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Just wanted to give a little feedback on my newly installed VMaxx coilovers. I went with the NB set on new NB mounts on my 94.
Very impressive initial quality for the money. The order of assembly was still a bit confusing, despite the included instructions. Some better pics/diagrams might be in order, though I figured it out. Not sure if the plastic split washer should stay in the mix, so I left it on. I think that’s correct, though I couldn’t tell you it’s function… I realize the starting dimensions on where to begin with the perch heights will be different for every car, but it seems like those numbers were pretty far off. I used the NB numbers, and had to change them pretty drastically. I’d be willing to give you the numbers I ended up with if it will help at all.
My car is sitting at 12.25” Front, and 12.75” Rear. I did get some settling of the springs, so I had to adjust them a few times… I don’t think I’d recommend going much lower than that, as the bumpstops can come into play pretty severely on the street. I might actually go up another ¼” eventually. With the current heights, the ride is excellent for a coilover setup, and I think the rate choices are spot on, and give a good initial balance. I have my swaybars adjusted to full stiff now (had my 2000 that way as well) and the turn-in is really nice, with a slight tendency to oversteer. The car takes a set in a corner very quickly, so no waiting around for things to settle before you can really “drive” the corner. This setup is probably 65% track, 35% street in my opinion, so for most of the real enthusiasts who can tolerate a touch of harshness here and there, the VMaxx are perfect.
I gotta think this will continue to be a very popular suspension choice. I’ll be interested to know what you guys hear about shock longevity on these, if it ever becomes an issue.
Thanks for another great product!