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#81182
Springs and struts 2 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 32
Hey Guys,

I'm not too far from upgrading my current suspension setup from D2 coilovers to standard-ish setup on my daily driver REV3 Tubby.
The roads are getting worse and I'm getting older

Having an eye on the yellow Bilsteins (B6), but not entirely sure what to expect from them.
Would these be much comfortable for everyday driving than a cheap-ish coilover setup?

I originally wanted to get standard rebuild-able struts, restore them and try few shocks in the future like Koni's and such, but I found it impossible to buy them in reasonable condition.
New ones are discontinued as per TCB, MR-MR2 only has very rusty ones and he says they are not really suitable for turbo anyway. (some size/height difference)

The other question are the springs. I have no idea what to get.
TCB got KYB standards which I might try, but I don't want my car look like a 4x4
I read a lot and I can rule out H&R springs for sure.
I would like a comfortable setup which are not lifting the chassis too much.
This is my current height on 17's rear(235/45), 16's front(205/45)

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I would like similar height or could be a little higher.

I think I might need -20mm drop springs, but that's just guess.

Any input is appreciated.

Cheers,
Julius
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#81184
Re: Springs and struts 2 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 140
I used to have Bilsteins on my rev2 turbo. They were comfortable without being harsh on the rough roads. The reason I changed them was because I wanted new coilovers.

I have heard good things about Swift springs, although I have never tried them.

You can buy black Bilsteins here, although they do seem expensive.
mr2-ben.co.uk/products/234

Also yellow.
mr2-ben.co.uk/products/51
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Re: Springs and struts 2 Months ago Karma: 32
Thanks for your reply Marty!

Yellows are already on the way.
Wish I could keep my D2s, but the roads are only getting worse and the older I am the crankier

Thanks for the links!

Cheers
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Re: Springs and struts 2 Months ago Karma: 60
Hope the yellows work out for you julius, let us know. I had the dilemma and ended up buying coilovers, car hasn't been on the road since but I can only assume it'll be a rough ride.

Yellows were my first preference so would be interested to know what you think of them
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Re: Springs and struts 2 Months ago Karma: 32
Thanks Bommie, I will let you all know.

I very much hope it will work out well, especially considering the money I put into this project already.
Running on D2s for 9-10 years (all ownership). Hopefully it will be a big change to the right direction.

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Julius
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