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    Default Coilover sleeve kits, what's the go?

    Well, I've got myself a spare set of front struts for my AE101 Levin. As my car has Superstrut suspension, off the shelf coilovers are few and far between... (I have a choice of TRD and Tein).

    I'm contemplating building a set of coilovers using those weld-on sleeves and KYB (or similar) inserts.

    My struts are 50.5mm in diameter, where can I get a suitable sleeve kit, and what's the go with working out spring rates, damper stroke and ride height? I have king spring lows in at the moment, which lowers the car by about an inch, and I wouldn't mind another 1/2 inch or so lower.

    Can anyone point me in the right directions?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Coilover sleeve kits, what's the go?

    Will Celica ST204 inserts fit? They're the only superstrut inserts I can find on the KYB site.

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    Default Re: Coilover sleeve kits, what's the go?

    the koni sleeves are fine
    if you're struggling to work out bump and rebound travel, insert and housing length and etc for your application i recommned you buy the trd ones off the shelf, will insure you against trying to nut it out yourself and making a mess of it
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    Default Re: Coilover sleeve kits, what's the go?

    I'll be able to work it out ok, I just need the formulas etc.


    Any idea about what inert are compatible with the superstrut struts?

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    Default Re: Coilover sleeve kits, what's the go?

    formulas?

    well for street use you want at least 120mm-150mm of travel minimum
    distributed to about 2/3 bump 1/3 droop travel from the static position
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