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FunkyPhil

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D2 Coilovers
« on: December 01, 2012, 10:55:16 PM »
Got the new D2's in.

While the rearend was apart for the 6bolt swap I tossed in the rears which go in same as stock.

Fronts require more work though. They took me 3hr's all together. Thats removing the original and installing them after modification.

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I DO NOT RECOMMEND CUTTING THE HOUSING QUITE THIS SHORT.
A couple more inches is preferred and should be left in place for proper alignment.






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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 10:56:18 PM »
As you can see from the pics, I didnt leave much lip when cutting stock housing. I suggest more than I did LOL.
Then the D2 base will slide over it with some assistance from a rubber mallet.

Then just weld that sucker on!

The last pic I had no idea it would be that low. There is an easy 4-5inches worth of drop left on the coilover!   8)
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 10:56:58 PM »
spring rates for RS kit (D2-M135 / D-MT-139)
8.7 kg/mm or 487 lb/in front
5.3 kg/mm or 296.7 lb/in rear
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 10:58:54 PM »
Quote from: stariondriver
nice. did you sink the d2's all the way over the stock tube and butt against the cast peice? i was thinking about doing that to lower scrub radius.


yeah, I kinda cut a bit too much of the stock tubing off.
Leave like 3" of original tubing there. The coil over wil slide tightly over the oem tube. You may have to convince it with a rubber mallet though.

Then yes, all the way to the cast spindle.

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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 11:00:38 PM »
Put around 1000mi on these and love em. Best ride quality I have ever experienced in an SQ. I wish they were able to get a little stiffer for drag racing, but they still blow what I used to have out the water.

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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 11:10:15 PM »
Well, further review.

Too little shock travel for use as a drag front.
And shock adjustment to FULL HARD is too damn SOFT!!!

Still love em though.
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 11:02:11 PM »
What did you have before? Still looking for the best option. KSport is local but more than D2 and im assuming the same quality
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 12:05:19 AM »
kyb/ebay spring.

The springs that come with the D2 kit could be better. BUT they are the best setup Ive experienced. I hear the Eibach "stock replacement" were great but noone makes good shocks anymore.
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 12:08:26 AM »
The MR2 KYBs or SQs? I have ST springs with OEM blown fronts so need something soon
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 07:47:04 AM »
I had stock replacement KYB's. D2's are by far the best ride of any o the suspension setups Ive rode in.

Dax has MR2's and doesnt like them either.
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 11:58:59 AM »
Damn I guess D2s may be my only option
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 03:56:28 PM »
Im sure they are a good roadrace/autoX setup. I just have certain things I feel could be a little better.  Other than that, I am extremely happy with them and dont regret the investment one bit.  I highly doubt an MR2 setup will be able to compare.
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Re: D2 Coilovers
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 08:21:10 AM »
Thanks for the advise. Ended up getting the D2s

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