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Old 01-06-2010, 06:24 PM
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Stance are great for the price and it will drop you like theres no tomorrow
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SiLVeRE8 View Post
Stance are great for the price and it will drop you like theres no tomorrow
Would the Stance be too harsh for the street?
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Would the Stance be too harsh for the street?
No.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RawrX8 View Post
No.
Well then, I will give them a shot!

Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by TopGear8 View Post
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.
I did some reading on the Megan and Stance coilovers and noticed that you owned both.

Could you give us a quick write-up on the differences?
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by turborx8 View Post
$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?
Then you're not looking very hard. J/K JRZ and Moton make a set for the 8 that run between 10k-15k USD. When I worked for ROAR Racing we ran JRZ's until the Koni adjustables became mandatory. We have a couple sets left now that the team is no more, if you're interested. These are definitely not entry level.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:25 PM
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Then you're not looking very hard. J/K JRZ and Moton make a set for the 8 that run between 10k-15k USD. When I worked for ROAR Racing we ran JRZ's until the Koni adjustables became mandatory. We have a couple sets left now that the team is no more, if you're interested. These are definitely not entry level.
WOW. That would be retarded for a street car though.

I want a coilover system that has adjustable shock bodies. That way adjusting ride height has no effect on how the suspension travel is divided between compression and rebound. Which is to say, you can go as low as you dare, or as high as you need to, and you donít need to worry about running out of travel, either in compression or rebound.

So far the Stance GR+ fit the bill and I found a brand new set for $1235.
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@i8u, how much would u sell the JRZs for? im curious haha, tho i'd probably never be able to utilize it,

just found this, pretty good read

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/art...king-behavior/

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by turborx8 View Post
WOW. That would be retarded for a street car though.

I want a coilover system that has adjustable shock bodies. That way adjusting ride height has no effect on how the suspension travel is divided between compression and rebound. Which is to say, you can go as low as you dare, or as high as you need to, and you donít need to worry about running out of travel, either in compression or rebound.

So far the Stance GR+ fit the bill and I found a brand new set for $1235.
Another bonus for the stance is that there is a complete DIY for those specific coilovers
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Originally Posted by Ross_Dawg View Post
Another bonus for the stance is that there is a complete DIY for those specific coilovers
Link?

I did a title search for "stance" and could not find any DIY threads.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:42 AM
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Originally Posted by thejew89 View Post
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.
I'll second this. I'm not sure how low exactly you want to go but i cant stick my finger in between the tire and fender either and i have like a half an inch to go until they're completely slammed.

I've also had multiple track day and autocross instructors compliment me on how good the suspension feels when they drive my car.

They're great for the street and good on the track. They've treated me very well but i'll definitely be upgrading to get more adjustability and higher quality dampers now that i at least kind of know what i'm doing out there
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I don't think anyone has them but I plan on giving the eibach multi-pro r1 a shot. 400/275 linear springs with helpers front and rear. Monotube with 46mm piston. Adjustable damping (compression and rebound together.) stainless steel. And can be had for around 1300. Sounds like a great street setup to me, and from a reputable company. And I also read that the dampers are made by KW
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^interesting, be sure to give us feedback. Lionzoo, a member here developed his own coil overs based on revalved bilstein shocks and used 380/280 f/r springs with tender springs. With the right valving on the shocks his car wasn't harsh at all, felt pretty much stock but firmer. I drove his car a couple of times and now i am going down the same path. Before that i was looking at Ohlins coil overs and they were also using the same spring rates.
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Originally Posted by -RX8- View Post
I don't think anyone has them but I plan on giving the eibach multi-pro r1 a shot. 400/275 linear springs with helpers front and rear. Monotube with 46mm piston. Adjustable damping (compression and rebound together.) stainless steel. And can be had for around 1300. Sounds like a great street setup to me, and from a reputable company. And I also read that the dampers are made by KW
They can only lower the car 1.8" though.
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Originally Posted by turborx8 View Post
They can only lower the car 1.8" though.
For a finger-gap all around, you only need about 1" rear and about 1.6" front. Depends on tire size obviously, but that was for 245/40/18 or 275/35/18.
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Originally Posted by turborx8 View Post
They can only lower the car 1.8" though.
That's more than enough. You don't want to go to low either. You throw your roll center off when you got too low. Before you know it your roll center is underground and you need super stiff springs or sway bars just to keep body roll in check.

Of course for most people it won't matter, but if you're after every ounce of performance you can get out of your suspension 1" is as low as you should go. And really it's closer to .5-.8 in actuallity
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^True.

Be careful with the Eibachs.

https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-racing-25/info-eibach-multi-pro-r1-coilovers-170004/

I almost went that way. Ended up with the KW V3s. Excellent units - adjustable, comfortable, fast. Not an adjustable shock body length, but then I get more droop travel than an adjustable body-length system would.
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We still havet determined what coilover system would be best suited for the street.

I guess its safe to say any coilover system with low spring rates would be more comfortable.

I just want adjustable ride height while keeping the feel stock and the option to stiffen the dampening.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:21 PM
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Just came back from some crazy mountain fun... and the stance handles like a dream (Been there before with stock suspension and this is the first time taking the 8 up there with stance installed). The difference between stock and stance is a crazy night and day difference. And just a heads up, the stance are kind of harsh and you will feel the road.

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Old 01-09-2010, 12:09 AM
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Deciding what coilovers you want based on finger width of fender gap and "how slammed" you want to be is the most retarded way to select a suspension system possible. Unless you just want to trailer your car around to car shows that is.

your choice though.

If you want something that you'll enjoy driving as well as improved performance how about you read up on all the great threads in this suspension forum that have some great information on how and what to look for in a suspension instead of starting a useless thread that no one can ever provide you with the right answer for?

Search eric meyer's threads and then come back and ask us some intelligent questions.
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Just came back from some crazy mountain fun... and the stance handles like a dream (Been there before with stock suspension and this is the first time taking the 8 up there with stance installed). The difference between stock and stance is a crazy night and day difference. And just a heads up, the stance are kind of harsh and you will feel the road.
Still harsh on the softest setting?

The roads here are pretty rough. Damn winters!!!
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Well they are 10k front and 6k rears and have 15 clicks. I usually do 9 clicks front and 5 clicks rear daily driving (from softest to stiffest). That is already pretty stiff and I can feel almost everything on the road. The road aint that rough, but once in a while there would be some bumps and I can definitely feel that my car is like a go-kart (stiff and bumpy).

IMO if you are looking for comfort, a great amount of drop, and not much of a fan of handling... Then go for something more basic like the tein basics or megans. I have a friend with tein basics and it actually rides pretty comfortable, but performance wise... not that great. (he said he had a hard time keeping up, but he was also driving something else lol)

But overall they are great coilovers for the price if you dont mind the stiffness

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Old 01-09-2010, 04:22 AM
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KW Variant3, but it will cost you somewhere between $1800 - $2000, and yeah real racing coilovers will start around $5000+ complete

otherwise if you're too cheap to buy anything with real valving you might as well just stay with the OE suspension or go buy a Honduh because all that cheap sh-t is just that, cheap sh-t. That's why they can mount electric controllers on top because they aren't anything more than simple needle valves which are total crap for valving adjustment, but it sounds cool and is simple with numerous click settings that all the poseurs think make them fast just because it rides hard when they turn the **** up ...
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Why don't you just order 2 sets of D-Specs, and 1 set of lowering springs. They will cost you less, and you can re-use your stock spings on the second set. They are adjustable, and they won't break your pink piggy bank!
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