CXRacing Coil-overs review

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CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:03 am

Needed a cheap suspension for my daily driver, a 92 GT-Four, so I got the cheapest I can find on eBay. I bought an FMIC kit from CXRacing for my ST205 about two years ago and it's still doing great and it was the cheapest I could find. Really best bang for the buck! So I decided to buy from them again.

Out of the box, they are very well made, look very high quality and sturdy. I was expecting a lot less quality. One nice feature is that the height is adjustable from the body without moving the spring or the stroke of the shock. Installation went almost perfect, the hardest part was removing the old suspension and rear end-links holes were too tight, had to drill them. I did not use the brake hose brackets, I tie-wrap my hoses! :P The front ones were slotted, but not the rear. I always used tie-wraps on my GT-Fours, a lot easier to change parts! :D

Since it's my daily driver and we have terrible roads, I set them to full soft and almost stock height. It is surprisingly comfortable. It's a little firmer, but you only notice it on sharp bumps. Can't complain, they delivered.

I will test them on the track on June 24th.

We'll see for reliability, stay tuned!
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:28 pm

After on week of driving, I chose to change stiffness setting up 4 clicks stiffer. It was a little too bouncy. At full soft, it was almost like having no shocks.
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:35 pm

Nice! showing only $729 on their site!
http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... _Code=COVR

Hard to pass up at that price.

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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:20 am

plus free shipping in the US! Quite a deal. :shock:
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby New Guy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:27 am

They're tempting... But how do they compare in ride/performance/longevity to other budget coilovers? (Tein SS, BC Racing, etc.)
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:33 am

On the street, ride quality is as good as almost any coil-overs I had a chance to have a ride in or drive. As for performance I will see on the track in June. For longevity, only time will tell! :shrug:
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby New Guy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:37 am

Have you ever had your hands on something like BC Racing coils to compare against? I'm curious how beefy these really are.

Mine will never see any real rallying but my struts are about gone and Celica coilovers cost hardly any more than a set of Camry struts/springs/mounts.
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby fussellbug » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:19 pm

The pictures on the CXRacing website look nearly identical to the Megan Racing coilovers. They may be made by the same manufacturer.
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:29 pm

fussellbug wrote:The pictures on the CXRacing website look nearly identical to the Megan Racing coilovers. They may be made by the same manufacturer.

Yeah, I was told that BC, Megan and those, are all made by the same manufacturer. BC use a different body size, so the parts are not compatible, but apparently, they are all the same inside. :shrug:
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:25 pm

Update

Went on the track last monday. I setted the damping to full hard front and rear. Since the spring rates are not very high, it was still a "street-friendly". It was a lot better than lowering spring and sport shocks. To be a full race setup, it would need a lot stiffer springs. Also a rear sway-bar upgrade would make this a decent setup.

For a daily driver with occasionnal track time, I would totally recommend these coil-overs. For the price it's very hard to beat.
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby camry90 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:38 am

hi, how are they holding up? which track did you go to?
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:22 am

Still good! Getting ready for the real test, winter!

I went to Shannonville. It's the best track to test stuff out. Big variety of curves plus I have a lot of experience on it. I went at least once a year for the last 10 years!
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby camry90 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:28 am

So far you would still recommend them?
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:13 am

So far, yes. For the price it can't be beat.
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Re: CXRacing Coil-overs review

Postby Domspun » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:27 am

Winter update.

Still running good. When it's -20c they are hard as hell! I guess they have very cheap oil in them and it gets too thick for a proper valving. I wonder how long will they last? When they're shot, I'm getting Koni inserts! :D
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