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Old 05-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Talking Manzo Performance Coilover Suspension Review



I've contacted Manzo Performance about these newly released coilovers to see what they were all about.
I was informed that these coilovers are designed for street use and some occasional track/spirited driving.
That was exactly what I was looking for!
Eventually decided to pick up a set and try them out.

Features:
-15 levels of damper force adjustments with affirmative clicks from "Soft" to "Hard" settings
-SAE-9254 steel springs
-CNC machined precision parts
-Lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum alloy brackets
-Fully adjustable height
-Includes Spanner wrenches to adjust coilover height

SPRING RATES:
Front - Length: 200 mm / Spring Rate: 8 kg
Rear - Length: 200 mm / Spring Rate: 6 kg

DAMPER SPECS:
Front - Stroke Length: 118 mm / Casing Length: 270 mm / Piston Rod Diameter: 20 mm
Rear - Stroke Length: 143 mm / Casing Length: 300 mm / Piston Rod Diameter: 20 mm



Out with the old shocks and springs


In with the new Manzo Performance coilover

Installation was really straight forward and no instruction was needed to install.
Pretty much if you know how to remove the factory shocks and springs you can get these coilovers installed with ease.
Everything bolted up fine. Removing old shocks/springs and installing these Manzo coilovers only took under 2 hours.

These are the M600 series coilovers. They don't come with front camber plates but
I've been informed by Manzo that the will be releasing a Camber plates options later.
Camber for me wasn't really an issue because I was only looking to run -2.5 degrees of front camber and 1.5 in rear.
So the factory camber adjustment with the use of some camber bolts was able to do that without the need of Camber plates




As you can see there's still a lot of room to lower the coilovers. The Manzo coilovers has enough adjustment so that you can pretty much drop your Subie to the ground!
I've chosen not to slam my car since the car is being shared between me and my GF
The GF daily this WRX during the week and becomes my weekend warrior.




Have had these coilovers on for a few weeks now and have ran them on the soft dampening settings 1-3 clicks of dampening and so far the ride is not bad. It's definitely stiffer than stock but not overly stiff where it's unbearable for daily driving.
My GF has driven on these Manzo Coilovers much more than me and she says they ride much better than the shocks and springs (KYB struts & Eibach Springs) that were on the car before. Iím guessing this is due to the fact that when installing lowering springs on OEM type struts causes the strut bottom out or strut to be lowered more than its optimum range of travel causing a harsh ride. With these Manzo Performance coilovers. There are no issues with bottoming out because thereís a perch adjustment to lower the coilovers instead of lowering the spring. So no matter how lower you go the ride will still be the same with these coilovers.
The ride is still very comfortable. Will be taking these coilovers on for a spirited drive soon and start playing around with the dampening.

Stay tuned!
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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how much did they run you
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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how much did they run you
These are MSRP at $850 shipped to your doors
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How they holding up?
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:58 PM   #5
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How they holding up?
Holding up good still. Daily on them everyday on the softest dampening setting.
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