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Just a general questions to the community.

Many of us searching for high-end adjustable suspension are face with many choices.
As it will be a huge investments for most of us, we all want to make sure that we are making the right decision.

But ultimately, it comes down to prices and what we can afford.

We would all love to ride on a set of Ohlins DFV, but at £2500 a set it is just a bit outside of the budget for many of us.


So the questions here is what "High End" suspension do you think you can afford?
How much is it? And why would you choose that over anything else in the same price bracket?

As the keyword here is 'affordable', lets try to keep the RRP of the coilovers below £1500.
 

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Just a general questions to the community.

Many of us searching for high-end adjustable suspension are face with many choices.
As it will be a huge investments for most of us, we all want to make sure that we are making the right decision.

But ultimately, it comes down to prices and what we can afford.

We would all love to ride on a set of Ohlins DFV, but at £2500 a set it is just a bit outside of the budget for many of us.


So the questions here is what "High End" suspension do you think you can afford?
How much is it? And why would you choose that over anything else in the same price bracket?

As the keyword here is 'affordable', lets try to keep the RRP of the coilovers below £1500.
Hi. We exchanged a few messages on the MX5 forum (MX5NUTZ). I was complaining about the rust on my HSD, which were ~£600. I would have been very happy with the equivalent setup you sold for the Mk1 MX5 which I think was £700-800 which are made from aluminium. That's about as high end for the kind of track car I have access to.
 

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If it has progressive springs and tested on uk for good comfort I would pay £1050 for them. You should buy sone kw's, test them, then work out what makes them so good and improve these
 

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Hi. We exchanged a few messages on the MX5 forum (MX5NUTZ). I was complaining about the rust on my HSD, which were ~£600. I would have been very happy with the equivalent setup you sold for the Mk1 MX5 which I think was £700-800 which are made from aluminium. That's about as high end for the kind of track car I have access to.
Hello... Yea, that was not on really.
To be honest, our MeisterR dampers are Steel also, but we have a very good anti-corrosion plating on them to prevent rust.

The Zinc plating on the HSD isn't strong enough as you found out the hard way. :(

I do have the Zeta-S and Zeta-R for most cars, but we are looking at aiming at even higher end. :)

To be honest, progressive springs is mainly for lowering springs.
Linear rate springs give much better weight transfer characteristic and it won't be harsh if the damper are design correctly.

KW is a Twin-Tube dampers base off Koni, we seen a few and tested a few.
But they are still Twin-Tube dampers in the end.

We are going for Mono-Tube dampers as they are higher performance and generally better all around.
I think KW is the only company in the world who can charge £1200 for a set of Twin-Tube suspension and get away with it. :D
 

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What's the benefit of mono over twin tubed?I think tein use the mono and a lot of people find they are very hard for uk roads.

I think you have to consider most of us use our cars as a daily driver do don't think many people will want anything too harsh, maybe something adjustable with good soft settings for road use without bottoming out.

Renault sport seem to have their damping settings setup perfect for road use
 

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What's the benefit of mono over twin tubed?I think tein use the mono and a lot of people find they are very hard for uk roads.

I think you have to consider most of us use our cars as a daily driver do don't think many people will want anything too harsh, maybe something adjustable with good soft settings for road use without bottoming out.

Renault sport seem to have their damping settings setup perfect for road use
Mono-Tube dampers use a larger damper piston than a Twin-Tube Damper.
Mono-Tube damper are under high pressure and also better at getting raid of heat so they are better for pro-long hard use.

Basically Mono-Tube give more sensitive steering response and will give more feedback than a Twin-Tube dampers, but the down side is that they are more expensive to make.

Tein are just harsh in most feedback I get, rather it is the Twin-Tube Flex or the Mono-Tube MonoFlex.

The long as the damper are design correctly, Mono-Tube can be comfortable just as Twin-Tube can be harsh.
The only reason why most OEM manufacturer use Twin-Tube dampers is a more cost driven decision.

Most people seems to be heading with KW or AST around that budget.
Not many civic owners interested in them though. :(
 

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For me
@ £500 I would defo by a good set of coilovers.
@ £600 I would consider it touch and go.
@ £700 it would be doubtful unless I had a windfall.
@ £800+ I would not consider.

More for the main point I would get them for better comfort, height adjustable, durability.
I would expect the roadholding to be better too as a bonus.
The suspension feels every minor ripple and is skittish...to the point of sliding straight on slowing down fast with a bumpy corner.
Eibachs variable springs fix these issues.
The better this is the more likely am to buy.

Just my personal perspective and opinion anyway.
 
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