Are Spax or Eibach £200 better then V-maxx, or FK Coilovers

frenno

Registered User
With so many coilovers options for the 8P A3, I wanted some advice & opinions on which to get,

Is it really worth spending another £200+ on the Spax or Eibach if you wanted the best comfort? (I will probably set them to -50 or -60mm)
 

mx_rab

Registered User
I had Spax RSX coilovers on my Astra Mk5 before i got the A3, and i have to admit it was worth all of the £600 for them. I had a set of racelands before it which are around £200. There was no comparison. You get what you pay for i suppose.
 

timmythechef

Starin' Through My Rear View
Im on vmaxx at the minute, they are good for the price, im down 75mm all round, next thursday im having kw v2 fitted, so il let you know if their worth and extra 800
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
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I had spax in my mk2 Clio. Thought they were **** once I bought fks for my a3.

Vmaxx is another very proper, cheap brand
 

tyrrelll

Lukey.T
I've just ordered some budged JOM's, when i get them fitted i'll let you know what they're like
 

frenno

Registered User
This is getting trickier the more i read, the more I don't know what set to go for?

I have decided to spend £700 so i guess its one of these -

Weitec Hicon GT
KW Variant 1
FK Konigsport
or
Eibach Pro Street S?
 

TimG

Registered User
TBH you arent going to notice a huge difference in any of them in the same £ bracket. Everyone will have a different opinion and not many people can make a direct comparison (not even me really as I had a few sets but on different cars).

I'd go for KW's personally as I have never heard a bad word said against them & my V2's were very good.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
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£700 IMO is a lot to spend on coils where you can get ones which are very similar for literally half the price!
 

N8

Kowalski Details
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V-Maxx are good for the money, FK go low, Weitec ride well and KW are just the DADDYS
 

basssound

Registered User
I'm in the same predicament pal, weitec or kw's :'(
 

sub39h

Registered User
i've got Weitec Hicon GTs and the only other brand i'm tempted by is KWs

the only comparison that i can offer you is between the coils and my OEM S-Line suspension and the verdict is that it rides just as well (if not slightly better) than OEM but the body rolls much less which inspires much more confidence in the corners. one of the best purchases i've made for my A3
 

Shane.

Registered User
Have heard good thinks about FKs on the lower end of the budget, and KW V2s if you can afford it. Would be interested to see a good review of the JOMS as they seem too cheap IMO which usually means lacking something badly. Anyone car to comment?

Thanks
Shane
 
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sub39h

Registered User
Sub how low have you gone on the Weitecs and where did you get them?

I got them off fellow member smudge_don when he sold up. I haven't slammed it and I haven't measured it! I just had them se to what i thought looked the best. But put it this way, i doubt that the average person off the street would tell you it's been lowered.

The only photos I've got a crappy quality iPhone ones. I put them up in another thread, but I'll have a look later and post them on here
 

Scott_Hol

Registered User
This is getting trickier the more i read, the more I don't know what set to go for?

I have decided to spend £700 so i guess its one of these -

Weitec Hicon GT
KW Variant 1
FK Konigsport
or
Eibach Pro Street S?

TBH you arent going to notice a huge difference in any of them in the same £ bracket. Everyone will have a different opinion and not many people can make a direct comparison (not even me really as I had a few sets but on different cars).

I'd go for KW's personally as I have never heard a bad word said against them & my V2's were very good.

V-Maxx are good for the money, FK go low, Weitec ride well and KW are just the DADDYS

I'm in the same predicament pal, weitec or kw's :'(

Ive just had KW V1 fitted for about 3 weeks now, over the moon ride comfort is not to different and the stiffness really makes a diffrence around the corners. I would 100% reccomened these. . .
 

N8

Kowalski Details
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KWs are out of this world.
 

~RS~

Registered User
If I was spending £700 on coilovers I would want damping to also be adjustable so the comfort as well as ride could be significantly better than S-line suspension. I never understood buying expensive suspension/ coilovers to get a ride 'just as good as' your current suspension/ S-line suspension which is notoriously crashy and generally considered ****. If that's the case you may as well buy springs to lower and save over a monkey, as by all reports Eibach's 45mm/ H&R's 45mm springs ride far better than S line ones do and S line dampers are OK with them. Anyway...
 

Farhan

Registered User
A lot of it is down to what you actually want and expect from the kit?

Damian @ DPM Performance

I want a set up thats slightly lower than my S Line, So no rubbing useable everyday but most importantly comfort. I dont mind coilovers but they need to be at minimum as comfortable as the s line suspension if not more comfortable lol
 

Hawkes

Registered User
Have heard good thinks about FKs on the lower end of the budget, and KW V2s if you can afford it. Would be interested to see a good review of the JOMS as they seem too cheap IMO which usually means lacking something badly. Anyone car to comment?

Thanks
Shane

I've had JOM bluelines wound all the way down on my TDi for 2 months now and I can't say a bad word about them so far, they ride just as well as the previous 'sport' suspension and it corners better too :p
I'm sure they won't last as long as more expensive coilovers but thats why there so cheap :)
also they go lower than a lot of the more expensive coilovers.
 

Shane.

Registered User
Thanks, think I would be looking at 45mm-50mm drop to sit right without being stupidly low. Aslong as ride isn't worse it doesn't bother me, and knowing me will only have car another 12-18months before I change again (got few options in mind)

Thanks
Shane
 

timmythechef

Starin' Through My Rear View
Had the Kws fitted yesterday, and yes naths right, they are the DADDYS!

That is all.
 
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