i'll spare you from the flaming. search is your friend.I don't understand what is the biggest difference between the two. cause i keep seeing the two. but i'm not sure how they are different. BTW i'm noob so please dont be mean. in advance thanks for the help.
i'll spare you from the flaming. search is your friend.
coilovers = ride height adjustable, capable of being corner balanced, easier install, spring rates are customizable. adjustable perch for spring preload. valving is more aggressive to handle higher spring rates, adjustable damping (both compression/rebound together or separately). more expensive. highly recommended if you compete in autox, drag, or road racing regularly, needs routine maintenance (revalving)
shocks = limited adjustability (dependent on brand of shocks used), less aggressive shock valving, more for everyday driving and some occasional autox. ride height is dependent on springs used. no maintenance.
not all coilovers are the same, in fact, there are only a handful that are track worthy. it all depends on what your goals are, and how much money you got.
Ya im kind of in a tight budget right now. Im installing these springs myself which I got for less than $100. Which shocks would u recommend for a baller on a budget such as myself lol. I still want a decent product maybe used on the .netPutting the Tein springs on your stock shocks will add extra wear on them. Can't really tell you when they will go out, but it will be a LOT SOONER than if you left them alone. I recommend that while your at it you might as well get some new shocks (if you can afford it that is).
Any other places besides Ebay to get cheap but new Tokico shocks? Im not ready to drop $270 for a setI think people match them with Tokico (mispelled?) shocks quite often. Try a search for "shocks" or "shock spring combination" or something like that. You get the idea. I myself am curious about this too. I can get teh Tein S Tech springs for like $100 new right now, but I don't know, I feel like I should just wait, however I really want to drop my car. I know what your going through. Just get some shocks though, that way you can do them both at once and save the oem parts you take off too. Its good to have them on the side for various reasons.