all those reviews from people who have never tired them , had cheap fk coilies for nearly two years and they were brilliant , but again ,i was after the look, not the handling ,which was quite good tbh :wink:cr4igj tt said:apparently if you put lowering springs on standard shocks they will quickly ruin them, I would buy some new dampers you can get a fairly decent set of 4 on ebay for around £200.Decent coil overs start at £600 and quickly go up to £2000, Don't be tempted by £205 set of coil overs on ebay as I have heard nothing but bad reviews.
That's right. I'm running fk hi-tech dampers with apex springs. I think it's a brilliant combination, much better than with OEM shocks, not hard but great damping. The handling was massively improved without a hard bouncy ride. I can't recommend them enough.CrAkHaBiTT said:I think in Garth's build thread he says he is happy with his apex springs with FK shocks. Seems like a cheap option and a good look.
A couple of people seem to have had issues with FK set-ups and some haven't.
I've not seen a set of springs and dampers for £205. My dampers cost that without springs. Yes, they are cheaper than £2k coilovers and because of that you don't get any adjustment (which is a good thing for most people). You also don't get any stainless steel, but then you don't on OEM dampers either. Springs and shocks will always be much cheaper than coilovers as it's a simpler system. I would never get coilovers as in my experience, they are always far too hard (from the cheapest crap to bilstein's finest).cr4igj tt said:The reviews i've heard are from people that have had them fitted or know somebody that has had them, At the end of the day it's up to the individual but in my eyes you get what you pay for... a full set of springs and dampers for £205 or £2000 there has got to be a difference in quality !!!
Ah, I thought you were criticizing my fk hi-tech dampers. I would never buy cheap coilovers like the ones you posted. You are correct, many people have complained about them and they do look cheap.cr4igj tt said: