Cheap Coilovers – Are they good or bad?


Coilovers have been getting better and better over the years. No longer are the most expensive coilovers necessarily the best. There are coilovers that vary in price, features and specs but which are the best? Many of our customers specifically ask for “cheap coilovers”. They are looking to lower their car, get an adjustable ride and replace their shocks at the same time. They aren’t going to track their car, won’t autocross it and won’t race it on the weekends. They simply want coilovers that don’t cost a lot of money, give their car a lowered stance, and will last a long time.

So can you get cheap coilovers that are good? Our answer is yes. We recently started to carry TruHart Coilovers which have two coilover types. One is their TruHart Basic Coilovers, which are their entry level coilover and the other is their TruHart StreetPlus Coilovers which offer more features.

TruHart Basic Coilovers, the cheapest coilovers that TruHart offers, is height adjustable, generally from about half an inch drop at it’s highest setting to about 3.5″ drop from it’s lowest setting, which is very low. You can’t adjust the stiffness of the shock and it comes with no top hats so you need to reuse the OEM top hats. For the price it can’t be beat. Includes brand new shocks that are made for the springs and our customers have been very pleased with them even though they are considered “cheap coilovers”.

TruHart StreetPlus Coilovers are still considered to be “cheap coilovers” since they are generally under $550, but they offer more features such as the ability to raise or lower the vehicle by using the bottom mount so you don’t lose shock travel, as well as have top mounts. Makes for an easy install since you don’t need to reuse your factory top hats and deal with removing the factory springs from the OEM shocks.

So just because a coilover is inexpensive, doesn’t mean it’s cheap. TruHart is a great example that you can have a budget, entry level coilover for a great price and get a great system that’ll transform how your car handles.

Check out our full line of coilovers for various budgets and needs. If you’re unsure which you need or what the differences are, contact us and we will recommend the right coilover for the right price to meet you needs.

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  1. Yeah I was reading through everything and I am still stuck on which Coilovers would be good for my pocket and vehicle. All I want is a good ride height to cover the wheel gaps and have a comfortable ride. It’s a daily driven car so not going to the track or anything. I have a 2017 Honda Accord sedan and looking into some Coilovers that would be good for my vehicle. Looking to spend 800 or less. Preferably less.

  2. I just bought a set of TRU HART adjustable for my Waja and I must say, it is a true good product. It correspond well with my waja other suspension parts which means, superb handling. See, I was very scepticle with TRU HART adjustable but Im a risk taker so did I got it as a test set… And again, I don’t regret a penny!

  3. i dont know what brand i bought it was a complet front end with coil over it just has one nut for ajustment i cant seam to get it to raise the front end got any ideas is their ad anything to raise its under a 1948 ford pu with a 454 chevy i put in a new set of 700 lbs springs didnt help thanks gary

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