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looks sharp! i want more info on the coilover install! i need a suspension that makes me think more rally car and less open seas.yarr matie!

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must share suspension install secrets....

 

Got something like this

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33582&item=7956167873&rd=1

 

Rear install is pretty much bolt on.

 

1- remove strut

2- Remove stock srping

3- Install new spring using factory tophat

4- reassmble

5- Adjust to preference

 

Fronts required a little grinding on a little disc on the strut body in order for the adjustment collar to fit.

 

1- Remove strut

2- Remove spring

3- Grind little disc thingy down a little (took 10 minutes or so with an angle grinder)

4- Install new spring with new tophat

5- Reassemble

6- adjust to preference

 

 

Buying ebay springs is kind of a crap shoot. I don't see the exact springs I used on ebay any more.. Mine were listed for a WRX. Tex's were listed for a legacy. I believe brad is using some made for some VW. ALl 3 of us have a little different spring rates as well. I tried to find out beforehabd what mine would be, but the seller was somewhat lacking in teh engrish skills. I ended up with 350 rear and 450 front.. They are some stiff shizz.:D

 

The rest of what I did with the suspension is the basic 5 lug stuff.. Tex made a good parts list that can be found in a number of places on the board.

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how does the car ride? my friend put some el cheapo coilovers on his cavalier, and he hates the ride, its too bouncy.

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how does the car ride? my friend put some el cheapo coilovers on his cavalier, and he hates the ride, its too bouncy.

 

not sure yet. I have a few other things to deal with before a real test drive can be had. I'm not the only one here that has these installed though. Perhaps Will or Brad can chime in about ride quality.

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mine is not bouncy at all... compared to ridding im my friends hondas/acuras i think the ride is much nicer (for a lowered car)but the new cornering with far outweigh the ride quality IMO

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