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    I know there are several write ups but it's a matter finding the time to read and digest all the information. I'm currently running Tein HA's and hate them. Have so since I purchased them new a few years ago. I much prefer a Koni/GC/Eibach or some sort of Bilstein set up.

    Without spending a ton of time reading up on other posts or cobbling together all the necessary parts, is there a suspension package out there that can purchased with all these components for an easy, bolt on affair?

    The car is used for HPDE a few times a year and street driven on weekends during the wearmer months in upstate NY.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Jim Schumacher
    My 240

  • #2
    Jim, good to see you on NRR. I sent you an email...
    -Monty

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    • #3
      shoes there is no kit available, cobbling will have to happen.

      A guy on here makes housings for front shocks if you go with the 8611 or 8610, and a list of all required parts is floating around somewhere.

      The guys who sweat the koni setup can tell you more, i never went that route, so im kind of out of information meow.
      NASA HPDE Instructor

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      • #4
        Thanks guys.
        Jim Schumacher
        My 240

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        • #5
          True Choice Racing will put them all together for you for a pretty reasonable fee if you ship them the stock components. You can call and talk to them. Here is the website. http://www.truechoicekoniracingservices.com/
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          • #6
            They sell the Konis as well for a good price.
            Chicago Region SCCA SM # 688 http://www.scca-chicago.com
            TSSCC SM # 688 http://www.tsscc.org

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eye-5 View Post
              They sell the Konis as well for a good price.
              Truechoice is actually one of the more expensive suppliers in my experience for dampers. They have a lot of history and experience, but...you pay a pretty penny for that most of the time.
              Between rides...unless you count a WD21...

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              • #8
                It's really not so hard to put together a Koni 8610/8611 package.

                -Ebay camber plates up front, Ebay spherical bearing mounts in the rear
                -Veilside180sx's housings front and rear
                -Koni 8610/8611 struts(8610 all around will save you about $500-600ish, lose compression adjustment)
                -GC kit or pieced together Koni+Hypercoil kit with 2.5" ID springs - on the new housings go with 7" ~400-500 lb/in fronts and 7" ~300-400 lb/in rears

                -(somewhat optional to stop spring popping up front) -Vorshlag 2.5" ID spring front spring hats(race bearing gives you more shock travel)

                You can substitute in GC front plates or something like that for more $$$.

                The cheaper option is to go with Koni yellows in the rear, and 8610 fronts - would be a relatively good combo and knock off a little money. Bilsteins can work too, but I don't have any direct experience with them.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Def View Post
                  The cheaper option is to go with Koni yellows in the rear, and 8610 fronts - would be a relatively good combo and knock off a little money. Bilsteins can work too, but I don't have any direct experience with them.
                  Thanks Def. I won't say money is not an option but I'll likey want to go with an 8611 / 8610 set up with the Vorshlag spring hats.
                  Jim Schumacher
                  My 240

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                  • #10
                    Ah thank you for asking this question. I was wondering this myself. I've got lame Megan Racing Track coilovers on my S14 and want to switch to the Koni 8611/GC setup.
                    Last edited by Somnambulist; 04-02-2009, 06:34 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by veilside180sx View Post
                      Truechoice is actually one of the more expensive suppliers in my experience for dampers. They have a lot of history and experience, but...you pay a pretty penny for that most of the time.
                      When I checked out the 8611's they were like $305 is from them and the cheapest I found elsewhere was $309 from Summit. I don't doubt you can find them cheaper though.
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                      • #12
                        It seems like everyone here is pretty positive and I like it. I have pretty average "home" mechanic skills. I can swap my brakes in 10 minutes per side becuase I do them so often but the thought of putting together my own suspension seems like it might be a challenge. At any rate there are some people with amazing skills on this board.
                        Chicago Region SCCA SM # 688 http://www.scca-chicago.com
                        TSSCC SM # 688 http://www.tsscc.org

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by shoes59 View Post
                          Thanks Def. I won't say money is not an option but I'll likey want to go with an 8611 / 8610 set up with the Vorshlag spring hats.
                          Check out my '8611 Install Pics' thread in the Damper forum. It will probably answer a lot of your questions when it comes to general assembly.

                          It's really not hard to do. Once you have all the parts together it takes about 1-2 hrs to put them together taking your time. Then the install is just like any other coilover suspension.
                          '18 Chevrolet Volt - Electric fun hatch for DD duty!


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