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i just noticed this:

i would like to recommend mentioning the Moog endlinks as a very recommended upgrade. they are about twice as thick (i would think that is pretty beneficial on those foot long monsters we use up front), are easier to install/remove (no stripped out allen wrench crap, just a socket and a regular wrench), and have grease fittings, for easy maintenance. they are more expensive, but not to point of breaking the bank. (well maybe for some people...)
I would also like to add to this as another option. The sti front end links from pre 08 models fit on the rear if our cars
 

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For all you guys running coil overs, are you really going through the process of revalving the compression and rebound for a DD or are these all full race applications you guys are discussing ?

On my race car we probably a few hundred hours invested in just shock valving and I would prefer to not spend that sort of time dialing in the wires ride.

Those saying to get the coil overs instead of the KGB setup. What valving would you change to make the kyb perform better ?

I have been searching for a shock Dyno cart on the kyb setup but as yet have not found one. Anybody care to share a link ?


I am researching suspension for the wifes spyder which is her DD, fortunately for her, the commute includes 6 miles of some of nor-cals best twisty canyons.
 

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Also, if anybody has a link or knows the spring rate for the stock and available aftermarket springs I would appreciate the info.

Thanks

Camo
 

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For all you guys running coil overs, are you really going through the process of revalving the compression and rebound for a DD or are these all full race applications you guys are discussing ?
Can't speak for everyone, but mine have been completely rebuilt, inside and out with new parts and springs. If someone was to buy what I have and have the same work done, the amount of money invested in just the coilovers is more then what my car is worth. It is currently a daily driver, but the suspension was built in mind for this car to be a full up race car. He set it up aggressively for the street, but not close to it's full potential until he trusts me as a driver.

On my race car we probably a few hundred hours invested in just shock valving and I would prefer to not spend that sort of time dialing in the wires ride.
While he didn't spend 100s of hours on just my car, he has done suspensions for probably longer then I have been alive and has a very good resume as far as people winning races with his work and coming to him fro across the country just for him.
 

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I may update the first post, I may not. This is really just a starting point but a few people bring up a good bit of information.
 

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Also, if anybody has a link or knows the spring rate for the stock and available aftermarket springs I would appreciate the info.
Editing my post... I'd said run a search and you'll find a table of everything, and I'm sure that's true, but after a quick look I didn't see it. Give it a shot, and check chronologically from the oldest to today. It was written up in 2004 or earlier.

IIRC stocks are in the neighborhood of 180 F and 160 R, aftermarkets go as high as 220 / 200. Nothing very stiff. Don't trust my #'s though, it's been a while. Search and you'll eventually come across a table of data.
 

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Editing my post... I'd said run a search and you'll find a table of everything, and I'm sure that's true, but after a quick look I didn't see it. Give it a shot, and check chronologically from the oldest to today. It was written up in 2004 or earlier.

IIRC stocks are in the neighborhood of 180 F and 160 R, aftermarkets go as high as 220 / 200. Nothing very stiff. Don't trust my #'s though, it's been a while. Search and you'll eventually come across a table of data.
If I find the table I will add it to my original post.
 

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I would also like to add to this as another option. The sti front end links from pre 08 models fit on the rear if our cars
Are you refering to the KLC38/39 series?
 

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I have an 01 eclipse and I'm just looking for replacements for the stock struts/springs because they are wearing out. I don't want to change the angles of the suspension. I'm trying to find prices like on completestruts.com- basically I want to get the front two assemblies for less than 200 bucks. What's the best 'budget/cheap' brand to get just to restore the car? I don't think Monroe carries the complete strut assemblies for the 01 eclipse.
 

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MCMike 37 EDIT :

Step 10: Added strut bars
Time: 30.832 seconds
Change: 0.044 second loss
Cost: $69

The main function of the strut bars is to tie together the tops of the strut housings. One bar handles the two front struts, while the other takes care of the rears. The theory is "boxing" them in increases chassis rigidity and pays off in a faster car. Road Race Engineering makes a great bar, for a very good price and the install is easy. This by far is the best bang for your buck when it comes to strut bars. The stock OEM GT bar is great for the front end. DO NOT CHANGE A THING. While the theory is great, the lap times did not improve. The cars rigidity did improve none the less
Does the RS and GS have the GT strut bar? or should we replace it aswell?
 
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