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Old 10-30-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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so as alot of you may know i made some coilovers a year or so ago now and kind of disapeared from the saab world... anyhow im thinking of selling my full set of coilovers and probably will be making more... you can search some of my old post and see pics of them and of my car with them on there they are still on it now so i will update photos soon if i get alot of interest thanks pm me for prices
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:16 AM   #2
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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What struts/shocks? whats the spring rates?
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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those have no shock seal/rod road water/debris protection.
Meaning they will require Constant maintenance just to stay alive.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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What struts/shocks? whats the spring rates?
i made them from raceland bodies they are 350 lbs/inch front and 300 lbs/inch rear..... and as far as protection cause there is no plastic sleeve i know many peole running these brand coilovers and they dont have any problems
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:58 AM   #7
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I would think that if you keep them out of nasty salty winter weather they will probably be ok. Most coilovers are designed this way.

How bounce were these? and, What would be ballpark price if you mass produce?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:55 PM   #8
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almost every coilover on the market they recommend every once and awhile to clean or at least just pressure wash the threads and bodies and they will last....and they really didnt bounce at all they road very well for being as low as it was...and if i was to make more i would sell the sets for $600 thats for a full set i wont just do fronts i only do full sets. Thanks for the interests
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That's not a bad price for a full coilover setup!
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almost every coilover on the market they recommend every once and awhile to clean or at least just pressure wash the threads and bodies and they will last....and they really didnt bounce at all they road very well for being as low as it was...and if i was to make more i would sell the sets for $600 thats for a full set i wont just do fronts i only do full sets. Thanks for the interests
Its always the little bits of grit that get in the threads and make a nightmare adjusting. When we setup a car I always start by carefully powerwashing the threads or at least air blast if it has been out IRL for a while.

Saw a japan tuner car that they used overgrown leg/sweatbands around them to keep them clean. Not sure what they are called. Like the tops of tall socks.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:10 AM   #11
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come on someone must want a set of coilovers...i had people lined up the first time i talked about these to buy sets
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #12
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I'm very interested but don't need the rear shocks
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I would definitely be interested in a set, but I'd like to know how you solved the issues with the rear perches you talked about in your previous threads. Some photos and details would be really helpful. How much adjustability do they have; i.e. how do they compare to stock when they are cranked all the way up, and how low are they at the lowest setting? How bouncy/firm are they? What are you using for top mounts, just stock? Because stock mounts won't last long with the increased angles from extreme lowering, coilovers are best installed with adjustable pillow-ball mounts. As much info as you could possibly provide would be excellent.
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I would definitely be interested in a set, but I'd like to know how you solved the issues with the rear perches you talked about in your previous threads. Some photos and details would be really helpful. How much adjustability do they have; i.e. how do they compare to stock when they are cranked all the way up, and how low are they at the lowest setting? How bouncy/firm are they? What are you using for top mounts, just stock? Because stock mounts won't last long with the increased angles from extreme lowering, coilovers are best installed with adjustable pillow-ball mounts. As much info as you could possibly provide would be excellent.
+1 Also interested but need more info/pics. Also info on fitting...are these a bolt on upgrade or is there a fair bit of work involved to fit them?
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I want coilover's so bad haha I want to make them on my own though.. how long were these struts? and I would be looking for rates more in the 500 range.
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I want coilover's so bad haha I want to make them on my own though.. how long were these struts? and I would be looking for rates more in the 500 range.
Yeah, I'm kind of worried about the spring rates too, 350/300lb seems a bit soft for these cars, especially if you want to run dumped, or actually use them on a track like coilovers were originally intended. So I'm really curious about how the ride actually feels.
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I probably feels fairly stiff but very compfertable.. my buddies runnin similar rates on his miata and it ROUGH
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #18
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these are a bolt in coilover no modifactaions needed they adjust up and down 3" they ride great for coilovers not bouncy and not to firm...as for pillow mount top hats if you look at any other coilovers on the market they hardley ever come with those... an adjustable pillow mount is an added option for camber adjustability but where as a saab doesnt have camber issues you dont need them
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Cool! Would you be willing to ship to the UK?
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I'm interested, need a set for my project 9000, but would also need further technical information to proceed. I plan to base my spring rates on the results of corner weighing after the main work is complete, nearly done taking stuff off.

Also interested in the Sweden one's you located Dave, know a native that can investigate and I'll report back.

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