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Old 02-01-2004, 04:18 PM   #1
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Anyone see the write up on "low-cost coil-over"s? It is in the January of 2004 issue of "turbo and high-tech performance" magazine with the silver skyline on the cover. I can't find it on their site and wanted to hear if anyone tried it, and what results they got?
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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...i'm curious too,...bump up ^^^
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Old 02-02-2004, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 02-03-2004, 10:04 PM   #4
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bump, anyone see it?
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:59 AM   #5
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:14 PM   #6
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Are you talking about the NRX suspension? NRX was in an article recently and I can't remember if its the same article you are referring to.

If you are looking at the NRX suspension, yes I know about 10 people using that setup that auto-x in Southern California.

What do you want to know?

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Old 02-05-2004, 03:48 PM   #7
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nope sorry, its not nrx, its basically modifying your stock struts and stock suspension, and they added springs. Either way it was like less than a grand said and done, seeing if anyone saw that?
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Old 02-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #8
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well, i never saw the article... but here's my guess:
they were probably talking about the koni inserts. basically you have to disassemble and cut your stock struts (supposedly not that hard an undertaking) and mate them to the koni inserts. then maybe they added some springs, like prodrive or something.

then again, if you are looking for coilovers for under $1k, check out tein. they have a wagon set for under $1k, and it works for sedans too. tein also plans on releasing a set similar to the wagons called the basic damper. main difference that i can see. the rear has much stiffer springs.

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oh, and the teins i mentioned are only height adjustable, not dampening.
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That's what the NRX suspension does. You use your stock strut housing, cut off the spring perch, mount the coilover sleeve and go from there. They offer camber plates for front and rear as well.

Take a look at NRX and see if this is the same thing you are talking about.
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that's interesting... i've never seen that before. do you have any experience with these???
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I know of around 10 people that use this system in WRXs at Southern California autocrosses. They seem to like them. Can't beat the price and you get coilover advantages like ride height adjustablity and a stiffer spring, but the spring rate is not too much for the stock damper. I think they use a custom rate Eibach spring.

Obviously with the stock strut these do not have damping adjustability but I'm pretty sure NRX offers their coilover kit with Konis or KYBs or something as well.
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are these the same things on ebay? the coil over kits for less then 100bucks?
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Nooo, the NRX kit is a pretty cool kit. Lots of testing and research.
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