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Old 02-05-2002, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default softness hardness on cusco Zero 2s

ok, im running Cusco Zero 2s on my WRx and i cant seem to make the ride soft. its a very bumpy and harsh ride. i have it set at 5 all around. the TEINS seem a lot softer and a much more comfortable ride. What is the softest setting on this? also, what is a good way to tune these coilovers since there are so many different things that can be done. i shouldnt have baught this because of the difficulty and me not being a 100% track person yet.

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Old 02-05-2002, 12:32 PM   #2
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Someone can correct me if I'm worng, but I don't believe you'll EVER get a soft ride with the Cusco's because the spring rates are very high.
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Old 02-05-2002, 05:09 PM   #3
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I used to have these on my car. I belive that 5 is the highest damping rate, I suggest you try setting them to 1. Also, do you know what rate springs you have? If they are what Cusco sent with them, try some a lot softer. Those struts are really only good for track use (smooth track use!) I tried them for A/X and they where not the best. You might want to sell them and get different struts.

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Old 02-05-2002, 05:38 PM   #4
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Hey are you nuts? 5 is the hardest setting!! Just kidding. 5 is the hardest tho. Try setting it at 2 all around. Setting it at 1 seems a little too under dampened for the springs (which are fairly stiff, so you could try a softer set) For the track start at 3 all around and go from there. Personally, I never felt the need to go over 3 even on the track.

Btw, these are excellent for track use and where these really shine.

ps: You could also try to adjust the travel length in the threaded strut housing to get a better ride over potholes and stuff. (Not sure if it makes a difference with really stiff springs)?
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Old 02-05-2002, 08:41 PM   #5
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you will be able to get a bit more from tadjusting the rebound/compression, but not much. Cusco are certainly stiff. they were made for japanese roads that are smooth as a babys butt. not the neglected, havent been worked on in years american highways and byways.

and r5t2 is right. they make a great track setup, but unless your spending 80% of your time at the track, or absolutely MUST have a race setup all day long, then you got the right suspension. this is my opinion, so take it fwiw.

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Old 02-05-2002, 08:46 PM   #6
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I have cusco comp-2's with 392f/285r set on 3 all around and find it perfect for my tastes..wouldn't buy any other product for street use.
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Old 02-05-2002, 08:49 PM   #7
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yea play with the settings, but maybe it's too hard for your tastes. You could lift it to give the dampener more travel.

But I'd start with lowering the stiffness and then if all else fails rise up!
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thanks a lot for all the feedback, this helps and i love this set up. i havent gone to the track yet because of weather but i will be there 24/7 when the time is right.

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Old 02-08-2002, 11:56 AM   #9
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Default Cusco Softness....?

I pm'd you, to ask, but I figured I'd post here...



So, did you lower the settings to their lowest? Much softer? Much easier to live with on NY streets?

Is it a lot softer then what you first tried?

I'm looking at buying these, but keep hearing they are way to stiff for regular street use..... in Omaha, the streets are pretty bad... pot holes and crap everywhere.... (I'm also looking at DMS 40mm with M2 spring setup)

With a coilover, I expect it to be firm, but I don't want it to make my teeth fall out either.

Any input would be appreciated
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Old 02-08-2002, 12:41 PM   #10
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hey kenneth, sorry, i did get ur PM but i did not chnage it yet. that is why i havent responded, i ddi not overlook ur PM. but i have played wit it a little and these r just stiff, if ur going for street/daily driving, these r alright, not that bad.. i had these on for about 2500 miles and its fine. i just feel its bumpy but its awesome. im gonna be doing a lot of track so im just looking forward to having these on the track. sorry for the late response. not much else i can tell u, but these r great, not sure if they're worth 2000, but they r nice and it is nice to say u have cusco zero2rs

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