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Old 02-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy replacement coilover parts??

A buddy of mine ordered new struts/dampers for his Tanabe Sustec coilover kit and then totaled the car before they got here, so he gave me the new struts/dampers.

So, I have a complete set of 4 new struts/dampers from a Tanabe coilover set.....nothing more, just the 4 struts/dampers. I know I can buy springs from Swift Springs to put on, but where can I find everything else, perches/boots/cushions/adjusting tools? I have an email out to Tanabe customer service, but I figured I'd post here and get input from SL.

Also, does anyone know the inner diameter and length/height of the springs?
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I had a torn boot and had a authorized dealer order me a replacement. The dealer told me Tanabe USA had trouble finding it and ultimately had to take it off a set in the showroom.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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Damn, doesn't sound too promising for me then lol. I have an email in to them already so we'll see what they say. Do you recall what the spring diameter and length are?

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I dont know it off hand. Ill try and take a wheel off this weekend and look, but no guarantees. Also, mine are the two spring system (main spring) and helper spring (the helper spring just to keep the main spring seated at full extension).
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No need to, I found out they're 65mm. The one with helper springs are what these are from. I found a place that has all the springs super cheap but they're sold out of the spring rates that I need. They even have the helper springs, so if you ever need some, its www.more-japan.com

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Yea I would recommend going to their website usually they have contact information
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Go to a local respected brick and mortar shop.
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Buy hyperco springs. Much higher quality. They sell them in all sizes, rates and focus on race applications so the rates should be much more in spec.

For the other parts you may need to shop around for what fits. Since you are building them I would throw in one set of torrington bearings per corner as well if you can. Will prevent spring twist.
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