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Springs or Coilovers.

Anybody change there suspension on the 500 to Springs or Coilovers. ??
When yes, why Springs or Coilovers in favor of the other.
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Re: Springs or Coilovers.

Your suspension is already springs...

Putting new lowered springs on tired standard dampers will not give the best handling results and may accelerate wear in the dampers.

A complete kit of new dampers with coil overs allows adjustment to height and corner weight for better handling.

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Re: Springs or Coilovers.

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Anybody change there suspension on the 500 to Springs or Coilovers. ??
When yes, why Springs or Coilovers in favor of the other.
@306maxi has personal experience of doing this, and has posted some useful stuff on this topic in the past. A search of this forum using the search term 'coilovers' against his username may prove helpful.

There is a consensus of opinion here that better dampers are needed; the 500 is not so much badly sprung as badly damped. OEM parts quality in this area is mediocre at best.

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