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EA81 Brat with home made coilovers


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#1 97jltanner

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

Well I finally finished my front coilovers iv been working on. It was super easy to make them just took a ton of research an what parts would work. I used the stock strut tubes and took out the internals and cut 2 inches out of the tube and put 1st gen MR2 rear strut inserts in. Then for the springs I got a coilover kit for a Honda Del sol and they fit perfect. Then for the top hats I got some universal camber plate for a Datsun 510 off ebay and this is wat i ended up with.IMG_20140113_215928_zps4007447e.jpgIMG_20140113_215948_zps20ba5aa9.jpgIMG_20140118_163455_zps9e0a915d.jpgIMG_20140118_163443_zps784b3949.jpg



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:08 PM

dude those are sweet . where did you get your drilled brake rotors??



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

im not sure they were on it when got the brat.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

How does the car look with them in it?



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:37 PM

How does it ride?



#6 97jltanner

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'll take some pics when i get my new tires put on. Right now its sitting in stands. 



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

I got my wheels powder coated the other day and some new tires put on and this is how it sits with the coilovers on it.IMG_20140126_162200_zps839f1289.jpgIMG_20140126_162054_zps2a03db8a.jpgIMG_20140126_162027_zpsde6a89b1.jpg



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:16 AM

This is great. I was willing to do this myself up until you said you had to cut 2" off the stock units. Is there any way to do something like this without cutting the factory parts? I don't mind dissembling them but actually cutting them is a problem.



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:14 AM

to get the amount of drop I wanted I had to put different strut inserts that were shorter. But if you only wanted to lower it  an inch or two there is no cutting involved. I went totally crazy today and slammed mine and had to C notch the frame but man it looks way cool and it rides decent.IMG_20140203_202639_zpsa15d7dfb.jpgIMG_20140203_212020_zps74ddb4df.jpg 



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:31 AM

Man I wish I had those measurements you mentioned. I'm going off "looks". As in this looks like it might fit.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...521fd62&vxp=mtr



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:42 PM

how did you lower the rear? reclock the torsion bars?



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:43 AM

this is the kit I ordered and they fit perfect. In the rear I just reclocked the torsion bars but it gives you crazy camber and I need fo find a way to fix it so I dont go through tires.

http://www.ebay.com/...38ceb32&vxp=mtr






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