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Old 08-03-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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is the spring rate in tha pro-kit made from the speed3 that much stiffer then that made for the 3?

im currently running a pro-kit on my 3 w/ upgraded mazdaspeed sways(f/r) & im still rubbing alil in the rear... so i was woundering if i could upgrade to a set of Speed3 (pro-kit) rear springs... if that would fit the problem @ hand...

some1 help me out here... thanks
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Old 08-03-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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The last ime I checked, Eibach told me that they have no plans to sell a speed3 specific pro-kit in the US.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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if you are running 18s, you may need a stiffer spring to prevent the rubbing (for that lowered height).

I don't think the Mazdaspeed springs are any stiffer.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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[quote author=socalwrench link=topic=119447.msg2514035#msg2514035 date=1217803428]
if you are running 18s, you may need a stiffer spring to prevent the rubbing (for that lowered height).

I don't think the MazdaSpeed springs are any stiffer.
[/quote]

thanks... -- thats what im looking to do...

i dont rub when cornering...

only squats alil @ high speeds if i hit a dip in the highway.... -- just barely rubs... enough to make a noise.. but not enough to do anything to the tires...
ive had the wheels on for a month.. no tire issues thus far...
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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You may also want to consider a set of shocks/struts instead of springs. Koni yellows made a significant difference in how flat the car handled, even with stock springs.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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oh yeah
i want something stiffer in the rear... damn that sounds bad.. heheha
i need a stiffer ride in the rear of my car.. there we go.. hehehaeh

but for real.
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I've sampled a number of suspension setups on my 3 and found that shocks/struts have a larger impact on ride "stiffness" and also that rear stiffness plays a significant role in ride quality. O
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:20 PM   #8
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well i want a softer front.. & a stiffer rear.. i use to have that set up on my last car.. worked out pretty well...

i wounder if the KYB AGX is avail for our cars....??...
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:55 PM   #9
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yeah, I will also be running stiffer rear springs than the front.

KYB only makes the GR2 dampers right now. NO Gas-Adjusts and NO AGXs.

However, Tokico is making dampers. They should be out soon- hopefully.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:19 PM   #10
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or you could run koni yellows and set the rears to the stiffest setting and the fronts to the softest.
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