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#1 Evoz17

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 06:43 PM

Sorry for a newb question. But I plan on doing the mr2 strut mod over the winter. Now I have read and reread the How To. Im not looking to do coilover sleeves. My car will never see any track time.

My questions,

1. Can I reuse the stock spring perch and springs on the rear?
2. Do i need camper plates or can i use oem top hats both front and on rear?
3. On the how to it details modding the rear housings, do the fronts need modding?
4.On the how to, the mr2 rears are about two inches shorter. So in essences with the rears modded the car will sit two inches lower then stock even if I use stock springs?

Overall im trying to keep cost as low as possible.





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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:07 PM

this is what I used:

Front non adjustable starion strut housings
MK1 10 way adjustable shock inserts
MK1 front camber plates
Cosmo front sleeve overs

MK1 empty threaded strut housings
MK1 10 way adjustable shock inserts
MK1 rear camber plates
Cosmo rear sleeve overs

If you go this route you have to ask Mookeeh for the proper nuts to use with camber plates. The ones supplied are a different thread pitch than the stock starion struts but he includes both styles if you ask.

I am still using the stock spring perches but that's cause I was in a hurry to get it done. You can cut them down it makes it better. Also a 2 or 2.5" exhaust pipe section is needed. You measure the length of the sleeve over and cut it to match, the put a slit down the middle of the pipe so it can be opened slightly and tapped down onto the strut housing.

Then use a rubber mallot to tap the sleeve over on. This fills in the gap between the sleeve and strut housing.

However in my opinion buy D2's. The time and money is better spent on those. I think the MK1 front camber plates could be better. I am planning on getting the sleeve over/camber plates from

http://www.technotoytuning.com

They seem like they would work better on the front especially for the difference in price.

Edited by Turbo Cary, 28 October 2015 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 08:27 PM

That's why i want to see if i can use oem springs and top hats keeping cost low. I'm trying not to do any sort or coil over system. If not like you say, go D2's. But i do want to go lower then stock height. My reasoning for the shorter mr2 struts and oem springs is i would not lose strut travel and have a comfortable oem like ride but at a lower height.

Edited by Evoz17, 28 October 2015 - 08:28 PM.


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 06:23 AM

I don't know if the stock springs and spring hat would work with the camber plate. I never tried it. I believe it would put too much pressure on the bearing portion of the camber plate.

At least if you get sleeve overs you can adjust the height to make it even.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 09:43 AM

I wont be getting camper plates if not needed. Do the front housing need to be modified for mr2 inserts?

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 06:02 PM

You need to either shorten the housings and weld in perches, or buy them from 101propose on eBay. He sells them with an adapter to take up the difference in space.

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:32 AM

on the front, why not just buy the KYB insert that fit right in ?
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Posted 30 October 2015 - 09:52 AM

Wont the rear sit lower with the mr2 inserts and the front with oe inserts? I need new struts and I want to lower the car but not slam it. I suppose I could just add a spacer in the rear with the mr2 insert and get lowering springs, but thats also where an issue arises as i cant find lowering springs.

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:56 PM

Here's how I did mine....Went to junk yard and found a W body GM front strut and cut the threaded part off the top of the strut, cut the same amount off my rear strut welded the threaded part on put a spacer in the bottom to make the mr2 strut the same height and then you can reuse your stock spring and it will be good to go and didn't cost much.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:46 PM

Old post but bumping
i bought 4 rear mr2 KYB inserts, put 2 in the front, i spaced the insert to fit to the top of the housing. i have rear springs compressed onto the front, and it sits 2-3" lower than stock, top of my front tire is a hair in the fender
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:25 PM

View PostSkullzaflare, on 22 February 2016 - 11:46 PM, said:

Old post but bumping
i bought 4 rear mr2 KYB inserts, put 2 in the front, i spaced the insert to fit to the top of the housing. i have rear springs compressed onto the front, and it sits 2-3" lower than stock, top of my front tire is a hair in the fender

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