Ready to Lower 2011 R3 - RX8Club.com

Notices

Ready to Lower 2011 R3

Old 07-07-2017, 08:52 AM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking Ready to Lower 2011 R3

I am looking to lower my R3 with possibly the Bilstein Pss9 or PSS10 coilovers. I have searched a lot of S2 R3 threads and from what I see coilovers vs just springs are the way to go and stay away from spacers. The car only has 27k miles on it and I would like to keep the quality of the stock Bilsteins suspensions will a lower stance. I see a lot of coilover kits are not available for the 2011 R3, so any suggestions would be great.
sneaky91 is offline  
Old 07-07-2017, 09:44 AM
  #2  
Registered
iTrader: (46)
 
9krpmrx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 33,738
Thanked 329 Times in 268 Posts
The coil overs for any year RX-8 will work. You can't go wrong with Bilstein.
9krpmrx8 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to 9krpmrx8 For This Useful Post:
sneaky91 (07-07-2017)
Old 07-07-2017, 12:27 PM
  #3  
Chief Meteobraptologist
iTrader: (1)
 
Loki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 4,441
Thanked 283 Times in 251 Posts
Both PSS9 and PSS10 would be great choices. If you have the budget, Ohlins Road&Track are a going favorite here and are on sale at GoodWin Racing and SakeBomb.

At that point the real question is how much do you want to pay for adjustability. Will you be making shock adjustments? Rebound only or rebound and bump?
Loki is online now  
Old 07-08-2017, 07:21 AM
  #4  
Water Foul
 
Steve Dallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 2,210
Thanked 151 Times in 122 Posts
If you are only interested in height adjustability, you want Bilstein PSS coilovers at around $1000. They are absolutely the best value in RX-8 coilovers. You can move "up" to PSS9, but the rebound adjuster is really just a gimmick. You will play with it for a while and end up setting it on 5 and leaving it there, because that is the only setting that works. Save your $500.

The only other coilovers worth looking at under $2000, IMHO, are Feal.

Ohlins coilovers are absolutely amazing on the street, and are quite capable on the track, at a price point of $2000.

Tein's stuff is OK, but just OK. There is really no reason to flirt with Tein, when Bilstein PSS is available and inexpensive and far superior.

Do NOT waste your time considering anything else--especially Stance, BC, Megan, Powertrix, K-Sport, etc. Those are all junk.
Steve Dallas is offline  
Old 07-30-2017, 06:02 PM
  #5  
Registered
 
sinkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Do you need to use adjustable swaybar ends if the height is dropped?
sinkas is offline  
Old 07-31-2017, 10:16 AM
  #6  
Water Foul
 
Steve Dallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 2,210
Thanked 151 Times in 122 Posts
Yes. The front sway bar should be level with the ground under load. The rear should be pointed up about 30*, IIRC. There should be no preload on either. FYI, MX-5 adjustable end links fit.
Steve Dallas is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Steve Dallas For This Useful Post:
WinnipegSE3P (09-10-2018)
Old 08-04-2017, 01:56 AM
  #7  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
paporx8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 222
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
The R3 already comes with Bilsteins. I had mine lowered and they work beautifully.

Last edited by paporx8; 08-05-2017 at 09:32 AM.
paporx8 is offline  
Old 08-04-2017, 06:00 AM
  #8  
Registered
 
sinkas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by Steve Dallas View Post
Yes. The front sway bar should be level with the ground under load. The rear should be pointed up about 30*, IIRC. There should be no preload on either. FYI, MX-5 adjustable end links fit.
I recall the suspension gurus didnt like your whiteline adjustables links..?
sinkas is offline  
Old 08-04-2017, 07:35 AM
  #9  
Water Foul
 
Steve Dallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 2,210
Thanked 151 Times in 122 Posts
Originally Posted by sinkas View Post
I recall the suspension gurus didnt like your whiteline adjustables links..?
It is important to not that I don't know if they were the right ones for my car. They were sourced and installed by the first shop that did a corner balance. The rears were the right length, but the fronts were way too long. I installed a pair of Flyin' Miata NC MX-5 end links, which are the correct length all around, and some bad behavior I was experiencing in the front went away.
Steve Dallas is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.