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downside of using generic coilovers

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    Jun 12, 2003
    Twin Cities, MN
    a buddy of mine wants to fab some adjustable coilovers to work on his Merkur (if you don't know what those are, try google)

    he is thinking he will just get a set of cheap generic coilovers just for the seats and then get a nice set of springs to use with them

    I suggested to him that this would be a situation where spending a bit more on a well engineer product would be worth it because suspension is pretty critical

    he seems to thing that a piece of machined aluminum is a piece of machined aluminum regardless of who makes it

    I told him I'd try to find some evidence of that statement being wrong

    any help from you guys would be great
    as I'm sure someone on here has a horror story relating to this topic

    thanks much

    PS the reason he has to fab his own is that there are no aftermarket companies that make adj. coil overs for his car (xr4ti)
  2. formby

    formby learning in progress

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