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turborx8 01-05-2010 11:58 PM

Best coilovers for a street driven rx8
 
I figured a set of Tein Flex with EDFC was a safe choice but I just wanted to make sure.

Any info is helpful. :icon_tup:

I8U 01-06-2010 01:37 AM

JIC Magic FLT-A2...great for the street and track.

kersh4w 01-06-2010 01:40 AM

stock?

tein basics?

springs of your choice + koni yellows?

if its just a street driven rx8, coilovers are overkill and really only for e-peen.

turborx8 01-06-2010 02:00 AM


Originally Posted by kersh4w (Post 3377173)
stock?

tein basics?

springs of your choice + koni yellows?

if its just a street driven rx8, coilovers are overkill and really only for e-peen.

Tein basics don't go low enough, thats why I decided on the flex.

I want to have it low enough to get one finger between the tire/fender.

TopGear8 01-06-2010 02:03 AM

If its not driven on the track. Get some Megans. They are cheap, shitty coilovers. But they will slam your car down low and you will be happy with them.

turborx8 01-06-2010 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by TopGear8 (Post 3377196)
If its not driven on the track. Get some Megans. They are cheap, shitty coilovers. But they will slam your car down low and you will be happy with them.

1,050 for shitty coilovers?

For $400 more I could get a new set of Tein Flex from AutoRnD. Then I could get more money for them when it comes time to sell off my parts.

TopGear8 01-06-2010 10:28 AM

^If your not on the track, or have no performance driving experience. You won't notice a difference between Tein Flex and the Megans.

Tein's arent even that great of a coilover.

Huey52 01-06-2010 10:33 AM

Stay stock for street. We already have nice "coil-overs."

Anijo 01-06-2010 11:13 AM

Really what he wants to do is lower the car. Why don't you just do that with springs and shocks?

turborx8 01-06-2010 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by Anijo (Post 3377551)
Really what he wants to do is lower the car. Why don't you just do that with springs and shocks?

Because I drive my car in the winter so I need to raise it back up when the snow falls.

This is honestly the first time I hear negative comments on the Tein Flex coilovers.

TopGear8 01-06-2010 12:47 PM

Because everyone who has them drives on the street and don't race competitively.

pdxhak 01-06-2010 01:06 PM

I have tein flex and love them. I have used them on the track and aggressive driving and they have performed very well.

J8635621 01-06-2010 01:22 PM

I have JIC and I love them. I have mine with a little less than a finger gap and they go can considerably lower.

chiketkd 01-06-2010 01:25 PM

For a purely street driven RX-8 that isn't going to see much (or any) track/autocross time, I'd look at a coilover system that has good high speed damping (to soak up bumps/road imperfections), and spring rates that aren't super stiff.

Something along the lines of the Bilstein PSS9's or H&R Coil-Overs would probably work just fine. These kits typically cost between $1,160-$1,460 from places like the TireRack. FWIW, TireRack lists both of these coilovers for the RX-8 under "Premium" and "Performance Street". Both kits allow ride height adjustments.

imput1234 01-06-2010 01:32 PM

Like topgear said Meagan's sound like they are the best best for you. They go low, and super cheap, you can get them for under 900 if u look around.

You should also look into sprint springs, they might drop you in the range you are looking at.

Gr8Bullet 01-06-2010 01:42 PM

our cars are already pretty low stock compared to other cars....

dillsrotary 01-06-2010 02:11 PM

^ the rears maybe, definitely not the fronts though.

I8U 01-06-2010 02:53 PM

^agreed.

Ross_Dawg 01-06-2010 04:17 PM

Stance GR+ is also a good choice. A bit cheaper than the flex and youll get a better drop variance with those.

thejew89 01-06-2010 04:33 PM

ive got tein basics and cant get a finger between my tire and fender at all. i also daily my 8 and they are great coilovers for street use.

c0ldf1ame 01-06-2010 04:41 PM

tein flex is valved like crap, combined with stiffer springs its nto that much better than a cheap spring + shock combo, i wouldnt even use it for track either

edit: i'd say if ur not gonna track it just get something cheap if u want to go low

turborx8 01-06-2010 04:47 PM

I really wish coilovers would have performance specs that we could compare instead of comparing opinions. lol

c0ldf1ame 01-06-2010 04:51 PM

most companys dont really release their shock dynos, but its not like most people really know how to read them either,

alot of suspension tuning has to do with opinions and preference, if you really wanted performance coilovers be prepared to fork out at least 4-5 grand for "entry level" products

turborx8 01-06-2010 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by c0ldf1ame (Post 3378223)
most companys dont really release their shock dynos, but its not like most people really know how to read them either,

alot of suspension tuning has to do with opinions and preference, if you really wanted performance coilovers be prepared to fork out at least 4-5 grand for "entry level" products

$4-5K?

The mose expensive ones I can find are the Ohlins DFV @ $3,000.

Ok so we have established that the Magan and Tein flex are crap.

The Stance GR+ are reasonably priced. What other coilovers compare to those?

c0ldf1ame 01-06-2010 06:03 PM

someone above mentioned h&r and bilsteins, these are decent choices also, not sure how much they lower tho, i like the bilsteins because they would be easily expandable should you decide to start tracking and you wouldn't need to spend a whole bunch more money on a new set


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