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post Jan 21, 2015 - 12:43 AM
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Did your fortune auto coilovers come with the lower leg for super strut or connect to the oem part?
post Jan 21, 2015 - 1:17 AM
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Nah, sadly. Just a bare metal tip and I found a spare pair of struts to be hacked apart and welded on - which leads to certification issues here in NZ because of welded suspension components (which need x-ray testing).

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QUOTE (Anoroc @ Jan 11, 2015 - 4:51 AM) *


I love this shot! great work on everything so far!


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post Jan 21, 2015 - 10:36 AM
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awesome photo. Hope to get my car looking like that one day


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post Jan 21, 2015 - 1:09 PM
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QUOTE (Anoroc @ Jan 21, 2015 - 1:17 AM) *
Nah, sadly. Just a bare metal tip and I found a spare pair of struts to be hacked apart and welded on - which leads to certification issues here in NZ because of welded suspension components (which need x-ray testing).


Thanks. How much height adjustment do you think the fronts have from the lower mount? They list them for the 185, but actually do not make them. I found out the oem 205 insert is the same dimensions as the 185, so I thought about buying these for the 205 and having the lower mount welded with oem brackets. From my research these seem about the best deal on mid range coilovers I can find. Everything else of the 185 is either entry level, or high end. I can't spend 4k-10k on coilovers, so I am hoping to make something like this work.
post Jan 21, 2015 - 1:55 PM
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Thanks guise :3. Next on the list aesthetically is clear fogs and a diffuser.

And CMS - maybe 2"? What you see there is as low as it'll go while still being captive (just). I'm not sure what the standard strut length is for a 185, but with the welding battle I'd suggest getting BCs if they do them out of the box - which is infinitely easier (and potentially safer!).
post Jan 21, 2015 - 5:02 PM
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I have a guy who builds coilovers that I can get to weld on the brackets. BC sells their mounts separate but their tread is a different pitch than FA. I am leaning towards fortune due to their digressive valving and potential upgrades. I only want to lower max 2". I have tein HAs and sadly they only handle well at 1.3" lowering. Going 1.9, which is what I want, took away too much travel. I have spoke to BC a bit, and they could build me a 3 way adjustable setup but its going to cost 2800. Right now I am trying to find something that will perform better than my teins, at the height I want.

EDIT: I talked to them over the phone. They told me I could just order a different lower mount and I can make it fit. Hopefully this will be a solution for me. Thanks for your info.

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