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Post by twofortyrida » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:51 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NISSAN-S ... 1c14989840 lol I'm thinking about it...let the flaming ensue.

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Post by Jus14 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:10 pm

Hard to say no with a 100% feedback on there.....
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Post by supakat » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:23 am

same as godspeed/emusa and whatever else came out of that plant. Do a google serach for emusa review and see what you come up with. I have been tempted with $500 coils but i dont want to kick myself in the ass later. I am on s tech springs with kyb agx and no issues after 4 years of having the car.
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Post by beercandrifter » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:52 am

lol for just the camber plates and top hats that would almost be worth it.

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Post by smbonn2005 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:34 am

I ran the EMUSA coils on my S14 before i pulled the motor, they honestly arent that bad of a coil for the price, only thing that was starting to get on my nerves was there was a little bit of coil bind when turning. A couple torrington bearings would take care of that in a jiffy though.

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Post by Jordan Gladman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:44 am

These Ebay/Emusa coil overs are COMPLETE GARBAGE. NEVER let anyone buy them!!!

The stantion tube moves conciderably within the shock body. Because the S chassis suspension rides on this axis of motion, it will create shaking, poor handling characteristics and premature seal failure. Mine never ended up leaking in the 1+ years I ran them, but you could grap the wheel and move the top of the wheel in and out 1/4" because of the play in the shaft on the shock.

Dont waste your money!

Spend a couple hundred more and get Megans, NEX, K-sports etc. It really isnt worth it. I spent a bunch of money trying to resolve my 50mph steering wheel shake and it ended up being the junk coils. Unless you like your steering wheel to shake on the highway, save another pay check. You wont even be able to get your car aligned properly.
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Post by nelson240sx » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:25 pm

Jordan Gladman wrote: The stantion tube moves conciderably within the shock body. Because the S chassis suspension rides on this axis of motion, it will create shaking, poor handling characteristics and premature seal failure. Mine never ended up leaking in the 1+ years I ran them, but you could grap the wheel and move the top of the wheel in and out 1/4" because of the play in the shaft on the shock.
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Post by bmitchell_ga » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:35 pm

nelson240sx wrote:
Jordan Gladman wrote: The stantion tube moves conciderably within the shock body. Because the S chassis suspension rides on this axis of motion, it will create shaking, poor handling characteristics and premature seal failure. Mine never ended up leaking in the 1+ years I ran them, but you could grap the wheel and move the top of the wheel in and out 1/4" because of the play in the shaft on the shock.
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I work at emusa and wouldn't buy them even though i get a big discount on them. Cheap struts on a McPherson setup = fail
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Post by twofortyrida » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:45 pm

Wow I really appreciate the feed back guys. I could buy 1000 dollar coils if I wanted but I just think its overkill for a full blown street car. I'm not worried too much about ride quality because I'm getting a suby for the dd until my 302 swap is done. But if you got some rear coils I'm interested I might be getting some front ksports for 200 something without shipping figured in.

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Post by bmitchell_ga » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:26 am

I hate my k-sports j/s. Get you some eibach's or tein's on some kyb struts. They would probaly suite your needs better. I would research the weight differences and see how that's gonna affect ya before I just bought something. . 02's
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Post by twofortyrida » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:50 am

true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.

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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:06 am

twofortyrida wrote:true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.
Get fatter tires. I hate low-low profile tires and especially stretched tires. Get some meat on those wheels.

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Post by k12ispl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:48 am

supakat wrote:
twofortyrida wrote:true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.
Get fatter tires. I hate low-low profile tires and especially stretched tires. Get some meat on those wheels.

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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:55 am

She turns good. I don't auto x or drift but street drive and it is good for me. No body roll and stiff but not bouncy. I have upper strut bars front and back and lower strut bar in rear. I also put solid sub-frame bushings and upgraded the front sway bar rubbers to energy suspension.
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Post by k12ispl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:23 am

yea ive been wanting to run a similar set-up, eibach springs on kyb gr2's, i dont do much auto x either, i hate spending $75 for putting my car on the track, but occasionally i like to kick it sideways when its raining so i think a basic suspension set up like you have named above should do me well
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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:33 am

I will eventually do coil overs but I dont want to spend that much right now. This simple setup is working fine and has been in the past. Next major upgrades are z32 tranny and rims.
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Post by Jordan Gladman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 am

supakat wrote:
twofortyrida wrote:true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.
Get fatter tires. I hate low-low profile tires and especially stretched tires. Get some meat on those wheels.

