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Old 03-31-2010, 02:41 PM   #21
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Did they now? Because NA Bils have lower perches, do they not? Sorry about that... my mistake.


So aside from tophats and bumpstops, anything else I need? I bought these. They have a spring isolator for the top. I've read something about another tapered nut or something?

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All this stuff is starting to add up... lol making it as expensive as coilovers.
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Yeah, sorry, I only had NB Bilsteins next to Konis.

Shaikh told me once that the NA Bilstein perch IS lower.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:54 PM   #23
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Hrmm... time to do some searching.

Logic would assume, that if they are in fact lower and I go with a 6'' spring I should have no problem hitting the 12'' height I want. Or go with a 7'' spring (cheaper and easier to find) and settle with 12.5''.

Decisions decisions...
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seriously just call shaikh. he's the expert on bilsteins.
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That's what I am going to do.
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Did they now? Because NA Bils have lower perches, do they not? Sorry about that... my mistake.


So aside from tophats and bumpstops, anything else I need? I bought these. They have a spring isolator for the top. I've read something about another tapered nut or something?

1993-1997 NISSAN ALTIMA S ADJUSTABLE LOWERING COILOVERS : eBay Motors (item 320420536784 end time Apr-02-10 18:43:46 PDT)


All this stuff is starting to add up... lol making it as expensive as coilovers.
I've had two sets of those. There 450/350, 6", 2.5 springs. My dad is actually running those collars with na bilsteins, I'll try to get a pic. He is also on 450/350 at the moment until we can find a higher front spring. Dont use tthe isolators, just let the spring rest on the top hat.
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Falcon and jacob300zx, why are you guys using the 93-97 Altima coilover sets? Are they larger ID sleeves to fit the larget Bilstein body? Are there any other vehicle sets that will fit as well? I am trying to find a set similar to the ones shown in your links but am not having any luck. There are several others avaliable on ebay, but I would rather get something I know someone else has used on a miata. Most of the vendors can't even tell you what the spring rates or lengths are on their coilover kits.
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They were for miata's back in early 2010, that might have changed since then. Try the ebay coilover thread on miata.net.
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I think 46mm is the better bumpstop choice-at least for the rear. The 36 are much stiffer initially.
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Oh, so the miata coilover sleeves fit the larger diameter bilstein shock bodies? I thought maybe the Altima ones would be needed due to a size difference. I am only planing on using the sleeves with my own springs, but am trying to avoid fitment issues.
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the sleeves are all the same. don't be fooled by the "miata fitment" or "altima fitment" BS. They all come out of the same factory and are all universal.
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Gotta love "one size fits all"!
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