Roger that.You reminded me of something!! The other day, one of our club members asked me to give him some tips on the track. We went out in his 2014 GT and I noticed the car was handling better. After the track session finished he showed me his new set of Yellow racing Coil overs..... (thats what they are called no racist intent here, and yes they are made in China).... They looked pretty good with a nice camber plate included, I think the whole set cost him about 900 bucks and the car did handle better...... I use Chinese equipment at work all the time and some are really great (90% of the performance at 40% of the market price) BUT..... Thats the last time I am going in his car. Just don't trust 900 buck coil overs. Things break all the time..... and some things break sooner then you would like!!
I may resemble that statement!Unless you just like to mess with things mechanical..then it's all justified.
I resemble that too.I may resemble that statement!
Seat time and driver education is a given around here. Everyone could use more. But I disagree a little about what the 90% *should* use. I don't think somebody has to be in the 10% to use or appreciate the added grip, functionality and even comfort of having better dampers.
I think of it this way: Better dampers make better use of *every* single tire you buy afterwards. To me, that's money well spent.
Well said. I just want the ability to adjust ride height. I love my koni yellow and just want to add height adjustmentMy personal opinion is that 90% of us will never be able to use coil overs to their full advantage anyway.
The 10% that will, will immediately appreciate why folks spend $10K on Penskes.
So why not just use the standard type suspension..name your poison BMR, Steeda, Vorschlag, Ford Racing, Cortex...(sorry if I missed anyone) and save the money for tires and brakes, which you will surely need in droves. (..driving school..)
Unless you just like to mess with things mechanical..then it's all justified.
Absolutely, We run about 3 full hours per race weekend, that's full out, bouncing off curbs, running wide open. I'm not sure when the shocks get rebuilt because that's part of the maintenance program, I know when we did the west coast swing there were some back to back races and the shocks weren't torn down. Phoenix has a relationship with Penske which is in Reading, Pa so I don't know that arrangement, so I can't give you a definite answer.
Are you talking about the threaded spring perch shown here:Anyone with JRi or other coilovers that use a threaded strut mount have trouble with the right side not staying tight? I crank down the lock nut, but the strut slips after a few events, or in the case of what happened today, slips enough that the clamp on sway bar mount I am using turns into the wheel, which is troublesome.
The strut mount sleeve I have is steel and has places in the back for set screws but i am reluctant to use them as it will trash the threads on the strut body.
I am thinking red loctite is the best answer here, and frequent checking. Left side stays tight.
Depending on how many events you run, once a season may be needed. I pulled my JRI's after two seasons for service / rebuild and found that both front struts were completely dead - which explains why I was having such a hard time dialing in my cars handling for a good portion of 2017.Can anyone comment on the maintenance associated with coilovers? I understand some need servicing every season, others every 2 to 3 seasons. Plus a rebuild every so often. I have been told the service fee is $75 to $150 per corner. I assume it's no problem to remove and reinstall in my garage. May need an alignment after reinstalling. Any other costs associated with maintaining coilovers?