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 Post subject: Help! Coilovers / top mounts ????
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:15 am 
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Hi All,
Trying to get my 44 ready for its first track outing and have discovered the top mounts are shot. I am currently running spax adjustble psx kit and have bought the below top mounts form 9 products only to discover they raise the ride height - by quite a bit!

I am left with the following options :

1) buy coilovers for the front - what do people have and what is recommended

2)shorter springs, what can people recommend to pair up with spax psx

3) coilover conversion kit - has anyone ever done this? Is it worth it? My mechanic swears by them and said it would be fine??

4) buy a new car.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:53 pm 
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Spax do lowering springs, about 35mm from memory. That's probably the cheapest simplest solution.
If your planning on many track days you might want to look into coil-overs of some description. Really depends on your budget and goals as to what you go for.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:04 pm 
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jenko wrote:
Hi All,
Trying to get my 44 ready for its first track outing and have discovered the top mounts are shot. I am currently running spax adjustble psx kit and have bought the below top mounts form 9 products only to discover they raise the ride height - by quite a bit!

I am left with the following options :

1) buy coilovers for the front - what do people have and what is recommended

2)shorter springs, what can people recommend to pair up with spax psx

3) coilover conversion kit - has anyone ever done this? Is it worth it? My mechanic swears by them and said it would be fine??

4) buy a new car.


So it turns out that with these top mounts you can dispense with the the top and bottom rubber bushings. So if your top mounts have died for £300 these are an excellent upgrade.You cannot buy the originals which there are copies available at £££££'s the bushing are also very expensive so this solutions a great future proof cost save!
So far no harsher than the oem bushings but mine were toast so probably not the best judge!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:32 pm 
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All flat under inner wing top mounts raise the ride height. Even using coil overs these type of top mounts reduce the shock stroke so you lose circa 25-50mm depending on the brand. you have a strong possibility of bottoming out the shock on big hits, especially when hitting kerbs on track, deep hollows or pot holes on the road. On my search for an adjustable top mount I went for these. They mount the shock in the same place as stock but with a solid and adjustable mount

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:23 pm 
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These do not alter ride height just drain your wallet.
https://www.paragon-products.com/Camber ... c-3500.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Endoman wrote:
These do not alter ride height just drain your wallet.
https://www.paragon-products.com/Camber ... c-3500.htm


Which is what mine were based on but for £150

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Carrera RSR wrote:

Which is what mine were based on but for £150


Where did you get them from Steve?

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They came from evilbay according to his blogspot.
Manufactured in Poland. Can’t find the actual seller details on the post but if you do an image search you might get lucky and find the evilbay picture listing and then be able to find the seller.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Similar but not exactly the same https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3629594173 mine cannot be clocked like these

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I had the opposite problem when I purchased Gaz Gold set up.
I have same mounts as Steve but gaz springs were right height for flat mounts.

There are suppliers of coilover springs, work out what height and spring save you want.
Chat to a specialist and they can advise you

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I've got Gaz Gold with standard top mounts. This works fine as long as the rear is re-indexed accordingly. The end result is a drop of about 60mm from standard, which is nice, and even nicer if speed bumps never existed!! My car had already been re-indexed before I bought it so it worked out fine for me.

You would need different mounts to maintain standard ride height as you say.

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