$300 eBay Coilovers vs. $2500 Coilovers - Is it worth it? | Hi Low

  • Published: 04 December 2019
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    Are $2500 coilovers worth the money or can a $300 set get the job done? The HiLow boys set out to answer the tough questions about upgrading suspension.

    We bought two identical Nissan 350z's and have been modifying them to be FUN daily drivers that you can take to the track. James Pumphery and Zach Jobe's 350z gets the expensive parts, while Nolan Sykes and Aaron Parker's gets the cheap ones. Then we test them to see which components are actually worth spending the money on.

    Hi Team got a set of fully adjustable KW Suspension V3s and Low Team spent $300 on a set of eBay coilovers… well they don’t actually even have a name.

    So is it worth it? And which ones would you buy?

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  • AbRAoM J
    AbRAoM J  11 hours back

    orrr just cut half of yours springs.

    • Tami dis
      Tami dis  13 hours back

      Where does Kun Aguero find the time to do mechanic work? 4:28

      • ephrem lisanework
        ephrem lisanework  16 hours back

        I'm living in Ethiopia, but no access of such automotive repair training. Do you have support on jobs training? If it is available please offer me it.
        Thank you in advance,

        • Rcalltypes
          Rcalltypes  1 days back

          Did you do a Wheel Alignment?
          If you did, you should have shown parts of the Alignment👍🏻😎

          • Theo Suharto
            Theo Suharto  2 days back

            "high impact" and the shot of an actual impact driver is shown.

            • Jarrod Lenfest
              Jarrod Lenfest  2 days back

              I put Eibach lowering springs and Bilstein adjustable racing shocks on my car for about $1100 self installed. I think that would be a better option than coilovers.

              • Kringe Kringle
                Kringe Kringle  2 days back

                You guys should do crxs

                • Zach Lee
                  Zach Lee  3 days back

                  I ain't gay but Aaron could kiss me and i wouldn't mind

                  • macthemec
                    macthemec  3 days back

                    KW is china parts put in a box in Germany

                    • Brendan Tyler
                      Brendan Tyler  3 days back

                      E36 for season 2 ???

                      • jesse Y
                        jesse Y  3 days back

                        My hi-low season 2 wishlist (in no particular order):

                        -Honda s2000 (#1 pick honestly)
                        -Mazda rx-7/rx-8 (rotary for lyfe :P )
                        -Honda civic (homemade type r?)
                        -Mazda Miata
                        -Mercedes amg (one of the cheap ones)
                        -BMW Z3/Z4
                        -Subaru Brz (or the scion/Toyota ones)
                        -do a hi-low on a Hayabusa/r1/ninja for your biker bros!!

                        • Max Sviridov
                          Max Sviridov  3 days back

                          Do a wrx

                          • Zach Alvarez
                            Zach Alvarez  3 days back

                            Genesis coupe hi car low car

                            • Izet Bilčević
                              Izet Bilčević  3 days back

                              On my golf 2 diesel all 4 costs 40€

                              • Snivy blue
                                Snivy blue  4 days back

                                Those some cool glasses where’d can I get sum

                                • Wayne Akui
                                  Wayne Akui  4 days back

                                  Aaron has a crazy drift car.

                                  • Paul Vina
                                    Paul Vina  4 days back

                                    Say it with me...”versus”...not “verse”. There are two syllables 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

                                    • helterskelter416
                                      helterskelter416  4 days back

                                      ya'll were quiiiiiite a bit behind in those slaloms.

                                      • Brett Housman
                                        Brett Housman  4 days back

                                        "We went to the track to get some smart boi scientist numbers" haha.

                                        • LeadBlastin22
                                          LeadBlastin22  4 days back

                                          Am I the only one who’s douchebag meter maxes out every time the main guy with the bleached hair talks? Dude is the biggest clown on YouTube

                                          • dianne darby
                                            dianne darby  4 days back

                                            wow , a fucking hole in the box,,, fuk thats a downer... ahhhhhhh , i see where this is goin, you fuktards are doin advertising for kw , of course you gonna say their good. mmmmm you say the kw springs suit the valve rate in the shocks , but then you laugh at the springs on the ebay ones , how do you know what the valving is like in the ebay ones.. fuktards

                                            • Sho Yu Weeni
                                              Sho Yu Weeni  4 days back

                                              Why/How do you have 3m subs you fucking fat zoomer culture vulture idiot. FUCK.

                                              • Svprxme Wanted
                                                Svprxme Wanted  4 days back

                                                Low life baby! Ebay😎

                                                • zorklick
                                                  zorklick  4 days back

                                                  Would be nice to see how the original suspension held up against the coilovers.

