Here's why every car should have an aftermarket suspension

Hear me out.

1y ago

Our Volvo C30 still isnt making proper boost. We have been chasing down issues left and right and while this is very annoying it doesn't mean we still can't enjoy our latest mod: coilover suspension!

This has completely transformed the C30 into something much, MUCH better. And that's what my partner at SL, Chad, talks about in the video. Every car should have coilovers. They are just an amazing performance upgrade for a relatively small cost when you look at overall performance build costs.

Coilovers are amazing and when paired with proper anti-roll bars, it's a world beating combo.

Have you guys done any mods like this to your cars?


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  • You know that strut on your Fiesta front end... with the spring and the shock in one piece? THAT'S A COILOVER!!! There is nothing terribly high tech or novel about 'coilovers'. Look at how actual experts do suspension... people like Lotus, for example. You don't even need anti-roll bars (sway bars) in a well designed application. Turning a family car into a vehicle fit for the race track, stops it doing what it was designed to do, to take people and their shopping in comfort. Just get a better car in the first place for pity's sake!

      1 year ago
    • I'm glad you have the financial ability to be able to purchase any vehicle you desire. Many of us though can't afford to have specific vehicles for specific types of driving. So people tinker and modify. Nothing wrong with enjoying the car...

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        1 year ago
    • You don't need to be rich to have a brain (thank goodness). I drive a Trabant 601s because it's all I can afford and it's cheaper than the bus. I'm also an ex-development engineer, so not entirely without a little insight. I constantly am...

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        1 year ago
  • IF you decide to work on suspension, please, please work with people who know exactly what they are doing...

    The thing is, the suspension is always a compromise between road holding, maximum grip and comfort.

    In most order cars shocks are shot, coils are old and very tired. What I have seen far too often is young guys trying all kinds of stuff that not just lowered their cars, but also had a negative impact on road holding.

    Add good looking but cheap aftermarket rims and crappy Chinese tyres and you have a recipe for disaster. Nothing works like it should anymore.

    A friend of mine is a fireman, he had to saw too many fatally wounded young people out of a totally trashed car in the middle of the night. Just last week, two guys, two gals, just one survived.


      5 months ago
  • And if not coilovers bilstien b6 or b8 can’t go wrong with them

      1 year ago
    • In general Bilstein B8's are for track cars, B6 for sporty road use, but make sure you get the correct coils, for Saabs Eibach was the go to combo.

        5 months ago
  • I agree had a mr4 golf turbo removed the front anti roll bar fitted strut braces front and rear and gaz coilovers fronts adjusted half way on damping and rears 3 of 17 to soft hight two fingers from wheels was perfect for the road much better than standard that’s just one example I could go on

      1 year ago
  • Even in racing games i go for better handling before adding more power, Coilovers are amazing, to start with!

      1 year ago