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Old 12-13-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Buiolding a coilover

I was looking at the toytec site, and noticed they have a kit that comes unassembled, but with the parts to build a coilover.

I got to thinking, what if I could buy just the threaded part, and put it on my bilstein shocks, with say an eibach or ome coil..



see the threaded part? yea that!
It looks like it replaces the bottom plate that holds the coil, am I right?

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see the threaded part? yea that!
It looks like it replaces the bottom plate that holds the coil, am I right?

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Exactly what it looks like to me.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #4
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cool. I'll see if they'll sell me that part now haha
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I would bet they are some sort of washers to make adjustments easier and less harsh on the parts.
That makes sense, I'll send them an email and report back!
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:20 AM   #9
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Doug @ toytec is getting me a price. I'll report back as soon as I know.
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Subscribed. I was under the assumption that you couldn't buy the threaded part seperate.
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Just food for thought, but the coil spring that toytec uses with their kits is flat on both the top and bottom. Not tapered like the ones they sell separately. That may be an issue when trying to fit a different coil onto it, since the threaded adjustable part is flat.
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Just food for thought, but the coil spring that toytec uses with their kits is flat on both the top and bottom. Not tapered like the ones they sell separately. That may be an issue when trying to fit a different coil onto it, since the threaded adjustable part is flat.
Yes that could be an issue, are eibach's flat on the bottom? the top can be normal..
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I'm pretty sure they're all tapered at the bottom. Not 100% on that though
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I would bet they are some sort of washers to make adjustments easier and less harsh on the parts.
They are "Flat Bearings"...2 go on top of the spring, and 2 on the botton (After being lubed with a heavy oil/grease), and they allow for the adjusting to be a little more easy.
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They are "Flat Bearings"...2 go on top of the spring, and 2 on the botton (After being lubed with a heavy oil/grease), and they allow for the adjusting to be a little more easy.
nice,
do you know if it will be an issue with the springs being flat vs tapered on the ends?
using the stock top plates, we only need 1 flat end..
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nice,
do you know if it will be an issue with the springs being flat vs tapered on the ends?
using the sotck top plates, we only need 1 flat end..
Useing the stock top plates, use 2 washers on the bottom.
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nice, so everything should work just fine

I'll let you guys know what I hear from Doug.
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