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Old 19-04-2020, 23:17   #1
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Maxspeeding rods coilovers

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Ive been looking for some used bilsteins and springs to fit to my evo 7 without any success. whilst browsing ebay etc, \I keep seeing maxspeeding rods adjustable coilovers for very cheap prices. just thought id ask for any views on these as they look very good quality and value?

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Old 20-04-2020, 13:51   #2
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I've tried a set on a Subaru (Sorry!) and was pretty impressed for the money!
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Old 21-04-2020, 23:24   #3
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Thanks for the reply Grant, messaged you on messenger. daft question , but with the coilover kits, does this do away with the need for the oem top mount bearing?
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Old 22-04-2020, 07:40   #4
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Would you be interested in used Blitz ZZ-R Coilovers?

I have a set and am looking for €300 (approx £265) plus P&P.

If you're interested you can email me at [email protected].


EDIT: you do not need OEM topmounts. These come with adjustable top plates.

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Old 22-04-2020, 12:16   #5
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Hi everyone,

Ive been looking for some used bilsteins and springs to fit to my evo 7 without any success. whilst browsing ebay etc, \I keep seeing maxspeeding rods adjustable coilovers for very cheap prices. just thought id ask for any views on these as they look very good quality and value?

Thanks,

Lee
They no doubt will be in the same vein as BC coilovers, et al. Cheap, poor quality, will have either little to no damping (so feel comfortable at low settings), with no damping control, and if adjusted so they don't bounce you off the road at higher speeds, will be very harsh. Also be ready to replace after a year or 2 when they have completely worn out and are knocking and leaking.
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Old 21-05-2020, 14:33   #8
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Thanks for the advice guys, pretty much a mixed bag.
I currently have oem on my 7 but topmounts are knocking badly on front ns.
Apart from that, I'm very impressed with the oem set up.
When I look under the arch at the top of the front strut, the rubber looks very perished, but I don't know if this is part of the topmounts or strut itself?
Would really appreciate anyone's thoughts
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Don't want to replace the topmounts then find the struts are perished too if that makes sense?
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Yea for sure you're on borrowed time with original shocks.

Tein Basis Z coilovers are a touch over 400 quid new.
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Thanks for the comments, I was just a bit reluctant to go down the coilover route as ive read many stories about the ride quality being too hard or poor damping (soft). Also, another daft question maybe, how do you know what height to set the coilovers front and back? Also, does anything else need to be adjusted when moving away from OEM dampers and springs?
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Old 22-05-2020, 08:30   #12
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To get them properly setup go to a decent alignment garage, then you know they're dialed in correctly.
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:50   #13
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If maxspeed coilovers have the dumping capability and adjustability of k-sport, they are worth their money. Of course, these cannot be compared by any means to high end coilovers in either properties or built quality.



In regards to setting coilovers up, it all depends on what you are using the car for, what is the rest of your suspension setup, diffs setup, bushings, tires used and driving style. Different stuff and settings for rallying, road racing, drifting, time attack, etc.



For normal road use, and the odd road racing/spirited driving attribute, height wise set them all at the same height, 0 toe, 0 caster -1,5 degrees of camber at the front and -2 degrees at the back. As far as the valving/bump and rebound properties, put them in a middle setting.



If you want to use your car for serious racing competitive evens of any type, invest in a high end coilover system.






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Many thanks for the very useful info appreciated.
Ideally I could do with a good secondhand set of oem or billstein for the front if there is anything around?
I only do about 3k per year so can't rush into a full coil over set up with. Current work situation
Looking around, the tein z Street look to be a decent price and quality?
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Many thanks for the very useful info appreciated.
Ideally I could do with a good secondhand set of oem or billstein for the front if there is anything around?
I only do about 3k per year so can't rush into a full coil over set up with. Current work situation
Looking around, the tein z Street look to be a decent price and quality?
Thanks,
Lee



My advice is to get a nice, rust free, low mileage full set front and rears with top mounts, bilstein B6 coilovers from an evo 9 preferably, combine these with a quality set of lowering springs and you are more than good to go. You will have excellent and comfortable ride quality, the lowering springs with stiffer spring rates will stiffen things up the right amount and will also lower the center of gravity of the car, to give that extra confidence in cornering, you will be able to corner faster and with much more precision than on stock oem springs, reduced roll, and enhance high speed ride properties of the bilstein.



Tein is a good brand, their high end coilovers are really good, to me their expensive sets are up there with KW, Bilstein, Ohlins, HKS, their cheaper sets are also good, the build quality and function is better than almost all if not all cheap kits out there.




It really is my pleasure to help people out with their Evos and in general, so no worries mate.






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