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weitec / g-max or FK for comfort?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by rick the spud, Jul 10, 2007.

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    been quoted about £200-£250 for g-max and FK, slightly more for weitec.

    what's the best for comfort and ride? needs to be comfy and not harsh. :jump:

    coilovers or shocks and springs...?

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    Weitec and if your wanting comfort aswell then go for shocks and springs!
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    Keep clear of g-max i had these on my old a4 for a while and it used to bounce to much.
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    anything else to change while all thats out? think the cv's might be going!

    someone said change the bushes as well. which ones?
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    i've heard g-max are the softest 'sport' suspension about. is this true?
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    G-Max are a very soft 'Sports' kit and not that much stiffer then standard. Give us a shout if you want a price for them!
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    I had GMAX was like haveing beach balls as tyres rubbish ride quality
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    Avoid G-Max like you would dipping your genitals in a tank full of starved pirhana.

    Cheap shoddy built rubbish. I know a lot of people in the Ford scene that have had issues with the spring platform cracking where it mounts to the shock body and I have a friend who was involved in a nasty accident as a result of the platform failing completely. Wouldn't even fit them to a wheelie bin.

    Deffo going for Koni top adjustables on my A4 come MOT time
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    are gmax that bad?

    what r weitec like for comfort?

    got some prices DPM?
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    Got FK coilovers on mine, nice and comfy, easilt bareable day today, only really had em for the height adjustment though as running 19s, no issues as of yet though.
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    [Aug 20, 2007]
    fk do a cheap fixed damping coilover. what r they like?

    what about vipertech + venom?

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    thats the fk's i have, highsports, depends how serious you're going, not for ultimate handling, but great to live with for "normal!" road driving, and the allows the perfect height to be set. A happy medium between expensive harsh ride coilovers and simple spring and damper set up.
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    fk ak's i was thinking of. not sure what they're like though...

    anyone else used weitec?
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    Weitec are good from what i have heard, you may as well spend and get a decent set to start with like the FKs that stapo69 has as it can be an arse to change them and then doing it twice coz you dont like as it was cheap rubbish like gmax is just a waste of time.

    Yes GMAX are the softest sport around like surfing obese people would be a very soft sport :) there not worth the money IMO i have had them and they were rubbish way to soft and bouncey
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    I'd say the Weitec walks all over the FK in terms of quality and performance and that's coming from someone who's used and sold both.
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    Yeah do they do a damper adjustable set ? like the FK konig ?
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    Most A4 damper adjustable shocks have to be removed to adjust! Would be a right pain in the tits!
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    Yep, the TX kits.
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    but how hard are they?
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    They're not the sportiest kit out there but they are uprated. Witec have tried to go for comfort and performance.
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    Its not a problem having to take them off its the fact that if you buy a set that are two hard then your screwed from the off set unless you can return them.
    Im interested in the Witec if they are comfort based but still give the same drops that the FK do.
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    i didn't mean how hard r they to get off, i meant how hard r they? :keule:
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    [Sep 3, 2007]
    ordered some weitec hicon GTNs. coilover front, h/a spring platform shock and spring rear.

    i'll let u know...
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    Please do it would be good to know :)
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    let us know how you get on with the GTN's

    DPM- are jamex coilovers much good, need a cheap, stiffer coilover, but budget only around 300-350 at moment, will get H&R's next year but need something in the meantime.
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    weitecs were only £300...
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    [Oct 4, 2007]
    got me weitecs on, finally. look the tits, bit too low at the mo!, but the ride is not as comfy as i'd like. so:
    1. any tricks to make it softer?
    2. is it true - the lower the front the tighter the ARB? if so, if i raise it up on the front will that make it more comfy as the ARB will not be so tight.
    3. will 17" wheels with 225/45/17 tyres be more comfy than 18" wheels with 225/40/18 as there is more side wall?

    cheers guys
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    anyone?
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    The only thing i can think is for you to pu 17 inch wheels on your car as there is more tire, hence it would not be as harsh. Would only make a bit of a difference though as its only 1 inch.
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    Tyres can make a difference you can get 18s with a 45 sidewall but i dont think you will notice that much difference. The lower the car is like you said the harder the ride quality.
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