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What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 58
Hey all,

As part of my car's refresh, I'm looking at different suspension options and want to know if anyone has recommendations.

Currently I'm looking at yellow billies and standard replacement springs but wondering would coilovers be a better option. Most seem to have a fair degree of adjustability and should give me the option to have a slightly lower than standard ride height (not interested in going very low anymore...must be getting old). Ease of fitment is also a factor as there will be no messing with spring clamps and top mounts, dust covers, bump stops etc.

The car will only be used at the weekends but I don't feel like having my fillings rattled out when i do get to take it for a spin!

Budget will be approx €1k for the right set which is roughly what the billies and springs would cost.

I've seen the usual suspects eg Tein Flex Z and the BC racing (BR type RA) variants, anyone have any experience with these?
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Re: What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 108
Yellow Billie's and standard spring would be a good set up I'm running koni's and apexi springs and it sits abit low for me.
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Re: What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 135
I have Tein Type Flex. They aren't too stiff, but I wouldn't say that they are supple either. Great for sporty handling and if you want to go lower. Not necessary if you are only using the MR2 for a weekend drive though.
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Re: What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 58
Cheers guys, looks like I'll have a decision to make...it might be nice to have the handling sorted in case of track days and coilovers would give me something to play around with. Also as I have front and rear whitleine ARBs on the shopping list and full polybush kit, I guess I've already resigned myself to a pretty harsh ride
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Re: What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 327
Hi Bommie, I have Yellow Billies and Apexi progressive springs in my 2, also full polybushes and will say that its the best combo I have drive yet. Car is taught, gives good feedback, pliable on the road and very much up to it on track if your not a frequent track attendee.

I have just put BC RA's on the GT4 and have about 200kms on them, they are good but I specced the spring rates to be lighter than the lightest ones that come with them as standard. They seem to be working quit well, but not as god in my book as the yellow billies.

Thats my 2 cent, hope it doesnt add to the confusion to much.
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#80521
Re: What suspension set-up are you running? 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 58
Not at all slip,it's actually what I needed to hear. It's easy to get seduced by the idea of coilovers and all their adjustability but the whole idea for refreshing the car is that I want to be able to enjoy it and the fit and forget nature of the billies and springs fits that bill nicely.

Just a bit of 2nd guessing going on, which I'm sure there'll be more of as decisions are made on what parts to get or leave out
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