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Doesnt look very good to me. Lowering springs simply dont cut it on the S chassis. I concider a 3" drop the heighest I would ever go with coil-overs.

There are tons of other coil overs in the $700-$1000 range that are great like I listed above. Just dont touch the super insane cheap chinese ones.

I work rework the priorities and do the coils before the Z tranny. Coils are a must and almost always a first mod for me.
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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:12 am

different strokes for different folks. I would rather spend the money on the tranny than coils. If I buy coils and tranny goes, I got a car that cannot move until I get the tranny. Also I dont care for the slammed look that much. While it does look good, i dont want to have to roll fenders or run stretched tires so I can ride lower which runs risk of putting a hole in my oil pan or damaging other components. I want to drive without having to worry about clearing speed bumps, pot holes, sewers, etc. Driving a low car is a f*ucking pain. When I get coils, it will not be super low and so much negative camber just to fit the wheels. So my basic statement is the pros do not outweigh the cons.
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Post by twofortyrida » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:13 am

I'll try to post a pic. Like if I had it another inch or 2 lower it would be so sexy.

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Post by Jordan Gladman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:09 am

To each their own. I find with coils the car is an inch lower but the suspension is much stiffer so you actually bottom out less. Eibachs are only 2" low but they have a lot more travel and will compress just as far. You get used to coils and adjust your driving style, I cant remember the last time I harsh bottomed out a 240 and I live in pot hole city.

This was my last ride height, I was running some pretty tall tires too.

These were the Emusa's, but again, I wouldnt buy them ever again!

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Post by bmitchell_ga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:23 am

twofortyrida wrote:true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.
It may sit even lower with your v8 swap.
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Post by Jmcc » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:32 pm

bmitchell_ga wrote:
twofortyrida wrote:true but even with the teins and kybs i have it still looks like a mondter truck with 17s lol.
It may sit even lower with your v8 swap.
why would it sit lower?? i had a 318ci in my car and it sat higher in the front :?


i like the eibach sport line springs. i still rock em and the ride isn't all that bad.
but for coils don't waste the money on those junk get some bc coilovers.

i have delt with sevral pairs. 08 john works mini and on a 05 gti.
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Post by supakat » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:37 pm

definitely to each their own. I am in south Florida and there is always construction. I have always liked your rim choice. She looks good especially with the stance which springs cannot do. I understand what you mean about the coils and springs. I am planning on doing my 5 lug swap when i get money to buy rims. I already possess the full swap.
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Post by twofortyrida » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:55 pm

Maybe theres not that big of a difference with aluminum heads and no ac on the sbf. That still doesn't solve the rear.

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Post by emo_tactical9 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:04 pm

supakat wrote:different strokes for different folks. I would rather spend the money on the tranny than coils. If I buy coils and tranny goes, I got a car that cannot move until I get the tranny. Also I dont care for the slammed look that much. While it does look good, i dont want to have to roll fenders or run stretched tires so I can ride lower which runs risk of putting a hole in my oil pan or damaging other components. I want to drive without having to worry about clearing speed bumps, pot holes, sewers, etc. Driving a low car is a f*ucking pain. When I get coils, it will not be super low and so much negative camber just to fit the wheels. So my basic statement is the pros do not outweigh the cons.
That and some people don't like their control arms to point up.
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Post by Jordan Gladman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:25 pm

Breast implants are by no measure healthy, but they look pretty good. :roll: :oops:

Sometimes looks>function. Wheel gaps are the equivilent to buck teeth.
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Post by twofortyrida » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:08 pm

:werd: I love you Jordan. I'm 99% of the time a person who you would consider a fuction>form kinda guy but........I luv me sum perty teef. Wheel gap.....ugghh

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Post by Jmcc » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:10 am

Jordan Gladman wrote:Breast implants are by no measure healthy, but they look pretty good. :roll: :oops:

Sometimes looks>function. Wheel gaps are the equivilent to buck teeth.

lol i got a guy around me with a rb25 1990 240. with 18"x9" xxr rims front and rear and stock ride hight.

i asked him if he was ever going to lower it? he told me no!! :? its fast he putting down close to 500hp but it looks like a damn monster truck with a front mount lol.

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Post by twofortyrida » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:14 pm

^^ Yeah who cares what it looks like at 500 ponies lol. But check out my link above and tell me it wouldn't sit so pretty with another inch or 2 lower.

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