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Offline Abarthmart89

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Coilovers
« on: May 01, 2012, 07:36:17 am »
So I'm looking to upgrade and the obvious choice is coilovers... Knowing there are a fare few makes out there has anyone tried or know much about the jom coilovers? 200 quid and they have very good reviews from audi owner and be etc

Thoughts please

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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 07:47:13 am »
    I've been looking at Coilovers recently as I want to remove the top mount weak link in the suspension.

    I've never heard of those coilovers.. I do believe in the old "you get what you pay for" saying, and £200 for proper coilovers is just too cheap!

    Gtech do a set for the Grande and I know Bilstean also do a set - both rated quite highly.

    Your suspension at the end of the day is a vital part of the puzzle that keeps your car on the road, you don't want to be cutting corners on quality - literally ;D
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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 01:31:46 am »
    I've been looking at Coilovers recently as I want to remove the top mount weak link in the suspension.


    You still use the original top mount with coilovers . . . . the weak link remains  :(

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    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 06:59:30 am »
    I've been looking at Coilovers recently as I want to remove the top mount weak link in the suspension.


    You still use the original top mount with coilovers . . . . the weak link remains  :(

    Unless the coilovers for the Grande are different from every other coilover I've had then you don't...
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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 03:28:22 pm »
    We have GAZ gold on the 500, better option if you are thinking of tracking the car, they are fully ajustable with a simple turn of a knob, not the cheapest option at around 850 quid.
    Billys would be better quality but no bump rebound  adjustment.
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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 01:05:08 am »
    I've been looking at Coilovers recently as I want to remove the top mount weak link in the suspension.


    You still use the original top mount with coilovers . . . . the weak link remains  :(

    Unless the coilovers for the Grande are different from every other coilover I've had then you don't...

    The Bilstein coilovers for the GP use the original top mounts . . . . . . honest  :-*

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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 07:09:00 am »
    I've been looking at Coilovers recently as I want to remove the top mount weak link in the suspension.


    You still use the original top mount with coilovers . . . . the weak link remains  :(

    Unless the coilovers for the Grande are different from every other coilover I've had then you don't...

    The Bilstein coilovers for the GP use the original top mounts . . . . . . honest  :-*

    So they do, well that's a bit cack! :thumbd:
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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 12:52:39 am »
    Cack indeed!

    Obviously Bilstein thought it not profitable to design their own top mounts which is a shame.  An adjustable one would have been very nice.

    Not sure if anyone else has done one yet, I had a look but had no joy so ended up going for the Bilsteins.

    The original top mounts aren't too expensive and pretty easy to change so it's not the end of the world.

    The Bilsteins are pretty good too  ;)

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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 09:21:09 am »
    Gtech's coilover kit is complete, I.e. includes top mounts

    It's not the cheapest thing in the world though, is the best part of 900€ which I think is around £780?
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    Re: Coilovers
    « Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 01:42:05 am »

    Cheers for the info.  Do you know if it's an adjustable top mount?     

    I'd like to have a look at the g-tech kit, especially their top mount.

    I shall hunt some pics . . . . . . 

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    « Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 07:06:58 am »

    Cheers for the info.  Do you know if it's an adjustable top mount?     

    I'd like to have a look at the g-tech kit, especially their top mount.

    I shall hunt some pics . . . . . . 

    I don't think it is an adjustable top mount..

    I've looked for info and the only thing I can find is in German, think we might need Carolt to go and investigate when she goes home :thumb:
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