Suspension can be a difficult thing to figure out, it’s confusing and there are lots of different options to choose from! From lowering springs, to coilovers, to cup kits and all the variations of those products; suspension is tricky to say the least.
So, what makes a cup kit different from a set of coilovers? Coilovers are more general and are similar in everything except the mounting points, whereas cup kits are spring and shock combos specifically designed for a certain car.
Both have advantages and disadvantages; the full coilover is not specifically designed for a specific car, however they do offer adjustability where cup kits don’t. Depending on the price you’re willing to pay for coilovers, you can get all kinds of adjustability. If you spend a little less, odds are you will only be able to adjust your ride height, middle of the pack coilovers will normally allow for dampening adjustment as well as ride height; and with higher tier more expensive coilovers, you can adjust ride height, dampening, camber, and spring preload.
The advantage of a cup kit is that it is specifically designed for your vehicle, instead of being a one size fits all option. They provide optimal suspension dampening and better handling than stock and other off the shelf performance suspension mods.
So in conclusion, if you're looking for something adjustable that you can really fine tune to how you want it; then coilovers are probably a better option. But if you’re looking for something that is essentially OEM+ and made specifically for your car with performance in mind, ten you might want to pick up a cup kit. Regardless of what you decide to go with, look online, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get you hooked up with the suspension components you want!