In Reply to: Re: What's the advantage of Coil-overs? posted by Mike on March 03, 2001 at 13:39:16:
I think I can answer this for you. “They are the same thing.” Coil.. refers to the spring, which coils over the shock absorber. The fact is you are driving a car that comes with McFearson struts i.e. Coil-Overs. You have the option of replacing the insert shocks inside the strut assembly or repurchasing the whole assembly that came from the manufacture (this is of cores more expensive.)
Thanks for the information. I called H&R today and asked them because they make springs (to go with other shocks) and they also make a coil-over kit. They said either way is good as long as you upgrade the shocks because their springs would not work very good with the stock shocks. They liked the Bilsteins (sp?) alot. The main difference is the spring manufacturers and shock manufacturers don't talk so they may not match. The coil-overs are exactly matched to each other because the spring and shock are one unit. Also the coil-overs are matched to the car as well. I think I am going to spend the extra money and go with the coil-overs.