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Old Thu, Oct-12-2017, 11:20:39 PM   #43
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Default Re: 13.5F/13R & 19's - most comfortable suspension avail?

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Originally Posted by rpearl555 View Post
What are the compromises of coils if they have lifetime warranty? Just increased maintenance intervals? (Tck in this case)
Currently on new konis
Just a few, in my approximate level of annoyance
--NVH. It WILL be worse.
--Rebuild interval. Again, will be worse.
--Set up time. Don't discount this-- more knobs to twiddle means lots of time twiddling.
--Cost for height adjustment you won't use after week 2. Self explanatory.
--Alignment shops will rip you off for having 'complicated' adjustments
--Ground clearance will likely be less, because more low bro
--Shock travel will be less, because shorter components designed for lower ride heights.
--Back to the top, NVH-- city roads will be less comfortable, impacts will be harsher, all because you're using a performance damper on roads that snowplows happily mutilate.
--The more you spend, the worse the ride quality on the street. BUT. The less you spend, the worse the ride quality everywhere. TCKs hit the horrid-good-bad ride quality pricing sweet spot.


That all said, there are many benefits to coilovers for performance and sporty driving. It's worth recognizing the drawbacks exist.
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