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Old 03-18-2012, 05:25 PM
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drift suspension setup questions

I was looking at the cxracing coilover kit and was wondering if the spring rates were decent for occasional drift use.

ride height adjustable

32 step damper adjustment

spring rates: 10kg/mm front, 5.5kg/mm rear.

for $700, this seems like a decent deal, if anyone has any experience with these, let me know.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:04 PM
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Get stance gr+ thats what i use and i drift the **** out of my car hahaha.... Dont go cheap when it comes to coilovers dude
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If you actually care about drifting.

Go to a drift day.

Drive stock.

Then upgrade as you grow.
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Get stance gr+ thats what i use and i drift the **** out of my car hahaha.... Dont go cheap when it comes to coilovers dude
Stance are cheap coilovers...
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Stance are cheap coilovers...
Eh, Megan and BC etc are cheap, Stance, PowerTrix and KSport are more middle of the road and KW, Fatcat Bilsteins and Ohlins are the top end of what I'd consider the average consumer spectrum IMO.
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The cheap coilovers you mentioned are downgrades from stock for track use though... been there, done that. Stupid chinese manufacturers. Never looked back.
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I'm not sure how you would consider them cheap but as a local drifter its one of the name brands I was refered to buying, since it worked for others and it defently worked for me lol
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700$ for a set of coilovers... it's cheap. and they will all dyno differently one from the other, each click will do different things every time you use it etc.
Again, cheap.
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Originally Posted by imput1234 View Post
If you actually care about drifting.

Go to a drift day.

Drive stock.

Then upgrade as you grow.


just went to one on sunday, also drift on the weekends in a very large vacant parking lot. I'm just not in love with the amount of body roll.

how are the powertrix race coilovers for drifting?
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The cheap coilovers you mentioned are downgrades from stock for track use though... been there, done that. Stupid chinese manufacturers. Never looked back.
Stance is made in Korea.

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just went to one on sunday, also drift on the weekends in a very large vacant parking lot. I'm just not in love with the amount of body roll.

how are the powertrix race coilovers for drifting?
Powertrix is the same thing as stance. Probably the only coilovers offered that'll feel good when your low low.

Don't get CX's racing. They are straight garbage, coilover wise.

Atleast get Megans, they are also garbage, but known.

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I say at the very least get megans If you can have some patience save the money and get stance or something better. I have stance on my 8 love them, they go pretty low too. IF I was balling I would get some MOTON,KW, or Ohlins!
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dont buy D2's they failed a week after install, like they say you get what you pay for. as for a budget coilover look for a coilover where the strut can be replaced DIY
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Originally Posted by imput1234 View Post
Stance is made in Korea.
Still the same ****!
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Still the same ****!
It's cheap, but you can't really compare it to megan/ksport/bc/blah.

It's pretty easy to tell, espacially if your low low.

If they are garbage, I doubt one of the fastest circuit evo in the world would be trusting them.



Granted its not fair to compare a $3,000 stance coil to a $1,200 one. but still.
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Originally Posted by imput1234 View Post
It's cheap, but you can't really compare it to megan/ksport/bc/blah.

It's pretty easy to tell, espacially if your low low.

If they are garbage, I doubt one of the fastest circuit evo in the world would be trusting them.



Granted its not fair to compare a $3,000 stance coil to a $1,200 one. but still.
I'm sure they could make good coilovers but the the ones you can grab almost anywhere are still less than what i'd run. This is a moot point anyway as everybody lives under different standards and has different needs.
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I went for BC Coilovers for mine, I wanted to run Cusco's but as a beginner I just want to get to the track this year, going Cusco would have literally put me back around 2 to 3 months. My build has one priority, get me to the track and I will upgrade as my skill set improves, for all I know I could be rubbish and go a different line so no point buying the best of the best just yet...
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Originally Posted by Fr430n View Post
just went to one on sunday, also drift on the weekends in a very large vacant parking lot. I'm just not in love with the amount of body roll.

how are the powertrix race coilovers for drifting?
I've been drifting once a month for the past 6 months on powertrix race coilovers. I love them but I have never had any others so my opinion my be lopsided.
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although I'm sure they are undoubtedly easier to get it to slide, right? thats my primary goal.

not really looking to track my car, just a drift event once every 2 months or so, this is my DD also.
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What's a good alignment/camber spec with aggressive wheel figment for drift? I've got 9.5x18 +15 thanks!!
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Front camber approx. 3 degrees. Rear as close to 0 as possible. Enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Fr430n View Post
Front camber approx. 3 degrees. Rear as close to 0 as possible. Enjoy!
thats how im running mine aswell and remember to keep your front lower then the rear and it all depends on how you drive if you wana run soft or hard on the dampers
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I agree with imput, drift your car stock then go from there. Work on the driver mod and learn to drift with stock suspension, then work your way up to upgrades to get a feel what each part does. I've seen another rx8 owner who runs stock suspension and disconnects the front and rear endlinks and drifts like a champ. The body roll helps with transitions and initiations, also has more leeway on mistakes. Having too stiff of a suspension makes the car twitchy and if you don't know what you are doing then you will lose control/oversteer/spinout. Dont expect to spend tons on money on parts and expect to drift like a pro, a mistake that I made, you will learn alot about your car stock and our stock car is pretty dam good for drifting. Just get out there with spare wheels and learn to countersteer / clutch kick / ebrake if you have a hydro (stock sucks).

Oh remember to turn off traction control completely, hold the DSC button for 10secs to get the 2 lights

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Originally Posted by Fr430n View Post
Front camber approx. 3 degrees. Rear as close to 0 as possible. Enjoy!
Thanks for the input! Been drifting since march last year. Seat time definitely helps! and so do 17's! Ha! Made the switch from 18's to 17's before last weekends event. I notice quite a difference!

Now time to increase steering capabilities! Anyone done any knuckle mods, extended tie rods?

Thanks guys!!
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