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Old 04-16-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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hello suspension fiends , well I have finally robbed enough banks to get some coilovers ,and have narrowed my choices down to a few sets of coilovers , I would like to know if any one has these and how they perform, I could check subaru review but I would like to hear what the locals think

DMS / 40mm street

Tien / flex

Tien / super street

Bilstien / ?

Apex / world sports

any comments ? / pros and cons?/ good , crappy?

thanks guys
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Old 04-16-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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doesn't Cusco make coilovers too?
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Old 04-16-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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Also try www.morrisdampers.com

I think I'm going to bail on my DMS 50's (maint costs) and go with these guys.
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Old 04-16-2003, 07:43 PM   #4
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If your interested in DMS coillovers, I was talking to Ken at Total Auto Sport. He might giev a Impreza Club discount and from the likes of it, it lokos like a good deal.

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Old 04-16-2003, 08:38 PM   #5
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You forgot to mention Proflex. They make street suspension as well as rally stuff.

http://www.proflex-shockabsorbers.com/

Blistein withdrew their PSS9 coilovers last year and will reintroduce them this summer with the bugs ironed out.
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:45 PM   #6
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DMS way to bouncy for the street even the 40's I've talked with Dave down here in the states and he has them dialed up soft and still too much....I have the Cusco Comp 2's and they ride awesome I think they have about the same handling feel as my AGX and Tein Setup but the Long Road trips and drives overall they rock....Way Smooth...Ron
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:55 PM   #7
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Ken @ Total can get you Ohlins from the Prodrive catalogue. You should have enough as long as you robbed more than one bank.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:07 PM   #8
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Check the Scoobynet BB to see how much people hate their Bilstein PSS9.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:08 PM   #9
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There's also Leda coilovers if you don't want to drive in the dirt.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:10 PM   #10
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What kinda budget do u have? There are also other choices like HKS Hipermax II? Which is more affordable than HKS Hipermax Pro.

Cusco & Buddy Club are also nice choices for Jap made dampers. APEXi WS dampers are made for street that can handle a bit of sports driving, but don't expect that they will have VERY good performance in auto-x or lapping days.

I'm not sure if KYB makes the Super Special Gymkhana for your car u may wanna check that out, I heard quite some good feedbacks on these dampers.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:14 PM   #11
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There's also H&R coilovers
and AVO
and... oh I give up, do a search. I'm off to watch the hockey.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:41 PM   #12
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the one good thing i like about tein FLEX is that it's teflon coated. after one winter with conventional steel and u will know what i mean

u can also use their EDFC controller also for remote adjustment.

also consider JIC FLTA2.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:59 PM   #13
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There are many unhappy members at NASIOC that uses Tein suspension. The Tein suspension makes noise when they go over bumps.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:33 PM   #14
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I hear many good things about the JIC's...

I myself have Cusco Zero-2s.. no complaints so far except for rust on the front camber plates..
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:07 PM   #15
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thanks for all the info guys, its good to know what works and what does not ,and what makes a lot of noise. those proflex evos look pretty sweet, where can you get those ?
has any one had to get their coilovers rebuilt yet ,if so how long and how much ,did you have to ship them out

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Old 04-17-2003, 12:36 AM   #16
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Coilovers can be rebuilt easily by anyone that knows how to use a spanner. It's as simple as taking out the back seat.
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Old 04-17-2003, 12:48 AM   #17
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i am using Zeal B2 and it's good for track
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:33 AM   #18
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zerosports winning.. i love it... i think they are the same as the zeal b2..
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Old 04-17-2003, 10:54 AM   #19
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Quote:
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Coilovers can be rebuilt easily by anyone that knows how to use a spanner. It's as simple as taking out the back seat.
petrie... do u know someone who can do the gas recharge?
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Old 04-17-2003, 11:55 AM   #20
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Gas is really cheap. Just keep the cylinder away from the house. It's about as difficult as inflating tires.
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Old 04-18-2003, 02:31 AM   #21
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Quote:
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Coilovers can be rebuilt easily by anyone that knows how to use a spanner. It's as simple as taking out the back seat.

What's a spanner?

Does it go in your boot or in your bonnet?

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Old 04-18-2003, 03:16 AM   #22
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Quote:
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What's a spanner?

Does it go in your boot or in your bonnet?

I think he keeps a set of spanners the boot next to the torch in the spare tyre well.
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Old 04-18-2003, 12:30 PM   #23
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What's a spanner?

Does it go in your boot or in your bonnet?

Usually kept in the boot.
... and don't start me off on the joys of Canadian English
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Old 04-18-2003, 01:45 PM   #24
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I think when the time comes....which better be soon, I'm going to go with the DMS 40's. Locally bought, locally serviced...best choice IMO.
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Old 04-18-2003, 03:44 PM   #25
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Yeah, locally serviced like every three months.... more often than you change your oil.

Although, I haven't heard much about the latest generation of DMS 40's.

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I think when the time comes....which better be soon, I'm going to go with the DMS 40's. Locally bought, locally serviced...best choice IMO.
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