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Old 25 Jul 2010, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AP coilover kit for classic

Just seen an AP coilover kit , new , from Revolution for 519. Its only height adjustable. Seems cheep. Demon Tweeks have it too.
Has anyone used this kit or had any experience of AP kits? They are made by KW.
Had Tein basics on my civic type r and the ride was bad, too hard. Although the std ride on the type r's was pretty crap anyway. Dont wanna make the same mistake with my '99 classic.
Would love to retain the great supple ride of the standard suspension while tightening it up. My scoob is close to 150k and feels like the handling could do with a refresh. gonna go for white line arb's too.
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Old 26 Jul 2010, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AP coilover kit for classic

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Just seen an AP coilover kit , new , from Revolution for 519. Its only height adjustable. Seems cheep. Demon Tweeks have it too.
Has anyone used this kit or had any experience of AP kits? They are made by KW.
Had Tein basics on my civic type r and the ride was bad, too hard. Although the std ride on the type r's was pretty crap anyway. Dont wanna make the same mistake with my '99 classic.
Would love to retain the great supple ride of the standard suspension while tightening it up. My scoob is close to 150k and feels like the handling could do with a refresh. gonna go for white line arb's too.
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I would stay clear of anything made by KWs as they knock when fitted to the car but have heard on here their might have sorted that issue, if your shocks are in good condition on your car why dont you just change to eibach springs all round stiffer bump stops, and whiteline anti roll bar bushes all round and droplinks get a geometry and tracking done after that and car will be nice and solid going into a bend very nice cornering speed with the whiteline gear and the eibach springs will also work well ride will be a bit harder but not as hard as coilovers
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Old 26 Jul 2010, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: AP coilover kit for classic

That would be my alt choice. if prodrive use eibachs then using them is a no brainer.
must admit, the teins i had on my type r (civic) they were pretty awful.
my car does wobble a tad when changing lanes on a motorway. arb's probably.
but with 150 k on the clock it still feels good.
need to do a full inspection. my local subaru dealer has a '09 wrxs for 20k. tempting. i should blag a test drive!
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kyb adjustable shocks and eibach lowering springs is the way to go. combined with some whiteline goodies handels like its on rails
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