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Old 04-26-2001, 11:40 PM   #1
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Post Weapon R coil over kit with stock suspension

is it bad to use the stock suspension with the coilover kit? im not a well financed person but i want to lower my car a little, so i need to find the cheapest yet effective way to adjust the suspension.
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Old 04-26-2001, 11:46 PM   #2
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stay away from weaponR stuff. the quality of their products are ..err.. you know what im going to say. if you want decent suspension, at least get drop coil springs and new shocks.
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Old 04-27-2001, 12:30 AM   #3
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i cant afford that kind of stuff! im 17, my school doesn't allow for jobs being that every teacher makes good use of the 1 hr. a night of hw per subject everyday. so when i do get a little money, its just enough to get small things like and intake or if i wait an exhaust. so therefore, i can afford like 2 struts or the Weapon R or i guess Ground Control is better.
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Old 04-27-2001, 03:02 AM   #4
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how did you get a 2001 RS then out of curiousity
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Old 04-27-2001, 06:29 AM   #5
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Wepon R............makers of fine license plate frames......

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Old 04-27-2001, 07:07 AM   #6
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i wouldnt waste my money on weapon*r trash. i'd save my money and get some real suspension. i good spring/strut combo would be a lot better than anything w/ the name weapon*r on it.
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Old 04-27-2001, 08:46 AM   #7
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stop flaming Weapon R! sure they are crap and what not but i just want to know if i can use the Ground Control threaded bodies with the stock struts.

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Old 04-28-2001, 06:36 PM   #8
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anyone?
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Old 04-28-2001, 08:23 PM   #9
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so what should i do since im on a limited budget?
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Old 04-28-2001, 08:42 PM   #10
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really? but can i use the springs if i decide to get some new struts later on?
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Old 04-28-2001, 10:38 PM   #11
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Yup. The springs should work with the KYB AGXs for example. I started out with the KYB and spring combo, but now I'm getting the Tein HA coilovers. The Ground controls are probably your best bet as they'll work with KYBs if you decide to upgrade to those later.
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Old 04-28-2001, 10:54 PM   #12
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i thought that the GC's came in a size for stock and another for KYB's. will i be able to change the struts and keep what i already own or should i go with the 5zingen?
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Old 04-29-2001, 08:52 AM   #13
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I see where your confusion is. The KYB strut is designed as a replacement strut to work with a stock type spring. It has a spring perch/seat that is desinged to hold a stock type spring. The strut body(the tube part) may be larger diameter as long as the perch is still sized to hold the large diameter stock type spring.

The GC coilover units use an adjustable perch that slides over the strut body(tube). They may make different kits due to the fact the the diameter of the strut bodie vary from mfr. to mfr.

Stock springs and aftermarket lowering springs have the same measurements(inside diameter/outside diameter) and thus fit on stock struts as well as KYB AGX struts.

Hope this helps some.

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Old 04-29-2001, 11:29 AM   #14
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so i should go with the 5zigen if i dont want to buy new springs/GC kit if i were to get a GC kit for the stock struts?
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