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Old 09-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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The reason I want coilovers summed up in one picture...

Parking with some of my guys at my school:



My car looks like it's on stilts!

Hopefully a set of these can find their way onto my car sometime:
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i like coilovers cuz they let me do this.





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Old 09-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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i like coilovers cuz they let me do this.

^That's the other reason! lol Although my 9-5 won't be hitting the track anytime soon, I'd like it to be a little less "Boaty" in terms of handling.
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Meanwhile, in VT, we try to raise our 9-5's higher still...

What's the set up on your car now?
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Meanwhile, in VT, we try to raise our 9-5's higher still...

What's the set up on your car now?
All stock and original to the car. (97k miles) I'm weighing the options between the PFS lowering kit ($520) and doing replacing all the bushings/strut mounts or doing the D2 Coils for about $900 and getting the adjust ability factor with them. I live in Louisville, KY, we freak the hell out and close everything if we get 5 inches of snow, so I'm not super concerned about winters and whatnot, but being able to raise it if I need to would be nice.
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All stock. I'm weighing the options between the PFS lowering kit ($520) and doing replacing all the bushings/strut mounts or doing the D2 Coils for about $900 and getting the adjust ability factor with them. I live in Louisville, KY, we freak the hell out and close everything if we get 5 inches of snow, so I'm not super concerned about winters and whatnot, but being able to raise it if I need to would be nice.
Why not just get a used set of Aero springs or lowering springs for 250$ ish?
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #7
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Why not just get a used set of Aero springs or lowering springs for 250$ ish?
I'm suspecting my stock struts are done/on their way out and I might as well replace it all while I'm in there. I hate working on suspension, so I only wanna do it once. lol

To do the Parts for Saabs lowering kit, it would cost less than doing stock strut replacements and springs. I wanna go a little lower than an Aero.
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Very very rare to see front struts fail on 9-5s. Very common to see rears fail.

The 9-5 suspension is the easiest setup in the entire automotive world to service. I can swap all four loaded struts and springs between 2 cars in less than an hour.
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Very very rare to see front struts fail on 9-5s. Very common to see rears fail.

The 9-5 suspension is the easiest setup in the entire automotive world to service. I can swap all four loaded struts and springs between 2 cars in less than an hour.
I know the rears on mine are going out as they make a lot of noise. That's good to know about the fronts. I'm a car hypochondriac, so I may just worry too much about the front. I just wonder if I'd be satisfied doing just springs. I put some H&R's on my friends e90 BMW and it was a pretty healthy drop, but he's already bored of it. I'm not trying to fit the stance scene or anything, but I want a good mix of low and performance.
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just be careful buying coilovers. the truth is in the damper, and without a decent damper you will hate the ride.



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just be careful buying coilovers. the truth is in the damper, and without a decent damper you will hate the ride.
Definitely. The white Audi in the picture above has some really bad ones, and it rides SO bad. Very bouncy.
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i like coilovers cuz they let me do this.

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Very very rare to see front struts fail on 9-5s. Very common to see rears fail.

The 9-5 suspension is the easiest setup in the entire automotive world to service. I can swap all four loaded struts and springs between 2 cars in less than an hour.
Oh, the ironing!

My wagon's front eibach prodampers blew in less than a year. The rear is trucking along, nicely.

(Don't buy eibach struts)
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I'd stay away from D2 coilovers. I have them on my SC300 and they are horrible. No amount of adjusting could make them any better.
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I'd stay away from D2 coilovers. I have them on my SC300 and they are horrible. No amount of adjusting could make them any better.
What's the problem with them? Rough ride, bouncy, or what?
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rough/bouncy. shocks blew out prematurely and didn't just didn't hold up.
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rough/bouncy. shocks blew out prematurely and didn't just didn't hold up.
Hmm... What other companies make them for these cars? I've seen H&R before but can't seem to find them now and Maptun, but can't find those either. There are some generic ones on eBay.


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Do you have any tire rubbing problems?
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