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    Okay guys,

    i've been looking around the forum and trying to figure out the best setup for my ke, im wanting a budget setup under say $600 and everyone will have a different opinion and idea on how to go about it so i fgured we do this once sticky and forget about, so to do this we need part # and where they can be found - ie Repco ahve it @ this price, this part easy to find at wrecker etc.

    Now this is what i want out of the suspension. Lower, More Track, Stiff enough for the odd track day but very everyday driveable and better braking. So heres the list and if you think i've missed something or should add something add it in

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    Front:

    Shock:
    Spring:
    LCA:
    Tie Rod Ends:
    Misc/Extras:

    Rear:

    Shock:
    Spring:
    Pan Hard Rod:
    Misc/Extras:

    Pros & Cons Of this setup

    No discussion just post up your list also say how hard it would be to do on a scale 1 - 10 (1 being simple 10 nearing impossible for the avg joe)

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    I agree with the above. But I would probably take the traction bracket out and buy some second hand AJPS Springs for the front and weld the diff.

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    My First Ke...

    I cut The standard springs... FREE
    Put 24mm front and 18mm adjsutable rear sway bars... Think total $450.

    Done.... Was fun and pretty damn grippy...

    On top of this I would add:
    Extra thread on caster rods and new bushes...
    Threading is FREE (Well it is if you have the Die) (18x1.5)
    Caster bushes. $35
    And lastly NCRA. $150.
    Total $635.

    My car had heaps of grip and was still compy to drive...

    Please note... CASTER IS KING.... makes a world of difference...

    Now... If your budget gets bigger...
    PS arms.... $150 to $240...
    Falcon springs $20
    And then the shocks mentioned buy AJPS...

    And if your budget is bigger again.

    You could spend $1200 and buy coil overs like I just did... Plus the other related mods..



    Opps... Forgot to add, you need 86 struts to use the PS arms and NCRA's... But Its an alright investment cause you get slightly better brakes..
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    Shock:
    Spring: cut falcon - $20 wreckers(i got mine for $10)
    LCA: xt130 (get the whole strut and lca around $60 from the wreckers if you find one)
    Tie Rod Ends: - new $60pr
    Misc/Extras: caster rod bushes - $35 rca $150 (ae86 only) lock spacer ajps $60

    Rear:

    Shock: short stroke kyb $150(2nd hand commodore wagon shock from wreckers $20)
    Spring: cut falcon $20(as above)
    Pan Hard Rod: ajps adjustable $169( pretty important)
    Misc/Extras: ajps traction brackets $159( not totally nessasary)

    You will also need a wheel alignment about $50
    Really is very easy to swap everything over it all bolts together

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    Which model falcon springs can be used?

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    Shock:mr2 sw20 rear- 200
    Spring: cut falcon - $20
    LCA: xt130 -50
    Tie Rod Ends: - new $60
    Misc/Extras: caster rod bushes - lock spacer ajps $60

    Rear:

    Shock: Ra60 (there short) - 35
    Spring: cut falcon $20
    Pan Hard Rod: ajps adjustable $169
    Misc/Extras:
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivioman View Post
    Which model falcon springs can be used?
    EA-AU rear springs

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    you can buy my current setup for 700 has everything you need,

    short sigma arms, t18 struts, coil overs, adjustable shocks front and rear (rears height adjustable), will throw in some non power steer 86 arms, all you will need to buy is rear springs, as ill need those to hold the ass end up while i wait for my rear shocks from america. coil overs will be sold without camber tops, unless you call it 800.
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    anyone have an opinion

    and im not looking to buy anytime soon its just an idea cause this question pops up all the time im trying to make a stick what has the reconmended items

    cheers

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    Front:
    Shock: GT4 ST184/MR2 SW20 depending on brand $140-400
    Spring: 8kg $200
    Strut: AE86 $100
    Brakes JDM AE86 Vented (2022 or wat ever calipers)
    LCA: AE86 with steering arm $20
    Tie Rod Ends: Standard
    RCA: 20mm+ Any $100-200
    Misc/Extras: Camber tops $200-300

    Rear:
    Shock: HQ Monaro $80
    Spring: 6kg $200
    Pan Hard Rod: Whiteline $115ish
    Misc/Extras: Tracktion brackets $200ish

    Pros: Stock, shouldn't have problems with rta or similar
    Cons: Expensive
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