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AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby mike325ci » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:33 am

Is anyone here actually running a set of AMR Engineering Coilovers for their ST185?

I was surprised they have it for our cars on their site: http://www.amrengineering.com/product/1 ... coilovers/
when from what I know from our club, no one here has it... I wonder who or what made them even make one for a car that has such a small market...?

If you look at some of the discussion on MR2OC, they are, for the money, high quality products unlike the Chinese/Taiwanese made stuff that everyone seems to run:
http://www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=3 ... hlight=AMR
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I have AMR Engineering coilovers for my AW11 MR2. They seem like quality units for the price ($1500). Revalving costs $75 and is done by the manufacturer in Seattle, which I think is a huge plus versus imported brands. Lifetime warranty on the units, they claim no one has blown a shock yet. You can order them with custom spring rates, or you can tell them what you're looking to do with your car and they will help talk over the best setup for you...

Anyways, I thought I'd ask, since most people here are running Teins, BC Racing, or maybe cheaper stuff like Megan Racing, etc...

Personally, it's good quality coilovers or just stick with my Whiteline/Koni combo...
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:00 am

Those look super nice. K-Sports are still cheaper though as well as stateside, AZ.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:58 am

Nice find.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby brutekiller787 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:56 am

They look pretty sweet. But cheaper can be found
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby underscore » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:53 pm

They look really nice, for being made over here I'd say they look to be priced fairly well. Being able to revalve them over here is definitely a plus as well. For less than that price though I was able to get my BC RAM types with more features (inverted tubes, etc). Getting custom spring and damper rates for no extra charge is a big plus (although BC gave me the spring rates I wanted at no cost as well).
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby Simba » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:18 pm

I am. Slightly higher quality than Tein, much higher than the chinese junk. They are priced very well for what you get.

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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby lumbercis » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:28 pm

BC's are cheaper because they're crap. Fine for holding up your car on the street, but not really suitable if performance is important to you.

Easy way to find out if AMR is legit...ask for shock dynos of an individual set of coilovers that you intend to purchase (not a generic 'all our shocks are like this' dyno). If they can't produce the shock dynos of the individual shocks they intend to sell you they're certainly crap like most aftermarket coilovers.

I think your Whiteline/Koni setup is the best off-the-shelf solution you're going to find.

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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby gt4tified » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:43 pm

lumbercris, I assume you have experience with the BC racing setup? Care to post some more details please? I was considering going that route in a short while.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby Domspun » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:31 am

Look a lot better than my Chinese coil-overs! Anyway, mine were 700$ shipped and survived my accident, so I'm not complaining. If I have the funds, I would gave them a try.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby kdog74 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:49 pm

At the first post, I notice the amr link. went to it and seen where it said assembled in usa. GET IT?
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby klue » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:02 am

kdog74 wrote:At the first post, I notice the amr link. went to it and seen where it said assembled in usa. GET IT?

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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby Droptop93 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:16 am

Priced fairly well I would agree. Might consider them down the road
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby mike325ci » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:27 am

kdog74 wrote:At the first post, I notice the amr link. went to it and seen where it said assembled in usa. GET IT?


well the springs are Hyperco, which are all made in the USA-- and the optional Swift springs are made in Japan.
i don't know where the shock components or the housing is made, but most of the work/difference in making a quality shock is in how it's assembled, and tuned (valved).

at that price point, i'm sure there is overseas manufacturing involved, that's just how business works. else go ahead and pay $8000 for a set of penskes...
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Is the body height adjustable as well or only the spring perch. It's hard to tell from the pics.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby MWP » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:46 am

kdog74 wrote:At the first post, I notice the amr link. went to it and seen where it said assembled in usa. GET IT?


Assembled != Made.
There is no way a small company like that can be manufacturing good quality coilovers that cheaply in the USA.
The housings, damper, springs, tops, etc will all be made in Asia.

lumbercis is on the money.
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