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    what coilovers are best for mark 4 astravan?

    what coilovers are best for mark 4 astravan?
    can anyone who is running coilovers on a mark 4 astravan let me know which sets are ok and what i need to know with regard to tracking and camber with these kits.

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    a lot of ppl confuse BEST with cheapest so youll struggle to get a fair and neutral answer to your question

    Racelands and similar ebay specials can be had for approx £130

    Jamex for £230

    Vmaxx for £400

    Spax for £550

    KW Variant 1/2/3 from approx £600-1500


    Depends what you want to achieve at the end of the day

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    As low as possible and cheapest screw comfort for me so its the racelands everytime ha.

    But as gb says you get what you pay and what you want depends on what set you should be looking at
    I would wright something funny and clever but does anyone read these anyway

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    i'm personally just gettin some cheap n cheerful ones too in the next few weeks - they may only be on a year or so therefore the price/lack of amazing quality isnt really a concern of mine

    the harsher and stiffer the ride is what i want anyway

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    Thanks for the opinions so far. I don't want to spend a fortune on these but i would like some that will adjust if i want them to.
    I have read many posts about banging noises after fitting them and ones that have seized up after a short while, lots of people seem to be going down the raceland route for the price but as none of the manufactures will gaurantee them for a van i'm not going to pay top money!
    Do i have to buy ones for the estate? How hard are they to fit, anyone got an approximate time to fit all four?
    As far as low goes i want the wheels so that there is little gap between wheel and arch but not sitting on the floor!

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    Also what the deal with replacing the droplinks if you lower over 40mm, whats a droplink?

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    they are all interchangeable so id just get the cheapest ones if ur not that bothered about that aspect


    drop links are the pieces of metal or plastic that bridge the suspension strut to the anti roll bar

    either get a pair of new ones from Vxl - cheaper ones are shit! Even the Delphi or QH ones I had last time

    or some metal ones for a Ford Focus Mk1 or better still some adjustable ones from LMF - these are the ones ill be fitting so i can tighten them up even further when i fit the front ARB

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