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    Weitec coilovers finally fitted!!!

    WAHEEEYYYYY!!!!!!!

    Finally got em on, makes such a difference

    The ride is pretty much the same as the S-Line suspension in my opinion!


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    Finally!

    Looks much better now!

    Now go close your bonnet and give it a good clean
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    Low... but wow how dirty?
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    Meh, i like it dirty

    It will be clean soooooon!!!

    And my bonnet is closed :\
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    Get that bird cr*p removed ASAP
    but looks nice and low

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    Oops, one slipped the net!

    My fav one coz the back looks slammed :P

    Plus it's lovely and dirrrrrty!!!

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    Stupid question i know but what are all the benefits of fitting coilovers?

    They obviously lower the ride, thus improving handling? less body roll etc..Is it something that you have to declare to your insurance company?

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munnzzz View Post
    Stupid question i know but what are all the benefits of fitting coilovers?

    They obviously lower the ride, thus improving handling? less body roll etc..Is it something that you have to declare to your insurance company?

    Thanks in advance
    benefits of coilovers is you can adjust the ride height to a level your happy with,as with springs they sit where they sit and thats it. Any modification,i.e wheels,suspension etc must be declared to your insurance company otherwise in the event of a claim they may fail to pay out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vw754 View Post
    benefits of coilovers is you can adjust the ride height to a level your happy with,as with springs they sit where they sit and thats it. Any modification,i.e wheels,suspension etc must be declared to your insurance company otherwise in the event of a claim they may fail to pay out.
    Thanks for the explanation. Ive always wondered as so many people on this forum seem to have them.
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    Wind them down then smudge

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    FINALLY!!! Looking slick smudge!!!

    Yeah get rid of the bird's muck please!

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    car looks a million times better
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    Looks great and nice to know the ride has stayed nearly standard


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    Well done, pics of the side would be nice, and update your sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy_h View Post
    Wind them down then smudge
    They are down! Need to settle

    I know it's low enough as i scraped the front bumper going over a speedbump

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Well done, pics of the side would be nice, and update your sig
    Happy now dickface?

    Will get some more pics later, just for you!
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    You should have put better ones up in the first place

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You should have put better ones up in the first place
    Never satisfied are ya!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Never satisfied are ya!?
    Yeh I am, when you put proper pics up I'm messin lad, who fitted in the end?
    Last edited by N8; 5th March 2010 at 11:03.

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    Looks great!!!

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    YES! That's loads better, a clean then a pic froma little further away I think....

    Owwww, how can you leave bird crap on your car, I feel ill, gonna have to go and clean things now.
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    Better pics:

    Still not clean though i'm afraid


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    Lookin sweet mate, such an improvement to the looks when they're lowered, love it!!!
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    Looks like it has settled a bit already.

    It is lookin' low now. I like alot
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    CLEAN IT!!!!!

    By the way, now that it really needs a wheel upgrade have you done anything about painting / fitting your new wheels? Interested to see how it pans out!
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    It's looking much improved having been lowered! Out of curiosity, as the rear appears to be quite low, have you had a car full yet? any awkward rubbing?

    Also, Munzzz asked a question earlier relating to whether coilovers improve handling... do they?

    I currently have the standard S-Line suspension but often when pushing theres a bit of body roll, will coilovers stiffen the car up and reduce roll?
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    You seriously need to clean it man, but looking super slammed, hope you sort the knockin out dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellz View Post
    It's looking much improved having been lowered! Out of curiosity, as the rear appears to be quite low, have you had a car full yet? any awkward rubbing?

    Also, Munzzz asked a question earlier relating to whether coilovers improve handling... do they?

    I currently have the standard S-Line suspension but often when pushing theres a bit of body roll, will coilovers stiffen the car up and reduce roll?
    I haven't no, but i do currently have about 40kg worth of tools in the back and everything is fine!

    Coilovers will improve handling immensely

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    You seriously need to clean it man, but looking super slammed, hope you sort the knockin out dude!
    Cheers bud, gonna raise em by 5-10mm tomorrow, see if that helps anything

    Hopefully when i have the 19s on i'll be able to slam it again with no problems
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    looks sweet mate, makes such a differance over standard

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    Looks sweet, I'm seriously thinking about weitecs, what's the ride quality like? And how low are they in those pics?

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    Looks so much better fella. Are you putting spacers on?
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    Which Weitecs dude? Looks good
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    Lol this is an old thread... so old that he sold the car and sold the coilies to me and they've been fitted to my car for a good few months.


    He didn't put spacers on, he went for wider VMR710s

    Ride quality wise they're marginally better than the standard S-Line suspension. They don't crash as much over bumps either. I haven't wound them down as low as he has, but the body roll is much improved. I doubt it's improved the handling by much, but it definitely gives you the confidence to push the car a tiny bit harder.

    Definitely worth the money imho
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    Oh, and they're Hicon GTs
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    Ride is much much better and he went all the way down -65mm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jord View Post
    Looks sweet, I'm seriously thinking about weitecs, what's the ride quality like? And how low are they in those pics?
    Ride was slightly better than the S-Line suspension, but the whole car felt stiffer and a lot better in the corners

    Was down all the way so about 65mm

    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    Looks so much better fella. Are you putting spacers on?
    I had 8mm spacers on the rear wheels when i put the VMR's on

    Quote Originally Posted by heeman10 View Post
    Which Weitecs dude? Looks good
    Hicon GT's

    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    Lol this is an old thread... so old that he sold the car and sold the coilies to me and they've been fitted to my car for a good few months.


    He didn't put spacers on, he went for wider VMR710s

    Ride quality wise they're marginally better than the standard S-Line suspension. They don't crash as much over bumps either. I haven't wound them down as low as he has, but the body roll is much improved. I doubt it's improved the handling by much, but it definitely gives you the confidence to push the car a tiny bit harder.

    Definitely worth the money imho
    Still enjoying em matey?

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    Oh, and they're Hicon GTs
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Ride is much much better and he went all the way down -65mm...
    +1

    at bumping a year old thread, but thanks for bringing back memories!
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    yeah still enjoing them but they still knock... never got to the bottom of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    yeah still enjoing them but they still knock... never got to the bottom of that one.
    Really? Have you had them checked out anywhere buddy?

    I never had a problem with them
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    Hi Smudge_don, just a quick question. You say that the coilovers are better than the S-line susupension in corner which is good but just wondering can you feel all the bumps now on the road or is it same as s-line? Just asking because im thinking coilovers next. Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Really? Have you had them checked out anywhere buddy?

    I never had a problem with them
    yeah i had Midland VW (who fitted them) have a look - they couldn't see anything wrong either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueSpark View Post
    Hi Smudge_don, just a quick question. You say that the coilovers are better than the S-line susupension in corner which is good but just wondering can you feel all the bumps now on the road or is it same as s-line? Just asking because im thinking coilovers next. Thanks in advance.
    The ride was definately firmer, but not bumpy. I found that the S-Line suspension used to crash into potholes and bumps, whereas the Weitec's were firmer but smoother

    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    yeah i had Midland VW (who fitted them) have a look - they couldn't see anything wrong either.
    Weird :\ sure it's nothing on your car?
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