Arospeed Coilover Shock Kit?

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Arospeed Coilover Shock Kit?

Post by SC62391 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:55 pm

Anyone have them?
Do you think they are better quality than the ones on ebay?
Just want some feedback
I'm ordering the Tokico hp struts too.


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Post by Danteneon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:00 pm

I'll be first.

They look no better than the eBay units. They are crap. Don't do it.
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Post by SC62391 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:01 pm

In that case, best lowering springs? I wanna get lower then 1.5"
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:02 pm

Even if they did look better than the ebay ones... they are crap, don't get them.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:05 pm

If you are trying to go lower than 1.5", your best (cheaper) bet is the Eibach Sportline springs. You will have reduced life from your struts. Just so you know.
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Post by SC62391 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:06 pm

Even with the Tokico struts?
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Post by Adam G » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:23 pm

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Post by SC62391 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:25 pm

Then how low can i go while being safe?

Would the Eibach pro kit be good?
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:36 pm

If you want low and good life, go coilovers.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:37 pm

It isn't just a matter of being safe, but more a matter of the range of operation that the struts are designed to work within. If you lower a car past the point where the struts are deisinged to work, they will not last long.

Some struts are made to work better with lowering springs. I didn't check out the ones you are looking at, but I would make sure that they will work well with them.

The Eibach Prokit springs are a better choice IMO. They won't give you crazy drop, but the car will handle better and the struts will last longer.

And like Sean said, if you want low and better handling, go coil-overs. As much as I like the KWs, BCs will be perfect for your plans methinks.
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Post by SC62391 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:51 pm

The thing is i want coilovers but like a lot of people on here i can't afford them.
O i'm just getting springs and struts for now.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:00 pm

Just so I'm clear, aren't the struts you want like $75.00 each? And the Eibach springs are around $225.00. That puts you around $515-$525

BC coil-overs can be had for around $875-900. It isn't all that much more to save up for.

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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:43 pm

Why do you need struts/springs now? Why can't you save a little to get them?
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Post by theTeejmiester » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:19 pm

just save for the coilovers, better bet in the long run
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Post by sidepipe87 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:19 pm

sportlines or tein s techs will get you the lowest on springs for our car
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Post by OB » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:37 pm

^Yep.

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:39 pm

Prokit with Tokico Blues. 205/50 16 tires
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But for the extra, coilovers will be the better bet. Coilovers may be a stiffer ride, but as low as you want to go, the ride is going to suck regardless. And you get the drawbacks of beating the crap out of the struts, and replacing them much sooner. In the long run, you will have spent more $, and down time. If I had known then, what I know now, I would be on coilovers. Save for a few more months, or beg for $ at Christmas, instead of gifts.
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Post by theColonel » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:09 pm

occasional demons wrote:Prokit with Tokico Blues. 205/50 16 tires
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But for the extra, coilovers will be the better bet. Coilovers may be a stiffer ride, but as low as you want to go, the ride is going to suck regardless. And you get the drawbacks of beating the crap out of the struts, and replacing them much sooner. In the long run, you will have spent more $, and down time. If I had known then, what I know now, I would be on coilovers. Save for a few more months, or beg for $ at Christmas, instead of gifts.
:thumbup: great looking car ... especially the Kaminari Viper front bumper ... more importantly, that's the clearest explanation of coilovers versus lowering springs I ever read ...
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:23 pm

theColonel wrote: :thumbup: great looking car ...
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Post by esteinmaier » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:54 pm

You can always just machine off a couple inches off the struts, cut new threads, and you're good to roll. Then they will actually last longer since there is less natural travel with increased spring rates.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:58 pm

Or do what Hybrid did and cut and reweld your strut towers...
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Post by SC62391 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:51 am

The reason i needed something soon was because i got some srt wheels and they rub on my strut. So i need new tires really bad so i was going to use money for tires too. And i'm moving back to MI soon so i might just save the extra money for coils and throw the snow tires back on.

So are BC's good?
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Post by hybrid-Srt2001 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:20 am

esteinmaier wrote:You can always just machine off a couple inches off the struts, cut new threads, and you're good to roll. Then they will actually last longer since there is less natural travel with increased spring rates.
That is exactly what I did on my car as well as extended top hats. I have yet to blow the struts even with 550 # spring rates
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:54 am

SC62391 wrote:The reason i needed something soon was because i got some srt wheels and they rub on my strut. So i need new tires really bad so i was going to use money for tires too. And i'm moving back to MI soon so i might just save the extra money for coils and throw the snow tires back on.

So are BC's good?
BC's are amazing. they are one of the top coilovers out there. THE top depending on which version you get. i have megan racing coilovers. they're kind of a bumpy ride, but i love the handling.

maybe get these? :P

http://www.modernperformance.com/series ... -2147.html

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Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:55 am

I imagine he's looking for some under 1800 dollars.
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Post by occasional demons » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:56 am

LOL, that would be some balls deep Christmas begging. :rofl:
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:19 am

well it would be an easy Christmas present if your parents were millionaires!

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Post by theColonel » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:20 am

Hudson_Neon wrote: BC's are amazing. they are one of the top coilovers out there. THE top depending on which version you get. i have megan racing coilovers. they're kind of a bumpy ride, but i love the handling.

maybe get these? :P

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Post by SC62391 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:14 pm

Yeah under 900 would be ideal :lol:
How are these?

http://www.modernperformance.com/eibach ... -1653.html

Are these that much better?

http://www.modernperformance.com/coilov ... -1730.html
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