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question regarding neon coilovers

Post by whitecoupe97 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:32 pm

hey guys just bought my 97 neon coilovers off ebay but i ran into a problem any help please?? when i took the stock springs out of the front and i slid the ebay coilovers on after and there is a meal plate where a spacer set and if i try to put it together with the coilover setting on that plate it spaces out wayyy to far and i cant even cosley get the bolt back on to impact it back on any suggestions????????
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:28 pm

Those universal coilovers are designed to be used with the spring perch cut off.
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Post by 1genRTturbo » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:36 pm

uh, spell check..... and then, cut the perches (?) off. egay coilovers are not the best idea. slightly off in how they work.
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Post by Ianguilly » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:44 am

If done right they can be decent setup, a member on the .org has a great cheap coilover set up using ebay coilovers.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:48 pm

Ianguilly wrote:If done right they can be decent setup, a member on the .org has a great cheap coilover set up using ebay coilovers.
This. If you install them well, and you use the right spring rates, then it's not a problem, and they will work great.
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Post by Ianguilly » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:13 am

This is the guy I was talking about:

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=356630
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Post by whitecoupe97 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:36 am

so i take it the spring perch is the bottom plate the stock spring sits on???correct me if im wrong..if im correct the issue i have is where there is a little yellowish spacer sitting on another small plate which my ebay coilovers arent big enough around to slide over that...??????????? what should i do?
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:07 pm

Ianguilly wrote:This is the guy I was talking about:

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=356630
Chris was just one of the guys I was talking about. There's another guy who had an entire thread dedicated to his coilovers.
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Post by whitecoupe97 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:55 pm

so i got rid of the coilover idea but how are heated springs???it work ok?
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:06 pm

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Post by neonfighter86 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:06 pm

whitecoupe97 wrote:so i got rid of the coilover idea but how are heated springs???it work ok?
dont do it dude sooo not worth it, save a lil money and buy some decent springs
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:37 pm

Heating the springs isnt that bad. The dude i sold my ACR to, heated the springs, it still drove fine.. handled fine.. He lowered it about 1.25 to 1.5".
Ba thing is that it'll kill your struts.
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Post by Ianguilly » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:21 am

If your retarded cut them, but don't bitch when your struts go.
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:53 pm

Personally, I wouldn't cut or heat mine. If you're that desperate, I would heat them before I'd cut them. Its easier to get all 4 even by using a yardstick or tape measurer and watching the car drop. Just remember, your messing with you're springrate whether you cut or heat, and your struts will not last long. I'd save $100 and just buy a set of used k sports or even eibach sportlines. Or you can get brand new ones for just a bit more.
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 whitecoupe97 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:09 am

lol ok thanks guys im gonna save up let me know if anyone has some fairly priced
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