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Old 02-25-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Just how good is the SVT kit?

I was looking that the ultimate suspenions thread and started thinking just how great the SVT suspension is. I have a ZX5 with rear sway bar and was thinking about picking up the kit, but how great does it handle? I drive extremely spirited most times and was looking for a well handling suspension and not even all that great comfy feeling. I just want something that can handle the torment of poor condition back roads (no I don't hit pot holes) but allows the car to weave through turns at high rates of speed. I don't plan on taking the car to a track anytime soon so if you guys could let me know that would be great. I want to get as close to a miatas handling as possible


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Old 02-25-2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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the SVT set up is a great compromise between handle and confort. If you want to go bombing the backroads while doing high speed taking 90s left and right i would prolly go with something more agressive like, well more agressive dampers anyways.
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Kinda in the same vein: Are SVT dampers good for 1.5" drop springs like Eibachs or such?
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Kinda in the same vein: Are SVT dampers good for 1.5" drop springs like Eibachs or such?
No, they weren't designed for that amount of drop.
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No, they weren't designed for that amount of drop.
then why is b16sir1991 selling the SVT strut kit with Ford Racing springs that will lower the car 1.5"?
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you sure they are the same struts?
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after I asked him about the kit they sell this is what he sent back,
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Close, but the whole kit is $360. Thats the svt strut kit with the Ford Racing springs. Cant be beat for the money. It will lower the car 1.5"
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He can sell them all day but your still not optimizing performance with that set up because the dampers are not matched with the springs and/or they are not valved correctly for the height. Im sure you can get a few miles on them of somewhat spirited driving and they will look good but will nowhere near handle or last as long as the correct dampers. If you want a 1.5 inch drop get Eibach or the FR dampers. Also to add im sure that mike is just doing this because it will be a DECENT set up for very cheap that will offer more in the looks category than anything. Again if you want performance than do not go that route..pair springs with correct dampers.
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I Have the FR SVT kit.Its new.The rear was installed,but never driven.The front is still in the boxes.Im selling for 150+shipping
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Can't complain about mine, best $250 I ever spent especially considering it still handles quite well even after 50,000 miles since they went on. They're very track capable but do show their weakness in hard cornering...not the best you can buy, but definitely the best bang for your buck. You can't even touch a comparable aftermarket suspension without spending at least $400.
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