The death of TURDBO !

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:19 pm

It looks like it is. I was recently told by a t2 owner he used eb civic front shocks & a keeper coil to lower his about 50mm. Ive asked for more info....no idea what a keeper coil is for example...

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby EvoCivic » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:03 pm

A keeper coil (usually called a helper spring) is a small soft spring installed in series with the main spring. At most times it runs fully compressed (they are usually made of flat or square wire). When the shock is unloaded (i.e. full droop or at least more droop than the short main spring can handle) the helper spring extends to keep the main spring in place. Basically it's there to stop the main spring falling out if it's too short to be captive.
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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turdbo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:29 pm

i think the motocompo was in the boot when i took them photos plus the sub box etc so i think it was just a little heavy. Can you not buy lowering springs from japan direct? i am actually heading to japan in two weeks so if any one know of anything they mite want brought back ( if its small) or anything they would like me to check out let me know because i will be looking for bits and bobs while over there.

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turdbo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:50 pm

and as far as shocks go i mite take a front a rear to my mates in repco and just eye some up and see if anything is close. mite get a perfect fit from total random car shocks! mite get lucky :)

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby KingCity » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:32 pm

The sub box lowered the rear haha.

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:07 am

Repco won't know what City shocks are :p I recently contacted a local susp. specialist joint here, said he couldn't find anything in their files about what would suit, but I could just bring the car in & worst case they would custom make springs to do the job. I think in Jap they sell the ZOOM branded springs for the city's..there's plenty of threads on here about KYB struts & springs etc etc etc :p I reckon all the Lowered-looking City's I've ever spotted in Perth must just have worn out suspension :p

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:12 am

Think these are the units you can use...forget if they actually lower the car abit also :p

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KYB-2-Front- ... 233a2431c6

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turdbo » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:16 pm

haha maybe thats why my old one looked alittle low aswell. well im defo gonna check out some springs while im over there. ive seen them pretty cheap.maybe i will be able to grab some shocks as well

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turbocab » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:08 pm

They won't let you bring shocks on the plane in your luggage

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turdbo » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:43 pm

Im flying staff travel (work for air nz) so the rules are alittle slacker ;). Brought a cylinder head back once haha

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Motocompo mate. bring back as many as u can. Didn't you say you had 'after' pics of your black city? just how badly damaged was it?

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby turdbo » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:31 pm

ahh thats right i never got round there this week, was gonna take a couple photos. i will when i get back then! righto motocompos it is i will hunt some down.any ideas where they mite be?

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:41 pm

Earlier this year I was hunting for them online. I found Goobikes a jap bike sale site. Seems pretty much any bike shop over there has one for sale. I emailed & rang afew. Its one of those things if im ever there myself id be looking for one. Hopefully end of August mine will be here :)

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Re: The death of TURDBO !

Postby ANTHRAXXX » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:33 am

Here we go - http://www.goobike.com/cgi-bin/fsearch/ ... me=gb_bike

This site is annoying as in there's a ' English ' version, but if you use it motocompos don't show up. Anyways most of the bikes shown are being sold by actual bike shops, and their pics show the shop names in the background, such as here : http://www.goobike.com/cgi-bin/search/s ... 140704014+

Soooo if I was in Japan I'd be swinging on in & having a look :)

I'd also suss out posting one back in bits from there...I know post from there to Aus is $$$ but still be worth while.

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Postby KingCity » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:06 pm

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