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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:26 pm 
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I'm looking at getting Koni Sport or Bilsteins for the front of both of my cars. Seriously considering Coilover for the front of the wagon.

I'm looking around $500 a side for the conversion. Is it worth the money? :D

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:29 pm 
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u should put that money towards your turbo brad :P

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:46 pm 
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i did the converson to my koni's cost me 800 to do was worth it though cause i canlift or dump it when ever i wont!! with the twist of the tool they gave me!
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:34 pm 
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I wouldnt do it for a street car. Look on ebay theres heaps of kits to DIY it.
I know a few folks that have them and they are good if you like to play with different spring rates as you can just get any spring you like made up, but for the street its really a waste of effort.

Will you be doing any circuit work in the future?
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:15 pm 
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CHEF wrote:
Will you be doing any circuit work in the future?


In the wagon, yes. I can see the day where its no longer practical to register it :P

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:59 am 
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lol, and with every mod, that day gets closer and closer.
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:16 am 
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Had a set of Bilsteins made up for my '88 323 turbo 4wd some 10 years ago.

Great when driving very fast :D
The spring rates were too high for daily street.
More maintenance was required compared to normal struts.

Had the shocks revalved with new springs to match some years later.
More complient but due to the design, they chatter a lot which gets to be very anoying after a while. :?

Really, i would not recommend them for street use.
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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 8:48 pm 
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brad DO IT :)

 

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