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KevB

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Good Deal or Not?
« on: February 16, 2006, 06:59:54 PM »
I have the opportunity to buy KYB adjustable shocks with eibach Pro-kit springs for $400 shipped from someone off vortex.  The shocks alone go for more than $400 new and the spings around $200.  They have about 16K miles on them.

It sounds like a good deal, just want to see if anyone else thinks it would be.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 07:10:46 PM »
I don't know, seems a little steep for a used system, especially when you can get a new setup for $450

http://www.neuspeed.com/products/product_details.asp?app=31|G4&type=2&ltype=ns_euro&p_id=1524  (you may have to copy and paste the url, it doesn't like the pipe in the middle).

Granted, it's not eibach springs and it's non-adjustable shocks/struts, but you get warranty and support from the retailer.

You could pick up these (not sure if he still has them) and then pick up some springs (new for about $175ish).

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2349561
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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2006, 07:10:46 PM »

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2006, 07:21:36 PM »
I was kind of thinking the same thing about it being a used suspension.  I'm sure the springs are fine, but not sure the life span of a set of struts/shocks.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2006, 07:36:48 PM »
the kyb AGX's are not worth it to start with. You would be better served by the Eibach kit with springs and dampers [pro-system] (~$475 from shox.com w/ the vortex discount) or get the Autotech clubsport. That was the last suspension i had in my jetta and it was awsome. You can get it for $450-500.

I would really recommend the Autotech kit. It is simple and works really well.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2006, 07:38:56 PM »
heres a link to the kit:

http://www.autotech.com/prod_susp_suspkit.htm#clubsport

custom matched springs and dampers for autotech. sachs race dampers had a great ride quality and looked great.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2006, 08:14:52 PM »
I bought my Eibach ProSystem setup from shox.com, and was really satisfied with the price, service and support.
Give them a call, they sometimes could give you a deal (though their prices are always very reasonable).
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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2006, 09:41:32 PM »
How do I get the vortex discount?

Also, Eric how much did the Autotech kit lower the car?

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006, 10:12:38 PM »
you just ask for the vw vortex discount.

and i think it was about 1.25" all around.

here's an old pic with the suspension:


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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006, 11:44:08 PM »
Kev... NO.   I can get your some Eibach Coilovers for pretty close to that price... give me a bit of time and find out for you k?
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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2006, 12:14:55 PM »
Quote from: "Spicoli";p="41945"
Kev... NO.   I can get your some Eibach Coilovers for pretty close to that price... give me a bit of time and find out for you k?


even better.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2006, 12:29:45 PM »
Coilovers, SWEET!

Do whatever it is you do and let me know.

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Re: Good Deal or Not?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2006, 12:32:33 PM »
coilovers are great, BUT if you are not planning on changing the ride height often and if they do not have dampening adjustments then i would still go with a regular matched spring/shock combo.

And yes i do have coilovers on 1 car and spring/shock combo on the other car.