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 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:25 am

Let me check with Eibach in the morning. I carry all Eibach components as well.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:11 am

Sounds good, sounds good. Thanks man
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:39 am

OK, I have a call in had to leave a message, But I also have an email sent in to the USA rep in Cali.

I'll get back you to when I have something Solid.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:48 pm

Alrighty, sounds good man. I really appreciate the help
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:09 pm

Just following up, I have not heard anything from Eibach as of yet. I'll have to give them a call again.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:56 pm

I'm looking into some more options, I'm thinking if I do have a set of springs made, I would like a little stiffer rear, and almost the same front, but slightly lower on both. I'm thinking around 330 lb/in in the front, and around 310 lb/in in the rear.
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:38 pm

Eibach got back to me today. This is what he emailed me.

"Hello Nate,
We don’t have any information or specs on the “X High Rate” springs for the Dodge Neon but we do have our own Sportline Kit we offer. Here are the specs:

Part#:
4.1528

Lowers:

Front 1.6”

Rear 1.6”

Springrate:

Front 160-388lbs/in

Rear 54-143lbs/in

Best regards,



Tony Jackson | Product Specialist

Eibach Springs, Inc. | 264 Mariah Circle | Corona, CA 92879-1751
T +1 951-256-8300 x133 | F +1 951-256-8333
tjackson@eibach.com "




Let me know what you think 2DrSRT4
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:46 pm

WAY too soft in the rear. And I'm guessing they're the ones that as you compress it, there's a higher spring rate.. Not a fan. I think I'll try my luck elsewhere instead of Eibach
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:53 pm

Damn Koni's are $300 Each!? Maybe I should save for coilovers... holy smokes.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:05 am

Konis > coilovers. Konis ride nice and smooth, are super adjustable, and if done right will handle just as well if not better than coilovers
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:59 pm

Try these springs. I just picked up about 200 new manufacturers today.. This is H&R Springs. Aftermarket struts are highly recommended.

http://hrsprings.com/scripts/appguide.p ... 20|%20Neon
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:24 am

H&R is supposed to make some good ones. I don't know their spring rates though..
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:55 am

Called H&R, talked to Stephanie and she said the front srings are 350 and the rear springs are 295.

So they are a lot stiffer than the Eibach which is a progressive rate and the H&R's are not.

I think I am going to start auto-crossing my Neon this weekend. She is 100% stock right now so I'll get a good baseline on how she handles with 200K mile parts on her..lol
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:50 pm

Progressive, that's the word I was looking for. I don't like progressive rate springs. I think I will try out the H&Rs. How much are you offering them for?
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Post by Twisted Noodle » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:26 pm

Well, the HR springs come in a "kit" so all 4 I can probably do 270.00 plus shipping.

Koni has the rear shocks on their website, but my supplier says they are discontinued.
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