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Old 06-01-11, 01:16 AM
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Good Autox, Street, & Track Coilovers & Springs

I have a 93 RX7 with Koni yellows and Eibach springs, the ride height is too low and the setup doesn't seem like it will be ideal for autocross. I have a bit of experience autocrossing CSP and SM2 Miatas, but this is my first time setting up an FD.

I don't care about being PAX or class competitive (I think the car will be in XP because of the mods). Overall I just want a good setup that can lay down some decent times and be fun to drive on the street, at autox, and at track events.

I don't want to spend a lot on suspension, I am thinking about getting the Ground Control coil over conversion kit or getting the Megan Racing EZ street coil overs. Or should I think about getting different springs like the Racing Beat ones or a better coilover kit?

Any recommendations?
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After doing some more research it sounds like you get what you pay for with the Megan racing coil overs so I am not considering those.

Basically, would you recommend Koni yellows with the Ground Control coil over conversion and if so what would be a good spring combo?
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Old 06-01-11, 07:21 PM
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I think most of the middle grade coilovers will be fine. By middle grade, I mean anything that isn't a chinese knock off or something high end like a JRZ/Penske/Moton/Koni. The Koni Yellow in stock form isn't that great. Tripoint Engineering does a conversion/revalve on it to make it a double adjustable, but I *think* you are looking at $2K-ish.

I like the Tein Flex for a good all around shock. If you look at my video's below, those are all on the Tein Flex. Soften them up for the street and the ride isn't that harsh.
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What did you find about the megan ez's? I'm looking at a mostly street, occasional track setup myself cause the stock suspension is pretty worn out. Hoping to spend less than $1k. Know of anyone that makes 8k/6k springs that dont lower the car?
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I've got a set of GAB Super-R coilovers and several sets of springs that I'd let go for a smoking price. I ran these on my track car and just replaced them this past Winter. If you have any interest, send me a PM and I'll send some pix your way.

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From searching some forums, the feedback I saw on the Megan coilovers was that the ride and handling is not great and the build quality was poor. A few people said they started rusting and after a couple of years they could no longer adjust the ride height.
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I would go with the ground controls... koni yellows and GCs are pretty much the go to auto-x suspension... Megans and most coilovers (except for pretty high end stuff like JRZ, Moton, penske) are pretty crap compared to a set a konis or bilsteins.

I would call up ground control and tell them what you're doing with it and they'll suggest spring rates. They were really nice to me when I ordered GCs for my corolla (also with koni yellows)

you can also contact true choice. they can add sleeves and revalve your konis.
http://www.truechoicekoniracingservices.com/
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any suggestions for a less expensive, mostly street, occasional drag/road course set up? roads around me are pretty crappy and I'd rather trade a few tenths lap time for not feeling like i got punched in the kidneys after driving to work.
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I have some Aragosta coilovers in very good shape w/ one tiny problem. The rear lover spring perch colar ring thingy has a stripped thread so you either have to replace it or take it to a machine shop and have it re tapped. Still staying in place for the last 6 months on my car so it's probably not necessary to fix it but if I was tracking the car I'd definitely have it replaced or repaired.

1400 plus shipping or 1300 picked up in Charlottesville VA 22901.

These cost 3500 plus and again are very good shape.

16 way adj with fairly heavy springs I'd estimate 750 front and 600 rear.
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Originally Posted by Icemastr View Post
After doing some more research it sounds like you get what you pay for with the Megan racing coil overs so I am not considering those.

Basically, would you recommend Koni yellows with the Ground Control coil over conversion and if so what would be a good spring combo?
My last few times dealing with GC have been horrible. Customer service really sucks. It was never good, but now I would find a different vendor if you go that route
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If you go with just springs the racing beat springs are too soft for autox especially with the lower height, good for the street but gets too upset in the slaloms... (I have the koni yellow with new factory rubber upper mounts)

I switched to the Tein S tech springs... they are a lot more fun on autox I am sure no where near a coil over kit but fun. The ride is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be on MI streets simmialr to the racing beat springs but I don't drive my car daily either so...
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Anyone try tein h-techs? Less of a drop and lower spring rates (391/291)
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im had eibach springs and switched to tein s techs and love them 100 times better... if thats any help. i will also be switching to apexi n1 coilovers in the next few months,....
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