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DarkMatterM4Nov-22-09 08:59 AM
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#32204, "Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"


          

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.

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92 3000GT VR4 - Weekend Warrior
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RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, eclipse982nrRST, Apr-22-09 10:37 AM, #1
RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, RoninEclipse2G, Apr-22-09 05:35 PM, #2
      RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Nightfall, Apr-22-09 06:12 PM, #3
           RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Nemo, Apr-22-09 06:26 PM, #4
                RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, DarkMatterM4, Apr-22-09 09:27 PM, #5
                     RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Moderatorteklein, Apr-23-09 06:04 AM, #6
                          RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Warmage12, Apr-23-09 06:53 AM, #7
                          RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, wordsarize, Apr-23-09 01:19 PM, #8
                               RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, tegster, Apr-25-09 08:43 AM, #9
                                    RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, mitsu95023, May-20-09 10:45 AM, #10
                          RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Fallen4ng31, May-20-09 10:57 AM, #11
                               RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?, Babbz413, May-21-09 07:49 AM, #12

eclipse982nrRSTApr-22-09 10:37 AM
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#32205, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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They ride like shit. Your suspension will bounce like crazy.

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RoninEclipse2GApr-22-09 05:35 PM
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#32206, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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.

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#32207, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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.

  

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NemoApr-22-09 06:26 PM
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#32208, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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+1 on "don't do it". I got talked out of it here and they are right.

  

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DarkMatterM4Apr-22-09 09:27 PM
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#32209, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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?

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ModeratortekleinApr-23-09 06:04 AM
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#32210, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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Nope, its all straght forward for the install!

Youll need to rent a spring compressor.

  

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Warmage12Apr-23-09 06:53 AM
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#32211, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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..

95 RS sold...

  

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wordsarizeApr-23-09 01:19 PM
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#32213, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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...

  

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tegsterApr-25-09 08:43 AM
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#32222, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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.

  

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mitsu95023May-20-09 10:45 AM
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#32304, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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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

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#32305, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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Originally posted by teklein
Nope, its all straght forward for the install! Youll need to rent a spring compressor.


Or you can do it the "cheap bastard" way like some of us have and use a wet towel and a piece of pipe. This, however, can be extremely dangerous.

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Babbz413May-21-09 07:49 AM
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#32309, "RE: Ebay Springs/Coilovers?"
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my springs are from ebay. they are great....they are a tein setup.

  

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