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Old 27 Nov 2011, 09:36 pm
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ok so something i've been curious about is the difference in suspensions for these when it comes to coilovers.

i've seen them for 01-06, but not for new ones. Is there a difference between N/A and turbo models and between years?
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 10:23 pm
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Is all up to you and your budget. Springs will get you a mild drop pretty cheap. While coilovers are probably the best but expensive.
Usually you can get a set of Eibachs springs ( 1.6" front drop and 2" rear drop ) for around $200 and set of Tokicos shocks and struts for around $350....
In the other hand a set of coilovers are more than $1000.
You can always find used stuff pretty cheap also.
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 10:40 pm
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But do all years interchange? Also are they just 5 inch springs? Because if so couldn't I just go onto a circle track car parts site and order springs to what height I want and stiffness?
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 10:53 pm
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Yes they are the same for all years.
I don't know the size of the springs and never heard anybody doing that. Everybody just buys a kit.
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:03 pm
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yeah, well my other car is a turbo brick and they all do DIY coilovers. but since we have strut inserts we can just weld onto the tube for a coilover sleeve and basically have the same thing. i may just buy the kit.


i'm really looking for the candy drop springs since they look to go the lowest for cheap, but i cant find them, they must be discontinued?
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:07 pm
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I think somebody had one of those kits for sale. I currently have the next best thing: Goldlines Super Slammers, 2.75 front and 3.25 rear drop....a discontinued item also
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:12 pm
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Is that what your on in your sig pic? if so thats the exact height that i want!
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:14 pm
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also this is what i'm talking about:

5 Inch Spring - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

you can select what size spring and what spring rate you want. just a cheap alternative, kinda.

i just need to find out stock spring specs like inner diameter and height.
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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:19 pm
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I have my OEM set in my garage and my old Eiback set...so if you want I'll measure them and take some pics....btw here is a pic of mine with the Super Slammers

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Old 27 Nov 2011, 11:32 pm
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if you could that would be great!

and that height is absolutely fantastic!
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