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Old 12-09-2001, 11:34 PM   #1
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I picked up a set of 30mm drop MRT springs this weekend from Alta Sports in Beaverton OR and had them installed since they have a very well equipped garage and I had time/money to kill.
These are often mistaken for Whiteline springs but are not the same. First off, these are bright yellow, not blue and they do not require coil wraps since they are wound differently than Whitlelines.
The drop makes the front and rear of the car even and parallel with the road while keeping me from hitting the bump stops over the rough stuff. I've hit speed bumps at 10 mph and not bottomed out yet, but I am expecting the springs to settle a little lower. I haven't had an alignment yet but I haven't had any weird steering problems and no creaks or clunking.
The springs, coupled with my Whiteline 20-22-24 rear sway bar set to 22mm really kill the body lean. In fact my friend said that almost all of the lean he saw as I cornered at around 30 mph was from the tires. This should go away in the summer time when I put my REAL rims back on and I get off the stockers.
I expected a bouncy, rough ride but for the most part the car is just as smooth with the exception of really wavy, almost corrugated pavement. The springs need a bit more dampening to deal with really funky, undulating pavement. This is something I plan on fixing with AGXs and camber bolts in the near future. For now, the ride is better than I anticipated and there for good enough until I can finish the suspension mods.
One gripe is I have a tough time driving onto my wheel ramps now even with the extensions on but that's nothing a 2x4 or some plywood can't fix.
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Old 12-10-2001, 01:14 PM   #2
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So after reading this post you mentioned that Adam saved you $700 right on the spot. Is this because he is recommending the KYB's over coilovers?

So I'm taking that you don't mind that they are made for an RS? Personally if I had the money I would it it too, heck I got the camber bolts already.
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Old 12-10-2001, 11:07 PM   #3
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from what I've found so far, using the search function , is that AGX's will work just fine with the exception of not having brake line brackets and needing camber bolts in the rear. Sounds like you're all set Mitch!!
Yeah, Adam and I figured that except for some light track days, gnarly coilovers would be overkill and spendy. I know plenty of people that have run the AGX on other cars and swear by them so I'm not losing any sleep over going this route. I'm not enough of a suspension guru to take advantage of the super adjustability of DMS Golds and such. Now if I ever get to "test" a set of coilovers for free... Mom always said "never sniff a gift fish".
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