i need coilover advice

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i need coilover advice

Postby lmaz81 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:16 am

Looking for advice on a set of coilovers. Not racing or anything like that. Just street cruising. Whats a decent set to get. Thanks

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby mad_86 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:42 pm

Any off the shelf coilover should work for what you
Looking for

Meagan,BC,Stance there all about the same..


If your NOT looking for stance "look"
Also research your options for sports Springs

TRD, Eibach or Megan springs

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby lmaz81 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:10 am

mad_86 wrote:Any off the shelf coilover should work for what you
Looking for

Meagan,BC,Stance there all about the same..


If your NOT looking for stance "look"
Also research your options for sports Springs

TRD, Eibach or Megan springs


Thank you mad 86 for the help

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby Deuce Cam » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:23 am

Not racing? Just street cruising? Looking for stance?

What mad_86 said will be the easiest option. That way generally offers shock height adjustment and rear spring collars so you can really dial in the ride height. However, they're stiff as hell, and more geared for drifting than anything else. To be frank they suck on the street.

I like a diy front coilover with separate rear spring and shock, but it's more for the enthusiast that likes to tinker with stuff. This way you can pick your springs, shocks, camber plates, and front upper hats (and swap them all easily in the future with other parts if wanted). One generally doesn't really get much height adjustment (if any) with this type of setup, and it's much trickier to dial in, but it can be very rewarding. Don't expect to get it perfect on your first try.

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby scels12 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:33 pm

I think Megan v2 would be the best setup for your needs

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby Clouds » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:33 pm

To help other people out who will help you, what is your price range?
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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby lmaz81 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:10 am

Thank you to druce cam and scels12 for the advive

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby lmaz81 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:12 am

Clouds wrote:To help other people out who will help you, what is your price range?


Im thinking maybe the $1200 range

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby supo4 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:51 am

for that price range seeing as ive been there before i would go with Megan racing or cx racing ive had both and they are the exact same. they have okay valveing i think they offer 6k front 8k rear that gives the car a sporty feel but allows a good ride. you can find them on amazon well the last set i bought you could but that was for a s13. another thing if your new to dealing with coilovers get the ones that have the spindles it makes it a lot easier for the install.
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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby lmaz81 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:03 pm

supo4 wrote:for that price range seeing as ive been there before i would go with Megan racing or cx racing ive had both and they are the exact same. they have okay valveing i think they offer 6k front 8k rear that gives the car a sporty feel but allows a good ride. you can find them on amazon well the last set i bought you could but that was for a s13. another thing if your new to dealing with coilovers get the ones that have the spindles it makes it a lot easier for the install.


Thank you. I appreciate the information

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby Bin » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:32 pm

Megans/BC's are crap. For the money you could get Fortune Auto coils which just came out, are properly valved for our cars, and made in America too. They ride amazing and go plenty low.

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby scels12 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:45 pm

What I didn't know fortune auto made 86 coils now!!!
I said Megan v2 since there not for racing and pretty soft plus they can get real low, so he has that option

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby scels12 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:48 pm

Damn just searched and they offer the OEM 2 piece rear coilover setup AND a true one peice design.
That so nice of them to do that ha
http://www.fortune-auto.com/apps/blog/s ... igurations

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby Deuce Cam » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:46 pm

It's really cool that those are made in the USA. Service and custom valving should be a breeze. However, I'm disappointed that they're using the cookie cutter 8/6k rates for their 'street' coilover. I guess they probably figure it would sell best. The track version has the same spring rates....

Bin wrote:Fortune Auto coils are properly valved for our cars


Any info on this? I didn't see it stated on the website.

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby grappletech » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:27 pm

I have an unidentifiable set of coils, someday I'll pull them off and post them up
87 GTS Coupe Super Duper Clean
87 GTS Coupe Beams 3sge (under construction cuz I'm slow and lazy and broke-FML)
87 SR5 Coupe Shell. (Sold)
86 SR5 Hatch Shell (waiting on a 20v or BEAMS to come cheaply. hell maybe even a 4agze?!)

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Re: i need coilover advice

Postby IndiaDorifto7 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:50 am

Another alternative is to get swift springs (or whatever springs you crave) and pair it up with adjustable shocks. The springs won't get you to #stancenation low but it will give you enough low to pass the shoe test (see Mighty Car Mods if you don't know about it). That way, you don't risk it on cheap coilovers ;)

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