Best Coilovers for my VW T6

Best Coilovers for my T6


A coilover is a vehicle suspension accessory. It consists of a coil spring and damper which have been put together in order to operate as one, rather than bring individual pieces together which may potentially cause problems. They are used to adjust the height of your van in order to enhance the performance and appearance.  If this is an accessory that you would like to add to your VW T6 then read on and take a look at our website


Safety


When adding accessories to your VW T6, safety is by far the number one priority! It would be an absolute nightmare if you were planning on going away for a week in your VW, but had to postpone it because your tyres are damaged as a result of lowering your van. Of course this is avoidable if the coilovers are fitted correctly and properly. Here at Wildworx, we have a team of well trained professionals who are more than happy to fit the coilovers for your VW T6. There is the cheaper option where you can do it yourself, however this can be very time-consuming and possibly stressful in some aspects as you will have to ensure you are fitting them perfectly and accurately.  All the suspension kits we sell here at Wildworx are TUV approved. What this means is that a sample of the kit has been tested for safety and is found to meet the minimum requirements of the German Equipment and Product Safety Act. This will hopefully allow you to not worry about any potential issues that may be unsafe and assure you that everything we offer here at Wildworx is 100% safe and efficient.


Common Mistakes


We all make mistakes in life. But what if these mistakes can be easily avoided if you make the right choices? With all the information we can possibly provide you with, you will definitely make the best choices when it comes to purchasing suspension kits for your VW T6. The first common mistake people tend to make with coilover kits is when they buy cheaper coilovers. Of course there are cheaper versions that improve your van to a certain extent, but they are nowhere near as good as the premium brands. People who opt for this choice tend to find that this can become quite expensive, especially in the long run, as they do not last as long and can cause various problems such as a bumpy and/or noisy ride. Another common mistake people come across when shopping for suspension kits is that the spring and shock absorbers can be sold separately. This may not seem like a massive problem at first, however these items need to match up with the original components of the suspension. Not only does this leave people very disappointed, but it can also be very time consuming as they have to send them back and then wait for new ones to arrive. Mistakes regarding coilovers or even any other van accessory can be easily prevented if you do it correctly and safely. 


What are the benefits of coilovers?


There are multiple different benefits that coilovers provide for your VW T6. Whether you want the suspension kit for cosmetic or practical reasons, coilovers are definitely the best accessory to choose. Coilovers improve the handling of your Volkswagen tremendously! By lowering your van to a suitable height will enable your car to stick around any corners and reduce body roll. They can also be adjusted at any time, which is something you cannot do with lowering springs. Another advantage that coilovers provide, is that the shocks and springs are matched to reduce any wear that may occur on the entire system. Appearance wise, coilovers will provide you with that sporty ‘slammed’ look which is unquestionably appealing to the eye. To summarise this all up, coilovers are definitely the right choice to pick if you want to enhance the performance of your VW T6. You don’t necessarily need to have them, but it is definitely an accessory that may be desired for practicality or even appearance reasons. There are billions of images available on google to show you exactly what a coilover looks like and what it does. You can also check out youtube to view any videos that may help provide a better insight on coilovers. 


Why should I choose coilovers over lowering springs?


This is such a highly asked question we get from customers when they are looking at suspension kits for their T6. The most obvious answer for why you should choose coilovers over springs is that coilovers enable you to adjust the height of your van at any time, whereas with lowering springs you are cemented at one height. However if you are on a tight budget and would rather a cheaper option, then lowering springs would possibly be a better option. With lowering springs, you tend to find that you will feel more of the road when driving. Of course this isn’t always a negative as some people may prefer this and it really does come down to personal preference. But, if this is definitely something you really want to avoid and you want the best possible outcome available then we strongly recommend you invest in some coilovers. Again with lowering springs, they can actually cause faster wear of shocks & struts. 


How much are Coilovers?


As cost is such a key thing when it comes to purchasing a VW T6, it is important to make sure you know exactly how much money you want to spend. As we have stated above, if you are on a tight budget, then lowering springs are probably a better option if you want to adjust the height of your van. However, if you are in the position where you can spend a fair bit of money on enhancing your van then coilovers are 100% the best choice! With suspension kits, you will often find that you get what you pay for. So, if you think you have found a bargain for a coilover kit, the chances that it does the same job as the premium coilover kits are very slim. 


Can I install coilovers myself?


Of course you can! This is an option that a lot of people like to choose as it is cheaper and insightful. However, it’s not as simple as it may seem. You have to ensure that you know exactly what it is you are doing to prevent any issues that may occur in the future. As installing coilovers is very time consuming and a task that requires a lot of dedication and knowledge, there is always the other option where you can pay a team of professionals to do it for you. But if you are up for the job, then why not take the opportunity? There are numerous videos available on youtube that may be majorly beneficial (especially if you are a visual learner) when it comes to knowing how to fit the coilovers.  



Top tips for installing coilovers myself


If installing coilovers yourself is something you have carefully thought through and something you are willingly wanting to do, then you are definitely going to need some pointers to help guide you in this time consuming quest. The first step you need to take before you do any of the practical work is to plan. We cannot stress how important it is to plan out exactly everything it is you will be doing. You are absolutely going to need to be aware of what tools and other equipment you will be needing to use and why. Secondly, it is extremely vital you measure exactly everything that will be involved during the process. This will not only make sure you have the correct equipment for the installation but will also remove any additional stress that may occur if, for example something, you have ordered is too small. Lastly, it is highly recommended that you take your VW T6 out for a test run after you have fitted the coilovers in order to make sure you have done it correctly and that there are not any problems. 


Wildworx recommends


Here at Wildoworx, we offer two different suspension kits. One being the Van Slam 5forty Coilover kit, and the other being Bilstein B12 pro-kit suspension kit. The prices of these can be found via the link that is listed in the paragraph above. As we have said previously, we do not recommend buying ‘cheaper’ versions of coilovers as it may be expensive in the long run. The 5forty coilovers are not ridiculously expensive and are fairly easy to install. They allow you to lower your VW T6 between 40mm and 70mm and come with a lifetime structural warranty. They also offer an absolutely gorgeous cosmetic display, especially with 20 inch alloy wheels, for your VW T6 and the quality is amazing! However, the Bilstein’s are more expensive but again they are of an amazing quality and will certainly make your T6 stand out in the crowd and make it visually appealing! We have a workshop in Redditch where we can either install the coilovers for you, or you can buy the coilovers from our shop https://wildworxcustoms.com/collections/suspension-kits 



Get researching!


It is so crucial to research as much as you can before purchasing any accessories for your T6! This is so beneficial in many different ways as it will prevent any mistakes you may have possibly made when looking at coilovers for your VW, and will also reduce any added stress by making your purchase a lot more simpler and easier. Whether you want to install the coilovers yourself or just want them for cosmetic purposes, researching will help you cover absolutely everything there is to know and answer any questions you may have. Before purchasing any suspension kits, make sure you know exactly how much it is you want to spend and why you are making the purchase to prevent any further complications. There are multiple youtube videos and other websites that can help aid you with your research. You can also view our social media platforms (instagram = wildworx_vans / Facebook = wildworx) 


You are all set and ready to go!


With all the information that has been provided for you, choosing the best coilovers for your T6 will now become much easier and simpler! If you would like to ask any questions regarding coilovers for your T6, do not hesitate to call us 01527 359 002 or email us at info@wwxvans.co.uk . Don’t forget to check out our website