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Old Sep 20, 2018, 08:35 PM
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What are the best coil overs that are streetable for daily driving yet would be good for autocross work? Best bang for the buck. Thanks!
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Many of us run FA Coilovers. I would recommend a nice set of 500's. You can get them quoted by MAP

I run the 510's which are a bit more track oriented

Heres info on the 500's: https://fortune-auto.com/coilovers/500series/
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Ohlins. I've driven a lot of other coilovers, including FA.

Get some Ohlins R/T's from Performance shock inc, and the price delta isn't large enough to bother going cheaper.
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2nd Ohlins, its tried and true for a comfy setup thats capable of managing decent AX rates.
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Ohlins is the best all-around coilover available.
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Wheres all the FA guys?

Wheres the OP?
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I run fortune auto 510 on my 9 and i daily it, its pretty comfortable. Now i'm wondering how comfortable these Ohlins are.
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Originally Posted by MinusPrevious View Post
Wheres all the FA guys?

Wheres the OP?
IMO FA is the best value, but they can't match the dampening of Ohlins. Best compromise/all-around coilover = Ohlins. Best value = FA.
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For an IX MR which will see 90% street and maybe 10% autoX/roadcourse racing, what spring rates would you guys recommend for the FA500 and what spring rates for the Ohlins R&T?
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Originally Posted by stevolee View Post
For an IX MR which will see 90% street and maybe 10% autoX/roadcourse racing, what spring rates would you guys recommend for the FA500 and what spring rates for the Ohlins R&T?
Consider 8K /10K for the FA's. The Ohlins dont come properly springed for the EvO but the same rate would apply after they are changed

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Ohlins come with10k/8k f/r. You can just swap springs from front to rear and they'll be fine.
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And fun thing, turns out 8k/10k works great
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And fun thing, turns out 8k/10k works great
I can vouch. I don't run Ohlins (yet), but my my spring rates are 8/10 and I've never had a complaint other than in slaloms at the local autox... which is far from a major concern for me.
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Thanks for the response guys. I'm on the cusp of picking up either the Ohlins R&T or the FA500 Gen 7 (once it drops at the end of the year). What else should I install (suspension-wise) while I'm putting in the coilovers? Rear Sway Bar, Roll Center Kit, Bump Steer Kit, etc? I appreciate all your input! Cheers!
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Originally Posted by stevolee View Post
Thanks for the response guys. I'm on the cusp of picking up either the Ohlins R&T or the FA500 Gen 7 (once it drops at the end of the year). What else should I install (suspension-wise) while I'm putting in the coilovers? Rear Sway Bar, Roll Center Kit, Bump Steer Kit, etc? I appreciate all your input! Cheers!
Pick up the Whiteline 24mm rear sway bar for sure (BMR65XZ)
Leave the front stock!

Yes, get the WL front bump steer & roll center kit! (KCA 395)
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