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    H&R Street Coilovers - Is it just me?

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    I have been diving through coilover reviews and ended up buying the H&R Streets, mainly because the B14s have been on back order forever. Notice there has been a lot of mixed reviews on the H&R Streets.

    After installing, I was not very impressed with the ride quality. I understand that I loose some comfort to gain MUCH better handling, but it seems really rough... Car has 50k on it and I installed new strut mounts/bearings with them. Like I said, it handles great but any sense of "daily driver comfort" is gone. I was actually lifted from my seat several times on medium size freeway bumps.

    I kept the ride high within H&Rs "adjustment range", which is only really the middle 1/3 of threads and kept them high (25.5" FTG for now).

    Anybody else have similar (or different) thoughts on their H&R Street coils? I know comfort is subjective but these seem pretty rough for $1300 coils. I have only put 50-75 miles on them so far (mainly freeway). Any chance some comfort will emerge after they are "broken in"?

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Had them on my mk7 gti and couldn't stand them! Completely regretted the purchase the whole time I had the car.
    17' Nano / RSe102 / MPS4s / Pss10s / UM st.2

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    Established Member Two Rings Chaoscreature's Avatar
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    dotcom619,

    You would have been happier with some lowering springs and Bilstein Sport shocks, or Koni Sports if you really wanted a knob to play with.
    I don't understand the fascination with "coilovers" on street cars... the front is ALWAYS a coilover and the rear never is anyways, it's really a misnomer.

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    Good to hear (I guess?). Perhaps I spring for the b16s for a few hundred more, or for a few hundred less get the b8 setup.

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    Good to hear (I guess?). Perhaps I spring for the b16s for a few hundred more, or for a few hundred less get the b8 setup. Luckily the vendor I bought them from is willing to return/exchange

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    Had H&R coilers on my MK4 and hated them. The ride was harsh, super aggressive and bouncy. This time around I bought the B14s and love them. They ride awesome and I'm slammed. I got lucky when they were in-stock back in October for like a day, lol.
    CTS Catless Downpipe | ECS Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Intake | APR Turbo Inlet | JB4 Map 2 | E85 3 Gallons

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    Established Member Two Rings Chaoscreature's Avatar
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    dotcom619,

    I recommend the B8's and some springs. Unless you plan on tracking the car or have some very specific chassis tuning goals, spend the money you saved on some good tires :)
    That's one hell of a vendor! I have never heard of a shop letting you return suspension components unless they are truly defective.



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