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Sub 1k coilovers?

Hey,

Looking for some recommendations for coilovers under £1k, I've read a lot about teins being unsuitable for UK roads, so my current thoughts are:

Meister Zeta CRD+
KW V1

What else should I be considering?

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Hey,

Looking for some recommendations for coilovers under £1k, I've read a lot about teins being unsuitable for UK roads, so my current thoughts are:

Meister Zeta CRD+
KW V1

What else should I be considering?

Cheers,

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MeisterR all the way. Spot on customer service too.
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How long have you been using them for? Aren't they a fairly new brand? I wondering about reliability/durability as I know the Kw's can take a beating on our roads.
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Meister have had products for Honda for at least 7 years now (http://www.civinfo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48900).

As Mick mentioned, their good CS is encouraging.

The latest dampers are impressive too.
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2.5years I've had MeisterRs on so about 30k miles.
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BC racing or similar can be had from Andy @ Vtec direct from about £600 delivered with the correct spring rate for your car.
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Although be aware you may also get charged a days labour for fitting them as well as a FRS with a ride height check too so you may be on the cusp of a 1K fitting
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Good point...though the fitting can be DIY'd.

You'd at least want the alignment checked afterwards.

FRS is a bit meh for road use as you're likely to chew through front tyres quicker. The coilies alone will give your handling a big boost.
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So I ordered a set mesiters, couldn't wait

I'll definitely DIY it, so theres no point have the frs done?
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Awesome, well done.

You'll be getting alignment done anyway, so I'd just go with OEM settings for now. Or if you're certain FRS is needed, then get the garage to add a bit more camber and toe out during alignment. You can adjust the fronts easily but the rears are shimmed and won't make as much difference anyhoo.

Balance FRS with higher tyre wear, your choice ultimately. But if I were you, I'd stick to coilies for now...you can always add a bit of FRS later.
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Awesome, well done.

You'll be getting alignment done anyway, so I'd just go with OEM settings for now. Or if you're certain FRS is needed, then get the garage to add a bit more camber and toe out during alignment. You can adjust the fronts easily but the rears are shimmed and won't make as much difference anyhoo.

Balance FRS with higher tyre wear, your choice ultimately. But if I were you, I'd stick to coilies for now...you can always add a bit of FRS later.
can't wait!

I only do around 4-5k a year anyway so it probably won't be an issue, the rubber will probably start to degrade before the tires have worn out. Ill see how it drives with the coilovers on first and go from there.
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Come help fit mine afterwards
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Although be aware you may also get charged a days labour for fitting them as well as a FRS with a ride height check too so you may be on the cusp of a 1K fitting
A days labour? They're easy to fit. And there's settings for them on here regarding ride height. No more than a 2hour job at a garage with a ramp.
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I would but I charge a days labour
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Will nandos suffice?
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A days labour? They're easy to fit. And there's settings for them on here regarding ride height. No more than a 2hour job at a garage with a ramp.
Thats if the drive shafts don't pop out and have to realign them which can take a fair while if theyre being tricky, ,or seized drop links which i had when i went to change my suspension.

Its about a 3 hour job if nothing out of the ordinary goes wrong.
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Thats if the drive shafts don't pop out and have to realign them which can take a fair while if theyre being tricky, ,or seized drop links which i had when i went to change my suspension.

Its about a 3 hour job if nothing out of the ordinary goes wrong.
I've done the job enough times on my drive to do it blindfolded. Never have I had a drive shaft pop out. If that happens, you're not doing it properly. On a ramp it's two hours max. Personally, if you're doing the coilovers, chuck on a new set of drop links and ARB bushes, then the drop links can be cut off instead of mincing about trying to get them off in one piece.
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So I ordered a set mesiters, couldn't wait

I'll definitely DIY it, so theres no point have the frs done?
I never had a FRS done. Keep the camber set on zero on the camber adjuster plates. This equates to 1degree neg camber. Use the measurements posted up in my fitting guide and set the tracking to parallel. You can do this using tape measures on a flat level surface.

Either that or just take it to someone with a hunter alignment machine and pay them for a front tracking.
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Oh and as said earlier, get some new ARB bushes from Honda(cheap) and some Moog droplinks. Then its basically a decent refresh.
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Do coilovers like this need servicing or rebuilding as I hear differing opinions?

If so do they need to be removed for this work?
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