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Old 09-19-2009, 08:36 PM
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For street use and some great stance the Megans and BC coilovers are awesome. Damper adjustments and camber plates included too.
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Depending on how low you go with the coilovers you will need the rear adjustable control arms at the same time.
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Depending on how low you go with the coilovers you will need the rear adjustable control arms at the same time.
There's no "need". They're great to have, but not absolutely necessary or needed at the same time. Vendors just say you "need" them right away so they can sell them to you. You can run around for a year with some camber....it won't hurt anything.
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V Maxx.

As far as I know, they are essentially copies of the KW V1s. Maybe quality is a little less? I don't know. I've had them installed for about 6 months or and I dig em. I actually like them more than the M7 coilovers that were on the car before.

Let's say you spend $1000 for the V1s. That's $100 less per corner you can spend on wheels and tires if you had gone with the V Maxxs.

I will also give you this bit of advice, pick ONE goal for you car. If you try to go for everyday looks/stance/whatever you wanna call it, just be happy with the performance you end up with. Which still is probably better than stock. If you try to go for performance, give up the goal of trying to be low. Not that a performance minded car can't be just as good looking as a slammed car. The two things can rarely coexist on a street car.

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Great explanation, i was actually trying to type something out to this regard and failed, but you hit it spot on
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There's no "need". They're great to have, but not absolutely necessary or needed at the same time. Vendors just say you "need" them right away so they can sell them to you. You can run around for a year with some camber....it won't hurt anything.
He specified "handles well", so I'd say he probably needs 'em.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:06 PM
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He specified "handles well", so I'd say he probably needs 'em.
Well he also plans on slamming it with poke/stretch/width/etc....so I'd say the handling thing isn't gonna work out so well anyways
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V Maxx.

As far as I know, they are essentially copies of the KW V1s. Maybe quality is a little less? I don't know. I've had them installed for about 6 months or and I dig em. I actually like them more than the M7 coilovers that were on the car before.

Let's say you spend $1000 for the V1s. That's $100 less per corner you can spend on wheels and tires if you had gone with the V Maxxs.

I will also give you this bit of advice, pick ONE goal for you car. If you try to go for everyday looks/stance/whatever you wanna call it, just be happy with the performance you end up with. Which still is probably better than stock. If you try to go for performance, give up the goal of trying to be low. Not that a performance minded car can't be just as good looking as a slammed car. The two things can rarely coexist on a street car.

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Yea man I know what you're saying. First off all, when it comes to spending money on expensive stuff such as coilovers, I just prefer to spend a little more on something that will last. I'm sure VMaxx are great coilovers. I think it's just a mental thing for me if you can understand that . I'm almost 90% positive I'll just go with the v1's. I'm in no rush to get all of this done, so money isn't a huge issue. Getting this look/stance right is going to take some serious time and planning.

I'm glad you brought up goals and everything though. Essentially, I'm looking for stance. It's a daily driven car. I'm not trying to pull lap times on the street or anything. But I completely understand there are trade offs when it comes to stance/handling, it's just I don't want my handling to go completely out the window. You know?

I mean with your setup, I'm sure your car has to handle slightly better than it did stock. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

Lastly, I just have a question on which order to install on this stuff. I really want to get the coilovers in next summer. But with other expenses with college, I don't want to have to get camber plates, control arms, and endlinks all at the same time. So what I'm thinking is, I'll get coilovers and control arms. Then the following year, I'll pick up endlinks and camber plates. Good plan?

I appreciate all the help from everyone
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there's too much over-thinking in this. buy any set of coil overs, slam it. get what you need after.
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Very true. My ocd attitude towards all of this gets the best of me.
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I was the same way. I got my V1's in June and was planning on getting the lower RCA's and a sway bar the month after. Long and the short is that sh!te happened and I still don't have RCA's or a huge sway bar.

He's right, you're over thinking. Just get the coils and worry about the other stuff later. You can still get your toe aligned and not worry about tire wear.

I know you've settled this, but I'm still with TheWanderer on the VMaxx. They've proven to be pretty reliable in the Vdub world. To be honest, I really considered the VMaxx given that I don't hit the track very often. But in the end, it was the occasional track duty that swayed me to the V1's. Not worries about quality.

Okay, I'll shut up and leave it alone, now.
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Then the following year, I'll pick up endlinks and camber plates.
Vmaxx's come with free end links too
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Vmaxx's come with free end links too
Which I still haven't put on.
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