Last edited by hyunelan2; 11-18-2011 at 11:01 AM.
2010 Equator Sport | 2002 Elantra GLS (sold) | 2003 Tiburon GT | 2004 Santa Fe GLS
Why take the chance you say?
I used something called logic.
Our cars are economy cars, and if a BMW can go track racing on a set of them, our little elantras can drive around on the streets with them.
I can go around a track on a pogo stick. Doesnt mean it's gonna be the fastest or most reliable way to do it though. These things dont even advertise what spring rates they're using.
Ive also done plenty of reading on these things from back when i had a GTi. Yes, there are lots of people who said they were fine, but if you read closely, a lot of those owners had only had them installed maybe a week to a month. Read deeper and long term, seen many complains about endlink brackets ripping off, strut mounts cracking. Ive also read that these coilovers are all pretty much universal. Same strut/spring design, just different mounting and length. Which means there's no R/D beyond will it fit. Meaning, yes, you'll go low, yes you'll have adjustable front camber, but it's gonna handle like crap regardless of the quality.
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Ive done a bunch of reading on them, most of the forums I have been reading up on have loved these things. The only people who have issues are the vdub people who modify them to slam their cars. For daily driving with an average drop, they seem to do fine . . .
Anyone installed them yet?
I read alot into these myself. Yeah alot of people use them. vw have problems because they drop the helper spring out because the slam it and cant figure out why the end link tabs break on them when they dont have adjustable endlinks or havent purchased them. Miata users like them. You can contact them to give you spring rates. These are truly set up for daily drive use. racing I wouldnt give them the time of day. No adjustable dampening would be my argument there. Also GTI owners have used these and said its makes the car look great but the oem spring and strut setup actually allow it to handle better. The GTI handles great out the box. The Elantra on the other hand out the box well might as well compete with a Toyota Previa.
I have mine just not going to install til I have time. Yeah they should fit with no modification 01-06 elantra.
Gratz! Should only take a few hours for install.
They ran over my car, quite literally.
I already have these. Look in my member thread.
Is quite possibly the only active female on this thread, at least for now.