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Buiolding a coilover

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rab89, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    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..

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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?

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Exactly what it looks like to me.
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    cool. I'll see if they'll sell me that part now haha
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    I don't see why not. Contact Toytec and see if they would be will to just sell you the threaded part.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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  7. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    I would bet they are some sort of washers to make adjustments easier and less harsh on the parts.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    That makes sense, I'll send them an email and report back!
     
  9. Dec 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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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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    If there's enough interest, I believe they would begin to offer them 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.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    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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    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.
     
  17. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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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 stock top plates, we only need 1 flat end..
     
  18. Dec 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    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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    i remember reading about someone trying to buy that collar from them back when i was looking at lifts. they are pretty expensive, i think they were over $300. it has been some time since i read it, i can't remember right off the top of my head.
     
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