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Re: Suspension 1st or Wheels 1st??? (PhillyGolf3)

I have typed this a lot lately
You will get the most bang from your buck with a good suspension set up. Don't cut any corners in this department. You will end up paying a lot more in the end if you do.
 

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Re: Suspension 1st or Wheels 1st??? (PhillyGolf3)

If you install a cheap set up it won't last and you won't be happy with it. So you will end up changing it out within 6 months. That would make 2 suspension kits purchased. The best way to go would be:
1) Coil-Overs adjustable ie: H&R, Bilstien PSS or FK's cost between $850-$1400 depending on where you get them and which ones you want. This is the best because you can adjust your ride height and stiffness.
2) H&R CupKit cost about $650. Give you a great drop and a comfy ride. The struts and springs are designed to work together.
 

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Re: Suspension 1st or Wheels 1st??? (waterpumper)

if you saw my car, you'd know my general rule:
1. important mechanical upgrades/fixes
2. fun/serious/goofy/kickass cosmetic things
what good is the extra stiffness and harshness of a big wheel when you dont have the proper suspension to compensate for it? you'll wear out your factory suspension pretty darn fast, and you'll hate the ride.
~spoonie
EDIT: i say my "rule" cuz while my car runs wonderfully, it looks like sheeet!


[Modified by spoonie, 3:55 PM 4-5-2002]
 

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Re: Suspension 1st or Wheels 1st??? (PhillyGolf3)

...suspension
erformance, and looks(if ur dropping it)
rims=looks(unless u get good tires and light rims which also are performance) but mostly for looks...so its up to u...if ur into performance suspension should be first http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Suspension 1st or Wheels 1st??? (PhillyGolf3)

Suspension #1.
Here's my dilema... I am sitting at a somewhat respectable 65mm down in front and 45 in back... I want to be lower. I could buy the wheels that I want right now and probably wear them well... but I am going to do coils first... just to make sure that I'll wear them well...so I'll be rolling on steelies for awhile longer but I fully intend to make it look good
 
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