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    ok so i took the chance on budget fk coilovers for my GSI, they have been perfect for aproxx 1 week!!! now i have a really bad knocking from the rear. i have narrowed it down collapsed springs cant be anything else as everything has been changed, as i have already had to remove the dampers due to a hurrendous knocking comming from them! i know it was mainly them as they now have 0 resistance! like playin with a bicycle pump!! can see me sending them back for a full refund i hope! and get a decent set of springs instead. if they will let me. why do i think im going to get bumped here????????????

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    Have you changed the upper control arms?

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    there all new, well relitivley. nice new paint on them and part stickers but the coils of the springs are touching each other and if i take the dampers and put them on the ground and push them you can feel the notchyness "if thats even a word" and what was making the noise in the car.

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    Aye, send em back then mate, get a decent set up

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    oh dear..i was gona order coilovers aswell!

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    well mine will be going back. hoping they will just change them for 45mm springs and credit me the differnce. then fit my old struts till my budget allows for blistiens. shame cos love the look but cant be doing we them blowin out after a few hunner miles. not that im saying there bad for smaller engine cars of that the better high end models are the same, but in my opinion FK street coilovers and a 3.2 dont mix.

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    ive got the supersport kit and it has been fine for me. try them.

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    Thing is the rear axle weights are all the same on the hatch. It's not like its a GSi problem, just poor workmanship

    Quote Originally Posted by kdadidog View Post
    ive got the supersport kit and it has been fine for me. try them.
    Those are the cheap spax ones aren't they, heard they are pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdadidog View Post
    ive got the supersport kit and it has been fine for me. try them.
    that i would, but my budget just cant handle it just seems to be the fk street and the 3.2, some ppl are lucky and its ok. but it cant be the cars fault if they fall apart if acording to the listing they are suitable for my axel weight. shame, too good to be true at that price in my opinion. but got a battle on my hands as i still have not recived a reply from the sellar a week on! there my be trouble ahead!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Thing is the rear axle weights are all the same on the hatch. It's not like its a GSi problem, just poor workmanship



    Those are the cheap spax ones aren't they, heard they are pretty good
    they were £250 so not that cheap. fk's are cheaper. so far they are ok. get the odd spring noise when turning but apart from that they are holding out on the pot hole ridden streets. I'm scared to put my flakes back on till they fill all the holes in.

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