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Old 06-25-2012, 03:50 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think using stock end links on a lowered car preloads the bar. The angle won't ideal....but that doesn't mean it's preloaded. The OEM end links are the same length.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:39 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think using stock end links on a lowered car preloads the bar. The angle won't ideal....but that doesn't mean it's preloaded. The OEM end links are the same length.
This. You are worrying too much over over something you are unlikely to notice any change from.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:58 AM
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This. You are worrying too much over over something you are unlikely to notice any change from.
I wasnt to worried about it. I was just wondering of it would have any negative effects
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:34 AM
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Since this thread seems to be the predominate thread we have on this subject I thought I'd copy these links on help with spring binding, etc...

From a post by glnr13 on help with spring binding (thrust sheet): http://www.motoringunderground.com/f...17&postcount=2

http://www.swiftsprings.net/products..._products.html
http://www.kamispeed.com/Swift-Thrus.../SWF.THSHT.htm

Coilover rust proofing wax: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-40...ing-spray.aspx

Another spring binding fix (thrust bearing): http://www.jegs.com/i/QA1/122/7888-109/10002/-1
(from this thread: http://www.mazda3forums.com/showthre...=381006&page=2)
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Nice call Mark.
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Nice call Mark.
BTW, feel free to add or copy over any other good info, tips or tricks that anybody else has (hint, hint Rally ).
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:33 AM
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BC racing be coilovers or the Megan's? Both of them seem to have decent reviews. Looking for something more aggressive than my vmaxxs.
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Gonna be on Megan Racing coilovers as of Tuesday
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:08 AM
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Gonna be on Megan Racing coilovers as of Tuesday
Would love to hear your driving impressions. Are you coming from the tsw springs?
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I'm actually installing Megan Coils / Megan LCA's / 16x8's / 205/50's / stud conversion... All next Thursday & Friday, so I'll let everyone know my thoughts once all done. Also trying to make a exact tutorial hopefully.

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Anyone in the US Mini scene use Standard Suspension coilovers? I'm curious as to how they handle.
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Would love to hear your driving impressions. Are you coming from the tsw springs?
So...time to finally give my driving impressions here. The coils ride very well for a budget coil. I thought the Vmaxx ride was too loose and another person I know did Racelands on his 05 (yikes). The ride on these is MUCH better. It is stiff, but not overbearing.

The ability to adjust the camber, dampening, ride height, shock height is fantastic. I have the dialed in perfectly to where I wanted it to be. With my wheels (17 inch Konig Feather) and 15 mm spacers, I achieved a perfectly flush racy look.

After some HPDE and autocross, the could held up very well. The turn in was very sharp and predictable and the ride is spot on for fast tarmac maneuvers.

For under $1000, I don't know if a better coil than these. I am going to ride these out and possibly change out to KW in the future.

I gave these a good two years before a write up and honestly, they are worth every penny
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