VW T6 Coilovers for your custom van conversion

A VW T6 Coilovers is a type of suspension accessory that is available for you to purchase for your very own van. It consists of a coil spring & damper which have been put together in order to operate as one. They are typically used to adjust the height of your van in order to enhance both the performance and appearance. 



Best coilovers for my VW T5 & T6

The Van slam coilovers aren't your usual bland colours, and that’s exactly why we love them! They have been coated with a durable finish for corrosion protection to ensure that they last. And if that's not enough, they also come with a lifetime structural manufacturers warranty. The VanSlam Coilover Kit comes with everything you will need to lower your Volkswagen T5 or T6 Transporter van. 


Best budget coilovers for my VW T5

The JOM blueline is one of the best budget coilovers that are available on the market for you to purchase for your VW T5! All cheap JOM blueline coilovers are zinc plated to prevent any corrosion that may potentially occur. So if you are on a tight budget, then the JOM blueline coilovers are for you!


VW T5 T32 coilovers 

The Van slam coilover kit allows you to lower your VW van between 40mm and 70mm. They are ideal for allowing your van to sit perfectly 


Vanslam Coilovers

Vanslam coilovers is the perfect coilover kit for your VW T5 or T6 transporters.  They are high performance coilover suspension systems engineered by 5Forty, and change the look of your van majorly by offering up to a 70mm drop. They also come with a lifetime structural warranty and are TUV approved. If you want to find out more, you are more than welcome to contact us here at Wildworx Customs using the information we have provided below. 


Common mistakes

There are various different kinds of mistakes that people make when it comes to purchasing VW T6 Coilovers. However 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 van. 


The first common mistake people tend to make with coilover kits is when they buy cheaper coilovers. Of course there are cheaper versions that may potentially 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 quite a few 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 issue at first, however these items need to match up with the original components of the suspension. Not only can 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. We highly recommend that you do as much research as you can beforehand so you can avoid making any of these common mistakes when you come to purchase some coilovers for your van. 


What are the benefits of VW T6 coilovers?

There are numerous different benefits that coilovers provide for your van.  Whether you want the suspension kit for cosmetic or practical reasons, coilovers are definitely one of the best accessories to choose. 


Coilovers improve the handling of your van tremendously! By lowering your van to a suitable height will enable your vehicle to stick around any corners and reduce body roll. They can also be adjusted at any time, which is something that is not available for you to 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 for you in simple terms, coilovers are definitely the right choice to pick if you want to enhance the performance of your van. You don’t necessarily need to have them, but it is definitely an accessory that may be desired for practicality or appearance reasons. There are multiple images that are 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 vans. The most obvious answer as to 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 opt for a cheaper option, then lowering springs would most likely 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. Lowering springs can also actually cause faster wear of shocks and struts. However, if this is definitely something you really wish to avoid and you want the best possible outcome available then we strongly recommend you invest in some coilovers for your van. 


How much are coilovers?

As cost is such a key thing when it comes to purchasing any sort of accessories for your van, 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 low. The price of our coilover kits we offer here at Wildworx Customs can be seen using this link https://wildworxcustoms.com/collections/suspension-kits 


Can I install coilovers myself?

Of course you can! This is an option that you will find that a lot of people tend to go for as it is cheaper and insightful. However, it’s not as simple as it may seem. You have to make sure that you know exactly what it is you are doing to prevent any issues that may occur in the future. As installing VW T6 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. However, if you are not 100% confident that you will be able to complete this job successfully then please ask a professional company to complete it for you. 


Top tips for installing coilovers 

If installing coilovers yourself is something that 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 100% 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 that 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 strongly suggested that you take your van 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. 


What we recommend 

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 we have listed down below. 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 van 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 van 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 van stand out in the crowd and make it much more visually appealing! We have a workshop in Redditch where we can either install the VW T6 coilovers for you, or you can buy the coilovers from our shop.


Do your own research!

It is so crucial to research as much as you can before purchasing any accessories for your van! 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 van, 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 that 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.



Transform and roll out!With all the information we have provided you about coilovers, you are now all set and ready to go and purchase some for your van! However, if you do have any further questions you would like to discuss with one of us here at Wildworx Customs, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01527 359 002 or email us at info@wwxvans.co.uk