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Old 05-25-2019, 12:58 PM
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Maxpeedingrods Install. Will They Be Good?

Well, I went and bought a set of this brand of coilovers. I've heard mixed reviews but I've not seen anyone post about these on this forum yet and maybe this will help people out if they are considering installing these on their car.

I will be installing them on Monday so I will be happy to update my first impressions and over time, update on how they are performing.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:28 PM
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Max peed in G-Rod's what?
They really need an S in there.
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Well to your credit, that’s probably a better decision than owning an RX8 in the Cayman Islands ...
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Well to your credit, thatís probably a better decision than owning an RX8 in the Cayman Islands ...
It's better than that I own 2 lol.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:21 AM
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Spring rate Front :6kg/mm (336 lbs/in)
Spring rate Rear : 10kg/mm (560 lbs/in)

Looks legit!
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:55 AM
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^^ I hate it when my Tuming is swinging. Please report if the *** backwards spring rate fixes it.
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^^ I hate it when my Tuming is swinging. Please report if the *** backwards spring rate fixes it.
I'm just getting roasted for this install haha. I know these are cheaply made but I'm not taking my 8 out on the track. My car just needs something good enough for daily driving and to give the car a low look.

For my purposes I'm hoping these will work just fine. I did some research, it looks like all you need to do is use bearing grease on the pillow ball before install. They are going in the car as we speak so we shall see how it goes.
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You know, you could have just posted a WTB thread for some used quality coilovers.

Oh well, best of luck. Hope those don't collapse on you or something.
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I'm just getting roasted for this install haha. I know these are cheaply made but I'm not taking my 8 out on the track. My car just needs something good enough for daily driving and to give the car a low look.

For my purposes I'm hoping these will work just fine. I did some research, it looks like all you need to do is use bearing grease on the pillow ball before install. They are going in the car as we speak so we shall see how it goes.
We're just having a little fun is all.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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That spring rate ratio is reversed... Should be entertainingly (or dangerously) tail happy.
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Hopefully they messed up the spring rates in the description. You are going to have a very tail happy car. Pretty dangerous for daily driving really.
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Hopefully they messed up the spring rates in the description. You are going to have a very tail happy car. Pretty dangerous for daily driving really.
I believe it's a mistake (among other many typos). The reviews I've heard people says it's almost too soft in the rear. They never make these with higher spring rates in the rear.
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Well, coils are on and oh my God they made a huge difference! I do have one complaint they ride really stiff. There doesnt seem to be any way to adjust the dampening so I'm hopeful that they just need some time to break in. The rear feels softer than the front so I've definitely confirmed this was just a mistake on their advertising department.

The car handles so much better and this is even before my wheel alignment appointment tomorrow! Overall, I'm quite impressed but this is just day 1. I'm hopeful these will last at least a couple of years then I will feel like it was worth the pain in the *** installing them.

But so far, first impressions, pretty astounded how good they make the car feel.

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100 Mile update:

So far, so good. No unusual noises, car still handles like its a brand new car. Ride is still stiff but I'm expecting them to soften as its driven. Still blown away considering I spent less than $300 for this setup, it rides far better than my newer RX8 with its stock suspension. However, the other RX8 I have is an automatic that I got for my Mom to drive so I won't be putting this suspension on that car. Instead, I will be buying a Moog suspension setup using stock springs for more ride comfort. My 6 speed manual though, these are perfect! Don't install if you don't like a stiff suspension setup.
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Glad to hear they're working out!
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Making a stiff suspension is pretty easy, just slap stiff springs on there. Making a stiff suspension comfortable and actually performant is where 'you get what you pay for' comes in. Depends also what kind of roads you're driving on, if you're blessed with smooth asphalt, everything is easier
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Making a stiff suspension is pretty easy, just slap stiff springs on there. Making a stiff suspension comfortable and actually performant is where 'you get what you pay for' comes in. Depends also what kind of roads you're driving on, if you're blessed with smooth asphalt, everything is easier
The roads here are good until you go onto the side roads. Lots of bumps but the suspension seems to be coping. I am noticing some noises the coilovers are making but they are pretty muted and don't appear to affect their performance at all. Can still turn the wheel lock to lock with no noise. I will take the wheels off this week and visually inspect all 4 to make sure nothing fishy is going on with them. 300 miles in and still going strong.
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Odds are good the lower bushings or internal seals will fail in 10K miles or less. Those failure modes usually doom all of the low cost Korean and Taiwanese coilovers on the market.

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If they last me a year I’ll feel as if it was worth it. Currently saving my pennies for a set of Tein Flex. I couldn’t pass these up for the price, I just wanted to try them out.
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Why didn't you just save your money and buy once?

Skip the Teins and go for Bilstein B14 PSS coilovers. They are far better than Teins and will last the lifetime of the car.
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On sale $200 and I was curious to see how well they worked. Actually pretty good so far. I have other upgrades I need to spend money on first so these are working quite well for the time being for my daily driving purposes. If I was tracking this car I would definitely have gone for something higher quality.
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400 mile update. Had coilover checked, front ones needed extra grease. Rears, no issue. I'm a little worried that grease seems to be necessary for the first month to ensure it wears in. Other than that, no bearing failures or anything, coilovers working amazing well.
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What exactly did they grease? Coilovers don't generally need grease anywhere at all. Why did you have them checked?
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