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Topic subjectEbay Springs/Coilovers?
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32204, Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by DarkMatterM4, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
How many of you guys are running suspension parts from ebay, meaning generic springs/coilovers? Let me know how the ride quality is and how difficult are they to install. Thanks a lot.
32205, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by eclipse982nrRST, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
They ride like shit. Your suspension will bounce like crazy.
32206, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by RoninEclipse2G, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
spend some real money and get a qualtiy namebrand product. ebay springs are chinese knockoffs that have no quality control whatsoever. usually they start by riding like crap, then they sag quickly and throw off all your careful alignment adjustments. if you're really lucky they'll break before your struts blow out from the sagging.
32207, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by Nightfall, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Ebay coilovers feel like you're riding on all flats, don't do it. Now if you can find a set of new/used Eibach prokits/sportlines on Ebay, then I say go for it.
32208, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by Nemo, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
+1 on "don't do it". I got talked out of it here and they are right.
32209, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by DarkMatterM4, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Wow. I didn't think they were THAT bad. Alright, I guess I'll spend the extra few bucks and get Eibachs. How difficult is it to install springs on these cars? I know on my VR4, it's pretty easy. Are there any special obstacles that I will encounter?
32210, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by teklein, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Nope, its all straght forward for the install!

Youll need to rent a spring compressor.

:thumbsup
32211, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by Warmage12, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Thank god mitsu's are easy when it comes to suspension install. Really. They are. JUST REMEBER TO DISCONNECT THE SWAY BAR...OR YOU WILL HATE YOURSELF...:rolleyes
32213, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by wordsarize, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
DONT DO IT! i bought the ebay GT Racer coilover springs n they were horrible!!! every LITTLE bump felt like i was destroying the car and in fact, they blew all my shocks... so i got H&R Race springs that lowered the car 1.4" in the rear and 1.7" in the front and Koni Red Special shocks and ride quality is beautiful...
32222, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by tegster, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Just follow this. http://www.2gnt.com/index.php?d=Strut%20Install

And as long as you dont have too much rust or seized bolts it doesnt take very long and isnt very hard to do at all.
32304, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by mitsu95023, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
i fell into the ebay trap of cheap coilovers a few years back it was a waste of time and money, the ride height looked great but driving it was a nightmare
32305, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by Fallen4ng31, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by teklein
Nope, its all straght forward for the install! Youll need to rent a spring compressor. :thumbsup


Or you can do it the "cheap bastard" way like some of us have and use a wet towel and a piece of pipe. :P This, however, can be extremely dangerous.
32309, RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?
Posted by Babbz413, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
my springs are from ebay. they are great....they are a tein setup.
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