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Old 04-16-2015, 08:42 AM   #501
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No, i did mean the coupler, i just can't fathom how it'll ever come in contact with the sleeves on my setup as shown.
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Does OP have a link to the eBay coilovers that actually have different spring rates front to rear?
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Does OP have a link to the eBay coilovers that actually have different spring rates front to rear?

They've changed so many times, it's hard to tell.

Original posting was for the black sleeve/perches and blue springs combo. They were 450/325.

There were some red ones floating around at one point that were a 400/300 i think.
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The Ebay set I bought (and never used) are the same wire diameter + coil spacing front/back so the rate would be the same. Good luck finding something with a the rate you actually want. Easier to just build from the parts lists using quality stuff. IMHO
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Yeah, like picking what you want out of the 4 pairs of springs i have for sale.
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Yeah, like picking what you want out of the 4 pairs of springs i have for sale.
Bumped it up for ya. Geez it was like 5 pages deep!
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Woot! Yeah i don't like spamming bumps on my stuff. Bites me in the *** sometimes i think.
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Jessie's Kits on Ebay has silver springs with aprox. 550# springs front and rear.
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I think i need to check mine to make sure i didn't put the sleeves on upside down. Mine are a LOT lower on the shock than anyone elses', and we only moved the circlip down about one inch.
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I think i need to check mine to make sure i didn't put the sleeves on upside down. Mine are a LOT lower on the shock than anyone elses', and we only moved the circlip down about one inch.
Depends on your sleeves. Most of the Ebay ones don't slide down over the C-clip, they just sit on top of it. So you probably have the nicer sleeves that slide over the c-clips.
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Depends on your sleeves. Most of the Ebay ones don't slide down over the C-clip, they just sit on top of it. So you probably have the nicer sleeves that slide over the c-clips.

I do. I have Spec Miata/AllStar/CordyCord sleeves.

But mine sit a LOT lower than Bahurd's did. He had to cut his rear sleeves to get them to clear the top of the shock. I didn't cut mine, only moved the circlip down about an inch, and i'm WELL below the top of the body.
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Both MSM shocks?
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Yep yep.
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I do. I have Spec Miata/AllStar/CordyCord sleeves.

But mine sit a LOT lower than Bahurd's did. He had to cut his rear sleeves to get them to clear the top of the shock. I didn't cut mine, only moved the circlip down about an inch, and i'm WELL below the top of the body.
Rear, sleeve to where the shock body begins to taper = 3-7/8"
Front, sleeve to where the shock body begins to taper = 7"

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Well... maybe i'm ok then. I'm pretty sure that's not a mistake i would have made, i just got a bit freaked out. I was going back through the thread and saw how much you had to cut off of yours to just get where yours ended up.

I didn't cut mine at all.

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Well... maybe i'm ok then. I'm pretty sure that's not a mistake i would have made, i just got a bit freaked out. I was going back through the thread and saw how much you had to cut off of yours to just get where yours ended up.

I didn't cut mine at all.

For reference again.

I cut the rears only because if I ever wanted to put extended top hats on I could without taking everything apart. Figured the upper 1 inch didn't matter anyway so this would give clearance if needed in the future.

I can measure the sleeve length if you want.
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Nah don't sweat it. This setup is on my dining room floor right now, i can do what i need to do in about 5 minutes.
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Here's a potential source for revalving Bilsteins. Approximately $500 for a set of shocks only.

Two-Six Motorsports Shock Packages
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Here's a potential source for revalving Bilsteins. Approximately $500 for a set of shocks only.
Shows as $1650 for me.

I see it's a package, but I don't see any solo shocks.
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