No More Koni's... what's next?

Have some questions about how to achive better handling and stopping power? Questions about 1st gen Neon suspension, steering and braking systems belong right here!
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:43 pm

Do you know if there is a difference between the Newer neon/SRT-4 rear shocks and the 1 gen rears? CAn they be fabbed to fit easily? They offer a replaceable "insert" using the stock shock housing for 200 bucks.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:55 pm

I think the difference is the top hat. But I may be mistaken. I know the bottom has different mounting for the sway bar.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:41 am

If you like the price, just go to my website and have a look around. Let me know if you find any prices cheaper than what I have.

I just made some changes so I might have missed something.

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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:44 am

But I think I have the springs 20 bucks cheaper than even advertised on Ebay..
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:23 pm

2drSRT4 wrote:Konis > coilovers. Konis ride nice and smooth, are super adjustable, and if done right will handle just as well if not better than coilovers
Yes this is true, but do not plan on Auto-X racing. I Plan on Straight line racing and looking good on the street. Comfort is not something I need to decide on, I mainly want the "lowered look" at the Lower price.
boostless_98 wrote:I want to hear wat everyone has to say on the idea of right hand drive neon conversion. I know it can be gotten from australia.
Ianguilly wrote:Just drive from the passenger side.

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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:31 pm

Then get H&Rs with KYB GR-2s like I'm going to. How much are you offering them for, Twisted Noodle? The KYB GR-2s?
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:40 pm

I'm looking around but so far the GR-2's aren't listed for the 1st gen neon. That's on KYB's website.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:43 pm

I did find some Ground Control coilover conversions for about 400. They come with Eibach "Race" springs but you can specify the spring rate you need...

http://www.ground-control-store.com/pro ... =564/CA=92
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:43 am

Modern has them for 240 for a set of the GR-2s. I wouldn't mind buying them from modern then buying the springs from you. I would love the ground control coilover conversion, as it's a really great setup, but I don't want to spend the money on them right now, especially since I'm not hardcore racing it.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:17 am

I wonder if the "Excel-G" that KYB has on their website is the same as the GR-2's. Possibly an updated version? The GR-2 are just a hair better than stock, so I wonder if the H&R springs will be too much for them..

I can make some more phone calls if you'd like.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:09 pm

I'm getting a deal on a set of Konis, a set of factory ACR springs, and a set of sport lines. I'll be fine getting the H&Rs through you.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:14 pm

Thats awesome, I'm glad you got your paws on some Koni's. Let me know when you need the springs.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:37 pm

For sure will. If anybody wants a set of sport lines, I'm not going to use them. Ever.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:00 pm

I actually might have my '98 Sport Coupe up for sale. I just had a "hard to pass up" opportunity come my way. BTW, how much are you asking for the sportlines? I'll ask around up here with my new autocross buddies.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:20 pm

I don't know, they go for 200 new, and they're in good condition. 100 plus shipping sounds fair.
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