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[Mk2] [NA] Spax ssx springs year specific?

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: [Mk2] [NA] Spax ssx springs year specific? Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Decided to go with 40mm Spax, they list different springs for two seperate year categories which seems odd? Link to description below

https://mr2-ben.co.uk/products/530

No point paying £30 more for earlier year group IMO. My car is '93 running black billies up front which I'll be replacing with std shocks and gas inserts due to availability/cost

Btw if anyone has any used ssx around I'd be interested
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

https://www.spring-loaded.co.uk/products.php?cat=Spax+Lowering+Springs+-+Toyota&pg=5

Same kit but for £176.. shop around [Wink]

or 179 quid but free delivery
https://www.dcperformance.co.uk/uprated/spax-lowering-springs/toyota/mr2.html

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sorry I miss read that, the earlier springs are also there around the £207 price.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yes I always shop around thanks for the links. Still can't understand why earlier model year springs are more expensive. Ok it's just a few quid but still
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

lack of demand?

more material in the part so the cost a fraction more to make? (older cars sat higher so -40 is a different spring to -40 on the later cars) But I was sure this was only rev1 and not rev2 also.

Maybe they are more in demand due to the American market so they jacked the price up cos they can?

There are other springs, why are you looking at the Spax?
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I was running Apex until one of the fronts broke. A little too soft up front for my tastes.

I admit that I'm tempted by the good looks of a lowered car. I also realise that lowering springs often ruin ride and performance so I'm having to weigh things up.

Spax have a true drop of 40mm and decent enough ride according to a number of forum threads I've read.

Teins would be too harsh, Eibach perfect but a little expensive.
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