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Old 09-18-2020, 04:22 PM   #3893
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Has anyone tried out the effectiveness of adding a tunnel brace similar to the ones BMW 2-series and Camaro uses?

I've tried searching for a simple plate brace which connects the tunnel, but I haven't seen one on this platform yet.


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Old 09-18-2020, 05:31 PM   #3894
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hi friends

what camber bolts/crash bolt for top holes for the front coils

i have SPC in the bottom holes, id like to put eccentrics in the top holes too, a lot of people are talking about the OEM crash bolts, im not sure if i still have them from when i replaced the lowers. will the SPC bolts fit in the top holes too
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If you've got eccentric bolts in the bottom hole, I usually just stick with the OEM crash bolt for the top. They're super cheap from the dealer if you need some.

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Old 09-20-2020, 07:37 AM   #3895
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Hi guys,

Any help on my situation ?

[Hi guys,

i have ordered from 86speed some new wheels the Titan 7 T-S5 18x9.5 for my GT86, and was planing also to do a suspension upgrade to the car (since my old ones seams to be shot and for the fitment of the new wheels)

with the research i did on which coil-overs to get i wanted to keep a ride quality close to oem comfort and wont be going much lower than stock for the street since in my country we have nice and juicy potholes.

i do some auto cross but mostly very very spirited driving (our police is checking their snap chat most of the time and do not bother chasing anybody since they installed speed cameras, but they will fine you for window tinting )

so i wanted to get the Tein Flex A CSG Spec as they seam to fit what i want from a coil-over

the problem is that i cant find a place that sells them and ship internationally (i live in Saudi Arabia)

so dose anybody knows a way for me to get them, with reasonable shipping, or suggest an alternative to them?

this is my first mod to the car since buying the car in 2015

Thank you][/QUOTE]

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Old 09-20-2020, 08:33 AM   #3896
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Have you tried ordering from counterspacegarage own site? Though if you live in Saudi Arabia .. imho shipping something that heavy as complete coilover kit overseas will be rather expensive (also possible that shipping means can be affected by coilovers having parts with pressured gas. - can such be shipped over air at all? Or only via sea?). Not that simple with warranty & rebuilding, as for such work they will need to be shipped back. I'm sure that CSG Flex A is good product, but for cited above reasons imho their competitiveness, such as price, gets reduced, hence i'd think of something that you can find closer to you, with at least shipping over land. Eg. KW/ST/Bilstein. Or "normal" Flex A, as there is higher probability of finding closer located Tein dealership or reseller, that can sell those or maintain if needed.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:03 AM   #3897
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Hi guys,

Any help on my situation ?

[Hi guys,

i have ordered from 86speed some new wheels the Titan 7 T-S5 18x9.5 for my GT86, and was planing also to do a suspension upgrade to the car (since my old ones seams to be shot and for the fitment of the new wheels)

with the research i did on which coil-overs to get i wanted to keep a ride quality close to oem comfort and wont be going much lower than stock for the street since in my country we have nice and juicy potholes.

i do some auto cross but mostly very very spirited driving (our police is checking their snap chat most of the time and do not bother chasing anybody since they installed speed cameras, but they will fine you for window tinting )

so i wanted to get the Tein Flex A CSG Spec as they seam to fit what i want from a coil-over

the problem is that i cant find a place that sells them and ship internationally (i live in Saudi Arabia)

so dose anybody knows a way for me to get them, with reasonable shipping, or suggest an alternative to them?

this is my first mod to the car since buying the car in 2015

Thank you]
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They can be shipped internationally. PM me your address and I'll get you a quote.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:49 PM   #3898
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For track only, on a car that only has rce springs on stock pp shocks:

How much camber is probably too much in the front? Too much being that it decreases braking/straight line performance and or the tire does not actually make full contact with the road during a corner.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:08 PM   #3899
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Depends a lot on the tire. With an extra sticky tire, up to -4.5 or enough that you might have tire/spring clearance issues before too much camber issues depending on how you're doing adjustments and tire size.

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Old 09-22-2020, 01:56 PM   #3900
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My Pedders top mounts just came in, so I'll be installing them tonight along with a set of SPC 81305 camber bolts tonight and getting them aligned on Thursday... will report back.



Pro tip: the pedders top mounts are sold as singles so you need to order two... ask me how I know.
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Old 09-22-2020, 03:02 PM   #3901
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Sorry to hear that. I hope shipping of 2nd one won't take too long
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@churchx I tried it was giving me an auto response of not able to calculate shipping, well on trying to buy it locally this will be impossible when you live in a country that consider any mod to the car even if its small you will get fined and towed ( example ask any American mussel car owner about the stripes on their car that come from factory)
almost no retailers in my country some neighboring in the gulf do carry KW but they don't repair them, they send them back to Germany to be rebuilt.
my last option is to ship it through a post forwarder and pay with body parts.
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:02 AM   #3903
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Hi All, long time lurker.

I recently purchased a 2013 FRS with 88k. This is my daily driver and a street car first.

In addition to a full OEM bushing refresh, I purchased a set of dampers from a 2019 BRZ (non PP) with less than 5k on them and I'm planning to pair them with RCE yellows.

Given this setup, is there anything else I "need" for an improved street car? Camber bolts and rear LCA for alignment adjustability?

Appreciate any and all help.
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Hi All, long time lurker.

I recently purchased a 2013 FRS with 88k. This is my daily driver and a street car first.

In addition to a full OEM bushing refresh, I purchased a set of dampers from a 2019 BRZ (non PP) with less than 5k on them and I'm planning to pair them with RCE yellows.

Given this setup, is there anything else I "need" for an improved street car? Camber bolts and rear LCA for alignment adjustability?

Appreciate any and all help.
That'll be a good combo.

The front 14mm OEM bolts are a really good idea for a daily driver.

Rear LCAs are not 100% necessary, but really nice to have to get the alignment perfect.

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That'll be a good combo.

The front 14mm OEM bolts are a really good idea for a daily driver.

Rear LCAs are not 100% necessary, but really nice to have to get the alignment perfect.

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Appreciate the input. May go with Whiteline rear LCA's additionally so I can get that "perfect" alignment then. Would like to keep the car as OEM or OEM+ as possible.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:34 PM   #3906
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Given this setup, is there anything else I "need" for an improved street car? Camber bolts and rear LCA for alignment adjustability,
For a street-only car you don't really need those.
Camber bolts are cheap though, so given that you'll need alignment anyways, it's a no brainer to put them on while you're at it. I recommend SPC 81305, available on Amazon Prime.

Rear LCAs are not needed if you don't do a lot of track/autox — assuming your rear subframe isn't out of whack, causing dramatically asymmetric camber.
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