van at the mo, changing it into a camper with 22"s on it so was also looking for a set of coilovers

now i dont know what to do as i was also looking at the cheaper end of the market, i did have prosport on my bmw 323i and they did ok on that, had them on over a yr and nothing moved or broke and i did use to drive it hard ish on side roads, not Colin McCray hard, but i did have her moving a bit

wont be doing anything like that in the T5 but would like something that would be ok and last
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