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it reads as though they have changed the spring wieghts to ones better suited to the five
 

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it reads as though they have changed the spring wieghts to ones better suited to the five
aye. next question: where can you get springs of a specific spring rate from? I'm a suspension noob but if it's possible for us to develop a Nutz special then I think we should go with it...!
 

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Faulkner Springs would prob be your best bet, varying lengths, sizes and spring rates. I have bought from demon tweeks beofore but there site seems to be down at the moment. You may be able to go direct to Faulkner as well....
 

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these aren't the same as the uber cheap raceland jobs are they?

these are around £450 on ebay, by the time you've sorted springs etc. you might as well have gone BC, GAZ or P5 etc.

I'm sure you could swap the springs on the cheap ones too but you'd have to buy lots of different springs to figure out which ones are best
 

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The secondary springs are 112 lb/in, which gives them enough strength to overcome the damping of the shock and stay active. The primary rates are 391 lb/in in the front and 258 lb/in in the rear,
Just need to know the lengths and your away.... I'm sure the coilvers could be boughjt without springs if they are the same as teh ebay ones...
 

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Why would anyone consider buying cheap coilovers and then start buying new springs on top of that.It defeats the idea of getting a good suspension set up cheap.By the time you've got them sorted you could well be into the price of a good set of the not so cheap coilovers.
 

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These are the Racelands coilovers though, thats obvious.

Which, by the way, according to a Greek suspension-thing guy, are pretty easy to
revalve by opening and changing oils.
 

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These are the Racelands coilovers though, thats obvious.
you're sure?

i can't see helper springs on the racelands that google immediately throws up.
 

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i do not.

I still have my doubts - Wee T is right in that it's probably not worth it. Decent springs will be 150ish, the helper springs aren't going to be much less I'm sure so even at 150 a set you're not saving a great deal over Konis etc and you don't get the damper adjustment.

anyone got any idea what the setup would cost from FM after shipping/import rape etc. ?
 

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V-Maxx are very much different to Racelands. Different springs/internals/mounts. Much stiffer too.
 

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Faulkner springs are about ?25 each depending on length and rate. Helpers are about half that....
 

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These are the Racelands coilovers though, thats obvious.
you're sure?
i can't see helper springs on the racelands that google immediately throws up.[/quote]

Pic from my house. You really see any difference?


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Also the shock body is longer, suggesting it may contain more oil.The helper spring is longer, the main spring is shorter, it could just be the photograph of course,

The helper spring is at the bottom and the fm is on the top, unsure if it makes any difference to performance.
 

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