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Topic subjectChoosing Suspension
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32800, Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Tein-http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110509890560&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
KYB GR2- http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180486544435&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Tokico- http://streettunedmotorsports.com/parts/tokico_hpk_spring_shock_dsm.htm Another price and shoping on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOKICO-4-HP-SHOCKS-SPRINGS-ECLIPSE-TALON-2WD-95-99_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem4839ebcc5bQQitemZ310209399899QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Choice 3 - http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOKICO-HP-SHOCKS-SPRINGTECH-SPRINGS-Set-95-99-Eclipse_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem53e06cf258QQitemZ360247521880QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Poll question: Choosing Suspension

Poll result (6 votes)
KYB GR2 With TEIN S TECH springs- 352$ (3 votes)Vote
Tokico Sturts&Springs- 411$ (3 votes)Vote
Tokico struts&Sporttech- 389$ (0 votes)Vote

  

32801, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by 1996BlackGSnt, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Kyb was my vote. Even if they sound cheap doesn't mean they are cheaply made. Especially if inside a budget. I suggest getting a spring compressor unless someone is doing this for you. Also I think it's Corbins install but not sure http://www.2gnt.com/?d=Strut_Install
Also might want to invest in the 15$ camber mod http://www.2gnt.com/index.php?d=Camber_Mod. If you need any help more than likely Pm Corbin and he can give you answers to specific questions...
32802, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Thanks for the info...Come on guys we have 11 views and only 1 view whats up with that? I just want some dislikes/likes. Advantages/disadvantages. Some do's/don'ts thats all can you help? Anything. Even tell about another different setup thats really nice?
32804, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by Ebster1085, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I, like many others on here, run the Tokico HP's and Eibach Pro Kit springs. It's a cheap and effective setup, and I have run it for years now. If you want a little more adjustability, maybe consider getting the Tokico Illuminas.

Just my two cents..
32805, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Ebster1085
I, like many others on here, run the Tokico HP's and Eibach Pro Kit springs. It's a cheap and effective setup, and I have run it for years now. If you want a little more adjustability, maybe consider getting the Tokico Illuminas. Just my two cents..

I really like the tein springs over eibach..Not to mention a little cheaper too.

32807, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by RoninEclipse2G, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
The only caution I would have is buying the springs on ebay. too many counterfits floating around on there. Spend a couple extra bucks and buy them from a trusted retailer

Otherwise KYB's and TEIN's
32808, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by xcasbonx, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I voted for the KYB/Tein combo. I don't have any experience with the KYB, however I do run the Tokico HP's with the Tein S-techs and I've never had a single problem now in the past 3 years they've been installed.
32811, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Thanks for your input...If you have any more ideas just shoot them..Like I said I'm about open to anything except coil overs...I will be buying these by this weekend let me know...
32812, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by Star Turbo Talon, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Just buy a Tien Basic coil over setup. Not all that much more than the piece together kits. I regret going with Koni/eibach only because for 300-400 more i could have gotten a much better quality kit.
32813, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by BoostedEclipse, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I run the KYB agx adj. struts and Megan 2" lowering springs and haven't had any trouble yet. Their just high enough where it doesn't hit the bumpstops. Also the ride quality is quite nice.
32814, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Star Turbo Talon
Just buy a Tien Basic coil over setup. Not all that much more than the piece together kits. I regret going with Koni/eibach only because for 300-400 more i could have gotten a much better quality kit.


Thanks for the advice...I don't to do any coilover setup tho...
32822, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by Star Turbo Talon, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
What do you think your buying?
32825, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Star Turbo Talon
What do you think your buying?


Well i was going with the KYB's and the Teins. But one of my local buddies that has a sponsored car says I should use Tokico. But I took it with a grain of salt. So I'm going to do a little more research


What you think Terry?
32826, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by DR1665, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
I ran KYB GR2s and Sportlines on Daisy back in the day. A bit low for my taste, but I got used to it. Drove her all the way to Kansas City and back - through a blizzard - like that.

If I were to do it all over again, I'd go with the GR2s and Pro Kits. Less drop, decent improvement in handling for a mostly street-driven car, very wallet friendly.

My ideal budget setup would be a set of Bilstein inserts, stuffed into some freshly repainted Tokicos or whatever strut body I could find on the cheap to accept them. And I'd do some more research into the springs.

My IDEAL ideal setup would be to contact John Vanlandingham up in Washington to see about a set of his Sooper Bitchin' Suspenders, which would likely outperform 100% of the shiny shit being sold on the to0ner market.
32827, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by RoninEclipse2G, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by DR1665
My IDEAL ideal setup would be to contact John Vanlandingham up in Washington to see about a set of his Sooper Bitchin' Suspenders, which would likely outperform 100% of the shiny shit being sold on the to0ner market.

And outcost 100% of the tooner market :D

(I'm not referring to proper race quality stuff of course)
32845, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by Star Turbo Talon, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Wait a minute....you dont seen to quite follow my point here.......

You stated that you dont do coilover setup

So you are going to what design because the factory itself is a coilover setup there genius.
32847, RE: Choosing Suspension
Posted by baconater3000, Dec-31-69 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Star Turbo Talon
Wait a minute....you dont seen to quite follow my point here....... You stated that you dont do coilover setup So you are going to what design because the factory itself is a coilover setup there genius.


Damn Terry, just ride my ass man...Lol I don't know anything about a suspension but that I know how to do them.
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