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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:40 pm

well if they can, go for it, but expect it to be very low:)posibly undrivable;)

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:41 pm

i mean the stock struts are 100mm shorter u said, which is 4". thats about what my drop is now, withthe cut springs. And even with the FD struts, i would get a aftermarket set and be able to raise them to compensate if need be.. we will see what happens!
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby Matsuda9 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:04 pm

i think the issue is the length of the shock AND the shock bottom eye

got to remember the weight difference too :(
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:25 pm

Matsuda9 wrote:i think the issue is the length of the shock AND the shock bottom eye

got to remember the weight difference too :(

yep, thats what i mean.

sentias ground clearance is 155mm...if fd shocks are shorter by 100mm (atleast, it can be more as i didnt measure it properly)
that will make it 55mm of the ground, plus adding all the extra weight to it, you will be sitting on ground;)
not worth it aye?
but if you had fd coilovers and wound them all the way up, maybe you could have 50-60mm ground clearance in the end.
its same as nissan guys fitting s13 shocks onto laurels, except that its direct bolt in, but it makes it extremely low.
my mates laurel with s13 coilovers was sitting 50mm of the ground on highest setting.
maybe you cna make custom coilovers as local guy did it over here...
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i wanted to buy them of him, but hes a bit of a dreamer and wanted $1500 nzd:)
not keen

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:05 am

custom coilovers are extremly expensive in the states. i only have 2 option, this or wait until i bag it. So im looking for any options to work with.. im tryin to see if i can find a set of the supra setup aswell
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:09 am

yeah i was thinking of bagging mine too but it doesnt look so bright if i want it next year(cant really fork out $6000 if i want to go to L.A. in feb:))
but ive met with a local guy who can get me set of coilovers from japan $1300 landed on my doorstep, sucks his container leaves at the end of august, and wife said no to me spending this much before our honeymoon in september,
SO if i save u a decent amount til next shipment, i will get coilovers and few other bits and pieces and call it a day in that department:)

keep us updated if you come by a set of supra susp.

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:00 pm

i will..

its funny that air bag setups arent that expensive in the US...I could get it done for 2k...
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:37 am

jitb wrote:i will..

its funny that air bag setups arent that expensive in the US...I could get it done for 2k...

well 2k us iz about 3.5k nz:(plus install and cert.
i wont touch it myself lol:)

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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby jitb » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:47 am

oh dam i forgot about that...lol

install isnt that hard from what im being told, like wiring up an amp kit.. and running wires..... but i would be scared to do it the first time tho.
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Re: a few suspension options for HD/HE

Postby alpha » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:17 am

well im not a sparkie oops soorry electrician:)
and yeah i have no clue on how to install amps and stuff, i can do basic speaker wiring and stuff but thats it:)
and yeah i rather get it done in the shop, you know warranty and stuff and you will know they wont screw it up, i dont have balls to play around with 6000 and a car it self, something goes wrong and yeah, ure out of pocket:)


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