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Old March 5th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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Question Koni or D2??

New to this forum and new to the 6th. gen game. I am wandering if D2 coilovers or Koni yellows with H&R Race springs would give me a better drop and smoother ride overall?? All comments welcome, I want to hear from guys with coilovers and guys with strut/spring combos.

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Old March 5th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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D2s would be a better drop option for obvious reasons.
Can't speak for H&R, but I have Koni yellows and it can be pretty aggressive depending on your choice of dampening levels.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Go coil overs... Ive ridden with D2's and the right was great but thats just my opinion, i prefer apexi coils...

go Coilovers first because then you can always adjust accordingly depending on seasons or riding conditions. and most people that i know who bought springs always wanted to go lower so they bought coils. spend the money only once, not twice
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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yea but d2's are 1200 vs. Konis i got brand new for 450
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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^d2 are 1200?.. u can get em for 850 on ebay shipped.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #6
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d2 I have a set and they ride great
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Old March 5th, 2010, 11:51 PM   #7
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i love my d2's so id def recommend those. 1200 is a bit much though. shop around more before you actually buy them.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 01:00 AM   #8
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see i didn't look on ebay. I looked on their website. A buddy of mine had D2 coilovers, Idk if he adjusted them right or what but he wasn't happy with them so he sold them and baught koni. I kind of put and order in through TireRack but they wont be in until June, i think I'm going to cancel my order and go with d2's. I'm not quite sure how to adjust them though. Friend said its best to adjust from the bottom... any tips would be greatly APP! Thanks.

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they should be easy to adjust and plus if not than it comes with a manual with directions on how to install and adjust em.
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Old March 6th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #10
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If you want coilovers get AMR engineering. American made and built when you order.

* keep in mind with coilovers, you may need to have the shock rebuilt around 100k miles depending on use. The shock just gets a lil softer after time and doesn't perform as well as it did when new.


You also have to consider the money factor:
AMR coilovers - about $1300? Rebuilds are around $100-$125 per coilover.

Koni Shocks - $450
Springs - $250 OR Ground control coilover sleeves(height adjustable) - $400


You can spend about half as much on a good Shock/Spring setup or twice as much on GOOD coilovers that outperform Shock/Spring combo.
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d2 ftw!
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Old March 6th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #12
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Canceled my order for Konis and put in an order for D2"s Ya baby
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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #13
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There's sales on Koni and ground control kits right now, they are a quality setup. I have a friend who bought D2's for his 7thgen. I was not impressed at all that the adjusting collar is aluminum on a thread STEEL shock body. Those collars seized up so fast
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Old March 10th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #14
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^Don't forget the GC/Koni setup surpasses many full coilover setups. A large majority of my autox buddies would vouch. Just because it's a sleeve and shock combo doesn't mean it's inferior.
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i dunno im not a fan of GC's... mainly because in the winter when i need to raise my car, it doesn't as high as i thought they would... GC's are good if you strictly want to lower and adjust it from there but in the winter time, i adjust back up to stock ride height

it all depends on what your looking for
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i dunno im not a fan of GC's... mainly because in the winter when i need to raise my car, it doesn't as high as i thought they would... GC's are good if you strictly want to lower and adjust it from there but in the winter time, i adjust back up to stock ride height

it all depends on what your looking for
Why are you leaving them on in the winter? I took mine off and cleaned them all up for summer to make sure theres no sand or dirt in the threads and no corrosing under the dust boot.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #17
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because its annoying to take them off when it gets too cold... i always wait till its too late when it starts snowing to take em off. I do take them off every other winter to get a rebuild tho so that its fresh that next spring. I had them off and just got mines rebuild this winter so they are going back on this weekend. but last winter i left them on
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