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    HSD coilovers

    Hi all

    Just wondering if anyone else is running these coilovers and if so, are they any good and whats the ride like?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: HSD coilovers

    Sure prince uses them

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    @Prince (Matt) uses the HR's, which are now called MonoPro (same thing, different name).

    I have been in a few E36's and E46's with them, they handle well, stiffer than standard stuff, but still fine for road with damping turned down.
    Just hard track use they are a bit too soft, unless you go for the stiffer springs which help (Nür spec track pack).

    If you just want to lower, and not as much track use, why not go for the HSD DualTech (DT), they are £300 cheaper, and still have individual height and preload, have camber top mounts, and still damping adjustment, just they are twin tube, whereas MP's are monotube and have caster adjustment in the top mounts too.

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    Its the DT's i was looking at really as i dont do a lot of track days, am i right in saying they have, height, damping and camber adjustments on them? Whats preload?

    Also, what are the benifits of having monotube as to twin tube?

    Both sets seem seriously good for money compared with eibach or KW or similar!

    I just dont want the car TOO hard!

    Thanks for the info btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loz Dogg View Post
    Its the DT's i was looking at really as i dont do a lot of track days, am i right in saying they have, height, damping and camber adjustments on them? Whats preload?

    Also, what are the benifits of having monotube as to twin tube?

    Both sets seem seriously good for money compared with eibach or KW or similar!

    I just dont want the car TOO hard!

    Thanks for the info btw
    Preload is how much preload tension is put onto the spring.
    As it has individual height from preload, you can get a better ride than coilovers which have the height determining the preload. Also your damper travel will be same if decked, or tractor stance, as I said the height on some of the others can limit the damper travel too.

    The height is adjusted on the front by undoing the lowest collar, then spinning the whole body in or out the lower mount.

    Yes they have camber adjustment still, just no caster adjustment (not really needed anyway).

    KYB Americas Corporation Shocks & Struts | Technical Information | Monotube vs Twin-Tube
    Here's a good read for differences.

    Yes they are vergy good for the price, as the DT's @ £500 are probably better than the competition which are more expensive!
    If I just wanted some lows, I would get the HSD DT's, if I was planning to do a few trackdays too then MP's, if I was doing nearly all trackdays MP + Nür spec spring pack.

    No problem dude, the MP's handle really well, so I would think the DT's would too really.

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    Thanks for the info mate, i seriously appriciate you taking the time to write it.

    Il have a read on that link later but i think il just go for the DT's as im only planning a few trips to the Nurburgring next year, so dont think it warrants the extra £275 or so!

    Iv been a couple of times this year on TA Technicks coilovers, so they have got to be better than them and standard set up surely lol?

    The car is also my everyday driver, so thats the reason for not wanting them too hard.

    Thanks again

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    No problem dude, what this forum is about.

    Basically the Monotubes can react quicker than the twintubes, but of course at a cost, hence the price difference.

    Also if you are doing some 'Ring trips, I would go for the MP's really, yes the DT's are cheaper, but don't just assume the MP's are stiffer, as they are great even for a daily runner mate.

    Yes 100% better than the TA's lol, but if you are still doing some track, I would go MP's if you can justify the cost really.

    Prince has been running his for a while on his daily, and he said they are fine, of course stiffer than standards, but not back breaking.

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    @suj has covered pretty much everything about them above with some very helpful posts.

    From my own experience, they can be harsh to begin with but then again they will be compared to a standard setup (I also have everywhere polybushed, 40 profile tyres and swapped the comfy standard seats for bucket seats which of course adds to the ride). Coilovers like the HSD HRs/MPs are bought for performance so you have to expect a little discomfort over pot holed, bumpy roads. Whilst that can be a pain in the arse, you will be rewarded when you hit some good tarmac as they feel very good. Essentially, you will not find a better coilover for the money.

    If you plan on using the track at all then get the Mono Pros. They cost more for a reason.

    They have also been pretty much maintenaince free. I've had them since around May 2011 and anytime they have needed an adjustment they have been spot on (no seizing issues like eBay specials).

    Highly recommended.

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    If you do get them - You'll be the first on the forum to have them! So if you get a moment come back and give a write-up (If you have time)

    I plan on getting them as well hence me saying what I said

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    I've got a pretty similar setup to Prince! HR's with fully poly bushed etc so plus 1 on what he said.... You will get used to the harsher ride in time but when the interior of the car starts to rattle... that's what gets on my tits!!

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