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DiSRuPTiV
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Honestly I would have to go dg-5. Driftspeed has them at a really good price right now. I'm not sure if I can post the price on here but it's not much more than Megan v2's and it comes with the spindle too.
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i need a very stiff spring coil over i got a tocama engine in my car turbo n engine is heavy need pair stiff springs thanks
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look on the enjuku racing have magan coil overs n also got the new one you looking for
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ksport is valved by greddy, but costs half as much, is fully adjustable for compression, rebound, ride height, etc, plus camber plates too.



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honestly the megans might be right for u with a spring change.. the valving is very harsh on these i feel.. u can change sprign rates on any coilover out there though..even if the company doesnt offer it themselves.. all u need is a 2.5 id spring of the same extended length.. at one time for example morejapan offered tanabe springs i the right size in rates up to like 20kg/mm for only $40 a pair.



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Has anybody gone the Techno Toy Tuning conversion route? If so, how do they compare to others? Please elaborate because your answer may save me some money!

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http://www.technotoytuning.com...p=658

http://www.technotoytuning.com...p=655

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^ Those are just Ground Control sleeves with a short stroke conversion.

If you're trying to do it on a tight budget you could build the exact same thing yourself.



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^ LOL +1



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Are you disagreeing?



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thats the backyard method a lot of us refer to.. really and truly i and prolly a few others still will tell u thats the best setup for the ae86 strangely enough.. like i said ive had that style setup, also experienced tiens and the megans and greddys.. my megans are great but i still think i liked the backyards better.



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Some of our drivers on the NonStopTuning drift team run the BC Racing Coilover system. We have been very pleased with the quality and performance.

NonStopTuning now offers BC RACING Coilovers WITH spindles for the AE86.

BC Racing is proud to announce the current release of the AE86 coilovers with spindles attached. Consumers have requested more options for their application without the hassle of cutting and welding and BC has addressed the issue, offering a complete package.

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BC coilover is nothing special they're from the same manufacture as Megan. same **** different color
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Lol totally wrong.


Just because BC and Megan are made in the same building, it doesn't mean their products are the same. Apexi coilovers are also made in the same building. But they're all different designs.

I'm new to the AE86 world, but I come from the Subaru community. I attended SEMA this past year and talked with the Megan reps and the BC reps. Both of them are in agreement that their products are vastly different. The valving is different, that much I know for sure.

Greddy coilovers are awesome, especially for these old corollas. Stance coilovers get a bit pricey, but are pretty awesome as well.

The new Megan coilovers look promising, and were engineered very well from what I can tell.

I'm not sure how long BC has been making coilovers for AE86s, but they've been taking over the Subaru world. They're an affordable coilovers, that have been showing promising results. They hold up well against corrosion and rust. Their warranty service is awesome. Even once the warranty is up, you pay $100 per corner, and they'll ship you a brand new one (not rebuilt/refurbished), and you ship your blown/broken one back to them.


EDIT: NST, did you realize you bumped a thread that is almost a year old? loool.

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same manufacturers but different valving?

if what you say is true, then what justifies paying almost twice the price over when another brand but same chingchongland manufacturer that has their own "custom valving"

just trying to put things into perspective.



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The ones from "chingchongland" are made from a crappier material, and are not R&D tested whatsoever. There are different grades of steel, aluminum, etc.

Are you saying that BC coilovers are double the price of megans? I'm confused.

edit: Also, in case you didn't know, valving is everything when it comes to struts/shocks. The spring rates are the same, but the Megans have 32 clicks of adjustment, whereas the BCs have 30. The valving on the Megans is quite different, I wish I still had the pamphlets and ish they gave me at SEMA. They had all kinds of nifty diagrams and such that I could physically see the difference.

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pretty sure amount of clicks doesnt matter; full soft will be full soft, and full hard is full hard.

i was refering to the ebay brands you might see.

http://www.g20.net/forum/showthread.php?t=96993

for example, zankoku performance. a shop thats based in my area offers a very very good priced coilover, and works rather well with an awesome warranty. few of my friends have them on their miatas and love them. and theyre also manufactured from same factory as BC, Blitz, and Other pretty well known coilovers. zankoku even has their own custom shock valving as well!





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LOL

same manufacture but different quality? how much different can it get? if you ask a manufacture they're not going to tell you, "yes our parts are made in taiwan from the same manufacture as bc or megan our competitor". of course they're going to tell you their stuffs are totally different. they're just buncha sales that trying to sell their parts.

