CROSS Competition coilover system for the E46 M3 BMW incorporates a unique feature for a coilover-vehicle ride height is adjusted from the bottom of the assembly. This ensures that ride height does not compromise suspension travel, giving the driver optimum ride and handling characteristics

Key features:
*Inverted monotube offers 15 levels of damping adjustment
*Linear-rate spring manufactured using chrome silicon metal alloy with a cool bend process to prevent sag or loss of spring rate
*Lower adjustable brackets feature 0.5 to 2.5-inch front and rear axle lowering, without sacrificing spring rate or rebound and compression
*Front and rear pillow ball mounts, with the front mount featuring an adjustable camber plate

Additional applications: Audi, MINI, Porsche, VW

*Cross NA

Reducing unsprung weight is the ultimate goal of any performance enthusiast. With this in mind, H&R has developed a line of premium performance coilovers featuring aluminum front strut housings for reduced weight, increased steering input, and improved handling. Like all H&R products, they are tested on the Nrburgring and constructed to meet or exceed ISO 9001 quality assurance standards

Key features:
*Aluminum front strut offer a 30 to 40 percent weight reduction compared to stock struts
*Dynamic shock technology. Each shock and progressive-rate spring is engineered to work in synch
*Aluminum front housings are hard anodized for durability

Applications: Audi, BMW, VW
From $1,590

*H&R Special Springs

The STaSIS Ohlins damper system for the Audi B6/B7 S4 lets the driver choose from three linear spring rate packages: normal, aggressive street, and track. Combining selectable spring rates with fully adjustable compression and rebound adjustments make this a compromise-free set-up

Key features:
*Lightweight aluminum damper bodies feature remote mounted reservoirs designed to keep fluid temperatures inside the shock constant
*High- and low-speed compression and rebound adjustment
*Large precision-shock pistons use a shim stack system and digressive damping curves for precise control without harshness
*UHMW perch bearings offer smooth adjustment by decreasing friction between perch and spring

From $3,895
Additional applications: Audi, Lotus, VW


Eibach is one of the big names in suspension components. The company's Pro-Street-S coilover system furthers this great reputation

Key features:
*Shocks/struts use a rust-free stainless steel design*Designed for a sporty yet comfortable ride
*Springs were developed using double-spring ERS (Eibach Racespring System), for compliance or stiffness, according to requirements

From $1,395
Applications: Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen

*Eibach Springs

The Koni coilover kit for the 2002 to 2006 MINI Cooper features threaded adjustable lower spring perches and progressive-rate lowering springs, enabling the driver to customize the vehicle's ride height. MINI owners can lower the vehicle 50mm in the front and 45mm in the rear.

Key features:
*Each shock has externally adjustable rebound valving*Low-pressure, twin-tube, gas-hydraulic-designed shock feature for improved ride quality
*Infinitely adjustable
Additional applications: Audi, BMW, VW
From $1,495

*KONI North America

By Mike Febbo
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