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Decent coilovers?

Postby zero06 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Does anyone use fortune auto or hotbits coilovers? They have st185 applications and seem to be a much better option that the apparently more popular teins and megans.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:47 pm

I've never heard of either of them :shrug:
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby lumbercis » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:02 pm

is hotbits a Malaysian company? Their prices are in RM (Malaysian Ringit?) http://www.hotbits.org/motorsport.aspx

And decent for what? If you want something for the track then the only way to know is to ask for an individual shock dyno or put them on a shock dyno yourself.

If you just want something to hold your car up and lower it a little bit then I guess any of the common coilovers will be fine. They're all about the same at that point.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:15 pm

The hotbits coilovers are $886 CAD/$909 USD if that's the case, I wonder how good they are? The Fortune Auto ones are about the same as the BC Racing RAM types price-wise, again I wonder how good they actually are.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby zero06 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Both companies provide actual strut dynos, are rebuildable, upgradable, and have more adjustment options available. I thought I'd bring these to the forums attention.

Edit: also both of these brands have been used by several rally teams on other applications.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby underscore » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Well now why did you have to bring that up the day after my BC's arrive! :bangshead:

Just kidding, thanks for bringing them up.
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Postby celigts » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:56 pm

Interesting. What about the ksports? Your unknown to me brands seem intriguing.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby ZeroDrift » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:29 am

celigts wrote:Interesting. What about the ksports? Your unknown to me brands seem intriguing.



Those are not quality by any means.

Between Hotbits and the other brand, I'd try out the Hotbits. They make a fair quality rally coilover that many novice-mid level grassroots rally teams use.
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Postby celigts » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:27 pm

Could they be set for road use to or mainly for offroad use.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby ZeroDrift » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:03 pm

celigts wrote:Could they be set for road use to or mainly for offroad use.


Was this directed towards me?
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Anyone I guess
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby underscore » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:46 am

celigts wrote:Could they be set for road use to or mainly for offroad use.


I think he meant that they also make rally coilovers, I'm pretty sure these are tarmac coilovers.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby coutoGT4 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:25 am

Let me know if you decide to pick up those hotbits as im also currently debating which coilovers to get for my st205. I'm also looking to replace my SS fig 8 link and control arm's, anyone know the best way to find these parts at this time? Does anyone know if TCB still operates?
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:53 am

Did anyone ever try these. Based on some research Hot bits is pretty known in rally.
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Re: Decent coilovers?

Postby Eurus » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:28 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:Did anyone ever try these. Based on some research Hot bits is pretty known in rally.


I know Fortune is well known in Drifting, at least out here; and are very heavily praised by s-chassis owners.
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