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Old 01-29-2015, 09:15 PM   #31
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Try Ground Control .com there suspension parts are top of the line for the $ . they are in northern california .






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Old 01-30-2015, 08:50 AM   #32
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Man.. so i guess people that have their FCs pretty low had to modify the rear to get it to work correctly? which bolt exactly did you have to cut?
See the long bolt connecting the two ends in my first picture of the AWR piece above? You reduce negative camber but tightening that, which brings the two ends together. This causes the threaded portion of the bolt to stick out above the top end, which brings it very close to the body. For me it always contacted the passenger's side storage bin. Not so much the driver's side for some reason.

One thing I never got to try was to see if I could use the second, upper hole on the bottom piece. I'm pretty sure it's there so AWR could machine one design for both sides but if the upper hole could be used you'd automatically gain another .5-1 in. of adjustment to reduce negative camber. I'm pretty sure you'd have to slightly modify the control arm though. I may try this when my current car is at the body shop and I have easy access to the subframe again.
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Man.. so i guess people that have their FCs pretty low had to modify the rear to get it to work correctly? which bolt exactly did you have to cut?
You just can't...
The rear suspension has to be extensively modified.
Nothing off-the-shelf will fix the extreme negative camber in the back when you tuck the wheels into the fenders.
I've had coilovers dropped all the way to the point I was dragging my gas tank on the ground...we're talking -5 or more degrees of camber.
My rear camber adjust rod was collapsed all the way down.
Even if I had the front adjust links, it might dial out another 1 degree.
After that, the rear subframe just clangs onto itself and makes a horrible racket.

Fronts can go lower, but you usually bottom out most of the drop-in struts / shocks made for the FC.
Basically, you'd need a custom short-stroke set-up for front and front camber plates to adjust...
Read: big bucks and lots of custom work


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Old 01-30-2015, 09:08 PM   #34
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You just can't...
The rear suspension has to be extensively modified.
Nothing off-the-shelf will fix the extreme negative camber in the back when you tuck the wheels into the fenders.
I've had coilovers dropped all the way to the point I was dragging my gas tank on the ground...we're talking -5 or more degrees of camber.
My rear camber adjust rod was collapsed all the way down.
Even if I had the front adjust links, it might dial out another 1 degree.
After that, the rear subframe just clangs onto itself and makes a horrible racket.

Fronts can go lower, but you usually bottom out most of the drop-in struts / shocks made for the FC.
Basically, you'd need a custom short-stroke set-up for front and front camber plates to adjust...
Read: big bucks and lots of custom work


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Thanks Ted.

It seems as long as I'm not trying to drag frame... which I'm not... I should be satisfied with the ride height.

This car has been a been stuck in my head since i found it years ago. I love the stance of it.

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I have the Tein Flex coilovers on my FD as well & I have been very happy with them as well. I do some auto X here and there as well as spirited weekend driving.
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Thanks Ted.

It seems as long as I'm not trying to drag frame... which I'm not... I should be satisfied with the ride height.

This car has been a been stuck in my head since i found it years ago. I love the stance of it.

http://www.stancenation.com/2010/10/...school-flavor/
Body kit parts will make the car look lower than it really is...
FEED front lip, or that blasted copy from that guy was who ripping people off
I believe those are the old Border side skirts.
R.E. Amemiya rear, side bumper caps?

Not a fan of the hippari tire stretch.

Fenders have been pulled.
The rear camber is significant - over -2 degrees, which will eat the tires.
Fronts got more negative camber than rear, but that's easily fixed with front camber plates.


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Body kit parts will make the car look lower than it really is...
FEED front lip, or that blasted copy from that guy was who ripping people off
I believe those are the old Border side skirts.
R.E. Amemiya rear, side bumper caps?

Not a fan of the hippari tire stretch.

Fenders have been pulled.
The rear camber is significant - over -2 degrees, which will eat the tires.
Fronts got more negative camber than rear, but that's easily fixed with front camber plates.


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Also don't like stretch. I really do want the mazdaspeed style lip. Corksport used to sell it but they don't anymore... in fact.. they don't sell much for FCs at all now.
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