C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

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C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:52 am

Alright, so as you probably know, I live in quebec, near montreal. In montreal they are tons of jdm shop, these place are basically little shops that import front clip, parts, engine , sub-frame etc etc and then sells them over the internet (ebay etc) or to locals like me, but the thing is that the prices local gets are dirt cheap... A friend of mine was able to get a perfectly running RB26DETT (R34) for his R32 for the copious amount of 980$ (no tranny). Its really cool to have those kind of shady places 20min away from home... Lately ive been looking around in these shops to find any kind of ST185 parts possible, kind of a testing water.

Then I found this:
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Near mint ST185 Modified C-one coilovers :notworthy:
They have upgraded Swift spring with new rates. 120lbs/in. in the rear and 140lbs/in. on the front. :D

Moar pics!

Rear:
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Front:
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But best of all was the price I paid... 360$ for the whole set of four... :rofl:

Anyway , I will install these ASAP of my car and update my build thread with some installation picture 8)

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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby underscore » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:11 am

Wow nice find, lucky sonofagun
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby celigts » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:46 am

Sick find!! I'm jealous
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby MWP » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 am

Do not like! :(

Look at those rears... as soon as the helper spring is compressed (ie, sitting at normal ride height), they will have about 1 inch of compression stroke left before hitting the bump stop.
Dangerous.
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:35 am

MWP wrote:Do not like! :(

Look at those rears... as soon as the helper spring is compressed (ie, sitting at normal ride height), they will have about 1 inch of compression stroke left before hitting the bump stop.
Dangerous.



Haha I know, those are the front, I fixed that issue when I installed them on my car :D

So I really like the feel of them , the ride is extremely stiff though (compared to stock shock with sagged lowering spring)
But ill get used to it
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby Domspun » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:13 pm

I'm jealous! :D Did you see anything for a ST205?
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby brutekiller787 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:26 pm

warracer wrote:Haha I know, those are the front, I fixed that issue when I installed them on my car :D

So I really like the feel of them , the ride is extremely stiff though (compared to stock shock with sagged lowering spring)
But ill get used to it


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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby quieter » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:12 pm

how the hell did you find these? wich shop? i always go check them all out and never find anything for my car
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby underscore » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:42 am

warracer wrote:So I really like the feel of them , the ride is extremely stiff though (compared to stock shock with sagged lowering spring)
But ill get used to it


Be careful when going with really stiff suspension, it can actually cause you to lose traction due to imperfections in the road.
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:33 am

warracer wrote:
MWP wrote:Do not like! :(

Look at those rears... as soon as the helper spring is compressed (ie, sitting at normal ride height), they will have about 1 inch of compression stroke left before hitting the bump stop.
Dangerous.



Haha I know, those are the front, I fixed that issue when I installed them on my car :D

So I really like the feel of them , the ride is extremely stiff though (compared to stock shock with sagged lowering spring)
But ill get used to it


Oh sorry you we're right, those are from the rear haha :twisted: ,I was looking at this post on my phone, yes I removed the bump stop and helper spring...
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:35 am

quieter wrote:how the hell did you find these? wich shop? i always go check them all out and never find anything for my car


Nagano jap in st-leonard, they are next door to my job, (Drivetech)

But I got there and they told me they had nothing for celica's ,I still looked arround and I saw them hidding behind a pile of junk, I asked how much he wanted for them and he told me 450, from there I bargained to 360... :)
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-Yonaka FMIC -Swift Spring
-ARP head stud -St205 rear end
-Cometic Metal HG -Supra TT Fuel Pump
-3'' SS straight pipe -Poly bushing
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:38 am

Just a few notes on them :

1. The fit is perfect , bolt patern , height, brake line bracket, everything fitted like it was supposed to

2. The ride was harsh at first, but since then its has soften quite a bit , who knows how long they we're sitting there?
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ST185H A-Spec:
-IHI VF28 -BC Racing coilover
-Yonaka FMIC -Swift Spring
-ARP head stud -St205 rear end
-Cometic Metal HG -Supra TT Fuel Pump
-3'' SS straight pipe -Poly bushing
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:54 am

yes triple post, but

The fix I used to make larger rear travel is to cut the bumpstop (this solution is temporary ) the bump stop are shot, one of them (you can see them on the picture) is rotten out ...

I will be ordering brand new bump stops.... :D
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-Cometic Metal HG -Supra TT Fuel Pump
-3'' SS straight pipe -Poly bushing
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby warracer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:58 am

Domspun wrote:I'm jealous! :D Did you see anything for a ST205?


They are tons of stuff for the ST205, I found exhaust, coilovers, body parts, interior etc etc much easier to find parts

ST185 are pretty rare to find parts in those shop so when you find something, you buy it
and ST165... I have never seen anything for 165.
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Re: C-One coilovers, my weekend find.

Postby Domspun » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:36 pm

warracer wrote:
Domspun wrote:I'm jealous! :D Did you see anything for a ST205?


They are tons of stuff for the ST205, I found exhaust, coilovers, body parts, interior etc etc much easier to find parts

ST185 are pretty rare to find parts in those shop so when you find something, you buy it
and ST165... I have never seen anything for 165.

Coil-overs?! At Nagano? Gonna have to take a look. Do you remember what brand they were?
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