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Old 07-22-02, 09:48 PM
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Ok... now for springs and struts??

I think Silkworm has the right idea on sharing info so lets talk springs and struts.

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Weight: ie 140lbs/in
struts:
And any other parts or pieces that you feel made an improvement. Maybe include sway bar specs.

On my 87 GXL:
Springs were Susp. techniques
Weight: The fronts I don't remember but the rears were 140lbs/in
struts: KYBs
I installed poly bushings on the factory sway bars and installed a mazdatrix vertical link(adj) in the rear. I also had the bushings in the rear knuckles replaced with hard bushings. This eliminated the toe changes in the rear susp. Oh yea, 1 more thing. I welded the factory rear strut tower bushings so they had no cushion< great mod

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I've got the default MazdaComp setup:

88 GXL

400 lb/in front, 275 lb/in rear
Koni single adjustables, with Mazdacomp coilover setup (damn those strut tubes are some heavy duty stuff)

Delrin everywhere, PITA, but feels great.

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Paul,

Did you use the GC camber plates in the front? I am interested in how you set up the struts with spacers so they dont slide up and down in the monoball of the camber plates. I just installed the Koni set up on my car.

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No, Mazda Comp has their own setup.. So not sure on the GC camber plates. On mine, the top of the strut goes thru the pillow ball, then a spacer goes over that, then a nut..

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Thanks Paul,

I guess the comp setup is a bit different. I was concerned about the amount of the unthreaded strut shaft that was above the ball. Maybe not. I built aluminum spacers for the rear so I guess I can do the same for the front. Are you aware that the rears are for a Porsche?

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