I got my KW coilover for my S2000. their rep told me if I ever upgrade my spring 200lbs more than the standard rate that come with the coilover, I need to revalve my shocks for the variant 2. since BC and Megan are using the same spring rate. I wonder how much different can their valving get.

Greddy is awesome? Because it's JDM brand but made in taiwan? Greddy never start making coilover until 3 - 4 years ago? I like my TRD and swift set up better than Greddy, it's all marketing, how much money they spend on magazines. sponsors, to make their brand a house hold name for the community.

Greddy is awesome - cuz JDM
Stance is awesome - cuz pricy is going to be awesome
Megan is promising
BC is good - cuz alot of ppl in the subaru forum is buying it

reason why they don't rebuild their shocks here in the USA because it's cheaper to buy buncha new cores from taiwan for warranty replacement than hiring an american to re-valve/rebuild their blown shocks at their facility.

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Lol. Believe what you want.

Megan and BC valve their shocks differently according to spring rates. That's why they feel and handle differently. I have heard mixed reviews of the BCs, and I'd love to test them out myself.

TRD shocks are valved differently than stock, that is why they handle better than stock shocks.

A friend has the Greddy coilovers and loves them. The valving is stiff for most places in the US, but the roads in AZ are smooth, and he prefers them over the megans.

Stance has been making quality coilovers for awhile now, and if you read this whole thread, you'd see that other people are happy with them.

I don't deny that TRD struts with Swift springs is an awesome combo, but that seems to be pretty pricey. The only reason why I'm not going that route is because I like height adjustability, and I'm not a huge fan of sleeves.

As far as rebuilding, yeah it is much cheaper just to replace them. Neither Honda nor Toyota pays people to rebuild transmissions, because it's cheaper to just buy new ones and put them in. It's the same with shocks. rebuilding them isn't an easy task.


Look, I know I'm new to Club4AG, and I'm just one of those weird Subaru people, but I might actually have some knowledge to offer.

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hmmm.. don't know where to go from this point

like you said, if coilover manufacturers made their coils based on spring rates, all of their valving would be same. which would make them the same essentially (except for their jdm tyte colorways). standard spring rates are 8k/6k. then 10k/8k.

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but when you're breaking down how you enjoy a coilover based on comfort. i honestly don't think you're using coilovers properly, or are even in territory of needing them.


and you're wrong to quickly denounce what x-trigger said about getting shocks revalved/rebuilt. KW suspension is some top-notch stuff. they build their coilovers based on a specific car's weight and matched spring rate. since the shock is carefully valved for max performance at a certain spring rate, changing the spring rate will mix things up and you'll get a coilover that isn't working properly. so makes sense needing revalve to your needs after changing up spring rates.
http://www.motoiq.com/industry....aspx

but heck. im not even sure if what im saying is 100% accurate. this is just stuff i've picked up reading/researching. shocks and valving and stuff is still unknown territory for me.





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I agree with you 100%.

My friend with the Greddys, he has used them at a couple drift events, and still likes them more than the Megans. But that's just him.

As far as denouncing trigger-x about revalving, maybe I misunderstood him. I was talking about the warranty that BC has, where they replace an entire corner when it goes bad for $100. Instead of tearing it down, rebuilding, and sending it back, or sending you one that was rebuilt in the first place, they send you a brand new shock assembly. If you change the spring rate, of course they need to be revalved

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definitely have the greddys and theyre tha $h!T



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Ok I am in search of coilovers and Ill make helping me pretty easy. I purchased my car from a friend. Overall pretty great shape but I want to make MY mods to it during the rebuild. One of the things I want is a complete coilover setup. Right now the fronts are the usual welded backyard setup and the rears have sleeves sitting on a U-clamp on AGX...
Im looking for the best bang for your buck -spindled- complete coilover like the Megans or similar. The car as of right now is going to be a street DD but I said that of my Evo X.. so lets look in the 50/50 of street & drift/track setups. Any help would be appreciated and I want a complete off the shelf purchase with possibly a spring swap.
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you have THE best bang for buck Techno Toy Tuning coilovers.




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best setup ever. s13 kei office coilovers. the threaded body is steel so cut and weld for the fronts. awesome and I got mine as second hand trash. and put new inserts awesome for serious drift. but id say crap for street.



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i just wanna throw out another option "Powered by max" sweet ol 8 front 6 rear for coilsprings and for $1k usd not bad
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