Just had a quick read of the reviews for the FK coilovers I was looking at. They're on sale at 108. 120 with p&p. Some reviews say they're fantastic for the price (rrp 210). Others say they're horrendous.. so do I go for adjustable coilovers or 30mm lowering springs for £80 or eibach springs for 120.
I'm not really fussed about comfort.. it's a first car (well.. 1st/2nd) so I've not really driven anything else.. I'm after the stance.. which these coilovers apparently have to offer
I don't fancy a full upgrade. It's either coilovers or lowering springs on the stock shocks. Want a drivable stance at a reasonable price
I have some independent knowledge id like to share with you mate,
Figured id introduce it this way so you don't feel I'm trying to steer you in any way or anything,
When fitting lowering springs,
You will need adjustable rear camber bolts to allow the rear wheels to be set correctly via laser alignment,
That's how lowering is done correctly meaning you get optimum performance aswell as no excessive tyre wear.
When fitting coilovers,
You need a front tower strut adjustable caster kit aswell as the adjustable rear camber kit, this allows adjustment of the front shock positioning to enable correct camber alignment at the lower than 35mm stance.
Via laser alignment,
Either spend it on the adjustable kits or spend it on tyres its going to be spent either way,
Cheapest in the long run is to spend it on camber kits,
Boy racers go for the looks, get featured in magazines then move on to the next car,
They don't keep it long enough to see the results,
If fitting the adjustable kits and laser aligned all will be 100% no problems,
If i was you,
Id go for adjustable coilovers,
Because i personally think; 35mm isn't low enough when your rolling 15" rims that entail a 55mm profile tyre,
Your ride height on 35mm springs would be more like a 50mm height,
If you fit adjustable coilovers you can set the ride height at 25mm for example,
This will give you 35mm stance in respect of the tyres and achieve the stance you want while still coping with speed ramps.
I'm not diminishing those rolling 15" or 16" wheels neither, the unsprung mass of anything bigger on a fiesta would wreck the clutch aswell as sacrifice performance,
They are what it needs,
I'm just saying how you can live with and work with it,
May also be worth checking out powerflex website link: https://www.powerflex.co.uk/
For some new bushes, be a good time to fit them when changing the shocks preventative maintenance.
That's just my two pence mate,
There's always going to be debate on lowering reviews as some people have no patience or care to slow down and expect everything now others understand what there doing and take the time to do it rite,
When you understand you appreciate the differences.
That's not a dig at anyone please no paranoia I'm just explaining the way reviews can be quite divide.
Ok you wont be able to take a speed ramp at 50 but you will be able to take a roundabout
Which is more fun?
Again I'm sure you would get 50/50 reviews