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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:24 pm

Well the springs are the very least a quality item and made in the USA.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby fussellbug » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:06 pm

from the AMR engineering FAQ page:

Are your coilovers made in the USA as well as your other parts?

We get this question often, and the answer is yes, and no. There are quite a few components both internally and externally when it comes to our dampers. Just like many companies out there we outsource, and get parts from various companies around the world. We build our coilovers in the USA, but not every single component such as our seals are made in the USA. We are not in the business of making rubber parts, and we are not tooled up to make shock shafts as well. I assure you though our partners we deal with provide us with high quality parts and meet our strict demands for quality. We have been dealing with many of our suppliers for many many years, and this is one of the many reasons why we have been able to go 8+ years without a single blown damper. Rest assure our durability is proven, and the people we deal with to produce components or provide us materials are the best in the business. Not only have we proved the durability of our product, but we back it up with a LIFETIME WARRANTY! We also produce many suspension parts such as strut tower bars, and swaybars for example which are all made in the USA. Those parts do not require anything special, and we have all the tooling to produce those parts ourselves. We are here to provide quality products to our customers, and we have been doing this for many years.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:45 pm

They emailed me that the body is threaded so you can change height without loosing stroke. So that is a nice feature. I can't think of any other off the shelf systems offering that.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby underscore » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:42 am

My BC RAM Types have that, I'm not sure what others do though.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:20 am

Looks like K-sport offers that feature as well.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:25 am

Not a lot of the reviews look very good for customer support. Even one forum claims they caught them posting as a customer on a board they sell on. Some people give them good reviews for quality, but it seems there could be more features and hit and miss customer support. Not sure if I am willing to take the risk unless I can find more on them.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:07 am

Read some good stuff on Fortune. They list 90-93 but I am unsure if fwd or awd.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby underscore » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:13 am

Looking at the spring rates listed those should be AWD for 90-93 and FWD for 94+
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:33 pm

Looks like fortune offers the 500 and 510 are listed for the 185 on amazon. I sent them an email. They have a lot of add ons like swift springs and external resiviors. In my research I found that bc may have copied an older ohlins design. They make a high end suspension.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby eric thompson » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:40 pm

Opinions please....

I've always been hesitant on purchasing any "cookie cutter" coilovers that have such a wide model range of vehicles they are available for. Especially since i have been racing spec miata's in the SCCA for the last 8 years and being around so many legitimate race cars. At the track you almost never see shocks that have both threaded bodies for the spring and the body height. JRi, JRZ, Moton, AST, KW,etc all have just the threaded spring adjustment. I'm having AST's built for the ST165 but they are pretty expensive and i would have loved to have spent less but i don't need to lose a wheel or have a shock explode while on track at speed.... the consequent damage and or hitting a wall are way more costly than proper suspension....
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby MWP » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:54 am

What would you like an opinion on?
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:05 pm

I talked to Fortune and they said they only make a 205 coilover and have no interest in doing a 185 version at this time, which might mean ever.
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby eric thompson » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:29 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:I talked to Fortune and they said they only make a 205 coilover and have no interest in doing a 185 version at this time, which might mean ever.


Then they should talk to their distributors. A google search for fortune auto st185 coilovers shows the 500 series are available for our cars from a few vendors....
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby 5thgenbliss » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:27 am

I too, have seen Fortune coilover distributors/dealers having an ST185 application and was considering them. Have we confirmed for sure that they currently do not have our application?
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Re: AMR Engineering Coilovers

Postby 88st165 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:20 am

I contacted fortune auto earlier this year about a 165/185 coilover and they refused to make a set and take my money. Then I contacted Odi at Feal Suspension and he was more than happy to make me a set of 185 coilovers for my 165. Right out the box they felt great. On my local track (road corse) they made my car really feel composed and confidence inspiring. I didn't even change any settings except the height bc they were way to low out the box. I will make a post about them and some pics I took when I get a chance.

***For background the setups I've had on my 165:
Stock with blown rears
Intrax springs with gr2
Intrax springs with agx
Stock springs with agx
Megan racing coilovers
Feal 441 coilovers

***My comparison or baseline is my 2011 civic si on Koni \ ground control setup with moderate to high spring rates. This car is razor sharp on the track even with my old star spec z1s. I've had much more track time with this car so it is pretty dialed in. My Celica with the Feal 441 suspension felt almost as fast around the same track and I didn't even have a chance to dial it in. I had oil issues so now I'll have to go back to tracking my civic until I figure out the celica.


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