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Old 05-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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Hi,

has anyone measured the springrates on these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAZDA...item2a10cbbe6b
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I got these, which look like the same hardware just different color springs. They have the same coil count as well. Mine measured out to about 540lb/in using car scales for all 4 springs. They guy told me they would be 450 and 350, standard Honda specs. Bottom line is you never know with these guys. I ended up only using the perches and bought all new springs to my specs. It was too bad because the springs were actually pretty nice and straight, just stiffer than I wanted to run at the time.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAZDA...item3cb783bd3c
Even the perches had to be cut to fit right. But it still worked out half price of a Ground Control kit.
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I got these, which look like the same hardware just different color springs. They have the same coil count as well. Mine measured out to about 540lb/in using car scales for all 4 springs. They guy told me they would be 450 and 350, standard Honda specs. Bottom line is you never know with these guys. I ended up only using the perches and bought all new springs to my specs. It was too bad because the springs were actually pretty nice and straight, just stiffer than I wanted to run at the time.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAZDA...item3cb783bd3c
Even the perches had to be cut to fit right. But it still worked out half price of a Ground Control kit.
So those are the springs you sold me?
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So those are the springs you sold me?
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Oh well, my fault for being ignorant and not asking questions before sending money but for the price I paid for 2 springs from him shipped I could have just bought that set off ebay and gotten the isolators that I now need to buy separately.

Again, my fault, my ignorance, but i do feel kind of like he took advantage of me.
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I did not get that set, I got one like it, I paid almost twice as much from the guy that I got them from because he was the only vendor that would reply when I asked about the spring rates. Turns out he was full of crap when he told me they were 450 and 350 springs. His account name has dissapeared now of course. If you need the insulators let me know, I drilled them out to fit the Bilstein shock body but should be able to hook you up. I went with the FCM insulators so don't need the ones supplied with the ebay kit.
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