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Old 08-18-2005, 05:08 AM   #1
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Ok I need your help!

I have a 2002 Legacy L sedan (BE) and I am in the market for a adjustable coilover suspension kit. I found some from JIC and Tein, but they are all upwards of $1500. Also the Tein kit is not available in the US... The few sites I know of for getting parts for my car either don't carry anything, or are very pricey.


Anyway. Does anybody know where I can purchase a coilover kit for less then $1500. The year range is 2000-2004, and I live in Colorado (just outside Denver)


Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 08-18-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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If you are looking for quality there is non. just get springs..
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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Yeah, for your price range I really wouldn't bother. Crappy coilovers are just going to cause you aggrevation down the road. I'm with Russell on this, get a decent set of springs and shocks for that amount.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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x3 on the spring sturt combo. I am local to Denver so let me know if you need some help with the install. I have Whitelines with Gr2's on my BE, if you want to get an idea of the ride and look let me know.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:19 AM   #5
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So those JIC AND Tein sets are crappy????? Even if I did decide to save up the $1500+ for the Tein NA set or the JIC FLT-A2 they are not as good as a spring/strut set??

Well I am looking for an adjustable suspension. I enjoy rocking my car low for shows, but want to be able to raise it back up for driving.

Is that possible with any springs/struts?????
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:22 AM   #6
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So those JIC AND Tein sets are crappy????? Even if I did decide to save up the $1500+ for the Tein NA set or the JIC FLT-A2 they are not as good as a spring/strut set??

Well I am looking for an adjustable suspension. I enjoy rocking my car low for shows, but want to be able to raise it back up for driving.

Is that possible with any springs/struts?????
In your first post you said you wanted to buy a kit for under $1500, we were all responding to that. There are good kits for more. JIC is not bad at all, Tein as well, I wouldn't use them personally but that's just personal taste. For me it would be DMS...I've ridden with so many different coilover systems and DMS has proved to far be my favorite....however they are not cheap. If you really want coilovers then buck up and get the good stuff. If not get spring/strut. And asking which is better will just end up getting you a lot of useless information....you need to say what your intended purpose is and what you expect out of your suspension system.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:57 AM   #7
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Oh okay sorry about confusing everybody.

Disregarding price now......

What are some of the coilover kits out there for 2000-2004 Legacys along with where I could purchase them and their prices?

I want a coilover kit mostly so I can get my car low to the point there is no gap between the top of my tire and the bottom of my fender. That is how I will be driving around daily. I understand that it is POSSIBLE to do that with a spring/strut set but it will be a lot easier to do it with a coilover kit, at least to my understanding.....

Sure I will want to be able to get into some racing down the road after I get my engine beefier and I will need to raise my car up for that.

I feel like I am babbling but I want an adjustable coilover suspension kit where I will never have to get a new one. (Probably not never, but not for a long time.)

Show me what there is out there guys/girls!!
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:36 PM   #8
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DMS... JIC... tein.... I dunno where to buy them I think that Tora can help with that one.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:43 PM   #9
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I know Fibuz, Tora and a couple others are running coil overs so I am sure the others will chime in as Tora did. I think you should plan on 1500 - 2500 for a good setup. I would not get the benifit needed out of coilovers to offset the cost so I went with springs. I was able to get all 4 corners done with new struts and springs for under 500 so that seemed better for me personally. I dont really care how it looks I just wanted something stiffer for daily driving.
With my setup my fronts have about 1.5-2 fingers of gap and the rears are just about level with the fender with stock 16's. Its up to you since its your money but for 2000 you could have springs, struts, rear sway, headers and exhust or some new wider wheels and new rubber.

Here is a pic of my car, it is dropped more than it looks. I will try to get a better pic next time I head outside.
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Old 08-18-2005, 01:46 PM   #10
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PDX Tuning is trying to sell us GP Moto Coilovers in your price range. He swears they are supposed to fit our car but he is looking for a guinea pig. There is a thread in here somewhere about it.
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Old 08-18-2005, 03:49 PM   #11
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For what it is worth, you can order tein stuff from your local tein dealer. It will still be expensive, but it is not impossible to get. Goto tein's US website to find your local "dealer". They may tell you it is not possible, but keep pushing it. You may have to call Tein USA to get a part number for the setup and then take it to the dealer and have them order it.

FWIW, my tein setup may be up for sale for significantly less than 1500(or 1000 for that matter) within the next year....unless of course we figure out that it fits on BP/BL

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Old 08-18-2005, 04:05 PM   #12
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I just installed a set of the GP Moto's on a BP/BL....I would have test fit on my car but since they were going on the customers car I didn't want to take that liberty. Plus I was not overly impressed with them and would never buy them so didn't see the need (except no wI see to maybe help soe of you folks out). I can't say whether they would fit but the design is very similar to ours so like PDX I would give it a strong maybe.

I don't currently have coilovers...I have H&R springs with GR2's. I like them but they are merely adequate. I will be getting DMS40's when budget allows. (In the meantime I am saving up for a V7 swap....or other).
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:20 PM   #13
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Here you go:

http://www.calienteautomotive.com/product_detail.php/14161/SF1+Suspension+Kit,+Special+Order+Only+(Front+7kg, +Rear+5kg)
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A little late, dude
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for BE/BH coilover...

for lower price coilover (that available in the US), i would go with Tein flex. about $1600.

for pricy coilover (that available in the US), i would go with JIC. about $2000.

for the best coilover (any brands, not available in the US), i would order from Japan. $900 to $3500.

well, it just me...i do not really trust less than $1000 coilover (in the US market) & ebay seller because most of them do not know the spring rates (which is important for me). i am willing to pay a lot of money for suspension mods more than engine swap or make the car faster.

or u can go with H&R or Eibach springs with KYB struts for other alternatives, hope this will help you.
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didnt even see that, I wsa searching for info on coilovers and just saw that one and answered
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The Tein and jic coil overs arn't crappy. There is a shop called checkpoint racing in the denver area. They will be able to help you make a good decision on what you should get.
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