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You were running 16k/26k? That'd be brutal on the street.

I really like my Monosports, they're great off the shelf, but the 12k/14k setup is roll city on track. And go figure, Tein used 70 mm springs with 125 mm free length, and there's barely anything out there in Swift or Hyperco's catalog to replace them with, Unless I machined the spring collars down to 65 mm. Even then, I make it to the track once a year as is.
 

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You were running 16k/26k? That'd be brutal on the street.

I really like my Monosports, they're great off the shelf, but the 12k/14k setup is roll city on track. And go figure, Tein used 70 mm springs with 125 mm free length, and there's barely anything out there in Swift or Hyperco's catalog to replace them with, Unless I machined the spring collars down to 65 mm. Even then, I make it to the track once a year as is.
I rarely drove my car on the street and they actually felt good on the street, even with the rear on almost max stiff. Feels better than my DC2 Koni/Ground Control combo. I don't think there is anything off the shelf that can compare with AMR shocks with Swift springs for the $$.
 

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Only problem with AMR is the customer service from what it seems.

Jordan has them on his RSX and that thing runs pretty dang good.
 

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Only problem with AMR is the customer service from what it seems.

Jordan has them on his RSX and that thing runs pretty dang good.
Yea it's just a small company who makes a good product. I had issues with my front struts coming loose (possible from shit install and me never checking them) and he sent me brand new ones at no charge. Was going to buy them for my DC2 but I came across a steal on some MCS 2WNR.
 

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Probably could send them in to get re-valved for higher rate springs?

Or are you looking to change out the entire coilover?
 

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Probably could send them in to get re-valved for higher rate springs?

Or are you looking to change out the entire coilover?
do something completely different. been picking jose's brain and he recommended 14/18.

what transmission fluid you running with your lsd? i figured out my issue from track day. was looking to get motul gear ff competition 75w140.
 

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Factory ITR gear set REM polished, 4.7 final drive, MFactory 1.0 plate.

Running Torco RTF with friction modifier. Stock shifter, stock shift cables, Exedy stage 1 with the 9 pound flywheel.
 

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14k/18k is probably a good happy medium.

I still think 18k/26k would be murder on the street (at least in MI).
 

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There is absolutely no way I would consider rates like that (14/18). The suspension geometry is so wonky on these cars that it needs a ton of spring rate in the rear to rotate. Even with my 16k/26k I want a stiffer rear (I don't run smaller tires in the rear which is probably a mistake). Look at all the older RSX touring racecars. They all run 2,000+lbs of spring in the rear.
 

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That's just too much spring if you drive the car on the street.

I don't disagree with you though. Reverse stagger would probably help a bit.
 

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That's just too much spring if you drive the car on the street.

I don't disagree with you though. Reverse stagger would probably help a bit.
Maybe if you daily drive the car. It rides no worse than my old Buddy Club RSDs with 10k/16k. I've driven from DC to Road Atlanta and back and I thought it was fine. Albeit I am sure the roads up north are way more fucked up then here.
 

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I often wonder why I have coilovers on my car on Michigan roads, it's awful.

However, this is track chat. I did enjoy how the RSDs rode when I had them, but again, very soft front spring.

Wish I had more time to get to the track :eek:
 

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I often wonder why I have coilovers on my car on Michigan roads, it's awful.

However, this is track chat. I did enjoy how the RSDs rode when I had them, but again, very soft front spring.

Wish I had more time to get to the track :eek:
Yea I really liked my RSD's but as you said, soft spring. Hence why I upped the front an additional 6k and the rear an additional 10k. Also the AMR shocks are way superior to the Buddy Clubs on both the street and the track.
 
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