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Old Feb 26, 2004, 10:31 PM
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EVONation,
What do you want out of your car, looks or performance, soft or hard ? With more infoe I can help. How much do you want to spend ?
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Old Feb 28, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Auto-x and Time Trials

Hey,

You have some good information here. I was wondering if there are any EVO owners out there who have made any changes and what their feedback is. Also, what I am looking to do is to improve the handling for Auto-X and Time Trial events (Road Race tracks) without replacing the stock setup yet. By that I mean just lowering and improving the spring rates. I would like to go with a Cusco or JIC type setup later when pricing comes down. For now I am looking at replacing my tires and springs. Any suggestins? Maybe this approach is not the best and I would be open to other suggestions.

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I just installed a Works 24mm rear sway bar. That by it's self has been a BIG! improvment.(review soon to come) Monday I hope to have my Tanabe springs in. Our first match is on the 7th of March, I would like to get my car done by then. If this turns out to be a good combo I will write and report on it.
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 06:58 AM
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tribar: Do your Tanabe springs have progressive or linear rates?

It would be nice to have the spring rate table include a listing for P (progressive) or L (linear).
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The Tanabes are linear. The Eibach Pro-Kits are the only progressive springs I know of right now.
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 11:59 AM
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How about a moderator change the title of the thread from "Sprig" to "Spring"
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Old Mar 1, 2004, 12:21 PM
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According to this website:

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/hopup1/suspension25.html

All H&R springs are progressive.

The pictures they show of the Evo Tein S Tech, RSR Ti2000, and RSR Down SUS springs are of progressive springs. Of course, the pictures may not be actually of the Evo springs.

If someone actually has the springs listed in the chart, could you confirm whether they are linear or progressive?

I think a number of people who are interested in handling performance would only be interested in knowing for sure.
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Okay I'll fix the Sprig. First time I noticed it.

I've been talking to Gruppe-S about springs. The RSR Down is a progressive spring. I would assume the Ti2000 is too.
I am trying to get rates for the Ti Springs now. The reported drop I found on the Ti is 1.4 FR and .8 RR. They MSRP for $399. The RSR site lacks application information on them so the drop is reported from "other" sites. They are 25% lighter then a standard steel spring. Since they are Ti compound springs they are more sag resistant and corrosion resistant.
I was looking at the Eibachs because I didn't want to go too low but these Ti2000 springs are starting to look good.

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Old Mar 2, 2004, 01:52 AM
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Thanks for changing the title. It buged me. I just installed the Tanabe GF210's tonight. At first they look like they were progressive but they are not. The first few coils on the rear springs are dead. the just sit on each other. They are a much better match for the stock struts and shock than the stock springs. ride much better.
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Okay you can officially add the RSR Ti2000 Springs to the list.

5.0kg Front with a 1.4 drop
6.0kg Rear with a 0.8 drop

I am buying them from Gruppe-S right now. (in stock)

If I remember correctly, springs are considered 50% sprung and 50% unsprung weight. So at 25% lighter there is some weight saving unsprung to go along with the Volk LE28Ns I have on order.(also with Gruppe-S)


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Thank you it's been updated. Keep them com'in.
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Does anybody know of a good source for the Ralliart springs?
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Tri-Bar......Why did you choose Tanabe springs over all the other springs? Does the ride height look even or does it look like the Tein S-tech where the front end looks lower? Is the ride a lot stiffer now?

I'm seriously considering getting Tanabe springs too.
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I think the Tanabe's has a better spring rate for the stock struts and shocks, any thing higher and the ride may get worse. The rates keep the balance front to rear. Ride is is about the same as stock, better in some ways. The gap at the fenders are even with a small rake to the front.

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