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Old 04-23-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Good day,

I am about to order the coilovers, as the new shipment is in. For those of you with the U.S.-valved versions with the 8/6 spring set-up, can you tell me anything regarding whether or not I should swap out the springs to a lower setting now at no cost. This is a city car with auto-x and track day tendencies (about 10 events a season). I hate noises (metal on metal, clunking, etc) and want to try to avoid as many as possible either through the use of rubber sheeting or anything else. Please post your thoughts, I have already searched and read a ton, but never found answers to the above questions. Thank you for your time.

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Old 04-23-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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Im pretty sure the new US Valved versions come with a 7/6 spring setup. Im extremely happy with the way it is now. Its very daily drivable (I drive 50 miles a day both side streets and highway). As far as noises go, JIC's are very quiet to me. Theres the occaisional clunk when hitting bit bumps or potholes or whatever but nothing that would be bothersome.
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Old 04-23-2003, 11:35 PM   #3
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Hey there,
Check out this Thread. It should answer all your questions. btw I've ridden in Kevin's (JIC guy) car and he had the prototype usdm valving set-up on his RS, it rode very comfortably, but was still very responsive. I think you'll be very pleased. As for me I'll be getting spring rates of 9frt/8rr for my Forester and remember as Kevin say's "springs don't make your car ride harsh..Dampers do and vice versa"
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:20 AM   #4
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"springs don't make your car ride harsh..Dampers do"
We do hear that alot. As much as I agree, I feel that someone should point out that higher spring rates do call for heavier damping thus making the rider harsher. I know nothing; that just poped out of my mind. And, yes, please, follow the mentionned link - great thread over there.
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:44 AM   #5
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Pollux, thanks I forgot that part..actually in talking to Kevin I also found out that the original jdm dampers were also slightly shorter and with the longer dampers the car can move like it's supposed to thus taking away the harshness as well. That thread is a great thread I agree..I've been keeping an eye on that thread for weeks now.
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thank you for the responses so far, anyone else have any comments?

besides rear camber bolts (which I have) is there anything you guys recommend I pay attention to prior to installation?


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Old 04-25-2003, 10:39 AM   #7
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:21 PM   #8
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Theres not much that they don't mention in the install instructions on their site. I did my install on tuesday night in about 3-4 hours, including testing runs.

Just make sure you have a jack handle ready to break free the rear strut bolts, even my friends air impact gun couldn't budge them.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:46 PM   #9
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The trick here is to break loose the nut instead of the bolt. We almost rounded off the bolt using a 1.5 ft breaker bar. When we tried it on the nut, it came loose without much effort.

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