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Afternoon everyone,
Had a look on the the site and have found a couple of topics but nothing recent,

Had my r33 a year now and its started making a knocking sound from the rear left which i worked out to be the coilovers it came with, had a garage look at it and they said it could be the top mount but thats about as much information i got.
It has cusco coilovers on at the moment which are hard as hell on uk roads but no idea how long they have been on,
Question is do i try and find out whats wrong with it and fix them or buy better coilovers for uk roads?

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Mike
 

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Question is do i try and find out whats wrong with it and fix them or buy better coilovers for uk roads?
Well Mike3955 its not an easy straight forward answer as it all depends on :-

1) Are you one of those keeping the car forever or plan on getting rid soon?

2) Do you actually like the stiff Jap ride or would prefer something softer?

3) Are you willing to spend thousands or only pennies to fix this knocking issue?



Sorry to appear to be so pedantic here mate buts its pointless recommending someone to splash out on some Meister R's and then to get their Skyline set up properly by a chassis specialist afterwards if the person asking for advice is only willing to pay a hundred quid max as the car will be on eBay soon!
 

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Nah mate dont worry about it , prefer someone to be like that than just give advice for advice sake.

i am looking at keeping the car forever as have always wanted one and want to keep it in good condition

at times yes the stiff jap ride is awesome till the road gets bad then its like being on a jackhammer on a building site haha
 

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HKS Hypermax I thought were too soft. Replaced with Fortune Auto 510's with Swift springs (10k front 9k rear springs). Very happy with them. They are better at high speed and such.

Customer car on Cusco is far too stiff. Another customer on Ohlins rides quite well but it should for the huge price tag.

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I like my Meister R's but they're road orientated and very soft. I should be able to supply whatever you decide on though :)
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The japanese roads are the best in the world. silky smooth, always working (even in remote areas). proper drainage, etc.

the coilovers most tuners/suppliers offer are made for this set up.

Tein is a little different (as are HKS) as they are more of an "international" brand so do cater for other countries.

Meister R seem to have some really good reviews.

do some research.

i use Nitron on the 32 and the 34. Perform well but are not too hard and you can create your own specifications.

suspension is a little like brakes. can spend thousands or far less.
 

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Yer i have heard the roads in japan are good, when i am driving on a fresh bit of road i cant fault the feel ,handling or comfort.
 

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I would recommend the Meister Rs.

Fitted them last year and give the car a nice drive.

Plenty of adjustment for height and damping as well.
 

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Another recommendation for the MeisterR's here. They replaced a set of Tein's that came with my car and I cannot speak highly enough of the coilovers and the support from the guys at MeisterR.
 

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Just been looking and reading up on them and they do sound good just have to think which of the 2 i go for if i do change them all together.
 

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I***8217;ll be buying a set of Meister R***8217;s for when in the summer. Driven a few cars with various suspension and they seemed soft enough for the road and comfortable.
If you want top end, then companies like Ohlins & Nitron can be considered but your looking at close to £5000 IIRC for a setup from them.
 

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Yer your right they are £2060 i had trouble finding them so i emailed the company have done the same for the others as well
 

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MeisterR fitted to my 33 and 34. Highly recommended and good back up service.
 

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I had heard that the tein do rust very quickly

It does seem MeisterR have the most votes, ATCO which did you use on both the 33 and 34?
 
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