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Old 01-18-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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whats a good suspension setup under $400,because after that i might as well buy tien basics.
i want a little drop,im not looking to slam the car.i was looking at tien springs and kyb shocks...also can i run tien NB springs in a NA.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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honestly, unless you buy it used, I really don't know if its worth it...I bought my Konis, FM springs, and FCM mounts...for like...600?

By the way, we have shocks
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Good setup for under $400 doesn't exist, unless you get a really good deal used.

Buy a set of Koni sports and use them with the stock springs for now. When $$$ become avalible get either FM springs or a GC setup. Or save up the bucks and buy a Tein solution if that's what you desire.
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If you are looking for KYB AGXs, GR2s, or even Tokico Illuminas (maybe spring/shock combo ILK242) let me know.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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KYB AGX + sagging OEM 1990 springs.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:42 PM   #6
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KYB's + ebay coilover FTW
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:53 PM   #7
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you still have yours to get rid of don't you?
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I got Tein S tec springs with KYB AGX shocks. If I could go back I woulda got something to lower it a lil more...but thats just me. But the shocks are good.
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For under 400?
Look for a used MSM set up. They go fast...
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:09 PM   #10
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hey can i use NB springs on NA shocks.I WAS looking at teins.and the nb have more drop.
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I thought the NB springs made the NA ride higher? Don't quote me.
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FWIK...To use NB springs you need the NB upper mounts and shocks with them > the suggestion for the MSM pkg...
A full NB sport pkg(like from an 01) would work as well (it is also Bilsteins)
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hey i saw this, might want to ask him what they are: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...263103892.html
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doing that now.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:51 AM   #15
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i have illuminas with FM springs and love every minute of that driving combination. even on 2 it can be a bit rough on deep potholes but bracing helps a lot too
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For $400 there is no decent setup. Mabye some used Konis and an alignment. You really need to start in the 600 range.
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I paid 600 for my Konis, FM, and FCMs

250 for konis,
100 for springs
250 for FCM stuff
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #18
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I love my agx/GC on ebay I spent:
279 for shocks and 225 for GC's... then I added chikara upper mounts for 179 or somthing and its pretty damn legit. I love it.

then I added some 450# springs for the front and moved my 375s to the rear. even better.
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I love my agx/GC on ebay I spent:
279 for shocks and 225 for GC's... then I added chikara upper mounts for 179 or somthing and its pretty damn legit. I love it.

then I added some 450# springs for the front and moved my 375s to the rear. even better.
You didn't have any trouble with the spring length being different from front to rear?
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I'd get bilstein shocks now, then when you can drop $400 score some ground controls.
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