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[Mk2] [Generic] The Coilover Thread

 
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Which coilover do you find is best to suit your needs?
MeisterR Zeta-R
28%
 28%  [ 13 ]
HSD MonoPro (HR)
4%
 4%  [ 2 ]
Tein SuperStreet
13%
 13%  [ 6 ]
KW Variant 3
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
BC Racing BR Series
46%
 46%  [ 21 ]
HSD DualTech (DT)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
D2 Racing RS
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
KSport Version RR
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Apexi N1
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Voted : 44
Total Votes : 45
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Donato




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2000 Toyota Altezza

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: [Mk2] [Generic] The Coilover Thread Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I've recently noticed a rise in the number of people asking for advice on which coilovers to buy. Which is best for track, street, comfort etc etc. What i'm trying to do is compile a single thread which has all reviews and recommendations from users and their personal experiences with them.

I've added a poll to see which one people prefer. Admittedly it won't be accurate as people have different expectations from different coilovers. But it gets an overall gist of what is preferred.

The way this will work is if someone can write a small review on their coilover make & model, i'll then add the coilover onto the list for the poll.


To keep the thread clean and not full of spam posts there are a couple of rules;
- Post only your review of the coilovers.
- Add a couple of pictures, 2 maximum.
- Post any other details you feel are needed. Price paid, shop purchased etc.
- Don't post anything other.

I'll be keeping ontop of the thread and deleting / editing if needed.


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Donato




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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: HSD MonoPro Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

HSD MonoPro

Purchased from Driftworks, arrived next day at the cost of £690 in the January sales. Well packed and a free MAOAM sweet inside [Dancing]
I personally found the standard damping too stiff for road use. Would be perfect for track use however.
But they are well built coilovers, fully adjustable including the droplink bracket. So you don't have to purchase shortened droplinks if you don't wish.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: MeisterR ZetaR Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

MeisterR Zeta-R

I purchased these from MeisterR themselves at £790 delivered with next day delivery. These were a replacement for the HSD MonoPro's i had previous. Straight forward fitting, came with shortened front droplinks.
The standard damping on these is a lot softer compared to the HSD MonoPro's but stiffer than standard ride.
Perfect for road use as they are designed in the UK for UK roads. The damping adjustablitly also allows them to be used on the track too.
I drove around Europe on a 3000 mile trip and i didn't have a single complaint about them.
These coilovers seem to be quite weather proof. I've had them on for about 5 months and there are no signs or corrosion or road damage to them. A quick wipe leaves them looking like new.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

MeisterR Zeta-R

Purchased with 10% discount for being a member which I thought was very reasonable as my other choice was KW V3 coming in at £1.5k

Coming from Tein superstreets I was sick of rock hard coilovers so was looking for something a that would be a lot comfier. With the adjusters fully soft I'm very happy with the ride but I usually run them at about 8 clicks unless I'm doing a long journey.

Been on 4 months so far and I've had no issues although I did need a 3mm spacer on the front with a 17x8 et35 wheel on 215/40 tyres.
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1994 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev3

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

BC Racing BR Series

Purchased on my behalf by a friend who gets a sensible discount so they cost less that £620 (yes i can get more i think) and came delivered in a very well configured box with plenty or stickers, opted for the 4kg/6kg option as mine are for mainly road use and i wanted some comfort, i have done about 300 miles so far as in need of tyres and did need to add a 10mm spacer to the front replacing the existing 5mm.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Tein Superstreet

Purchased these brand new for my Rev 2 Turbo years back. They were perfect for the roads and some airfield track days I attended. Almost as comfortable as stock (my first experience with coilovers). My set included topmounts. Only thing I would comment on was that I had them on the lowest setting but feel like they should be able to go lower (if you like the slammed look)

BC Racing (BR)

Purchased brand new from DC Dezign a couple years back. Fitted to my Yellow Rev 3 before being transferred to my current car. What can I say? The ride is perfect. As comfortable as stock on mid settings but adjustable to be as harsh as you want. Huge ammount of height adjustment. I would buy another set of these over any other.

Tein S-Tech Springs

Yes I know these arent coilovers but just as a comparison - Awesome stance. Rattled my teeth. Way too hard for our roads. Maybe I'm just getting old lol
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Apexi N1

I beleive the Apexi N! are the best coilovers for the MR2, I have them on all my cars.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

BC Racing BR Series

I went with a set of BC BR coilovers on mine, bought and fitted them and spent about £140 on having the tracking, caster camber angles and had them set up before I went to the nürburgring. The car handles now like a dream, but the ride is set quite hard. Just make sure you grease the threads on them as the threads have a tendency to seize up!! But bc are great for the £s ! Cost less than teins!! [Smile]
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1994 Toyota MR2 Mk2 Turbo Rev3

PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I have had tested and own...

Blistiens
Not to Hard but bumpy but handles well built good

Tein
back breaking uncompromising crashy coilovers which will rust away in a year only good for dead smooth tracks. Rots and rusts within months and very exspensive

bc
good compromise great on most tracks predictable but has short suspension travel is alittle bit floaty but is ok. on roads its not smooth but is ok on bumpy roads in terms of comfort ride quality but is alittle bouncie and skips around on really rough uneven roads... realiable good build quality.

meister r
as good or better then oem dampers for comfort and smoothness also very good on track best coilovers without compromise best for road and track predictable and reacts and reflexes to uneven roads well... realiable... good build quality fits perfect and surprisingly firm but smooth and comfortable on rough uneven roads. Track use is just as good if not better then bc.
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