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2011-12-15 06:06:15
The front shock bodies are 270mm, the rear shock bodies are 200mm.

The shocks are separate from the housings and screw together.
2011-12-15 06:57:33
Are you saying they're remote reservoir?
2011-12-15 21:34:07
fwd i'd run the same rate all the way around
2011-12-16 05:47:10
Originally Posted by javcrodgz
The spring size depends on how long the damper is, really.

6Kg is too soft in my opinion. I would go 8kg/6kg if you want softer in the rear or 8kg all around for a more tail happy setup.

It definately helps if i get my conversions right! Was converting kg/cm to lbs/ft.... Upon reading, discovered it should be kg/mm to lbs/in.

So 8kg all round for weight.

Spring length still stuck.. be safe and go 8inch all round, or 8inch front and 7inch rear so the rear doesn't have trouble being lowered?

Here's a photo of what the coilovers look like, this models for an AE82
2011-12-16 10:01:11
Originally Posted by icecold0
Getting a set of custom coilovers and topplates made for the B14, just want to confirm the optimal spring rate.

My thoughts are:
325 front
300 rear

length of springs? 7inch? not sure on this one at all really!

Coilovers will be custom valved to match the desired spring rate with a dyno graph as well.

any help would be much appreciated.

on my tein ss, the stock spring rate 6kg fr/5kg rr (335/280) is stiff enough for my tired ass.
but i think the damper actually has more to do with the perceived comfort level than the spring. Koni ftmfw imho
2011-12-17 02:09:04
Yeah definately! placed the order this morning.

8kg all round, 8inch front 7inch rear springs. upgraded to swift racing springs as well.

Damper selection went of for a street valving, nothing too stiff.

Play the waiting game for them to be manufactured now.

Thanks for the input everyone!
2011-12-17 07:16:32
I'd ask for a plot before and after of the valving.
2011-12-17 07:31:59
Yeah get a full dyno chart with them
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