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Best coilovers for a street driven rx8

Old 04-28-2017, 11:46 AM
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What is your budget, what is your skill level, and what are your goals?
Budget: roughly 1.2k and my driving skill I would say is good and I'm starting autocross soon
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:34 PM
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Bilstein B14 PSS for $1100 shipped. Every coilover priced below that is basically junk.
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Bilstein B14 PSS for $1100 shipped. Every coilover priced below that is basically junk.
Alright thanks
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Had one of the stock rear shocks blow its top on track (Either because of, or immediately prior to, a high speed sphincter-pucker spin). Rather than go with stock shocks, I decided to experiment on suspension.

Have a set of Tein Flex-Z's on the car since February. This is a car that, 90% of the time is used as a commuting and working horse, with tools in the boot. From a numb-**** standpoint, they're perfectly tolerable on Irish roads. I can't tell of any handling benefits because I haven't reached that level of skill yet.

They are proibably very much overkill for what I do with the car.

They're set to the recommended heights only, and recommended damping rates. They haven't been corner-weighted or anything like that.

They feel good. They're much stiffer than stock, but don't crash hard on rough roads. It's a tolerable sort of stiffness, rather than being utterly bone-rattling.

Had it on track there a week or two ago and it felt great. Flat while cornering. Good feel. Could sense the tyres squirming a lot better.

Had a knock from the front left. Wasn't the coilover- just a bolt that hadn't been fully tightened. There do be the occasional squeaks from the springs but nothing obnoxious.

Drawnback wise - the car is a little bit too low for local roads. There's signs of hits to the sump, catalytic converter and on the underbelly. Some of them from new Mt. Everest type sump-breaker ramps the council installed on my local estate.

Just shows they're pretty durable too.

Maybe some rally suspension might be suitable.
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