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legionvr6
05-12-2008, 12:05 AM
hello all i just ordered coilovers and i just want imput from the big boys.

i ordered FK coils sadly i dont have a model number. if it helps they are yellow. both springs and shocks are yellow and they are ajustable from 1.3-2.5 inches. im not sure but on the ad the were called KF AK. is AK the model?


i wanted to know if any of you guys can tell me the model by that discription and if any of you have any photos of this model oona B5 at MAX low seting on 16" rims. i kinda wana see how low they wil let me go. i have stock sports suspention and i know its about 1" lower then the normal suspention so im guessing that i will only be able to go about 1.5" lower then i am now. im hoping that will be low enough for me.

P.S i ordered them in a rush because they were the last set in stock and i got them for 650 shiped. and from what i have seen 650 for new coils for a B5 is cheap and FK is a reputable name

dakine86
05-12-2008, 12:43 AM
sorry i dont have anything to help with your suspension but have a question for you.. where did you get your splitter dv/bov? if you dont mind me asking.

Rhynolite
05-12-2008, 01:01 AM
Hey Legion, I'm not exactly sure what the model number is but I have the exact same ones. You can most definitely get very very low to the ground with the threads all the way down, trust me!

Here's my car on stock 16's with a conservative drop:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Aeig/Current2.jpg

I can still go about an inch lower than that. [evilsmile][up]

EDIT: Look like this, yeah?

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d197/Aeig/IMG_0887.jpg

legionvr6
05-12-2008, 01:03 AM
i got it through autobahn exotix. but you can get it from a lot of dealers. currently MJM is out of stock but i think ESE has some in stock.


thanx for the photos dude. any chance of closer shots of the wheel gap? hows the ride?

Rhynolite
05-12-2008, 01:10 AM
Sorry, no gap pictures that I can find, but I still had ~2-3 fingers of gap in that first picture.

The ride is stiff, but not track-car stiff which is really nice. They absorb bumps well and don't leave your ass feeling like Jello after getting out.

legionvr6
05-12-2008, 01:13 AM
so ride will be good stiff.lol

and 2-3 fingers. when you had 2-3 finger gap you still had 1" more to go right? also your car is quatro im guessing by the look of the coils?

dakine86
05-12-2008, 01:50 AM
thanks for the info buddy, time for me to try and get some sleep have a short in my brake lights have to go to the shop in 3 1/2 hours [headbang] wish me luck... ill need it haha

legionvr6
05-12-2008, 01:58 AM
good luck. you might wana try pulling the bubs and cleaning the contacts or changing the bulbs. my budys MK2 jetta acted like it had a short in the wiring and changing the bulb fixed it

dakine86
05-13-2008, 01:05 AM
good luck. you might wana try pulling the bubs and cleaning the contacts or changing the bulbs. my budys MK2 jetta acted like it had a short in the wiring and changing the bulb fixed it

yeah, however at work the other night me and one of the electricians went out with a multimeter. one of the wires does infact have a short in it unfortunitly.. its going in the dealer thursday so i guess well find out.

onemoremile
05-13-2008, 07:58 AM
Stock sport is a 2-3 finger gap. That looks more like 1. That height is about perfect for both the best handling and good ride quality. Much lower and the suspension geometry gets strange.

WeAudiHere
05-13-2008, 01:53 PM
nice