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Megan Racing Coilovers - Installed and reviewed!

Postby Turbo Lean » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:26 am

Well it is finally installed! Im going to go straight to the goody goody.

Forgive me for any mistakes because I have been up since 3:30am and worked all day. I didnt get home till 10:30pm. It is now 11:00pm, so hang in there.

The install was not easy considering I did it with no air tools. The old suspension came right out. The only real problem I had was the rear endlinks(that I have now to replace).

The Fitting
Everything fit except the brake line brackets. They were slightly off and I was not able to install them back like it was on my old suspension. The rear brake line brackets have to be move about one inch towards the front of the car, in order to use them with out really risking brake line damage. For now I just zipped tied them till I install steel braided lines.

The Ride Quality
At first I didn't like the ride quality but that was my fault. After having me and a buddy (bori) adjust the suspension, the car drove like a dream. I really liked it and im coming from a 93 honda civic hatch with tein SS coilovers. The adjustment knob has a nice range different stiffness settings. I adjusted the spring as high as I could and stopped right before it started compressing, then I adjusted the height of the car with the bottom knuckle bracket(not sure of the proper name). The car is pretty low and can go lower and it can defiantly be adjusted to stock height with out breaking a sweat. Like I said before, this setup is completely adjustable.

Final thought and changes that should be made

1) The front brake brackets are open but the back ones are not. I dont understand why they did that but both front and back should be open for easier install.

2) The front brake brackets should be moved just a little bit towards the outside of the car. The bracket opening should be a little more wider. The protective paint made it smaller and you would have to shave the paint off to have the brake lines slide right in, but that will cause rust.

3) The rear brake brackets should be moved about 1 inch towards the front of the car. The bracket opening should be a little more wider.

Thats about the only things I would change but they are not terribly that bad.

Thats it for now. I can hear my bed calling my name!

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Postby tissimo » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:33 am

awesome!
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Postby syko says » Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:47 am

In Hawaii, we need to have 'reconstruction' permits when doing any type of suspension work. One of the tests include a 'bounce' test where the tester places his hand on the fender or bumper and puts his weight on it. If the suspension doesnt not travel a given amount (1.5 or 2 inches) you will fail the test.

Do you think you are able to do such a test and tell me the results? I am considering this an an option for some coilovers, but dont want to get it if its way stiff.

On a great note: These things look great and the drop is near perfect! I am glad you are testing/reviewing these are for the alltrac community. Keep us all updated!
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Postby smog7 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:54 am

looks good.
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:24 am

Would having aftermarket brake lines solve the bracket problem ? I know
my technafit allow the collar that goes on the strut to slide so that might
solve the problem that the fixed location stock lines have ??

Maybe Robert should send you a set of lines to check out :D
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Postby Turbo Lean » Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:58 am

syko says wrote:In Hawaii, we need to have 'reconstruction' permits when doing any type of suspension work. One of the tests include a 'bounce' test where the tester places his hand on the fender or bumper and puts his weight on it. If the suspension doesnt not travel a given amount (1.5 or 2 inches) you will fail the test.

Do you think you are able to do such a test and tell me the results? I am considering this an an option for some coilovers, but dont want to get it if its way stiff.

On a great note: These things look great and the drop is near perfect! I am glad you are testing/reviewing these are for the alltrac community. Keep us all updated!


Due to the spring rate, I don't think that is possible.
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Postby syko says » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:00 am

Hmm alright. By any chance; do you happen to know the spring rates?
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Postby Turbo Lean » Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:02 am

BoostedBlueToyotas wrote:Would having aftermarket brake lines solve the bracket problem ? I know
my technafit allow the collar that goes on the strut to slide so that might
solve the problem that the fixed location stock lines have ??

Maybe Robert should send you a set of lines to check out :D


i don't think that the people that would like to keep the stock lines would like that. Even if aftermarket lines would fix the problem, the brackets should still be moved.
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Postby Turbo Lean » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:43 pm

syko says wrote:Hmm alright. By any chance; do you happen to know the spring rates?



8kg front, 4kg rear
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:46 pm

How bouncy is the car on the softest strut setting on bad roads?

I am really thinking about getting softer springs for my Teins.
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Postby Turbo Lean » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:57 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:How bouncy is the car on the softest strut setting on bad roads?

I am really thinking about getting softer springs for my Teins.


Its not really bouncy at all. I was when i first had it because I had it on the hardest setting. at the moment, it rides stiff but does not bounce. It feels a lot like my 93 civic hatch with tein SS but with better handling of course. :D
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Postby 935motorsports » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:31 am

The rear bracket was made to duplicate the OEM setup, so I don't blame them for that. The stock bracket is closed as well.

The main thing that we are looking for is to find out if the spring rates are correct, so we can start production.
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Postby Toxygene » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:32 pm

I wonder if I can replace those upper mounts with noltec adapters?
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Postby Turbo Lean » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:45 pm

935motorsports wrote:The rear bracket was made to duplicate the OEM setup, so I don't blame them for that. The stock bracket is closed as well.

The main thing that we are looking for is to find out if the spring rates are correct, so we can start production.


If thats the case then why are the front brackets open?

I think the spring rates are fine. If it was up to me, I would forward them the idea of making multiple spring rate setups to have a wide range of customers to suit their automobile needs. Although my car is riding smooth, i would of liked the front springs to be a little bit longer with more spacing between the coils when compressed.
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:43 am

If you are going to move the rear tabs don't put them where Tein did
(ie.. so they interfere with aftermarket swaybars). Hopefully you arent
going to say that most people dont have aftermarket bars ..... :D
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