Coilovers vs Springs

Disclaimer: Links on this page pointing to Amazon, eBay and other sites may include affiliate code. If you click them and make a purchase, we may earn a small commission.

BigStu123

SHO Member
Joined
May 24, 2021
Messages
135
Reaction score
28
Location
Maine
Hey guys. So another inquiry about lowering this hunk.

I have a 2019 PP SHO. I know the suspension is a bit firmer (sport-tuned if you will), and I’ve heard from a bunch of folks that H&R springs with the PP suspension will be rough, especially for a daily driver.

I didn’t really want to entertain the thought of coilovers because they are more expensive, but here I am.

1. Are coilovers more comfortable than springs? What about for a PP car?

2. If yes, are the coilovers more expensive to install and/or do they always require the camber kit for the rear? Anytning else I should know before purchasing?

3. If yes, what coilovers do you guys recommend? I see a few different brands, some cheaper than others.

Thank you guys!B19fec57d539a83ab420df6be0492764


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

908sho

Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2022
Messages
41
Reaction score
12
Location
New Jersey
Sitting on megan racing coilovers right now Non PP 2018 SHO. No camber plates setup, rear offset is slightly off but i'm not too worried about it, fronts are perfect. (things might change when I get my larger wheel setup IDK).

Ride comfortability is fine, you definitely feel the road more and bumps are more prominent. The adjusters on the dampers are all set to midway and I don't feel the need to push it any softer but I can see why people max them out. In my opinion I don't do long road trips in this car so I have no problem with the rougher driving experience and if anything it adds to it because it feels more like a racecar. Handling seems to be a lot better as well. I have no real experience with lowering springs but the coilovers have been great for me.

Installed all 4 myself in the span of two afternoons, (fronts one day rears the next) it really isn't that bad to do if you have basic tool setup. Not sure what a full install would cost.
 

SHOdded

SHO Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2011
Messages
8,937
Reaction score
4,273
Location
Maryland
coilovers are not meant for really rough roads (think detroit). other than that, you should love em.
 

BigStu123

SHO Member
Joined
May 24, 2021
Messages
135
Reaction score
28
Location
Maine
coilovers are not meant for really rough roads (think detroit). other than that, you should love em.

I’d go with H&R springs and call it a day, just worried because the performance package has stiffer struts. I was told to buy non-PP struts and throw them on with the H&R springs at the same time to make the ride quality better. My car has 30k on it, my struts are fine, just stiffer apparently. Just trying to evaluate if that’s worth it or if I just throw them in my struts I have. I feel like it can’t be THAT bad but no clue.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

FREAK_SHO

SHO Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2005
Messages
1,090
Reaction score
408
Location
Wisconsin
I’d go with H&R springs and call it a day, just worried because the performance package has stiffer struts. I was told to buy non-PP struts and throw them on with the H&R springs at the same time to make the ride quality better. My car has 30k on it, my struts are fine, just stiffer apparently. Just trying to evaluate if that’s worth it or if I just throw them in my struts I have. I feel like it can’t be THAT bad but no clue.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
You need the PP struts/shocks to dampen the recoil of the H&R springs. If you use the non PP struts/shocks, the car will poggo over every bump, and the ride will not be fun. Stick with the H&R - PP strut/spring setup if you go that route.
 

BigStu123

SHO Member
Joined
May 24, 2021
Messages
135
Reaction score
28
Location
Maine
You need the PP struts/shocks to dampen the recoil of the H&R springs. If you use the non PP struts/shocks, the car will poggo over every bump, and the ride will not be fun. Stick with the H&R - PP strut/spring setup if you go that route.

That’s soo strange.. I’ve been hearing that PP struts and H&R springs will be brutal…


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

FREAK_SHO

SHO Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2005
Messages
1,090
Reaction score
408
Location
Wisconsin
That’s soo strange.. I’ve been hearing that PP struts and H&R springs will be brutal…


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
It's a stiffer ride yes, but the car will behave better than if using the non PP struts and shocks.

Ride and handling are subjective.
 
Back
Top