                                                  • Brewcity Ba11er
                                                    Brewcity Ba11er  4 days back

                                                    4:40 he needs some milk 😂😂

                                                    • Jose Lepe
                                                      Jose Lepe  5 days back

                                                      You guys really push the boundaries. Love it.

                                                      • LambentPyro
                                                        LambentPyro  5 days back

                                                        A proper and complete install would entail scaling each corner of the car followed by an alignment. Comparing the handling characteristics of the cheaper vs the expensive ones after scaling and alignment will give you better results and conclusions to your experiment.

                                                        • little
                                                          little  5 days back

                                                          I remember car and driver wrecking a 350z at vir because of the brake fade after like 3 laps. And if I am not mistaken it was the nismo version.

                                                          • little
                                                            little  5 days back

                                                            shoot, wrong video.

                                                        • muddin muddin
                                                          muddin muddin  5 days back

                                                          well i think you missed a test of real old coilovers vs 300 dollar coilovers lol cool vid though

                                                          • flexr642
                                                            flexr642  5 days back

                                                            Love that battery tie down tho lol

                                                            • ThunderyZero
                                                              ThunderyZero  5 days back

                                                              Ebay niggas clicked fast af

                                                              • Reach More
                                                                Reach More  6 days back

                                                                I would like some for my 1993 Honda civic eg 4 door i have some maxspeedrod they are good.

                                                                • 65sohc
                                                                  65sohc  6 days back

                                                                  My son had the first 2015 STi in our area. We happen to live 9 miles from the KW North American headquarters. They used his car to prototype their STi system which means he got a free suspension, installed and tuned by KW. Compared to stock the car was an an order of magnitude more comfortable on the street as well negotiating Buttonwillow Raceway.

                                                                  • Flaco Robert
                                                                    Flaco Robert  6 days back

                                                                    7:14 not even close😂

                                                                    • Trolling In The Deep
                                                                      Trolling In The Deep  6 days back

                                                                      Tein...Cusco...even KyB...

                                                                      • Hoagre
                                                                        Hoagre  6 days back

                                                                        I'm a straight man but Zach from Team Hi. Them eyes bro

                                                                        • lil pigeon
                                                                          lil pigeon  6 days back

                                                                          20:45 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                          • Spiritcr1jsher
                                                                            Spiritcr1jsher  7 days back

                                                                            A road course time would tell a better story than a slalom but still great test .

                                                                            • Spiritcr1jsher
                                                                              Spiritcr1jsher  7 days back

                                                                              Finally some new content about shit we actually care about. Awesome

                                                                              • gary larson
                                                                                gary larson  7 days back

                                                                                so spend $500-700 and get a decent daily driver, $2500 for a street car is totaly riducilous, spend the extra money on great wheels and tires

                                                                                • jerridstrothman5324
                                                                                  jerridstrothman5324  7 days back

                                                                                  #boostcreeps....got an S4. Euroboi🤙

                                                                                  • Burningforyou 60
                                                                                    Burningforyou 60  7 days back

                                                                                    Chinese springy bois

                                                                                    • steve romeo
                                                                                      steve romeo  7 days back

                                                                                      I ordered a Maxspeedingrod ebay coilover kit. 2 of the New dampers were already leaking when arrived. Put them on my Skyline and a day after, the rear was fully sitting on the tyres and oil leaking out like hell. Wrote them and they wanted to send me the 2 broken coilovers back on my charge and I had to buy 2 new coilovers for 90 bucks and because they came from china this time, I also had to pay 100€ custom charges. So it was a big scam. Check out my Facebook post with photos on one of their sites. On the main site they delete every bad review.
                                                                                      Here in Europe, the "cheap and good coilovers " (they are about 600€ with TÜV) we take are AP Coilovers or DTS Coilovers, which have a KW damper in it.

                                                                                      • Daniel Flather
                                                                                        Daniel Flather  1 weeks back

                                                                                        More better.

                                                                                        • Moe  K
                                                                                          Moe K  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I thought U two were the same person until I saw U in a video together 🙈

                                                                                          • Jeremia Jackson Sr.
                                                                                            Jeremia Jackson Sr.  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Mobil 1 should bring back the 0W40 New Life and dump the Fuel save.

                                                                                            • wojomojo
                                                                                              wojomojo  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Really?! Your conclusion is that the $2500 set is better than the $350 set? Despite being 7x more expensive and yet slower?! I'm nominating you guys to MENSA.

                                                                                              • Mustafa Gak
                                                                                                Mustafa Gak  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Hi low air suspension?