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Coilover kit!

they didn't do a good job of explaining this. Anyone know anything about it? Does this include one or two (text panders to both responses!)? What adjusts? Will this add any lift? So many questions! I am debating doing Bilstein B6s, but came across this and I am intrigued!
https://www.sprinterstore.com/produc...uspension-kit/

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Coil over

For 2,000 $, I lost my intrigue.
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Description says "includes two" then the description later on says "two needed, price is for one".

That whole web site is a mess. If you search by vehicle type, and select Transit, you get a bunch of Sprinter only parts in the results.
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What adjusts? Will this add any lift?
The thin black spring perch between the bottom of the spring and the thick aluminum piece is what usually adjusts up and down on the threaded strut body. To adjust the perch up and down, a special wrench is used such as https://www.summitracing.com/parts/e...xoCKMQQAvD_BwE

They can lower or raise the body but you'd have to call them to see how much. $2K for the pair sounds like the typical price for a set of coilovers.

I'm used to seeing them on track/race cars - aligning the springs to have the same suspension motion as the shock makes tuning easier.
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They can lower or raise the body but you'd have to call them to see how much. $2K for the pair sounds like the typical price for a set of coilovers.

I'm used to seeing them on track/race cars - aligning the springs to have the same suspension motion as the shock makes tuning easier.
Also to clear up room for wider wheels/tires too, yeah?

Its still unclear if this is for 2 or 1.

The website is a big miss for sure. I might call them, but this is not confidence inspiring. ..

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Just called on the phone. He said it was a page they put out to judge interest for SEO purposes and that they don't have a product yet
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Just called on the phone. He said it was a page they put out to judge interest for SEO purposes and that they don't have a product yet
Now that's funny.
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Now that's funny.
Not what I would call confidence-inspiring

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Tein makes tons of coilovers for the import scene, Miatas, Accords, anything that the young kids are driving. Here is my sons Subaru BRZ, he is on his second set of coilovers and third set of tires but didn't pay 2K or even close to it for the coilovers. Tein is a lower priced unit IMO.

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Tein makes tons of coilovers for the import scene, Miatas, Accords, anything that the young kids are driving. Here is my sons Subaru BRZ, he is on his second set of coilovers and third set of tires but didn't pay 2K or even close to it for the coilovers. Tein is a lower priced unit IMO.

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I had a set of Tein coil-overs on my much modified/abused '94 3000GT - you are right, they are definitely at the lower end in performance and quality.

After several years of bruised kidneys, I just replaced them with a set of Ohlins (for considerably more than $2,000).

The improvement in ride and overall compliance has got me toying with the idea of having a set of custom Ohlins made for the front of our Transit.
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