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Old 04-13-2010, 12:11 AM   #241
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intercooler and cash for your ricelands maybe?
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Mine should be here on Thursday. This should be interesting with the full set of FM sways.
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Lol over $200 I'll buy them new you ******* Jew
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Go right on ahead, I would be asking less if I needed the money. Have fun taking apart the strut assemblies to re-use your top hats though.

Nicacus, dimensions of the ic and how any chance you have piping for it?
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Go right on ahead, I would be asking less if I needed the money. Have fun taking apart the strut assemblies to re-use your top hats though.

Nicacus, dimensions of the ic and how any chance you have piping for it?
I gotta say that **** was a pain but it was my first time doing any suspension work. $200, new with the top hats on them already is not a bad deal.
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There's nothing hard about swapping tophats.. Already done it twice on my car
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You really feel like proving yourself huh? I'm not saying its hard, and what difference does it make how many times you've done it?

If anyone is interested just shoot me a pm, enough thread jacking has been accomplished.
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Go right on ahead, I would be asking less if I needed the money. Have fun taking apart the strut assemblies to re-use your top hats though.

Nicacus, dimensions of the ic and how any chance you have piping for it?
um dude they are shocks not struts and that is why anyperson who knows what they are doing has a few spring compressors duh.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #249
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Go right on ahead, I would be asking less if I needed the money. Have fun taking apart the strut assemblies to re-use your top hats though.

Nicacus, dimensions of the ic and how any chance you have piping for it?
No plumbing, I sold that a while back. I have an FM intercooler. The smaller one or a bigger one, I'm not sure on the dimensions. I'll check tonight.
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Installed my Racelands last night. Drove a round a bit this morning and have since re-adjusted the ride height a bit higher. The only other suspension mods Ive done to a car were on my old Eclipse. I swapped on a set of Eibach springs. It was pretty horrible and that's really the only modded suspension I've had.

Gotta say that the Racelands are pretty good. You can tell they are a bit more firm but nothing uncomfortable. I think they don't ride as rough as the bilsteins on my MSM. I was even going around purposely hittng rough patches of road just to see how they would do. So far so good.
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Gotta say that the Racelands are pretty good. You can tell they are a bit more firm but nothing uncomfortable.
This. For the price, they are awesome.

and tophats are easy to get off, just don't unscrew them so they come out with the struts.
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I went ahead and got them, i'll post up a bunch of pics and any tech data i can take from them.. as well as install stuff when i do it. i'm only at 78k on my 02 but the ride is starting to take a crapper on me.. so for $275 i'll see how they do for DD to school and stuff
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they should be fine seattle.

also I went ahead an read this whole thread...oh my..I just realized this will prolly be my first post. ohwell, anyway..brain and several other have commented on how this setup should oversteer, going to be talking about the NB for this argument. And I just wanted to point out my experiences. I have had them on for some time, about 7-8 months now, took them on some twisties..and autocrossed a couple of times. I have played with tire pressures and so forth, and I am not sure if its maybe cause of my alignment specs or what...but I am actually noticing it understeers alot.

I dont have an bars yet, and I am not running 0 offset wheels. They do ride very smooth and are very predictable. After reading through I just felt I should comment. I got a feeling its has to be my alignment that is negating the oversteer to understeer. I have considered changing the springs, but I really dont want to make it worse. I think I will get some bars first and then go from there.

anyway...just a little fyi.

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #254
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I'm doing this...

I'll be fine on stock power as far as oversteer is concerned, and also have a few sets of springs I can try out different (softer) combos with.

Looking forward to the rice, 0 offset wheels come next. If you can't BE fast, then LOOK awesome I guess.
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I am actually noticing it understeers alot.

I dont have an bars yet, and I am not running 0 offset wheels. They do ride very smooth and are very predictable. After reading through I just felt I should comment. I got a feeling its has to be my alignment that is negating the oversteer to understeer. I have considered changing the springs, but I really dont want to make it worse. I think I will get some bars first and then go from there.

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Let us know how it works with the Bars and what you end up getting and thanks for the heads up on the understeer.
I'm getting a good alignment and cornerwieght done after I stall them so we'll see how they do. I'm going to run them on stock bars at first to set a baseline and go from there..
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So I read and read and read, then I bought them and they are here. I searched again but still had a question. I bought an NB set for 2002 NB SE. At the same time i got them I got some Konig Feathers and 205/50/15's.

I know every car and setup is slightly different but here is my question:

In order do drop the car 1.25"-1.5" from factory stock on a 2002 SE what amount of threads should be showing on the front/rears ?

I'd like to install them this week and not hve to go back in and re-adjust them for a while then I can move on to other projects etc. If someone else runs them at a similar drop after they have settled, if you could let me know your measurements I'll set mine like that to begin with and drive and wait for it to settle.
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In order do drop the car 1.25"-1.5" what amount of threads should be showing on the front/rears ?
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If you figure it out let me know. I'm going for about that range also. I get mine today(yeah ups) but its gunna be a couple weeksends till i install them and i'm getting everything ready now

I was just going to match up to stock height ones and go up a 1/2" and start working my way down till i get a good height. So I got that part figured out before I go get an alignment/corner weighting done.
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So I read and read and read, then I bought them and they are here. I searched again but still had a question. I bought an NB set for 2002 NB SE. At the same time i got them I got some Konig Feathers and 205/50/15's.

I know every car and setup is slightly different but here is my question:

In order do drop the car 1.25"-1.5" from factory stock on a 2002 SE what amount of threads should be showing on the front/rears ?

I'd like to install them this week and not hve to go back in and re-adjust them for a while then I can move on to other projects etc. If someone else runs them at a similar drop after they have settled, if you could let me know your measurements I'll set mine like that to begin with and drive and wait for it to settle.
You are going to have to dick around with them at least a little. Even if you manage to get them just right at install, in a week they will have probably settled a little and you'll have to set them again.

I'd consider that whole process just two steps in the install procedure, honestly, the final being an alignment after the adjustment after the settling is done.
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Go back to CR.


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A little cheap perhaps. I just want a bit stiffer and a bit lower with the option to raise up for winter (if I drive it again next winter). Im a street only Miata guy right now.
I just bought a turbo kit with xede, wheels & tires, roll-bar, a twix bar (but I eat the caramel first, then clear my palate with a swig of water and then eat the remaining cookie base - oh sooo good) and that gets expensive in Canada.

Those CR guys are awesome, running huge drops and what not. Next fad will be those big old 17" wheels and custom mirrors, body kits etc. Ha kidding, I've always like the clean lines of your SE.

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