406 coilovers

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406 coilovers

Post by andyfoz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:26 am

hi

ive been on other forums about this but i guesss you guys are best placed to help me.

do these coilovers fit the 406 v6 saloon and also the 406 coupe v6, ive emailed the seller and they say they do.

if they dont fit is it a case of the physical locations ie bolts and seatings or is it a weight difference issue?

the nearest kit to this is the fk high sport which is 600 quid fitted and these are 250 quid fitted, were talking about a 1500 quid motor here so go figure.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... 6+coilover

anyway all help appriciated all opinions taken onboard, i want these on my car so bad it hurts :(

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:28 am

Yes they will "fit" - the suspension is more-or-less the same, the real question is if the car will sit & handle ok.

I've just been having a squint at the parts diagrams - how many variables? :shock: The springs for the V6 coupe are listed as (amongst many) 5002V8 but for the saloon these come up under the 2.0 for the D8 and the 2.2 for the D9, which are lighter engines. What you really need is someone with actual experience of playing musical springs. You could also ask these questions over on the coupe club.
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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by andyfoz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:41 am

Forgive me but musical springs?

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by highlander » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:06 pm

Someone who has tested multiple different spring types, sizes, brands, etc. on a trial-and-error basis. Kind of like "musical chairs" but with springs and struts instead.
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Re: 406 coilovers

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by omega » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:24 pm

i would ask can they be any good for the priceand will they last?

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by andyfoz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:09 pm

i thinking at this price its worth the risk if they fit?

shall i take the plunge? :shock:

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by omega » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:08 pm

[quote="andyfoz"]i thinking at this price its worth the risk if they fit?

thats another way of looking at it

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by Bailes1992 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:03 pm

I don't know about anyone else but I wouldn't spend under £300 on good shocks and springs.

£159 on Coilovers is ludicrous. I'd rather drive on bald tyres.
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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by andyfoz » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:06 am

they are this price because raceland have gone bust, the raceland coils are widely used across many car forums to good reviews

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by Elvo » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:57 pm

Hi all,
didnt want to hijac, but its not very far off topic and my question is almost answered 2nd post. Can anyone help with this please?
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=17221
Hope thats ok.
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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by andyfoz » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:24 pm

fitted now and all good :)

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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by midsdaz » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:21 pm

I just fitted
Coil overs on my d8 saloon a rokker set and there sh*t slightest bump and they bottom out
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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by Mig5 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:12 pm

midsdaz wrote:I just fitted
Coil overs on my d8 saloon a rokker set and there sh*t slightest bump and they bottom out
Had these on the mx5, very bumpy ride, not bottoming out but the squeaking coming from them was not amusing?! :shock:
Think raceland are very similar to rokkor.
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Re: 406 coilovers

Post by RobTurbo » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:08 am

I had a set of raceland coilovers on a 306, the standard springs were absolute rubbish, I bought new springs from rally design that worked a treat, not as good as top quality coilovers but it wasn't too bad and even with the new springs it was still a cheap option.

After they were on for a while the adjusters sized solid, I still have them in the shed after battering them trying to free them off! IIRC I did get one done but the other is still solid.

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