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Old 09-03-13, 01:51 PM
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TN Coilovers/Lowering springs fc ?

Hey guys, been lookin into lowering my car and making the suspension stiffer for sliding/street use. I have the 2nd gen vert and its kinda hard to find used suspension at a decent price because I cant afford brand new coilovers etc. But my main question is can I get them for another model of car and they fit mine? such as a miata or FD etc..since its difficult finding them for my specifics?

Get back to me with yalls opinions on Coilovers vs. Lowering springs, and brands too.
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FD coilovers mount different.. so NO.
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research the rear end more. You lower the FC and you open up a whole can of worms in the back for getting a proper alignment.

Put coils on mine, and I'm looking at another $500 just to achieve -*0 in the back. If I had the tools I could probably do this cheaper, but I'm not setup with a welder / torch at my new garage yet
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Lowering springs or coilovers are not really something that you should buy if you are broke. Good components are not cheap, they will tend to make street driving worse rather than better, and the car will be able to slide regardless. Additionally, a lowered car requires expensive low-profile tires that will tend to wear faster, have a higher tendency to ding the rims and lower extremes of the car body on obstructions, and yield worse gas mileage. So basically, it will cost you more money to operate the car all for the sake of looks. I suggest sticking with the OEM suspension until you have money to waste on non-essential things like aesthetics.
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Save up and buy coilovers the first time
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Okay thanks guys, and to go into more about other models I was seein if there were universal ones..that could fit more than just my car and could be a little cheaper.
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No and most good coilovers run close to the same price like for example ksports for a 240 will be very close if not the same for an rx7.
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No and most good coilovers run close to the same price like for example ksports for a 240 will be very close if not the same for an rx7.
^ This.

Some manufacturers design dampers to mount to various sleeves in order to fit different cars. Sure, the lighter-duty dampers that are designed for a 2,200 lb Honda are probably going to be slightly cheaper than the heavy-duty dampers that are designed for a 3,000 lb RX-7, but they are probably not going to fit, and even if they do they will be completely inadequate. The same goes for springs.
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Thanks guys! Really helped me out!
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Originally Posted by archaphil View Post
research the rear end more. You lower the FC and you open up a whole can of worms in the back for getting a proper alignment.

Put coils on mine, and I'm looking at another $500 just to achieve -*0 in the back. If I had the tools I could probably do this cheaper, but I'm not setup with a welder / torch at my new garage yet
What else would you need to buy in order to get that achieved camber?
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jtk, im on D-town ironically enough. But you are looking at adjustable main camber link, Adjustable individual camber adjusters for starters. adjustable toe links will help.

there is a lot of good discussion about it in the suspension forum, and the drifting setup sticky. Its a long read, but worth it.

PBM has everything you would need for right around $500 if I recall when I did the math. Fully adjustable rear end with solid "pivoting" subframe bushings.
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Originally Posted by archaphil View Post
jtk, im on D-town ironically enough. But you are looking at adjustable main camber link, Adjustable individual camber adjusters for starters. adjustable toe links will help.

there is a lot of good discussion about it in the suspension forum, and the drifting setup sticky. Its a long read, but worth it.

PBM has everything you would need for right around $500 if I recall when I did the math. Fully adjustable rear end with solid "pivoting" subframe bushings.
I dont post very much questions on d-town very often because of getting bashed on and not getting very good answers or information out of people from there. but I will deffinatly have to look into that when I decide to purchase some coilovers for my car. Thanks alot for the info!
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Originally Posted by JTKallday View Post
I dont post very much questions on d-town very often because of getting bashed on and not getting very good answers or information out of people from there. but I will deffinatly have to look into that when I decide to purchase some coilovers for my car. Thanks alot for the info!
Not sure how close to bloomington you are, but shoot me a PM if you want to feel what PBM Pros feel like. The new ones with swift springs, not the cheaper "comps" that everyone gives a bad racket to.
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what springrate would you run for buttonwillow like tracks?
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Get good set of coils and forget the lowering springs
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get coilovers there way better then lowering spring. im not the big money making type of guy but im saving up for coilovers. pretty close to getting some pbm's cant wait!
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Has any of you ran the powered by max coilovers? Thinking about picking those up?
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just bout my first rx7. nd would like to run a nice stagger wheel kit. i would like to run a 15x10 in the rear nd either a 15x9, 15x8, or 14x9, 14x8 in the front. would like to know what everone usually runs or what will fit without doin major modifications. please lmk!!! nd also need to know where i can find some lowering coils!!!
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Originally Posted by 89fc3sgtu View Post
No and most good coilovers run close to the same price like for example ksports for a 240 will be very close if not the same for an rx7.
I've never known anyone with them on a rx7, but i have to say, i had them on my 240 and they are VERY stiff, i loved them.
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ok but my question was, noone sells the specifically for an rx?
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